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6E Des Moines Sunday Register April 18, 1999 Free Time info "1 Made in Iowa Antiques Collecting News and tips for hobbyists and collectors, by Ralph and Terry Kovel. Spring flowers inspire designers, collectors -fs Spring flow ers have inspired artists for arol aT Aim centuries, and one of the most recognizable blossoms is the daffodil. The bulb grows through the It Grows on You mm snow to produce leaves and yel Art in the Park will be Aug. 28 at Hilton Coliseum in Ames. For an entry form, contact The Octagon, 427 Douglas Ames, la.

50010; (515) 232-5331 or e-mail Deadline is May 14. Mid-Iowa Train Show will be from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. next Sunday at Valley High School in West Des Moines.

Treats and Treasures Crafts offers a stitchery pattern called "To Plant a Field Is To Believe in Tomor- row," with a sun and plants. The finished size is 8x10 inches, and the cost is $7 postpaid. Order from Treats and Treasures Crafts, 2925 Oak Garner, la. low llowers in March or April. It's easy to un (515)923-2641.

(515) 923-2641. derstand how designers of lamps, pottery or fabrics use A craft show Sept. 18 by flowers in their designs. Some of the Women of Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 3820 SW Ninth St. in Des Moines, seeks exhibitors; 288-7727.

the major art potteries like Roseville, Rook- 'Specially for You, 7611 Douglas Ave. in Urbandale, carries women's T-shirts with sayings, such as "Here's to Good Women. May We Know Them. May We Be Them. May We Raise Them." Cost is 270-8313.

Story City's spring style show and brunch at 10 a.m. for $10 or style show and luncheon at 1 p.m. for $12 will be Saturday at the Cottage on Broad in Story City. Call (515) 733-4214 for tickets. wood or Weller This Handel lamp with the flower- reverse-painted glass shade made Shop Talk Donna'a Country Collec MM) 4MMD MMI MNkV mH VMM JWMfc MMBHC panels.

For hand-quilters, she will baste quilts; (515) 287-3928. A new book, "At Home With Patrick Lose Colorful Quilted Projects" Publishing, $24.95) offers a number of creative projects by the pattern and fabric designer from Van Meter, la. He has done a number of projects for a variety of Meredith publications and designs quilts, wearable art, cross-stitch, greeting cards, holiday ornaments and home decorating accessories. The book is available at book stores and quilting shops. Honey Bee Quilters of Winterset will host designer Kris Kerrigan of Afton in a trunk show of her patterns at 7:30 p.m.

Monday at the Madison County Historical Society; $1 donation. Bidwell Riverside Center, a Des Moines non-profit charitable project sponsored by the United Methodist Churches of Iowa, is having a half-price sale of member-donated quilts, comforters and af-ghans at Antiqueollectors Mall, 1980 Grand Ave. in West Des Moines. Quilt Talk New pattern from Afton. See Quilt Talk.

tion, 234 Fifth St. in Valley Junction, will host a Brighton trunk show of purses, belts, watches and jewelry from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Heart of Iowa Marketplace, 221 Fifth St.

in Valley Junction, will host Diane Roupe of Johnston, author of "Blue Ribbon Country Cookbook" (Potter, $35), in a book signing from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. The shop also carries limited edition Williraye collectible dolls and figures. Out Of My Mind Designs by Peri Woltjer, 4215 Chamberlain Drive in Des Moines, carries a variety of new artful accessories. Hours are 9:30 a.m.

to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 277-3002. Special Events Indian Blanket, a pattern for a 72x96-inch flannel quilt, features a contemporary version of an early block. The cost is $7.50 postpaid. Order fromKathyHerzberg, 1832 Creamery Road, Afton, la.

50830. Deana Carfrae's business, Quilted Dreams, offers hand-guided machine quilting and custom T-shirt and memory quilts. She also will assemble quilts from cross-stitched and embroidered squares and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the 4-H Building on the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines.

Spring Fling Antiques Show and Sale will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church at Clear Lake.

'1 Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre will present "Little Red Riding Hood" at 2 and 4:30 p.m. Saturday and next Sunday at Owl Glass Puppetry Center in West Liberty; (319) 627-2487 for tickets. Spring Gathering of the StiUmeadow Society of Iowa will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Danish Inn at Elk Horn; (712) 328-6942.

Bike Around Carroll County Iowa (BACCI) will be June 12-13, starting at Swan Lake State Park south of Carroll. For registration forms, contact Carroll Chamber of Commerce, Box 307, 223 W. Fifth Carroll, la. 51401. City- wide garage sales will be Saturday in St.

Ansgar. Shows The Creative Echen decorated with daffodils is en AAA ware and flower worth over $8,000. vaseg Roseville had over seven vases decorated with raised daffodils. Tiffany made at least eight stained glass lampshades depicting flowers. Philip Handel made three or more different reverse-painted lampshades featuring daffodils.

The Handel lamps, made in New York City from 1893 to 1933, are very popular with collectors. When the lamp is lit, the flowers glow in bright colors, suggesting spring. Q. What is the difference between a jelly cabinet, a pie safe and a dry sink? Ai All of these pieces were used in a 19th century kitchen. The jelly or jam cabinet was used to store jam, jelly, tea and other foods.

The cabinets were usually 52 inches high with a few drawers above a pair of paneled doors. The food was kept on shelves behind the doors to keep mice out. A pie safe or kitchen safe was a ventilated cabinet that held pies, bread, meat or other perishable food. Pierced tin panels or screens on the front and sides kept insects out and let air in. A dry sink was used for washing dishes.

It had a shallow well on top that was lined with tin or lead. The bottom was a storage cupboard. Some sinks had a hole in the top that was used to drain the water from the sink, some had splashboards and drawers. Many were painted. Qi My milk glass Easter egg is close to 100 years old.

It is a little over 6 inches long. Painted on the egg in a gold color are stems, leaves and a poem that is barely legible now. Can you tell me about glass eggs? A American glass companies around the turn of the century made many different types of milk glass (white glass) eggs. The glass companies often sent the eggs to a decorating company to be painted. If the painting on your egg was not worn, your egg could sell for about $50.

Q. have a black cast-iron bank in the shape of a horse. The word "Beauty" is printed on the left side. The bank has no moving parts and stands 4' inches tall and 4Vi inches long. It has been in our family for several generations.

I would like to know who made it and what it's worth. A Your bank was made by the Arcade Manufacturing Co. of Freeport, 111. It dates from sometime between 1910 and 1932. Arcade was founded in 1892 as a manufacturer of industrial and household iron goods.

By the early 1900s, the company was making still banks, cast-iron toys, souvenirs and advertising items. Arcade was sold to the Rockwell Manufacturing Co. in 1946, and the brand name was discontinued. Your bank sells for about $100. Send questions to the Kovels, The Des Moines Register, King Features Syndicate, 235 E.

45th New York, NY. 10017. Syndicate lac. 7 a 'mmm-. English Bath Buns Early Bird Arts and Crafts Sale, Spring Edition, will be from 5 to 9 p.m.

Friday and Get Growing Landscape Design Study Courses will be May 6-8 at the Iowa Arboretum near Madrid. Send registration fee of $25 plus $2 testing fee for Course 1 to Kelly Vogel, 2645 260th Marshalltown, la. 50158. For information, call (515) 752-0542 or e-mail to.

Des Moines Botanical Center classes this week include Spring Vegetable Menu with Paula Persinger at 7 p.m. Tuesday, at $10 members and $12 nonmembers; and Spring in the Herb Garden with the Des Moines Herb Study Group at 7 p.m. Thursday, at $7 members and $9 nonmem- bers. Call 242-2934 to register. Submissions for FYI should be sent a minimum of two weeks before the desired date of publication to: FYI, Des Moines Register Newsroom, P.O.

Box 957, Des Moines, la. 50304. Tlie Register does not endorse the events or products listed. Carol McGarvey can be reached at 284-8363 or Vz cup warm water 2 packages active dry yeast V2 cup warm milk (100 to 110 degrees) V2 cup butter or margarine, softened 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt 4 cups all-purpose flour 2 large eggs 1 egg, slightly beaten with 1 tablespoon water 'A cup sugar 1 cup chopped almonds Place warm water in large warm bowl.

Sprinkle in yeast; stir until dissolved. Add warm milk, butter, 2 tablespoons sugar, salt and 2 cups flourl. Beat 2 minutes at high speed, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in enough remaining flour to make soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes.

Place in greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 1 hour. lightly floured surface. Divide into 24 equal pieces. Shape each piece into smooth balls.

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Place in greased 2'2-inch muffin cups. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 30 minutes. Brush top with egg mixture. Sprinkle cup sugar and almonds over top.

Bake 20 minutes or until done. Remove from New book by Iowan. See Quilt Talk. Punch dough down; turn out onto vn; turn out onto pans; cool on wire rack. Makes 24 buns.

By Hand Pet Stop Simple techniques for crafts and home decorating, by Carol Endler Sterbenz. Stamp Collecting Whafs new and notable in philately, by Michael L.Pauly. Berry delightful Clnsfprs nf fniit hpr. IlRl ries adorn the newest 1 2USA I changed the standard light bulb to a clear glass, low-watt bulb in the shape of a flame. postage stamps re leased by the U.S.

a1 I've heard that you can predict the size of a mixed breed dog by looking at the size of its paws, is that true? Ai No, you cannot rely on the size of a puppy's paws to predict the size of a full grown dog. This can be illustrated by the fact that adult collies have small paws and adult cocker spaniels have large paws! Seeing the parents is the only true way of knowing the size your puppy will be when full grown. If size is a restriction where you live, you should be looking at adult dogs. Paula Sunday, Pet Behavior Counselor Send questions to Pet Stop, Animal Rescue League of Iowa 5452 N.E 22nd St, Des Moines, la, 50313; call (515) 262-9503; or fax questions to (515) Postal Service. Depicted on the four 33-cent stamps are blueberries, strawberries, blackberries and raspberries.

Issued recently during a strawberry festival in Louisiana, the Cast this light A clamp-on lamp that I used by my workbench now creates some mood lighting in my bedroom. Estimated working time: 2 hours Estimated cost: $22 to $30 Clip-On Lamp Lamp Retro-Fit 1 square foot of 60-by-60 wire mesh (aluminum, or as desired) Compass, ruler, pencil, scissors Hot-glue gun and glue sticks Clothes pins or paper clips Scrap paper, masking tape Flame-style clear bulb with standard socket Optional: beaded fringe 1. To prepare lamp, remove shade, change bulb to flame-shaped style and use clamps to secure lamp to stationary object, oriented as shown in photograph. 2. To make pattern for shade, lay sheet of scrap paper on flat work surface.

3. Use compass to scribe four concentric circles, each with same center point, as follows: Push point of compass into center of paper and scribe: A) circle with 'i-inch radius; B) circle with VS-inch radius; C) circle with 5'2-inch radius; and D) circle with 5 Ki-inch radius. 4. Draw straight line from point on arc of inner circle (A) to point on arc of outer circle (D), using ruler and pencil to connect points. 5.

Cut along marked straight line, then along marked circumference of circles A and using scissors. 6. To make flaps for neat edges, begin at bottom edge, measuring and marking arc in 'i-inch increments, then use scissors to snip into bottom edge, being careful not to cut into marked line; repeat for top edge, this time snipping arc in 'n-inch increments. 7. Use fingers to fold flaps flat at top and bottom edges.

8. Test-fit paper shade over bulb, first shaping shade into fury i lit yf Hi 'I mandarin-style hat and adjusting overlap so that shade balances on bulb; use tape to secure fit. 9. Mark position of overlap, adding inch for folded edge, then trim pattern of excess overlap. Note: Shade will be approximately 116 inch larger than a half circle on pattern.

10. Lay pattern flat on wire mesh, tracing around using pencil. 11. Use scissors to cut along marked lines. 12.

Follow Steps 6 and 7 to create neat folded edge at top and bottom of mesh shade. 13. Optional: To decorate shade with beaded fringe, A) lay shade on protected work surface, folded flaps facing up; B) lay woven edge of fringe even with edge of folded mesh, beads hanging free; C) use hot glue to secure in place. 14. For neat straight edge on mesh, fold over 'i inch on one straight side, pressing fold flat with edge of ruler.

15. To make shade, hold mesh in hands and form cone, allowing folded straight edge to overlap raw straight edge. 16. Use clothes pins or paper clips to hold cone shape, then test-fit shade on light bulb. 17.

When satisfied, make light pencil mark on mesh to indicate position of overlap. 18. Lift shade off light bulb and apply fine line of hot-glue to wrong side of folded overlap. 19. Immediately reposition overlap, then press glue to adhere.

20. To display, balance shade on lamp bulb. Umvkhsai. 1'rkss Syndicate s. fir 1S' Srajuii i i i stamps are available now at Iowa post offices.

All are the increasingly popular self-adhesive type. They are being sold in three formats, as coils of 100, flat panes of 20 and folded booklets of 15. All the stamps have the same basic design, with a group of berries in color as the central motif. The "33" and the "USA" are positioned at the top left. The stamps were printed by gravure, using the standard magenta, cyan, yellow and black inks.

Initial production orders call for printing 2 billion stamps in the coil version, 1.2 billion in the panes of 20, and just under 154 million in the booklets. Collectors who want first day of issue cancels on the new stamps can send their stamped and addressed envelopes to "Fruit Berries Stamps," co Postmaster, Ponchatoula, La. 70454-9998. Requests must be postmarked by May 10. Michael L.

Pauly, a retired Register edi tor, collects U.S. stamps. You can e-mail to him at Misty is a three-year-old female tan and white Lab mix. To adopt her, call the Animal Rescue League at (515).

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