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Thread: The lost thread....and screwdriver...

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    Red face The lost thread....and screwdriver...

    I went the other day and bought a new spool of thread to do some FMQ on a quilt ...It got home with me and I remember picking it up off the table along with my screwdriver I use with my sewing machine!!! Later when I went to get it to wind some bobbins to to get ready to quilt I could not find it! I looked everywhere! In my sewing room, kitchen, in all the garbage cans, and yes even in the freeze and refrigerator!!! No where to be found! I gave up after 2 hours of looking. Decided to just go back to store and get another..but really hated losing my favorite screwdriver! I knew wherever they were they were together! I waited till DH left for work then took off to the store to get another spool. As I was pulling out of our subdivison low and behold there was my spool of thread in the middle of the road! I was so confussed! I just sat there wondering how on earth did it get there!! I was really beginning to worry about myself... Then thank goodness I remembered ! I had gone outside late yesterday to get the cat in because a pit bull was chasing him. I had layed it on the back of DH's truck so I could pick him up and I ran back inside..I was so upset with the dog in the yard I just forgot I had them...Of course the thread had been run over and squashed so had to go get more..when I went up the road a bit there was my screwdriver!!! On the way back I stopped and picked them both up.. Had to unwind some of the dirty thread but think I will can be used for piecing blocks..Would have loved to have seen my face when I saw that thread in the road...

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    Ohh what the mind will do when under stress.

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    that's a really funny story - after the frustration, that is
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    Glad you found your favourite screw driver and thread. It would have driven me crazy wondering what I did with them if they hadn't been found. Even a little banged up it puts your mind at rest.

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    ha, ha. i'm glad you found it!! i put some Keep Out signs onto the top of my car in the garage thinking i'd see them. well i didn't see them until they flew off of my car and in front of me. I stopped and picked them up. i needed them to put under my Blue Spruce tree the neighborhood kids were making their home. so don't put thing on the car/truck. moral of this story.

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    Thanks for the belly laugh!! I would have loved to see your face when it dawned on you as to how the thread got into the middle of the road!
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    Aint it just amazing!

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    Always good to figure things out. I hate when I can't remember what I did with something. You are not alone. Thanks for sharing.
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    glad you kitten was safe! Drives me crazy when I have to keep looking for things...one of these days, I'm gonna find a huge pile of all my lost stuff...I know I will
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    sure am glad to know I'm not alone!

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    Great story.

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    Hilarious story! Well, I'm glad you at least found it to preserve your peace of mind. I hate the not knowing....this story had a resolution at least!!! :-)
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    'Tis the season! I could get a lot more sewing done if I didn't have to spend so much time looking for things I have misplaced these days....my mother used to tell me to get my head on straight, but so far, no luck! Glad you found them, especially the screw driver, when you get a good one you like, there is no other....
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    Oh man! Good to know it's not just me! Thanks!!

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    My DH laughs at me all the time and says every day must be like Christmas to me because I keep finding things I didn't know I had.

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    Best way to find something is to replace it!

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    I found scissors yesterday that I had not seen in months. Of course, they were right where I put them

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    Glad you found them!
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    This is so true of everyday life that makes it hilarious!
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    At our house, things usually disappear with the 'assistance' of the tuxedo cats. My husband has a pocket knife that was a gift when he was a teenager (50+ years ago) and he lost it someplace. He looked all over retracing his steps at the condo, in the car, in the garage, on the deck (feeding the birds!), even asked the staff at the Big Boy where he has breakfast every morning after I leave for work if they would watch for it. But it never turned up until one day weeks later, Jake walked past him in the bedroom with the (big) knife in his mouth. So far they've pilfered car keys, change, DH's inhaler for his asthma, jewelry, toothbrushes, etc. Jake takes things more often than Elwood, though Elwood likes change and is always happy to shred anything made of paper, especially if it has a picture of a president on it.

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    Phew! That must have been a "Thank heavens, I'm not totally losing my mind....!" moment

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    O.M.G. that is sooooo funny. I am crying, cuz I am laughing so hard. You poor thing. Well at least you found the missing stuff. I do stuff like that all the time, too. My DH thinks I'm certifyable. It's hard to be a woman......

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    You made me smile and I know just how it feels to lose something you just had!
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    Jake & Elwood ... LOL... oooo that was too funny
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    I am happy to say that you are not alone. I looked for hours this am for a receipe that I had purchased the ingredients for and now I can't find the receipe. So I guess I can make something else. Losing my mind.
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