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My Kingdom for Threads #14!

Ckbklady | Posted in General Discussion on

OK, not my kingdom, exactly, but a pretty sweet deal for those willing to help me with a couple of things.

First, I’m looking to replace a Threads back issue of mine that a friend recently admitted she lost: Threads #14 (December 1987/January 1988).

I’ve hung onto some duplicates of other issues along the way, so I’m hoping someone here might be willing to trade their #14 for all five of the following issues:

#3 (Feb/Mar 1986)

#38 (Dec 1991/Jan 1992)

#53 (June/July 1994)

#77 (June/July 1998)

#98 (Dec 2001/Jan 2002)

Secondly, I’m also missing pages 65-70 from Threads #89 June/July 2000 (same friend, or maybe I won’t be calling her that anymore). If someone here could send me a color photocopy of the missing pages, I would happily send him or her these two magazines as a thank you:

SEW STYLISH #2 Fall 2007 (One Pattern, 11 Outfits/ Hot Stuff in an Hour/ 15 Amazing & Easy Sewing Projects)

CRAFT STYLISH: QUICK STUFF TO SEW Volume IV (25 Fast and Fun Projects: Brilliant Bags, Sumptuous Scarves, Easy Slipcovers, PLUS: Dresses, tees, place mats, pillows and more)

I live in the Seattle area in the US. I will pay you back for your postage and am willing to post these babies anywhere in the world to get my set back to completion. Seriously – I’ll get them to the International Space Station if that’s where you are. That’s sure where I’d like to put my former friend! 🙂

So – any takers? Can any one help? I sure hope so! Thanks everyone!




Edited 8/31/2009 8:13 pm by Ckbklady

Edited 8/31/2009 8:15 pm by Ckbklady


  1. Tycho | | #1

    Ckbklady, I'd be happy to send you a color copy of those pages. Let me figure out how to insert my email address into my profile (apparently I failed to do that), and you should be able to send me an email outside the discussion so I can get your address.

    1. Ckbklady | | #2


      Thanks - that would be terrific!

      If you click on my name above this post, and then click on "Send Email", you can send me an email directly through Threads. I'll watch for a note from you there.

      One down, one to go...

      A million thanks!


  2. Katina | | #3

    I can imagine how badly you feel. So sorry. I did find this - may help????




    Edited 9/1/2009 2:05 pm ET by Katina

    1. Ckbklady | | #5

      Hiya Katina!

      Thanks - I don't "do"eBay. You now must have a Paypal account to use eBay, but I won't do that. I had my identity stolen three years ago because my Paypal account was hacked. It was the biggest hassle of my life.

      Missing issue #14 is a pain, but nowhere near as big a pain as eBay! :)

      Thanks again!

      :) Ckbklady

      1. Katina | | #7

        Sorry to hear that - lousy experience for sure. Sad about your 'friend' too.


        1. Ckbklady | | #8

          Thanks - yeah, it was a hassle alright. But it's over and I'm putting it behind me.

          My "friend" has always been a bit flaky. I should have been more cautious with my precious Threads! There is a bright(ish) side - she DID give me back the other dozen or so I lent her (and intact, whew!).


          1. Katina | | #9

            Is it possible #14 is still lying around her home somewhere?


          2. Ckbklady | | #10

            Aw, thanks, Katina, but no, I'm afraid not. She turned the place upside down looking for it, and then let me search with her again. She surely recycled it inside a pile of newspapers from her coffee table. She doesn't remember seeing it for months, either. Grrrrrr.

            If anyone here has one to trade, I'm still hoping for one.


          3. Katina | | #11

            so sorry

          4. Ckbklady | | #12

            Thanks K! :) Ckbklady

          5. regatta | | #13

            I hope you are successful in your quest for #14. 

             Your trouble reminded me of the time when I sent more than 100 quilting magazines to my m-i-l who lived a long way from me. When she sent them back - I discovered she had just cut out any articles she wanted.  From time to time when  I am looking for something I come up against holes in pages and I have a little hissy fit.  Not good for the old blood pressure.

            Even sadder is that I only have Threads from 104 onwards.  As I live in Australia the postage is a bit too expensive to buy back copies.  But if I ever win the lotto I too will be searching for #14

            Kind Regards,   Marika

          6. Ckbklady | | #14

            Oh, my goodness - that's appalling! Did she ever apologize or return the clippings?

            You may be able to replace some of the damaged issues - try looking them up at http://www.bookfinder.com - it's a big worlwide search engine for books and magazines. There are Australian sellers there, among others.

            Why people treat magazines differently from books has always puzzled me. Maybe I've just never lent a book to anyone who'd think nothing of tearing pages out of it! Eeeesh!



          7. regatta | | #15

            No, she never did apologize.   My best friend had the same magazines so I was still able to access the holey pages. 

            Once bitten twice shy as they say - I didn't lend her anymore magazines.

          8. Ckbklady | | #16

            I can imagine! What an annoyance!

            :) Ckbklady

  3. gailete | | #4

    Sorry I can't help with #14 and I see someone else could with the other one. Obviously you won't be loaning things out to that person again. I have gotten very fussy about who I loan things to anymore after getting enough, "Oh didn't I give that back to you comments?" over the years.

    1. Ckbklady | | #6

      Hiya Gail!

      Yeah, I've learned my lesson with her, that's for sure. Nobody's getting my Threads again. I even moved them recently from the bottom shelf of a bookcase in a ground floor room to the top shelf of the bookcase in the attic loft. Not even Mother Nature's getting her hands on my collection by floods, etc...

      :) Ckbklady

  4. SewistKitty | | #17

    I believe that I have a copy of #14 but I am not willing to get rid of it. Would you like me to make a copy in color or black and white to send you? Please let me know.
    Kathy, USA

    1. Ckbklady | | #18

      Hi there,

      That's really terrifically thoughtful of you, but I don't think it's legal from a copyright standpoint because it would a copy of the entire work.

      Does anyone here know if this is permissible? I'll hold off on a decision until I see some suggestions here and I do a little research.

      Thank you so much for wanting to help, SewistKitty!

      :) Ckbklady

  5. Teaf5 | | #19

    I have university library access to all the Threads issues; if someone figures out that I wouldn't be violating copyright (which usually covers only 20 years), I could copy things and send them to you.  Sounds like others can do the same thing, but let me know if you think it will work.

    1. Ckbklady | | #20


      That's really kind of you. I expect that it's not permitted though. Does anyone here know where we can look up "the rules" - page or content percentage limits or expiry dates?

      I think that copyright law is more flexible than you mentioned, and I know of at least one example where copyright was enforced up to 100 years past the publication date. Anyone have any thoughts on this?

      Thanks, Teaf5!!

      :) Ckbklady

      1. cstimson22 | | #29

        Opps!! Well guess I am too late.  Oh well thought i help.  ces.

    2. MDNB | | #21

      From - Copyright Law of the United States of America
      and Related Laws Contained in Title 17 of the United States Code§ 302. Duration of copyright: Works created on or after January 1, 19784(a) In General. — Copyright in a work created on or after January 1, 1978, subsists from its creation and, except as provided by the following subsections, endures for a term consisting of the life of the author and 70 years after the author's death.I would think your best bet would be to ask for permisssion to copy from Threads. If they can't provide a purchased copy maybe they would give the permission to you. The worst they would do is say NO, the best would be yes.

      1. Ckbklady | | #22

        That's a great suggestion, MDNB. Thanks so much for looking all that up.

        The best case scenario is that they'd find a #14 kicking around and would be willing to sell it to me. I'd be delighted.



  6. Ckbklady | | #23

    Hi everyone!

    My quest has been successful! My dear friend, the hugely generous Sewslow67, bid on and won me a #14! I want you all here to know what a gem she is.

    SS67 and I also have the pleasure of being neighbors. A recent move brought us a bit closer together. We hope to meet in person soon. Thank you, Threads and Gatherings for giving us the chance to meet.

    Thank you also to everyone here for your kind and helpful suggestions for my search. You're a great bunch of folks!

    And thank YOU, Sewslow67, for your generous heart. I can't wait to meet you!

    :) Ckbklady

    1. marymary | | #24

      What a nice thing for her to do! 

    2. Katina | | #25

      Now that's a heartwarming note to start my day - isn't Gatherings grand!


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      JunkQueen | | #26

      Sewslow67 definitely has a warmand generous heart as demonstrated by this kind act.  It warms the cockles of my heart.

    4. Ckbklady | | #27

      To marymary, Katina and Junkqueen - yup, I totally agree with you all. Sewslow67 rocks!

      :) Ckbklady

  7. cstimson22 | | #28

    Hey This is your Lucky day!  I have the #89 issue you wanted the pages 65-70.  I can copy them and send them by mail. My puter dont scan well.  I, unfortunately dont have issue #14.  My earliest is #45. I wish to find all my missing issues and the early ones too.  The cd would be nice but cant afford it right now.  Threads is my fav sewing magazine.

    Any way email me your mailing addrs and i will send it to you.


    [email protected]

    1. Ckbklady | | #30

      Hiya Christine!

      Yes, thank you, a fellow Gatherer sent them to me already. You're so kind to have dug out your #89 and offered the copies to me! I swear the fellow sewers (sewists, seamstresses, what have you) are the most generous people on earth!

      Thanks so much!

      :) Ckbklady


      1. cstimson22 | | #31

        Your welcome!  just dont loan out your threads to that friend again. LOL.



        1. Ckbklady | | #32

          No kidding, eh? I wouldn't lend her a lint ball at this point, giggle.

          Thanks for the moral support! :)

          :) Ckbklady

          1. gailete | | #33

            Oh you definitely have to lend her lint balls and the bigger the better and that way you know they won't be back at your house!

          2. Ckbklady | | #34

            Oh, Gail, that's funny! You're right - I'll start amassing them right away!!

            :) Ckbklady

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