April 11, 2020

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A maker's mark on the back of Saxon china.

Identifying Saxon ChinaTo identify Saxon China you can find information and pictures at the Sebring Historical Society. There are also pieces on Ebay.

 

Various pieces to many different board games.

Instructions for Poker Tiles GameThe instructions for the Poker Tiles Game can be found through the customer service of the company who made the game, Master Pieces Puzzles. The rules can also be found there.

 

A cocoon of an insect.

Identifying Egg Casings or CocoonsIdentifying what kind of insect is about to hatch in your yard can be hard to determine. There are many fascinating cocoons to be investigated.

 

Recipes

Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip  on baking sheetCookies

Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip CookiesWith just 7 ingredients, you can make these delicious bite size coconut flour chocolate chip cookies! My kids prefer bite size cookies, but you can make your cookies standard size if you would like.

 

Sauteed Chicken Thighs with veggies on plate

Sauteed Chicken ThighsI think chicken thighs are juicier than breasts. When they are on sale, I bone them myself and freeze. This meal used a lot of things I had in the house, as we are advised to stay home. I used green onions and garlic I froze from my garden, and packages of duck sauce and soy sauce my husband got with his Chinese takeout lunches that I save.

 

Articles

Protecting Clothespin Bag Left on Clothesline - dog food bag slipped over clothespin bag

Protecting Clothespin Bag Left on ClotheslineSoon begins the hanging laundry on the line season. I have a very nice cloth monogrammed bag that I like to keep hanging on the clothesline right where I need it. To protect it from the rain and sun I found a simple solution. After I emptied a large birdseed bag I cleaned it out and cut a hole in the top, slipped it over the bag and it is well protected with ease.

 

Easter Box - filled goodie bag in Easter box

Easter BoxEaster is right around the corner, tomorrow! If you don't have any baskets you can improvise and make this Easter box (or it could be held like a basket if you cut the handle (where the top is a circle larger). Then, fill with some goodies inside.

 

Questions

Average Weight and Height for a Pit Bull Puppy - black and white puppy lying on a rug

Average Weight and Height for a Pit Bull PuppyMy Pit Bull female puppy is 64 days old and has weight 5.4 lga and height from ground to shoulder is 13 inches. Is it underweight and under growth?

 

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Getting Rid of Condensation Between Glass on Sliding DoorI have a double glass sliding door that has condensation collect in between the glass. Sometimes it is to the point where you cannot see out of it. Does any one know a way of getting rid of this besides replacing the glass?

 

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Humidifier Left a White Mark on NightstandI have a nightstand where a humidifier turned an area white. My guess is it is from the heat from the humidifier. It's not white dust that can be cleaned. How can I repair this?

 

Identifying Flying Insects Indoors - brown flying insect in bathroom

Identifying Flying Insects IndoorsI have these insects around the flat on the walls and ceilings. They seem to fly if disturbed. There are many in the bathroom. I have recently noticed a lot of them. Any ideas what they are?

 

Value of a Vintage Two Door Cabinet or Sideboard - two door sideboard with carved center panel

Value of a Vintage Two Door Cabinet or SideboardDoes anyone know a little bit more about this furniture, such as the age and value? It was left in my parents house by the previous owners. It may be WWII vintage, but I am not sure.

 

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Repairing an Air BedHow do I fix a pump up bed that has bowed in the middle due to heat from sun?

 

Identifying a Painful White Spot on My Finger - small white spot near the tip of a finger

Identifying a Painful White Spot on My FingerI had this white spot come up on my finger over past couple weeks, it feels uncomfortable when you press on it and I wanted to ask what could that be?

 

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Singer Sewing Machine Not StitchingMy Singer classic does not sew. It grabbed the bobbin thread, but it won't do any stitches. It does go up and down. The needle is right, the tension is right, something else is wrong.

 

Identifying a Childhood Stuffed Animal - white stuffed dog

Identifying a Childhood Stuffed AnimalI've had this white stuffed Bull Dog since about 2005-2006 that was given to me by my mom. We have searched for years to find another and can not find anything. It has no tags and has been through many stitches and re-stuffs. He had a nose at some point and i would love it if someone could please help me find another one to know what he looked like before I got him.

 

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Value of an Ashton Drake DollHow much is the Little Florence Ashton Drake doll worth? She has been kept behind glass and is in perfect shape.

 

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Singer Machine Won't Pick Up Bobbin ThreadMy Singer 7422 Advanced portable machine locked up when I was trying to use the zig-zag stitch for repair on denim fabric shorts. I had to cut the material/thread loose. It sounded like it was hitting something. I re-threaded the machine and it will not pickup the bobbin thread.

 

Identifying Ceramic Figurines - male figurine in 18th century dress

Identifying Ceramic FigurinesCan you identify these pieces?

 

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Repairing a Kenmore Ice MakerI have a Kenmore model #106.57368700. The ice maker was leaking and causing big a chunk to form in the ice bin. We replaced the water inlet valve, but that did not work so we replaced the ice maker. Now the water will not shut off. Any idea what need to do I need to do to fix it?

 

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Cleaning a Gas Oven with AmmoniaIs it safe to use ammonia to clean a gas oven?

 

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Singer Sewing Machine Stuck in ReverseMy model 6235 Singer sewing machine only sews in reverse. I have taken it somewhat apart, but it looks like the reverse button raises the reverse lever, but the lever will not come back down unless I push it down. I have oiled the moving parts but it seems pretty stiff. Any ideas?

 

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