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Reader's Exchange: Needlepoint goodies available for crafters in need

Here's a sharp offer for all those interested in needle arts! Renee of New Port Richey has three wooden needlepoint looms and one standing loom with a partial needlepoint on it, along with the yarn to finish it. Renee says she also has a metal loom, still in the box, that has never been used. Renee hopes someone will get good use from these items. She can be reached at (727) 856-2953.

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Helen McKay of Pinellas Park has a request that would also require someone who practices needle arts. She's looking for someone to help her finish a queen-sized quilt. She has rheumatoid arthritis in both her hands and is unable to quilt anymore, unfortunately. Helen says she used to quilt by hand, but is willing to have it done by machine, if need be. If you can help Helen, please contact her by phone at (727) 579-3619, or via e-mail at

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Josephine of Palm Harbor is looking for some cups to complete a set of china that she has. She is hoping that someone out there has the cups for the "Laura" pattern, No. 806, from Kyoto. Josephine's phone number is (727) 772-7023.

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It's frustrating when you have old home movies that you want to watch, but no device on which to play them. That is the case for Liv Carter-Perras of Clearwater. She wonders if someone would be kind enough to lend her their Super 8mm movie projector. She has lots of family movies and would love to relive the memories. Liv says the projector would be returned and handled with care. She can be reached at (727) 953-6694.

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Looking to remodel your bathroom? Then maybe you'll be interested in what Horace Slater of Pinellas Park has to offer. He has a set of shower doors and frame that fit a normal size tub. Horace says the shower doors have a swan design on them. If you are interested, call Horace at (727) 544-8671.

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John of Largo is having a rough time, and is hoping that someone out there can help him. His car died on him last year, and since then he has been walking or taking a bus to get around. Now he has a heel spur in one foot, which makes walking very painful. John is looking for a used scooter that someone might be willing to part with, so that he can get around more easily. If anyone can help John, please call him at (727) 348-2919. He will certainly appreciate any help.

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Tom Gwalthney of Homosassa is still looking for someone who can repair his tape deck. He has a Panasonic Compact Audio System Model No. SG-HM09A, which has a record player and a twin cassette deck. The problem is that the twin cassettes aren't running the correct speed. He says he has been to several repair shops that ask for the money up front and then say they can't repair it because it's too old and they can't get parts, but they never mention that they don't know how to fix it. If you know how to fix it, please call Tom at (352) 628-0663.

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Kathleen Spagnola of Spring Hill has a box of VHS movies of assorted genres that she is looking to donate. Call her at (352) 688-8997 to make an appointment to see what she has.

Send requests to Reader's 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: Needlepoint goodies available for crafters in need 09/17/10 [Last modified: Friday, September 17, 2010 11:22am]
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