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Reader's Exchange: Rigid heddle loom owner needs to learn how to use it

Would any experienced weaver out there be able to help Nancy Sheffield of Palm Harbor? She recently purchased a rigid heddle loom, but she needs someone to show her how to use it. She is willing to travel anywhere in the Tampa Bay area for the right person. If you can assist Nancy, please call her at (727) 784-7697.

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Dorothy McDade of Largo is one of those wonderful people who spends her time knitting and crocheting for the benefit of others. She belongs to the "Craft and Chatter" group at the new Largo Community Center, and the group has been asked to knit or crochet helmet liners for the troops overseas. The group also makes afghans and lap robes for nursing home residents and veterans, as well as blankets, booties and hats for newborns and sick babies. The group is running very low on yarn and is hoping to receive donations to complete numerous projects. Please call (727) 524-0983, or drop off donations at 122 Velma Drive W, Largo.

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It's so frustrating when you get rid of something you have had for years, only to find that you really need it again. That is exactly what happened to Marie Hodge of Spring Hill. She had an electric floor scrubber that she used for years, then gave away to a neighbor. Now she has mostly tile in her home, and finds that she could really use an electric floor scrubber again. If anyone out there has one they no longer need, please call Marie at (352) 684-4653.

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Anne and Danny France of Clearwater had great success with the Reader's Exchange when they were looking for blue bottles for a yard art project. Now they are hoping to have that success again for another project! They are looking for red or blue glass plates, bowls, vases or glasses. If you have any to donate, please give Anne or Danny a call at (727) 518-7673.

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Leslie of Safety Harbor has approximately 50 clean, empty amber beer bottles for home brewers. The person she got them from used to brew beer, and had the bottles soaking in a bleach and water solution, so they are very clean. If you are interested, they must be picked up, and Leslie suggests that you bring something to carry them in. Leslie can be reached at (727) 725-5453.

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Lyn of Countryside is offering remanufactured ink-jet cartridges for an Epson Stylus color printer, model No. 777/777i to anyone who can use them. Lyn also has 2 1/2 boxes of 12- by 12-inch cream- colored porcelain floor tiles for kitchen or bath use. She says they would easily match other tiles. If you are interested, please call Lyn at (727) 791-0640 to arrange for pickup.

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Darlene of Palm Harbor is looking for a dependable car. She needs it to get to work and to take her children to school. If anyone is donating their car, or knows of a very inexpensive one, please contact Darlene. She can be reached by phone at (727) 480-5781, or via e-mail at

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Reader's Exchange: Rigid heddle loom owner needs to learn how to use it 09/09/11 [Last modified: Thursday, September 8, 2011 1:07pm]
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