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What do you need? What do you want? What do you want to give away? What do you need help with? What can you offer help with? posted by Slarty Bartfast to Online (16 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

North of Seattle:

I'm sewing masks to give away. Pick-up, no mailing (for my sanity). They're the pleated kind, and don't have nose wires.
posted by The corpse in the library at 11:10 AM on May 21


Southwest of Seattle: Can give away sourdough starter at will for porch pickup.

I can also invite people to cut some roses from my front garden.

I have a giant bag of dried blueberries, unopened, which has too much sugar for me to eat.
posted by bq at 11:52 AM on May 21


(Northgate) I have an almost-new microsoft wireless keyboard/mouse. Used for about 2 weeks, disinfected a number of times. It's a fine keyboard, just decided I needed an ergo one.
posted by Gorgik at 1:22 PM on May 21


Columbia City:

We have
* 1.5 bags tortilla chips
* 1 head romaine lettuce
* lots of yeast that I'm willing to give away in small portions, TBD
* 45-ish yards of 'elastic' (stretchy fabric cord that was called elastic on Amazon, suitable for over-the-ear face masks
* homemade pleated cloth face masks, with substandard elastic that is weak because it is from wide elastic cut in half and will eventually need replacing (I can do that for you, if I ever get suitable elastic). Masks are 2 layers of cotton with a non-woven filter layer and wire nose piece sewn in.
* Lots of 3/4" colored ribbons for masks
* Clorox wipes

We're looking for:
* lots of 1/4" or 3/8" elastic for around-the-head-and-neck face masks
* several yards neutral solid fabric for lining masks
posted by QuakerMel at 1:45 PM on May 21


> 3/8" elastic for around-the-head-and-neck face masks

I've got 50+ yards you can have if you don't mind the trek all the way to Shoreline. At least traffic moves quickly these days...
posted by The corpse in the library at 2:16 PM on May 21 [1 favorite]


How should we note when things are no longer available?
posted by Gorgik at 2:45 PM on May 21 [1 favorite]


I think just drop a note in this thread.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 6:01 PM on May 21


And damn Gorgik, I could have used that keyboard 4 weeks ago. Thought about grabbing it but then I'd have a less good one I'd have to unload.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 6:02 PM on May 21


Keyboard is taken :-)
posted by Gorgik at 8:40 PM on May 21


My elastic has gone to QuakerMel, and I have her elastic cord. Success!

I’m still making masks for people who want them, now with improved ear-loops (or fabric ties).
posted by The corpse in the library at 10:12 AM on May 22 [1 favorite]


Capitol Hill area, I have:
*a pound of Saf instant yeast that can spare some ounces.
*1 or 2 like-new litter boxes of various styles that have been rejected by the diva cat.
*2 vacuum cleaners in good working condition
-Shark Navigator Lift Away (Wirecutter pick) ~3 years old with manuals and accessories
-Eureka Mighty Mite Pet Lover canister, a few years older but still works fine, with attachments and a new bag.
posted by doift at 9:32 PM on May 22


I have more fabric than I can use. (I've been making masks, but not quickly, in between school, working part-time, and a kid.) I'm in West Seattle/White Center area. I could use binding tape and elastic (couldn't we all), for the masks I will continue to make . I have jigsaw puzzles (most are dollar store level of quality), I am happy to give them away or trade then, especially for jigsaws missing pieces (I use them for art).

If you need some cloth masks, I can make a few. Slowly. Happy to give them away. (Either the pleated kind or Tom Bihn pattern, if you think one would fit you better.)
posted by Margalo Epps at 9:53 AM on May 23


I am in the market for a SMALL DRESSER, max. 30” wide. Thanks!
posted by tristeza at 11:17 AM on May 23


We have a bookshelf that's the right width you could have if it would help.
posted by aniola at 1:44 PM on May 25


Whoops wrong thread, I'm in Portland. Sorry!
posted by aniola at 1:44 PM on May 25


Ok, we are revising our whole sleeping system. I have a once very nice now pretty well used queen size mattress that both my kids were conceived upon that has to go. Own a piece of history!

I also have a very nice Land of Nod single bed, mattress and frame, negotiable on matching dresser and night stand, that has to go.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 9:49 PM on June 5



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