New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 29, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas
Thursday. October 29 1987
Herald-Ze/funp New Braunfels Texas
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Does your chou pull plugs out of the socket by their cord7 Blow dry his hair with wet hands when standing on a damp f loo! ? Or have you ever caught your child sticking a metal object, like a fork, into the toaster before disconnecting it first?
Chances are everyone in your family has taken one or two of these electrical risks In the wrong situation, everyday appliances such as mixers, hair dryers and power tools can become health hazards. They can be of even greater risk to children who haven t learned to use them safely or are not old enough to read the warning label
About 400 to 600 people are electrocuted in the home each yea* * Fof , ’J" > s safety
take precautions Purchases Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFC!) for your nome to protect against electrical hazards The GFCI is an easy to use safety device For fui ther information call your electrician or PFC And learn how to shut off your fuse box or circuit breaker in an emergency Above all. educate your children about electrical safety. It could save their life
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New Braunfels' Heritage Exhibit has grown annually to an event that now attracts the attention of more than the City of Prince Solms. The exhibit dovetails with Wurstfest and therefore will be seen by visitors as well as New Braunfelsers and Comal Countians. Some of the exhibit's unusual entries include, top, Charlotte Chunn giving a trapper a beard trim as the scene might have looked more than 130 years ago. At center is a mountain lion on loan from Coach Tim Kingsbury of New Braunfels High School, an avid bow hunter. A'though seeing one m 1987 is unusual across the Hill Country, they are still around and were more prevalent in 1845 At bottom right, Mary Dischmger sets up the props in the bakery of the Heritage Exhibit. Lots of good (and, yes, fattening) things to eat will be available at the exhbiit as well as Wurstfest, which annually attracts tens of thousands of visitors to town (Photos by Deryl Clark)
By BOB SA WY! H
There are four seasons in much of the world But at our hou.se blere are only three the holidays, getting• ready-for-the holidays sealion and the holidayan’t Im* over season' We are a gift giving bunch Because we make nearly
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By BETH COTTEN
I think I ve discovered why crochet projects are such popular holiday items because needlework is great stress therapy!
It s also a wonderfully creaUve way to work off the excess energy created by thinking up new decorations, gifts and entertainments for the most exciting, meaningful and enjoyable time of the year.
One of our most popular all-time projects is the beautiful crocheted tree and ornaments designed and created by talented crafter Charlotte Higgins of Monroe. l,a
The 15-mch-tall tree, with seven different styles of tiny ornaments, makes a perfect table centerpiece You can reproduce Charlotte's tree from our step-by-step plans, which include crochet, blocking and assembly instructions for this project, plus ten snowflakes and three ornaments for a large tree.
Also included in our special Christmas packet are plans for card holders, a wreath, ornaments, porch and lawn displays, a calico tree. stockings, nativity scene and indoor Santa display Specify No. 4240. $19 95 Our catalog, with discount coupons, is $2 95
To order, specify the number and enclose a check or money order to Makin’ Things for Christmas, IX»pt 78731-1328. F O Box 1000, Bixby, Okla. 74008
Charlotte's crocheted tree is made on a 4xl2-inch foam cone base She crocheted a cover for the cone and then made the branches separately The eight crocheted branches'* are actually skirls of increasingly smaller sires, which fit around the covered cone
everything we give, the getting-ready season starts early — say, February. It helps us lose the holidays can’t be over blues This year, getting ready included one of my favorite projects, a new rocking horse. Although my kids are past the rocking-horse age, the re's always someone in the extended family who wants one The sturdy, hand some horse is a real heirloom that will last for
generations. It features graceful lines, a mop-head mane and tane and is constructed mainly >f standard 2 inch lumber
The step-by-step plans for the rocking h< t sp .,re included in our Weekend Woodworker pa< ket All plai^ feature materials lists, patterns and < replete illustrated instructions The Weekend W.»udworker pat 'ket includes p.ans for additional rocking horses, chairs. tables T\ and night stands, bookcases, benches, desks is at ra ks tar and truck toys. a wall-mounted work center and s ine handy tool storage and carrier projects Sp < Ty N 4008. $19 95
Order instructions are the same as f<>t tile crocheted (hnstma.s tret1 specify the number and en* I -se .1 check or money order to Makm Thin* f r ( bristl e Dept 78131-1328. PO Box 1000, Bixby Okla 74<«* Our catalog, with coupons, is $2 95 To make the rocking horse you'll need ( lear white pine lumber in 1x4. 2x10 and 2x18 If y u can t find 2x16. edge-jotn two narrower boards with a spline t ut the horse s head and body as one piece from the 2x16 The legs rockers, ears and ha I (-saddles art* cut from 2x10. and the leg supports are cut from 1x4 ( ut the crescent-shaped eyes and hooves from a pieie of I 4- or 1/2-irv ch dark hardwood, or plane and stain - me pine for these pieces The rockers are dnlled near the ends t at commodate dowel-rod connecting bars Drill eat h fr.mt leg and the neck to accommodate dowel footrests and handles
The shoulder portion of each leg is be\eled on the inside surface, so the legs will angle slightly outward from the body The hoof ends are mitered I set flat »m the leg supports, which fit into groo\e> cut in the rockers
The ears and the half-saddles are contoured for looks Tse pegged joints to attach the ears and legs t>- the t*»iy The Ila lf soddies are also pegged Bound off the edges and sand Uh* horse thoroughly Stain and seal using non-toxic products Glue half of the mop head along the top id the head. for the mane I'se the <<her half as the tail
If > u use a flite thread for the uter rounds *f each branch shirt, it resembles mow on the tree Glue sequins t» the bran bes once they are instil lied un the cone T he tiny ornaments are a real k-iight and they are not difficult t.> make Thry include candy canes, t«*lLs balls st* kings snowmen andles arui a tree top angel Here are instruction for the crocheted bt l! ortiamenl
H*«und I Tse any color cotton thread ex- ept white, which will be used later for the Contrasting run Chain 2 w«»rk IO single crochet in set .md chain from hook IX) not
Bounds 2-3 Single crc* fn-t even rn IO single cr.« Int 30 s< Al end I last round tie off and attach white thread Bound 4 W .rn two single crc* lad in each single crochet around This is bell run Join with slip stitch to beginning single crochet Tie off, clip thread
saturate with white glue working it in with your fingers Shape tin* bell over Uh* end <d an urukharpened pencil and allow to dry Attach to tree with fine wire or thread
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