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Reader's Exchange: Help them start quilting and knitting

As usual, REX has received many requests for and offers of all things crafting. Betty Pfaff wants to start quilting, but she needs a small stand-alone quilting frame to finish the tops she's making. If anyone has one, please call (727) 442-9120. Rita Geoghegan is looking for knitting books for her daughter who is retiring from the Chicago police department and is in need of some relaxation. She's looking for a particular book called Knitting in America, or any knitting book or magazine by Nicky Epstein. If you can help, please call her at (727) 391-7180.

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Support your local artists by cleaning out your closet! Francine Sotomayor of Tampa is looking for about a dozen bow ties, preferably clip-ons, for an art project she's working on. Any color will do, and she will send any donors a photo of the project after it is completed. She may be reached at (813) 889-9505.

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Anne Stacy is having trouble finding a shop or an individual who could get her husband's baby confirmation outfit restored and monogrammed. She would like to use the outfit for a doll she wants to give her daughter for Christmas. Please call her at (727) 867-9554.

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Anyone in need of a computer? Joan Whitehead of New Port Richey has a Compaq computer, 17-inch monitor and color printer that is up for grabs. She had it checked out, but warns it will need a new hard drive. She recently purchased a new computer and no longer needs this one. Contact her at (727) 849-1788.

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Calling all 1998 Plymouth Neon owners! Rita Schilling of Dunedin recently purchased this vehicle, but doesn't have the manual. She's been having trouble finding one, and wonders if anyone has one that she could make a copy of. She would greatly appreciate it, and may be contacted at (727) 738-1774.

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Ruthann H. Lubahn of St. Petersburg is looking for a couple of items. She needs a 6-foot aluminum ramp to get her wheelchair into her friend's minivan. Her friend takes her to her doctors appointments, and this ramp would make it much easier. She would also like a used laptop computer, any make, but prefers it to have been made between 2000 and 2006. If you can help her with either of these, please call her at (727) 521-1916.

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Seminole Heights United Methodist Church needs a projector and a screen for its choir. The church has two large screens for the audience, but the choir faces the opposite direction and members are constantly flipping through their hymnals. If someone has either or both of these items they will be picked up, and on behalf of her church, Mary Lou Tuttle thanks you. She may be reached at (813) 251-3828, or via e-mail at

One thank-you, one request

The ladies from Suncoast Cathedral in Pinellas Park, who call themselves "A Labor of Love Ministry," would like to thank everyone who contributed material, batting, etc. They still need baby yarn for items for the Pregnancy Center and new mothers in the church. Contact Lucille Wilson at (727) 570-8263.

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Reader's Exchange: Help them start quilting and knitting 10/10/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 3:21pm]
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