Dear Sun Spots: I am making some Christmas crafts for my grandson’s school functions, and I am having difficulty locating the yarn that I have been using. It is called Christmas glitter yarn made by Caron. I need red, green and white to finish my projects. I have checked all the stores I can think of and have not been able to find any. I even contacted the company online and was informed they have discontinued the product but some stores may still have a small supply. Could Sun Spots help me locate some of this yarn? If any of your readers have some I would gladly purchase it at a fair price. Please call 784-7825. Thank you. – No Name, Lewiston.

Answer:
In addition to responses from readers, Sun Spots located some on eBay, and you might like to check this out online. There is also some online at Herrschners in Stevens Point, Wis. Contact them toll-free at 1-800-441-0838, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Or, contact them via mail at Herrschners, Inc. Order Processing Department, 2800 Hoover Road, Stevens Point, WI 54492-0001. Contact their customer service department at herrschners.com or via their toll free number at 1-800-713-1239 (Monday through Friday) or through U.S. Postal Service at Customer Service, c/o Herrschners Inc. 2800 Hoover Road, Stevens Point, WI 54481.

Dear Sun Spots: Great advice and help. Sometime ago you listed an organization that took in used furniture for distribution to people who need some. Do you still have that name as we have a good maple kitchen set with four chairs they could have. Thanks for your help. – No Name, No Town.

Answer:
Contact St. Martin de Porres’ Bargain Basket. They are open Mondays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. Small furniture, household items and children’s and adults clothing are available for a nominal fee. If dropping off leftover garage sale items, please contact the residence first at 786-4690.

Dear Sun Spots: I want to thank your readers for help in the past with this! I am the Box Tops for Education coordinator for Turner Elementary School. We are collecting box tops to help raise money for our school. The box tops are found on many products such as General Mills cereals, El Paso Taco, General Mills, Kleenex, Cottonelle and Betty Crocker products. The goal for the school is $1,200 in box tops. If any readers have some they can donate, please mail them to 5 Brookfield Estates, Turner, ME 04282 or contact me at 754-8170. Thank you! – Laurie Labbe, Turner.

Dear Sun Spots: The Monday paper gives the Oxford Woolen Mill as a place to buy rug braiding supplies. You may also want the readers to know about:

Fabric Warehouse, 104 Washington St., Auburn, ME 04210, 1-877-326-8172
. They are open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and carry wool, braid-aids, rug lacing thread, Braidkin (needles) and Vari-Folder, a braid aid that helps fold the strands of wool.

Halcyon Yarns, 12 School St., Bath, ME 04530, 1-800-341-0282 sells braid aids and other braiding tools. They are open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

In addition, beginner and advanced rug braiding classes are currently being offered through Lewiston Adult Education, 156 East Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240, 795-4141. – Sarah Holman, Turner.



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