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Sewing Machine Presser Foot Stuck?

September 25, 20220 found this helpful

Presser foot will not go up or down. It is stuck

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September 25, 20220 found this helpful

Singer 247. Presser foot lever moves but the presser foot will not go up or down

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Market for Thimble Lots?


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September 25, 20220 found this helpful

This is difficult to answer because you could have one or more of the more valuable thimbles and if you set up a group you may not know the true value of any of the thimbles included in that group.
Research is slow and tedious, but that is the only way to know the value of your thimbles. You can probably tell pretty quickly which thimble is in the 'low value' group, but there may be others that look nondescript but could be of higher value.

You mentioned, "I can also try an auction on there and place a minimum that has to be met or I wont sell them."
You may be talking about a 'reserve' auction on eBay and this type of auction does not always play well with buyers and many will just 'watch' and not bid or buy.
Sometimes it is best to just start an auction at your lowest price that you will accept and see how it goes.
I would suggest you also place your listings on several sites so you're not limited to one location. Just be sure to remove the listing from all sites when one is sold.

You can check out eBay's sold listings to see what people are actually buying/paying, and also get ideas on how to list your groups. Always show lots of good pictures.

Check eBay's sold listings by going to the top and choosing 'highest price/shipping' (next to shipping) as this will show you the sets as well as the more valuable thimbles.
www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=thimble+collections...

This link shows what sellers are currently asking for their thimbles.
www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=thimble+collections...

Some listings will be listed for weeks, months, or years, so you may just have to decide on a starting price, offers considered and if the set does not sell in a few weeks, lower the price or change the listing.

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September 21, 20220 found this helpful

Thimble collecting is so popular that collectors even have a special name - people who collect thimbles are known as digitabulists. Thimbles don't have a great value unless very old or limited edition.The average thimble will cost you around $5, but some of the very collectible can be up to $20. Modern collectors are mainly interested in thimbles from the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century. Perhaps you have valuable thimbles in your collection and you should first try to identify your thimbles. Here are some websites that will help you identify:

sites.google.com/.../

www.thimbles.host-ed.me/Introduction.html

www.gettopshop.site/.../a2ZsZ2iXcGNibGFr.html

Try selling your thimbles as several lots on eBay and/or any other site. Start at a higher price and lower it if no one shows an interest.

Thimbles sold on ebay:
www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2334524...

It is convenient to sell collections of thimbles in a wooden thimble rack.

A lot of 22 thimbles was sold in Sep 20, 2022 for $49.99

www.ebay.com/.../225121818396

Wooden Thimble Display Case 100 Thimbles Collectibles Plexiglass Cover 15 X 13" was sold in Sep 20, 2022 for $58.39

www.ebay.com/.../265877581043

You can sell your thimbles here:

on amazon
www.amazon.com/.../ref=sr_1_2?tag=thriftyfun0b-20 (Affiliate Link)

www.liveauctioneers.com/.../

www.rubylane.com/search?cat=Sewing%3AThimbles%20%26...

www.ebth.com/browse?q=thimbles

www.the-saleroom.com/.../search-thimble#lot-3204e9b5-d7ad...

www.gumtree.com/.../thimble+collection+for+sale

You can sell your metal thimbles here (they have free postage service):

www.vintagecashcow.com/.../thimbles

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September 20, 20220 found this helpful

Ive seen large and small collections listed for sale on Ebay, but thats why I posted this question. I wasnt sure if there is a market for thimbles and how long those posts have been on Ebay without them being sold.
I can also try an auction on there and place a minimum that has to be met or I wont sell them.

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Making a Door Squeak?

September 25, 20220 found this helpful

I like it mainly because One says actual words in English but 40 or 45% language comes out and I've only heard nice words and sayings. So I do too enjoy it.

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September 25, 20220 found this helpful

I like it mainly because One says actual words in English but 40 or 45% language comes out and I've only heard nice words and sayings. So I do too enjoy it.

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September 25, 20220 found this helpful

I didn't know the answers but. I have a door squeak that actually says words and nice things to me but not in 100% language. I have heard stuff like "I love you" and "thank you" I wanted to know too. I don't think it's strange to want a door making noise anyway. I like it.

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Built Up Soap Scum?


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September 25, 20220 found this helpful

You do not say where your soap scum problem is but generally, it will be in your tub/shower, shower doors, and fixtures.
If the build-up is heavy, it will take some elbow grease along with some DIY cleaners or store-bought cleaners.

DIY Scum-Buster Cleaning Solutions
Place one cup of baking soda into a small plastic bowl and add about one-fourth cup of distilled white vinegar, enough to form a thick paste.
Let the mixture fizz and when it stops, dip a microfiber cloth or sponge into the paste and apply it to the soap scum. Let the paste remain on the surface for at least 15 minutes. Then rinse well and dry completely to prevent spotting. You can also use a squeegee to dry the surface.
If still needs more cleaning, pour one-half to one cup of table salt. Dip a sponge or cloth into the baking soda mixture, then dip it in the table salt and begin cleaning. The table salt will add a bit more abrasiveness to the mixture, which will help to cut through the build-up.

Remember, bar soap and hard water are the main culprits that make up soap scum, so if you discontinue using bar soap, your cleaning will be a lot easier; even if you have hard water.

Check out these sites for more suggestions.
www.bobvila.com/.../
www.thespruce.com/how-to-remove-soap-scum-4137657

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Identifying Coffee Table?

September 25, 20220 found this helpful

The price of a wrought iron full dining set can easily top $1,000, cheaper prices can indicate cast iron. Vintage cast iron furniture was made by pouring molten iron into a mold and allowing it to harden. When the piece is cool, the manufacturer would open the mold to remove it, and the end piece usually has telltale mold lines that speak to its cast nature. This is not so for wrought iron furniture. It is made of iron, but it was "wrought" by a blacksmith and was never in a mold. antiques.lovetoknow.com/.../how-identify-vintage-wrought-iron...

Wrought iron pieces are heavy and are prone to rusting, especially if they are not regularly protected with paint or varnish.
Wrought iron was "wrought" by a blacksmith, and it often has hammer marks or other signs of work in the surface of the metal. If the surface is rough but uniform, it may be cast iron or steel instead.
Many wrought iron pieces were handmade by blacksmiths and may not bear a maker's mark or other identifying information.
Because pieces are often unmarked, looking at pattern books can help. Antique wrought iron restoration company Iron Renaissance has catalogs of the patterns used by many of the most coveted manufacturers.
antiques.lovetoknow.com/.../how-identify-vintage-wrought-iron...

Your table has twisted iron frame. Here is an example of a table with twisted wrought iron frame:

www.pinterest.com/.../

Elegant Vintage Wrought Iron Coffee Table with a Glass Top with twisted frame is listed at $960, was $1,200

www.1stdibs.com/.../

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September 25, 20220 found this helpful

Vintage wrought iron may not be marked, so I don't think it's possible to identify the manufacturer of your table.

This vintage Wrought Iron Coffee Table. Wrought Iron Garden Table is listed for sale at $250, 'PRICE FIRM NOT NEGOTIABLE'

www.gumtree.com.au/.../1300758378

It is very heavy too. Frame folds flat (is 2 pieces) and has some very light all over surface rust only. Glass diameter 70 cm (approx. 2.3 foot), stands 46 cm tall (approx. 1.5 foot).

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Canning Fried Chicken?

September 25, 20220 found this helpful

Slip in the air fryer upon opening the jar...crispy, perfect fried chicken!

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Bringing Plants Inside for the Winter?

September 25, 20220 found this helpful

Ive been doing it for years for about 40 plants I havent had too much of a problem but I usually shake my plants out take a water hose and wash it down really good and most of the time that should work.

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September 25, 20220 found this helpful

Ive been doing it for years for about 40 plants I havent had too much of a problem but I usually shake my plants out take a water hose and wash it down really good and most of the time that should work.

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Magnavox Console Radio/Record Player Worth?

September 25, 20220 found this helpful

One mans junk another mans treasure. Reason these are not worth much to most people is because 1: they have no clue what they are looking at. 2: most of these were treated with little care by the people who bought them so if you are trying to sell something that is trashed what do you think it will be worth to someone else,3: the average person dos not know quality when they see it so how can they determine worth. I restore these Magnavox consoles. Magnavox made there electronics to be serviced and cared for. If people want to sit these out on the curb, good for them, they most likely trash there homes and cars a few months after ownership also. If you have a Magnavox stereo console in perfect condition, not cuts on damage and it all works and its clean and pristine, you can name your price and most likely you will get it. Most of these I find are so beat up of course there is no value to that, it still has parts value.

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Information About Vintage Magnavox Stereo?

September 25, 20220 found this helpful

256M is model number of the Webster-Chicago record player inside your vintage Magnavox stereo.
'Record changer companies rushed designs in 1948 - 1951 to get something on the market for all new speeds and sizes. This was Webster-Chicago's top of the line 356 - the first 3-speed 3-size changer.' midimagic.sgc-hosting.com/chanstrg.htm

Here is 1948 Magnavox CR-198H Radio Console with a Webster-Chicago 256 Record Player

www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQ9r8C8iFpk

You need to look again at your console and find the model number of the Magnavox or add photos of it.

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September 20, 20220 found this helpful

Since you wrote that this is a tube record player/radio, I think you have a Magnavox with Webster-Chicago turntable, and Model 256 belongs to the turntable specs, like this Magnavox Model 151H with the turntable specs Model 256-19

antiqueradios.com/.../viewtopic.php?f=1&t=243214

You can ask for help on the forum of this specialized site

antiqueradios.com/.../viewtopic.php?f=1&t=243214

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Value of Ceramic Vase?

September 25, 20220 found this helpful

This vase has a Moriage Bird Decoration.
The term "moriage" refers to raised slip decorations applied to a piece of porcelain or pottery.
"Moriage is a common name on slip or colored clay string decoration, mostly on Japanese porcelain, in look not unlike 'cake frosting' in which a diluted clay has been used to give the piece a three dimensional appearance. A painstaking technique involved building up areas of enamel to produce a three-dimensional effect."
gotheborg.com/.../moriage.shtml

Unfortunately, you didn't add a photo of the back of the vase, which usually has a maker's mark. I think you have a Japanese vase.

Gilded Handpainted Oriental Enamel Moriage Vintage Vase Cobalt Blue Bird Trees is listed at £27.50

www.ebay.co.uk/.../352634849796

Vintage Lustreware Hotta Yu Shoten Wall Pocket Beautiful Hand Painted Bird is listed at $37

www.ebay.com/.../363901605429

Vintage 7" Japan Lusterware Ceramic Wall Pocket with Moriage Bird Decoration is listed at $26.99

www.ebay.com/.../384336646969

Japanese Wall Pocket Antique Hotta Yu Shoten Porcelain Lusterware Bird Blue $25

www.ebay.com/.../255243666317

Japanese Hand Painted Blue Wall Vase $10.69 (was $14.25)

www.ebay.com/.../225092791465

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September 25, 20220 found this helpful

Perhaps this is a Japanese vase. Is there a stamp on the back and which one? I don't think it's worth much.
This a bit similar Japanese Hand Painted Blue Wall Vase is listed at $10.69, was $14.25

www.ebay.com/.../225092791465

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Searching For My Half-Sister?

September 25, 20220 found this helpful

Search on social media by posting your story.
You may hire a private investigator who has the skills and know-how to successfully find siblings. I think only they may be able to get you the answers you need in a timely and affordable manner.

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September 24, 20220 found this helpful

Take a DNA test.
Upload your DNA results to as many websites as possible.
Take additional DNA tests with other companies.
Contact your state.
Find and register with adoption registries.
Learn how to do genealogy research.
Talk to older known relatives.
Take advantage of social media.
Google your search.
Hire a private investigator.
whoareyoumadeof.com/.../
namecensus.com/.../
www.americanadoptions.com/.../
lifeyourway.net/.../

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September 24, 20220 found this helpful

I think you need to look for your sister by posting a picture of your father when he was young. Perhaps your sister or her mother have a photo of your father.
Throw the picture into Google Image search to see if any similar results pop up.

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September 24, 20220 found this helpful

There are neighborhood face groups. You can contact the admin of tne group in the area you think your sister was born or raised and ask if you can join the group to post your story.

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Under-Processed Tomatoes?

September 25, 20220 found this helpful

Process time for pints is 40 minutes, for quarts ' 45 minutes, but this is for 0 - 1,000 ft. You need to check how high above sea level you are:
if 1,001 - 3,000 ft then process time for quarts is 50 minutes,
3,001 - 6,000 ft - 55 min.
Perhaps you are hot packed and processed tomato quarts not 5 minutes less than the required time, but for 10 minutes, and this is already a significant difference.
I advise reprocess it.

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September 24, 20220 found this helpful

Here is the link for the Ball canning website which will tell you everything you need to know:
www.ballmasonjars.com/canning-preserving-guides.html

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September 24, 20220 found this helpful

I know that if jars are improperly processed or don't seal, you have to reprocess them exactly the same way you did the first time: open the jars, dump out the tomatoes, reheat it, resterilize the jars, and reprocess.

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September 24, 20220 found this helpful

You need to follow directions exactly. I would cook over the stovetop an hour and refrigerate. Use Within a week.

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Craft Table Organizer

September 24, 20220 found this helpful

I love pockets. I have a small rolling table I use for my laptop. I have pockets hanging on both sides. I use the pockets for pens, pencils, scissors, fingernail file and clippers, etc. To prevent things from poking holes in the bottom of the pockets I cut plastic bottles of and slip inside as a 'liner' of sorts. I also made a denim pocket for the kleenex box to hang in and hung it on a hook on the side. Love having everything I use within reach.

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Value of Ashton Drake Dolls?

September 24, 20220 found this helpful

Have a Ashton-Drake Galleries Certificate of Authenthia in the edition of Cynthia Artist Sandy Freeman. Mold was broken in December31,2000

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Value of Henredon Dining Room Table?

September 24, 20220 found this helpful

This is a vintage Henredon 'Folio 15' Ming Dining Table with Six Chairs made in the 1970s or 1980s. The dining table extends with two leaf inserts.
Table Measures: 68"W × 41.75"D × 30"H
Two Leaves: 20'' wide; both inserted: 108'' wide
The chairs are armless. I assume they have a cane insert. I saw Henredon 'Folio 15' Ming dining sets with slightly different chairs.

Identical Henredon 'Folio 15' Ming Dining Table without chairs, inspected by Robert E Patton too, sold for $1,495

store.buckscountyestatetraders.com/.../henredon-folio-15-vintage-asian-influenced...

I found identical vintage Henredon 'Folio 15' Ming Dining Table & Six Chairs set, inspected by Robert E Patton too, sold at $3,200

shophibiscushouse.com/.../vintage-henredon-ming-dining-table...

Vintage Henredon Faux Malachite Chinoiserie Ming Dining Set With Six Cane Chairs is listed at $5,000, inspected by Robert E Patton too:

bobsbeachchictreasures.com/.../henredon-faux-malachite-chinoiserie...

Henredon made coffee tables in Ming style:
this one sold for $450 with 1 bid www.ebay.com/.../403857189093
this one is listed at $1,195
www.chairish.com/.../henredon-style-burl-wood-ming-chinoiserie...
and this one at $1,200
www.ebay.com/.../304476373515

I think your set is in excellent condition, but it's hard to be sure in this from one photo. Are all the cane fully intact (chairs)? Are two leaf inserts available? The value of your set can vary from $2500 to $3500, but the price depends not only on the condition, but also on demand in your area.

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September 24, 20220 found this helpful

This set is made in Asian style.

Henredon Asian Influenced Vintage Green Lacquered Console Table

www.ebay.com/.../164945835021

Henredon Chinoiserie Console Sofa Table Mid Century 1970s Asian is listed at $850

www.ebay.com/.../225167892719

You have a dining table and 6 chairs. I think the value of this set is about $2000.

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Baking Cookies in High Humidity?

September 24, 20220 found this helpful

Lessen the Recipe's Liquid.
Store Flour and Sugar in the Refrigerator or Freezer.
Increase Baking Time (but not the baking temperature.)
Run a Fan or the A/C.
Store Baked Goods in an Airtight Container, Or in the Fridge.

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Quasar Superwave Microwave/Convection Manual?

September 24, 20220 found this helpful

I would be grateful for a copy of this manual as well. I have a1994 model and no user manual for the superwave in mine either. If you're still around and have it available please let me know

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Looking for a Candy Called "Frenchies"?

September 23, 20220 found this helpful

I had not though about those candies for many years until a four years ago my daughter in law brought me some candies from Paris. I tasted a couple and one made me stop and think.
I had to dust off my brain but I did remember "Frenchies".
The candy from Paris reminded me of a Frenchie.
It did not look like the ones in California but it did have a white part and multi flavors.
I'm thinking the ones here were probably inspired by the French ones.
I think it is time to visit Paris.
All the candies were very good!

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Larvae Identification?

September 23, 20220 found this helpful

Is there any cure for this how horrible

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September 23, 20220 found this helpful

It is very crazy and creepy

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Homemade Wasp and Bee Trap?

Anonymous
September 23, 20220 found this helpful

People are confusing bee's and wasps/yellow jackets. The traps in this article are targeting the wasps/yellow jackets. They are not the same and wasps yellow jackets do not pollinate crops of any kind and in fact some wasps kill bee's!
The less wasps/yellow jackets in the world the better off humans will be!

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Unsticking Bowls and Glasses

September 23, 20220 found this helpful

The road to victory is paved with failure - LOL. I'd already tried sooo many things with no success when I came across this idea. My bowls had been stuck for nearly a week at this point, so I hurried to get the non-stick spray; the nozzle was clogged and NOTHING would open it. Ok, well, you said 'forget WD40,' but it was handy, so I tried it. Waited a few minutes before tapping with wooden spoon. Spoon broke into pieces on the second tap. Tapped with a table knife as backup, donned some high-grip garden gloves and pulled like mad. Bowls are finally free. Despite the failures, I really don't think I could have done it without you! Thank you!

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Value of Bassett Dresser?

September 23, 20220 found this helpful

I think your dresser is from 1960's or 1970's.
Here is 1969 Bassett Furniture print ad
www.ebay.com/.../263539729287

70's Bassett Dresser- Buffet 64 w x 30 h x 18 d sold for $125

www.varagesale.com/.../rsrnrkge-70-s-bassett-dresser-buffet...

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September 22, 20220 found this helpful

This vintage Bassett Mission Pecan Long 9-Drawer Dresser was sold for $190

www.loveseat.com/.../

This one with 2 mirrors was sold for $40.25

bid.mccarterauction.com/.../5007082?url=%2Fauctions%2Fcatalog...

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September 22, 20220 found this helpful

Bassett has always been middle of the road furniture. This piece is not in demand where I live, and may be worth $100, with the mirror $50

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September 21, 20220 found this helpful

This vintage Bassett 9 drawer dresser with mirror sold for $180 on September 9th:
www.ebay.com/.../165656312974?hash=item2691e2bc8e...
This Bassett 9 drawer dresser with mirror sold for $112 on 6/28/21:
highastheskyauctioncompany.hibid.../.../?q=&ref=catalog
The winning bid was $11 on this Bassett 9 drawer dresser with mirror in 2019:
bid.auctionbymayo.com/.../3318356
This 9 drawer Bassett dresser w/o mirror is listed for $100:
www.ebay.com/.../294157859965
This refurbished Bassett 9 drawer dresser w/o mirror sold for $300:
www.varagesale.com/.../cf6gwgqt-9-drawer-vintage-bassett...

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Tiny Black Bugs Making Head Itch?

September 23, 20220 found this helpful

i have same your case

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Environmentally Friendly Egg Cartons


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September 23, 20220 found this helpful

Love the packing idea! Saves on plastic.
Marg from England.

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Skirt Hanger For Reading Recipes


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September 23, 20220 found this helpful

You can hang unframed pictures like this as well. Thumbs up!
Marg from England.

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Throw Pillows For These Sofas?

Anonymous
September 23, 20220 found this helpful

Id say purple and browm

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Corningware Ivy Patterned Utensils?

Anonymous
September 23, 20220 found this helpful

Id say 35$

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Value of a Goldenvale Pocahontas Doll?

September 23, 20220 found this helpful

I have a goldenvale doll named Fay. I always took the # ing to mean there are 2000 varieties in the collection not how many of each was produced. there are so many people looking for the price of their doll that can find the collection but not their specific doll. I also have found many different dolls online but I haven't seen one named Fay or that looks like her yet.

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Hair Stuck in Eye?

Anonymous
September 23, 20220 found this helpful

Just an addition

All of your long suggestions re hair in the eye tell you this: You can't get to an ophthalmologist within a week so doctors suggest things here. I get irritants in eye often by cleaning and long hair and wind

Usually, I use eye wash and glasses, no other pharmacy solutions.

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Keeping Cats Off Counter Tops?

September 23, 20220 found this helpful

Hey is your name email at yahoo

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Talking to Mom About Shaving Legs?

Anonymous
September 23, 20220 found this helpful

I never understood the big deal with hair getting thicker after shaving as even if it were true, we already want to keep shaving that same hair so it won't make much difference :D.

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Getting Rid of Little White Biting Bugs?

September 23, 20220 found this helpful

I am sorry to hear you are experiencing the same as me for the last year now.1 question,I see you said you have a husband and family live with you,do they not experienced any of the symptoms as you?
I live alone so I can't tell.
Thank you

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Small Coin Envelopes to Use for Rice at Wedding?


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September 22, 20220 found this helpful

Actually, it is a myth that rice hurts birds:
www.snopes.com/.../

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Removing Marker from Granite?

September 22, 20220 found this helpful

Permanent markers may occasionally be obstinate, or the doodling may have been present for days. Hydrogen peroxide and baking soda combined work nicely for this kind of task.

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Substituting Evaporated Milk for Whole Milk in Baking?

September 22, 20220 found this helpful

I made a pound cake that called for 1 cup regular milk. But I used canned milk without deluteing it with water. And it was so good.

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Value of Drop Leaf Coffee Table?

Anonymous
September 22, 20220 found this helpful

Thank you for the information and great advice!

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September 21, 20220 found this helpful

The table has Duncan Phyfe style legs.

Vintage Duncan Phyfe leather inlaid mahogany drop leaf coffee table is listed at $250, starting bid $105, 0 bids, but this is a new listing
www.ebay.com/.../275469120802

1820s mahogany duncan phyfe sofa table drop leaves Regency console hall piece is listed for sale at $450
www.ebay.com/.../265519778013

This antique Duncan Phyfe sofa table drop leaves w/Lion Pull Drawer/Claw Feet at $395
www.ebay.com/.../185325825289

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Recipe for Hummel's Bakery Pizza Style Crumb Cake?

September 22, 20220 found this helpful

Did you ever find a recipe? This is my favorite!

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Identifying Wallpaper?

September 22, 20220 found this helpful

Thank you, thank you. It is a Strahan paper and Cromarty is the pattern. You have been an enormous help.
Sandra

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Keeping Clothes White In Well Water?

September 22, 20220 found this helpful

If your well water has metals which well water does...DO NOT use chlorine. When chlorine is added to water with metals the chlorine oxidizes the metals to yellow brown therefore your whites will eventually turn dingy white.

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Instructions for Cracker Box Ornaments?

September 22, 20220 found this helpful

Does anyone have Cinderella's Coach instructions???

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Freezing Raw Potatoes?

Anonymous
September 22, 20220 found this helpful

I slice mine for French Fries & blanch them, just like vegetables, then freeze on a sheet pan & throw them in a freezer bag. Homemade fries!

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Small Glass Vase With Marking?


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September 22, 20220 found this helpful

Cloisonné is metalwork that has been decorated with colored materials, most often glass or enamel. Here's an article with more information on this art style.

en.wikipedia.org/.../Cloisonné;

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September 21, 20220 found this helpful

Thanks for all the replies. I was wondering about that. Can Cloisonne be glass too or just metal?

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September 21, 20220 found this helpful

This one is similar
www.rubylane.com/.../Vintage-Cloisonee-Vase-20th-Century

Vintage Cloisonee Vase 20th Century is listed for sale at $32.

Small Chinese Cloisonne Vase from 1950s is listed at $30

www.rubylane.com/.../Small-Chinese-Cloisonne-Vase-Vintage...

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September 20, 20220 found this helpful

I think this is a Chinese Cloisonne Glass vase.
The Encyclopaedia Britannica describes Cloisonne this way:
"Cloisonné, in the decorative arts, an enameling technique or any product of that technique, which consists of soldering to a metal surface delicate metal strips bent to the outline of a design and filling the resulting cellular spaces, called cloisons (French: "partitions" or "compartments"), with vitreous enamel paste. The object then is fired, ground smooth, and polished. Sometimes metal wire is used in place of the usual gold, brass, silver, or copper strips." www.britannica.com/.../cloisonne

Mini Cloisonne vases:
www.etsy.com/.../mini_cloisonne_vase

This Vintage Cloisonné Mini Vase is listed for sale at $40
www.etsy.com/.../vintage-cloisonne-mini-vase

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Value of Mersman Tables?

September 22, 20220 found this helpful

Then again.. don't advertise them as Mersman because that's disrespectful

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September 22, 20220 found this helpful

I don't know what the heck you're talking about because a refinished Mersman is worth nothing.. unless of course you cover up the word Mersman and don't advertise it as such if the plan is to also sell it. No collector or actual antique place will look at a Mersman that's not original.. sooo.... If ya can't find it it's cause no one that has them is even THINKING of selling them and experiment at your own risk and definitely don't tell anyone you committed the ultimate sin to a respectable and now hard to find piece of Mersman. I just threw up in my mouth a little. If you don't LIKE it, sell it and get something that NEEDS refinishing! THEN they're worth something to somebody.. not an actual Mersman though. With THAT much wood detail and leather tops and they're a pair? You're being told some fibs on value so someone can get them cheap and resell for triple what they paid. THAT is the land of Mersman

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September 22, 20220 found this helpful

I think (personally as a collector of Mersman in particular) and I know this is an older post, that touching these in ANY way is an absolute sin! People that tell you they're worth nothing or even up to $200 (STILL cheap as hell) don't know anything about Mersman or furniture of the era. Let's say, especially because you somehow can't find them, that it's because THEY'RE RARE because in my lifetime of owning, finding, searching I've never once seen these. So IF you touch they will indeed be worth just that... Nothing. They're gorgeous as is.... Post on an ACTUAL local antique site via your Facebook and see what happens first... Unless you already did indeed destroy these precious bastards. Just giving you my opinion as an actual collector. People have a habit of thinking the more retro/whats now called mid century modern tables that look like there's a coat of shilack on them, for example, don't realize that's INDEED the finish.. the intended look. So eight or nine times out of ten I see people have "tried" to REFINISH them, only to find out they can't or if they somehow have the arm power to sand for weeks on end, they end up with something worth nothing more than some recyclable junk wood. Please don't. Or better yet, stay away from old furniture and make new furniture look old instead? Check out tables with the word "rustic" attached to it and you can go cut a branch and make it into a "rustic" piece of nothing for mucho dinero '' I know this sounds mean and it's not I promise... I just don't handle disrespect of old things alive or dead with kindness. Make rustic furniture and you'll be rich babe!!

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Not Your Ordinary Kitten (Bobcat)


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September 22, 20220 found this helpful

For her birthday, my neighbor received this picture of Baxter and the bobcat. Of course, she cried. This is such a sweet picture and what makes it so special is the dog. He was one of the smartest and sweetest dogs I have ever known and was loved by so many. He became very sick and in August, they had to put him down. It was like losing a member of the family.

 
 
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Dry Bulk Yeast vs. Yeast Packets?


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September 21, 20220 found this helpful

A standard package of active dry yeast contains 2 1/4 teaspoons of yeast or 10.54 grams.

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Low Cost Wedding at the Chicago Cultural Center


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September 21, 20220 found this helpful

I found this article that talks about getting married at Chicago city hall and they also mention how to have it at the Chicago Cultural Center: lakeshoreinlove.com/.../
It seems they do 10 ceremonies on one Saturday morning a month and they book up fast. So it is recommended to get the wedding license and go across the street to book one of those spots, but you can't do it more than 60 days in advance.

You can rent out the Chicago Cultural Center for your wedding as well but it will cost 8,00-12,000. www.chicago.gov/.../chicago_culturalcenterweddinginformation...

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Where to Find Ballard's Corn Meal?

September 21, 20220 found this helpful

It may SAY "Ballard", but it isn't. Thank Martha White for that.

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September 21, 20220 found this helpful

Try House of Autry.

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September 21, 20220 found this helpful

I'm not "mixing" anything that includes any Martha White product. I'm sick of these giant companies wiping out the smaller, better companies that had better products. Why don't you try the recommended House of Autry cornbread instead of the detestable Martha White product that you have to "mix" with something else to make it palatable?

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September 21, 20220 found this helpful

Thanks - I will try the House of Autry, but I'm not trying ANYTHING with Martha White's name on it. They apparently bought the brand just to get the competition off the market! I used to buy "blueberry" muffins and such, but I'm so angry with Martha White, I am avoiding ALL their products!

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Identifying Lane Cedar Chest?

September 21, 20220 found this helpful

Also I should add I have already ordered a replacement lock so it can be replaced before selling or giving away.

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September 21, 20220 found this helpful

Thank you for all the great information! I was questioning if the serial number 112230 could possibly mean March 3, 1921. That still didn't make sense to me but your explanation makes perfect sense and fits in better with the appropriate date that she's appropriate.

Thank you again, and for helping me find others in the same Queen Ann style.

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September 21, 20220 found this helpful

Lane Company cedar chests, also called a "hope chest," were made from 1912 until the company closed in 2001 (89 years). They were made in a variety of styles. The year that a Lane Company cedar chest was made and the style are two of the main factors for determining its value.

Serial number of your Lane cedar chest is 112230, style #48636S.
Serial number holds clue to age of Lane cedar chest. Lane Cedar Chest serial numbers are dated in reverse, for example, if the chest's number is 2865150, so the production date is 05-15-68, or May 15, 1968. Sometimes there is an extra digit that indicates the plant where the chest was made - 2 in this example. But it seems that this rule does not always work. 1911 cannot be the year your chest was made.
Your chest is made in Queen Anne style. Lane made chests in Queen Anne style in the 1920s-1930s. www.ebay.com/.../353323075745
So I think the number should not be read backwards. SN 112230 means November 22 1930. I think in 1930 Lane Cedar Chest serial numbers are dated not in reverse. Here is an identical Lane Vintage Cedar Chest made in 1933:

instappraisal.com/.../1933-lane-vintage-cedar-chest

It has the serial #335280, style #48636x.

Most Lane cedar chests, on average, are valued between $150 and $400.

Identical Lane Cedar Chest was sold for $151 (26 bids)

www.ebth.com/.../1467767-lane-cedar-chest

Another identical Lane Queen Anne Style Cedar Lined Chest was sold for $171.22 (42 bids)

www.nmestateauctions.com/.../Lane-Queen-Anne-Style-Cedar-Lined...

Similar vintage Cedar Chest sold for $115 (20 bids)

auctions.transitionaldesign.net/.../Vintage-Cedar-Chest

Lane Flame Mahogany with Inlays Blanket Chest with Cedar Lining from 1933 is listed at $1,475

www.1stdibs.com/.../

Chests manufactured up to 1987 include a lock that catches and locks shut automatically when the lid closes. This led to the deaths of children. Many people have removed the locks from the chests, but there are still about 6 million chests that do not have the safety locks installed. Chests with the original locks may have a different value from those without them. If the lock hasn't been replaced, do so immediately or remove the lock for safety's sake.
www.hunker.com/.../determining-the-value-of-a-lane-cedar...

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September 21, 20220 found this helpful

Thank you for all the input. Your excellent suggestion to contact the lane contact us link was a good one. However, they really don't help with anything other than to provide information on procuring lock replacements. They have no records they keep identifying dates of manufacture etc

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Repairing a Vintage Magnavox TV?

September 21, 20220 found this helpful

I have a 1974 Magnavox TV Stereo Console with the 8 track, stereo, and record player. The TV does not work. I was told it needs vertical bars replaced to bring the picture back on the TV? My parents brought it new in December 1974. The sides have the curtains and sliding doors to cover the TV. Is there any value to this nice piece of furniture today?

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PVC Pipe For Deep Watering

September 21, 20220 found this helpful

dig a hole and place pvc pipe

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Vintage Basset Bedroom Set Value?

September 21, 20220 found this helpful

This Vintage Bassett Furniture dresser/buffet is identical www.google.com/search?tbs=simg:CAESYQk1gP6trprRjxpWCxCwjKcIGjoKOAgEEhSpFcE5oT6GFp8FtCzVFN05yzz4Exoant...

www.facebook.com/.../

There is no one handle on the chest drawer. I think your set could be worth about $600-700.

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Identifying A Wooden Tool?

September 21, 20220 found this helpful

Perhaps it is a bottle opener. I think that the diameter is suitable to insert a bottle cap there and the cap will catch on the screw.

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Replacement Airbake Tops?

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September 21, 20220 found this helpful

Did you ever find anything! I too need a replacement lid for the jelly roll pan!

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Soft Latch Hook?

September 21, 20220 found this helpful

Usually latch hook canvas gets softer after washing, but I don't know how soft you want the canvas to be. I did not find canvas special for pillows. All you can do is buy some high quality cotton latch hook canvas and wash it before starting your project.

I think these links will be useful to you:

www.thriftyfun.com/Making-a-Latch-Hook-Rug.html

How-to Turn A Latch Hook Into A Pillow

domesticstrata.com/.../

www.ehow.com/how_4488625_make-pillow-from-latch...

A video how to sew a custom latch hook pillow

www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7qn_ICXS1M

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Burnt On Grease on Glass Dish?

September 21, 20220 found this helpful

Baking soda and let it site and eventually it will breakdown and u can scrub it off.

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What Model Is My Sewing Machine?

September 21, 20220 found this helpful

Yeees, is this model, thank you so much

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September 21, 20220 found this helpful

Thank you very much

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September 21, 20220 found this helpful

You have JANOME sewing machine MODEL 531
Here JANOME MODEL 531 on the Greek Janome website
www.janome.gr/.../JANOME-MODEL-531

About Janome 531:

raptomixanes.blogspot.com/.../janome-531-japan.html

and video about Janome 531:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkkurlYqTxI

You can also find many similar New Home - Janome 531 sewing machines, but they have name New Home and they are made in white & blue color:

www.facebook.com/.../

picclick.co.uk/Vintage-New-Home-Janome-Model-531...

"In, the word Janome (pronounced Ja-NO-me) means "eye of the snake." The company earned the name in the 1920s when founder Yosaku Ose, a pioneer in Japanese sewing manufacturing, Japanese began to use a round metal bobbin system instead of the traditional long shuttle.
In 1960, ninety-three years after Barker and Clark first collaborated, New Home and the "New Home" brand were purchased by the Janome Sewing Machine Company of Tokyo, Japan." www.janome.com/about-us /history/
ismacs.net/.../the_men_behind_new_home_a_history...

Janome 531 Manual in English - PDF (free):

www.sewingmachinesplus.com/manual-j-531-en.php

You can use the manual for New Home 531 Sewing Machine as it is the same model.

New Home 531 Sewing Machine Threading Guide:

manualsoncd.com/.../

New Home 531 Sewing Machine Instruction Manuals:

manualsoncd.com/.../

becclessewing.co.uk/.../new-home-531-instruction-manual-download

New Home ' Janome 531 Sewing Machine Service-Parts Manual:

manualsoncd.com/.../

If you want to find out the year of manufacture of your sewing machine, then you need to find its serial number. You should easily find the plate with the serial number at the back of your sewing machine. Then go to "SUPPORT" www.janome.com/.../ and fill out the request there. They should have a record of the serial number.
I found this information about approximative date:
www.janome.com/.../orange-ma-and-rockford-il-dates-of...

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September 21, 20220 found this helpful

You have JANOME sewing machine MODEL 531
Here a JANOME MODEL 531 on the Greek Janome website
www.janome.gr/.../JANOME-MODEL-531

You can also find many identical New Home - Janome 531 Sewing Machine, but with blue color:

www.facebook.com/.../

picclick.co.uk/Vintage-New-Home-Janome-Model-531...

"In, the word Janome (pronounced Ja-NO-me) means "eye of the snake." The company earned the name in the 1920s when founder Yosaku Ose, a pioneer in Japanese sewing manufacturing, Japanese began to use a round metal bobbin system instead of the traditional long shuttle.
In 1960, ninety-three years after Barker and Clark first collaborated, New Home and the "New Home" brand were purchased by the Janome Sewing Machine Company of Tokyo, Japan." www.janome.com/.../

ismacs.net/.../the_men_behind_new_home_a_history...

You can use the manual for New Home 531 Sewing Machine as it is the same model.

New Home 531 Sewing Machine Threading Guide:

manualsoncd.com/.../

New Home 531 Sewing Machine Instruction Manuals:

manualsoncd.com/.../

becclessewing.co.uk/.../new-home-531-instruction-manual-download

New Home Janome 531 Sewing Machine Service-Parts Manual:

manualsoncd.com/.../

If you want to find out the year of manufacture of your sewing machine, then you need to find its serial number. You should easily find the plate with the serial number at the back of your sewing machine. Then go to "SUPPORT" www.janome.com/.../ and fill out the request there. They should have a record of the serial number.
I found this information about approximative date:
www.janome.com/.../orange-ma-and-rockford-il-dates-of...

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September 20, 20220 found this helpful

I believe your Janome is the same model as New Home 531.
Here is how to find your model number but check online for Janome 531 and New Home 531 to see if they match your machine.
www.thriftyfun.com/Locating-Sewing-Machine-Model-and...
' model number or style number
' serial number
' place of manufacture.
All of this information should be on or under the needle plate area.

Here is a link to download a manual for your machine: Janome 531.
You have to go through the complete order process but I checked this out and it is safe. No money is involved and the link is safe. I downloaded the PDF, and it's perfect, but I do not think my link will work for someone else.
www.sewingmachinesplus.com/manual-j-531-en.php

www.thriftyfun.com/.../
manualsoncd.com/.../

If you're still having problems, please join this sewing forum, as these members can help you with any problem or any machine.
www.quiltingboard.com/.../

www.google.com/search?newwindow=1&source=univ&tbm...

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September 20, 20220 found this helpful

This Janome sewing machine looks almost identical to yours:
www.thriftyfun.com/Finding-Replacement-Parts-for-Janome...
You might check & see if you can find this serial # on your machine.
#531091335
Here's the link to Janome also: www.janome.com/.../

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Identifying Tiny Black Bugs?

September 21, 20220 found this helpful

There is a similar question:
www.reddit.com/.../

Perhaps this is a thrips (thunder bugs). Adult thrips can fly, but houseplant thrips tend to crawl as their main mode of transportation, rather than flying.
They are harmless.

You might post your question in reddit community 'whats this bug'

www.reddit.com/.../

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September 21, 20220 found this helpful

I think you have thrips (order Thysanoptera):

upload.wikimedia.org/.../220px-Ponticulothrips_diospyrosi...

They are minute, mostly 1 mm long or less. They are elongated with transversely constricted bodies. They range in size from 0.5 to 14 mm (0.02 to 0.55 in) in length for the larger predatory thrips, but most thrips are about 1 mm in length. en.wikipedia.org/.../Thrips
Perhaps you have flowers in your bedroom or plants nearby.

 
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September 20, 20220 found this helpful

I'm not sure if we can help you without more information, and a close up picture would show the body and legs.
You do not say if they bite, just crawl around, fly or smell.
Where are they on your bed? Top of covers?
Anywhere else in your house?
Have you checked to make sure they are not bedbugs?
This is only if they bite, or you are finding red bite marks that itch.

Your best bet is to try and capture one or more and place them in a small jar or baggie and take them to your local Ace or True Value hardware store, as they will be able to help you find the name of your bug and also what to do to get rid of them before they multiply.
They may be able to help with a good description.

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Can I Cut These From My Grapevine?


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September 21, 20220 found this helpful

Thank you. These are Scuppernong grapes. We live in the North Carolina piedmont area. The winters can get down in the teens but are usually not too cold.

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Clothes Pin Chairs

September 20, 20220 found this helpful

I'm looking for patterns for a barbie lounger that I can put on paper nd a deck chair

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Rubbing Alcohol as a Flea Repellent

September 20, 20220 found this helpful

Nearly every commercial flea spray for dogs or cats has a significant amount of alcohol as the base.
Many products to treat pet skin problems contain alcohol.
So NO alcohol sprayed in moderation on pets is safe.

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How Can I Make a Rain Cover for a Power Wheelchair?

September 20, 20220 found this helpful

We recently purchased a cover for the husbands power chair. I got it from Amazon, the silver rubbed on the chair and it ripped in several places. It was also too baggy and I had to bungie it down.

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