Del Rio News Herald from Del Rio, Texas on April 14, 1971 · Page 4
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4-DEL RIO (TEXAS) NEWS-HERALD. Wednesday. April 14, 1971 Hints From Heloise Crochet a Clever Qover-up ^ 3AR HELOISE: H-E-L-P! What have I d<W to my plastic cups ??????? They had gotten so stained that as a last resort I used household bleach on them. It worked beautifully, but after „'- >.-oral applications I find that my cups look horrible. Karen F. * * 9 Mi-av Karen: Evidently, as is .evidenced y the numbers of letters we have received from, young wives, you are not alone In your dilemma. In fact, we have received so many letters in the past few iii;/nths voicing such concern that I feel it necessary to repeat the warning I gave you several years ago. I want to caution you to •NEVER use any type of steel wool, or household bleach on plastic cups! Kvery manufacturer of plastic that I have talked with tells me that bleach ruins the finish and steel wool takes off the finish. All agree — and I'm sure from your letters you are aware of it—that by using these two items you have removed the coat of-filin'tat your plastic, and gals, this caif jiev- cr be put back on again. The only thing that is rec- s ommended by the manufacturers of plastic dinnerware is: Take a soft cloth, dampen ii, dip in BAKING SODA, and ^ our the cup. This does NOT h.urt the finish. And some types of unabra- sive silver cleaners will also do tho work. Again, may I caution you— —ad all of Joe Blow's directions (the Joe Blow who manufactures each item) and you will find that NEVER,-NEV- KK, NEVER has he said to use soap-filled pads for cleaning those plastic cups! And ladles, if Joe Blow says it—you better believe it. Heloise * * « T'EAR HELOISE: I have camped out in rustic c:ibius a lot in my life, but this ,s one of the neatest ideas I i vc come across in all these years' of camping. My • -sister-in-law' turned^, an ordinary outhouse into a pleas- ;mt place by putting a bit of linoleum on the floor. Shefused toilet seats on the wooden bench that had been covered with adhesive-backed paper and, best of all, added :-,n insulated gallon jug of hot water wtyh a small spigot in it This was placed on a small shelf about shoulder high so anyone could reach it. A dime store washpan, complete with a bar of soap and paper towels on a holder, added to the convenience. And the water stayed warm until time to refill the jug. A" the comforts of home! Mrs. V. L. S. * * » LETTER OF LAUGHTER DEAR HELOISE: One day I was inspired to put my favorite gripes In verse and here goes: Buttons that melt;/ grlppers that pop./ Zippers that stick, of course, at the top./ Stripes that don't match; buttons no wringer will wring./ Worse yet, buttons all attached on one long string./ Threads left undipped; seams that will spread; Colors that bleed, tinting clothes, blue or red./ Things that are washable, exclusive of trim./ It was too much in the first place, but firmly seamed in./ A Reader * * * DEAR HELOISE: When I send birthday or anniversary cards I make every effort to include a few lines. I have been thanked so often •«by people who say they enjoy the card so much more with a short personal message, not just the signature. As long as you have gone to the trouble to buy a card and mail it, adding that little personal message will take only a few seconds longer. Mrs. C. W. By JUDY LOVE \ Summer fun and games are right around the corner, and right now is the time to start the action. Crochet is the name of this game for warmer weather fun* The prize is one of the most unusual pseudo-sweater toppers I've seen. Call it a mini-cloak, a clever kind of sleeveless jacket or simply one of the smartest figure-flatterers you ever put on to add a touch- of warmth. You crochet this fashion- right spprter on a Size G hook, using two 4-oz. packs of Bear Brand or Fleisher's yarn. One size fits everyone; the finished, measurements before shaping are 16 inches across the frojit or back. The wide self-belt, croche ted with its own buttonhole, is, fastened 14 inches from the bottom. You can adjust the fit by snugging the belt or , button placement, of course. The front panel of this clever half-cloak features a lovely open pattern that's easy to work from the good, clear instructions I have for you. There's a textured front pjaneling pattern, open work, then a repeat of the panel pattern. The V-neck- lijie and sleeveless sides all are finished in an easy sc edging. Wear this versatile crocheted cover-up with casual clothes, slip it over shorts, pants, shirts and skirts, or even add a newsy touch to a dress by topping it with this novel and becoming conversation-maker, i Instructions to c r o c h e t this one-size semisweater are available from your local newspaper. Be the first in your set to sport one. Simply send 50 cents to Stitchin' Time, c/o your local newspaper, Radio City Station, Box 503, New York, N.Y. 10021. Ask for leaflet S314. Include your name, address and zip code. * » * Knit Knacks DEAR JUDY—One time you mentioned something about knitted garments or items you crochet having a custom-made look. I follow your directions carefully, but somehow they often lack what I call a really f in- ished look! Can you help? Thanks.—Mrs. C. E. C., Fontana, Kan. DEAR MRS. C.: Let's review just what you mean by following directions. Are you positive, for instance, that your stitch gauge is absolutely correct? This is basic to every knit or crochet pattern, and I can't emphasize it enough. If you are, you're more than halfway home. The final step for a truly custom look is the steaming or blocking of finished garments. Here's what I recommend: with wrong side out, lay your garments on pressing board, pin to measurements given. Then steam lightly with a moderately hot iron over a damp cloth. Never let the iron rest on any one spot. Steam one side, let dry. Turn, pin the other side down, and steam that side. Then let it stay there until completely dry. Finally, steam all seams and edges. Your garment will look like a million dollar s!— JUDY LOVE. (NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE AS5N.1 Here's One for the sedson, two for the show. A great little semislipover you crochet, from easy-to-follow directions. Wear it with casuals, or snap-up a daytime dress with this clever cover-up. •• DEAR HELOISE: I have found that solid colored pillow cases blend very well with the pretty new flowered, striped, or plaid sheets. You will find that they are also easier on the pocketbook. Just choose a shade that blends with the main color in the sheets and you will be pleased with the results. Sleepy tune gal * * * DEAR HELOISE: Just made me an instant paper, towel roller from one of those hangers with the round cardboard on it. I pulled out the cardboard, inserted each end of the hanger in a roll of paper towels and had a dandy emergency towel roller. 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