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Ruby's Crochet Nook as displayed at the Mt. Pleasant (Iowa) Reunion.

We are glad to present Mrs. Robert Campbell of 410 S. Harrison
St., Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. She is a very interesting lady and has
created a Hobby for herself which has turned her labor into cash.
Her display at the Mt. Pleasant Reunion was very attractive as you
can see by the above picture. Here is her story in her own word

‘I started crocheting and embroidery work for pastime and
for gifts for my many friends. It wasn’t long until different
ones wanted me to make articles for them. Soon I had more work than
I could do, so I have my mother and three sisters help me out.

‘I have a Gift Shop in my home at 410 S. Harrison Street,
Among the things I sell are organdy aprons, toaster covers, all
kinds of doilies, hot mats, hot pan holders, hankies, dish towels,
pillow cases, purses, stoles, baby booties and bibs, napkin
holders. Most everything in the crochet and fancy work line.

‘Last summer I went to school and learned to make wood fiber
flowers. I now sell all kinds of artificial flower making material,
velour crepe, wood fiber, leaves, wire, stamens, corsage ribbons,
etc. I have four or five free classes in flower making every week.
Now I sell flowers and corsages as well as teach people how to make

‘I have fun with what I am doing and know I am giving others
the chance to enjoy this fascinating Hobby too. They not only enjoy
the use of my handwork but learn that they too can make something
useful and beautiful with their own two hands.’

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