Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Reader's Exchange: Needle craft classes looking for donated supplies

Donna Welch believes that needle craft is becoming a lost art. Starting in January, Zephyrhills Grange No. 194 will conduct classes, open to the public, in knitting, crochet and embroidery. They are seeking donations of yarn, needles, and any other helpful tools to get their classes going and revive the art. Please call Donna at (813) 395-8319.

• • •

Rose Hildebrand has supplies for Swedish embroidery that she would like to part with. She also has two bags of pieces of fabric, perfect for quilting or doll clothes. She may be reached at (727) 799-8682.

• • •

Perhaps anyone making projects for charity should contact D.M. Bache, who still has more fabric to give away. She also has a box of attachments for a 15-91 Singer Sewing Machine. It includes a buttonholer and a tucker, and may fit other Singer models. She is still seeking a 1-inch suitcase wheel, which must have flanges to screw on. Call her at (727) 367-5590.

• • •

Saranan Lauck is on a mission to help her daughter find accessories for a Necchi, Royal Series Model 3205FA sewing machine. Her daughter has moved several times, and Mom thinks the pedal, electric cord, bobbins, etc., stayed behind. Saranan can pick up the accessories or pay for postage. Call her at (727) 384-4447.

• • •

With the holidays approaching, many people are planning their menus. Idabell Stump of St. Petersburg was wondering if anyone out there has cookbooks they no longer need. If you would like to share some favorite recipes, please call her at (727) 321-3264.

• • •

If anyone has a 4- to 6-foot ladder that they aren't using, please contact John of Largo at johnpineelas@aol.com.

• • •

Arlene Walsh has some chairs that need repairing. They are a pair of ladder-back chairs with rushing seats, and it is the seats that need help. She wonders if anyone knows where to have rushing done these days. If you know, contact her at Arlenew@tampabay.rr.com or (727) 580-5508.

• • •

Four young animal enthusiasts have the opportunity to become the proud owners of a pet rabbit. To add to the excitement, this will be their first pet ever. The only problem is, they don't have a cage, and can't get the rabbit without one. If anyone has a rabbit cage they don't need anymore, it would delight these children to no end. Perhaps there is someone who would like to build them a cage? Any help will be most appreciated. Please leave a message at (727) 343-6252.

• • •

D. Reilly has more than a dozen trophies up for grabs if there's an organization out there that can put them to good use. Call (727) 457-1581.

Thank-yous

Dorothy McDade wants to thank everyone who donated yarn to the sewing class at the Largo Recreational Center. Class members were thrilled to receive the materials.

And this just in, from Betty Pfaff: "I want to thank REX and all the ladies that called me about the quilting frame. I did get one and am anxious to get started on my first quilt.''

Send requests to Reader Exchange, Floridian, St. Petersburg Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg 33731 or e-mail features@sptimes.com. 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.

Reader's Exchange: Needle craft classes looking for donated supplies 10/17/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 4:07pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Prosecutors tried to delay a trial because of the eclipse. Florida judge cited 'Star Trek' in ruling

    Criminal

    The wheels of justice may grind slowly, but they cannot be stopped by Monday's total eclipse, a judge has ruled.

    Schweta Kulkarni, from left, Rhea Kulkarni and Saanvi Kulkarni, from Seattle, try out their eclipse glasses on the sun at a gathering of eclipse viewers in Salem, Ore., early Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Don Ryan) ORDR102
  2. Top 5 at Noon: Mayoral race affects ballpark decision; stream the eclipse live

    News

    Here are the latest headlines and updates on tampabay.com:

    Looking east at Tropicana Field and downtown St. Petersburg.  SCOTT KEELER    |    Times

  3. Full disclosure: My AP Top 25 ballot

    Blogs

    Now that you've seen the preseason AP Top 25, here's what I submitted in my first year as a voter. The AP doesn't give us many guidelines in the preseason. I didn't try to predict how …

  4. AP Top 25: Alabama first, FSU, UF, Miami and USF all in top 20

    Blogs

    As expected, Alabama will start the season at No. 1 in the AP Top 25.

  5. Hollywood lost a serious filmmaker in Jerry Lewis

    Movies

    The day the clown died, Hollywood lost a serious filmmaker in Jerry Lewis.

    Jerry Lewis in 2005. Lewis, the comedian and filmmaker who was adored by many, disdained by others, but unquestionably a defining figure of American entertainment in the 20th century, died on the morning of Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, at his home in Las Vegas. He was 91 (New York Times)