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Reader's Exchange: Embroidery design CDs sought

It's always frustrating when something you love is no longer available in stores. That's why Reader's Exchange is so helpful for so many people. This is the case for June Cali of Dunnellon, and she is hoping that the REXers can come to her rescue. She has a Baby Lock Elegante embroidery machine, and she enjoys doing the different designs. She fell in love with two of the Baby Lock design CDs, Dogs I and Dogs II. Unfortunately, when she went to purchase the CDs, she was informed that they were no longer available, much to her dismay. She is hoping that someone out there could send her theirs that they don't use. She will gladly pay postage. If you can help her, she can be reached at (352) 465-0198, or via e-mail at

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It's amazing how appliances can outlast people, and serve to create fond memories for those who use them. Sandra Marecle of Hernando County inherited a Sunbeam Mixmaster when her mother passed away. Its beaters were lost in the transition to its new home, and she doesn't have a model number for it. She is hoping that someone has a set of old beaters that they could part with, as the mixer is in good condition and is ready to make new memories with her family and keep a tradition alive. She can be reached at (352) 666-2981.

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Laverne Hoskin of St. Petersburg is looking for a working adding machine that uses tapes. If you have one to donate, please call her at (727) 525-0262.

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Jan Peters volunteers at Life Care Center in New Port Richey, and has been teaching the residents there how to make jewelry. She says it is one of their favorite pastimes, and after they make the jewelry they wear it with pride. Sometimes they give the jewelry as gifts to their children and grandchildren. The problem is, they are very low on supplies. They are looking for beads and stringing supplies, and even broken or old beaded jewelry that is no longer worn. They will take the old jewelry apart and make new creations from it. If you can help, Jan will be happy to pick any supplies up. She may be reached at (727) 375-5398.

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All of the advancements in technology are really wonderful, but when the old technology becomes obsolete, things can get tricky. Rick of St. Petersburg was cleaning out his garage and came across a box of old Betamax videotapes, many of which had his family videos on them. He is wondering if anyone has a Beta format VCR that he might borrow for a few weeks, just long enough to get his old tapes copied to DVD. He would really appreciate it, because he would hate to lose these family memories. He can be reached at (727) 528-1254.

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Similar to Sandra's plight, Barbara Burnett of Hudson had a key part of an appliance go missing in a move. She is looking for an electric cord for a GE Professional Style Deep Fryer, Model #168997, cord # PL1215. She says the part is no longer available through the manufacturer. She would appreciate any information on where to get this part, or if someone has one they no longer use, she would appreciate being able to get it from them. She can be reached at (727) 863-6592.

Send requests to Reader Exchange, Floridian, St. Petersburg Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731, or e-mail Please put "REX" in the subject line. Requests will be accepted only by mail or e-mail. This is an exchange column, so we will not run items that are for sale. Readers must agree to publication of phone numbers, including area code. Due to the volume of REX requests, it might take several weeks before your item appears in the paper.

Reader's Exchange: Embroidery design CDs sought 08/07/09 [Last modified: Friday, August 7, 2009 4:30am]
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