DEAR SUN SPOTS: I wore my best suit to church on Mother’s Day, and someone noticed tiny holes in part of the coat. I must have thought the calendar said moth-ers day when I put that suit on!

My question: Is there anyone who repairs moth holes in fabric? If so, please provide an address that I can write to or a telephone number. I cannot pursue the source online. I think the moths have eaten my terminal connections. Thank you. — Peter Zanoni, Mexico

ANSWER: Sun Spots is glad that you have a sense of humor about the damage to your suitcoat.

As for repairing the damage, it took Sun Spots a bit to remember the term “invisible weaving,” but she found one response to that query: L. Ligthart, 784-7062.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: We enjoy all the information that Sun Spots has provided over the years. Today, I have a question that has once appeared in your column, but I do not have access to the information at this time.

I am trying to locate the name of the person who creates teddy bears out of old fur coats. Could Sun Spots provide the name and phone number? I thank you in advance. — No Name, Lewiston

ANSWER: Sun Spots actually knows of two:

* Angie Rogers, P.O. Box 185, Gray, ME 04039, 428-4415

* Paulette Anctil, Lewiston, [email protected], 784-6728

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I have a lot of quilting material to donate to people who make small quilts for babies in the hospitals. — Joe, 784-4814, cell 754-5385

ANSWER: Many charities make quilts, but Sun Spots does not know of any that focus on baby quilts. However, she imagines you will get calls from many worthwhile causes.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I work for the animals at the animal shelter in Lewiston. I am knitting blankets for the cats in the shelter. If you know someone who has four-ply yarn (not cone) in light colors that they don’t use, please call me at 777-1593.

I don’t have a car. If you could bring the yarn to me, I will pay for your gas. I enjoy knitting. It passes the day. — Germaine Nolan, Lewiston

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I have come across a few solutions for some of your readers’ recent requests:

Wal Mart has a wonderful selection of sheets and pillowcases of all sizes, very reasonably priced, that can be purchased separately. And the ones I bought haven’t pilled or anything.

Also, Bed, Bath, and Beyond has a great glass cleaner, Perfect Glass, in a black plastic container, that could be as glowingly described as a recent reader’s description of auto glass cleaner. Streak-free, and cuts time in half.

As for my search for a garlic press with a surface that doesn’t quickly wear/scratch off and leave me wondering about lead, one of your readers recommended a well-known high-end-cookware garlic press. But I had two of those same presses, both of which “scraped through” to a different surface, with minimal use. So I’m guessing I’ll find what I need at that kitchen supply store in Bath the next time I’m in their neighborhood.

Thanks again for all your help! — Neighborhood Reader

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