Dear Sun Spots: I have started a project I call Hugs. It’s to benefit individual families coping with cancer. Two years ago my husband died of colon cancer. I so appreciated the help I received when he was diagnosed. Now I’m busying healing to to help me heal I’ve begun making Hugs. They are different size multicolored hanging flower balls. They come in small, medium and large. A Hug can represent a sentimental memory or a pick me up for a cancer patient and their family. I am selling these Hugs at $12 for small, $18 medium and $25 for a large one. All proceeds will go to a Maine family coping with cancer. It is my hope the donation will help the family, in some small way, while they cope with this disease. I can be reached via e-mail at [email protected], mail 11 Frost Brook Lane, Freeport, ME 04032 or via phone at 865-1231. – Linda Allard, Freeport.

Dear Sun Spots: Once again I wish to thank Sun Spots and its loyal readers for their help in getting my much-loved green tomato mincemeat! You have made this old dub a very happy man. A big kiss and hug to all!! Sincerely, – Gerald M. Loring, Bethel.


Dear Sun Spots: We here at Artios Books need a cabinet like the libraries used to use with 3-by-5 cards in them. We have recently purchased the inventory from four book stores and use these cards to keep track of our books. The additional books mean we need to increase our cards and their storage space. This cabinet would assist us in creating a filing system and making them easier to locate.

In addition, you recently had a request for a VHS rewinder. I have one that a person can have if they still need one. And thirdly, someone has asked about removing odors – There is a product out that is used by taxidermists called Malagon Deputrifyer/deodorizer that eliminates the strongest odors permanently. The malodors are chemically removed to where they’ll no longer exist. I can be reached at Artios Books, 180 Turner St. in Auburn, at 786-4007 if anyone has any questions on this. Thank you. – No Name, Auburn.

Dear Sun Spots: Years ago, I used to buy Health-Tex children’s knit fabric by the pound. I would like to purchase children’s knit fabric to make clothing for my grandchild. Do you have any information as to where I could find this type of fabric, by the pound, in Maine? Thank you. – Suzanne Castonguay, Bucksport.

Answer:
In addition to responses from readers, you might check out the company itself. You can reach them online at www.healthtex.com or via phone at their customer service department at 1-800-554-7637.

In the meantime, Sun Spots located a wonderful Web site with lots of options, and you might like to also check out. They have knit fabrics and maybe even some similar to that which you’re seeking. Check out www.fashionfabricsclub.com, or contact them via mail at Fashion Fabrics Club, 10490 Baur Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63132, 1-800-468-0602.

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