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    Sewing Room Elves

    Is anyone else having trouble with their sewing room elves? Mine are supposed to clean my sewing room every night so I can start fresh in the morning, but they didn't show up last night. I'm sitting here on the computer hoping they sneak in and clean it while I'm downstairs.

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    LOL... they're not at my house, either... hope they return soon
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    How funny now that you mention it I haven't had them around for awhile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inez Ruth View Post
    Is anyone else having trouble with their sewing room elves? Mine are supposed to clean my sewing room every night so I can start fresh in the morning, but they didn't show up last night. I'm sitting here on the computer hoping they sneak in and clean it while I'm downstairs.
    I think I have elves - or is it gremlins - in my house.

    But they are DISorganizers!

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    We just cleaned out my daughter's room before she left for college, but it seems like a fair amount of stuff got moved to my sewing room. Plus, my son's birthday is tomorrow, and I have things for him hidden in the sewing room (plenty of places to hide stuff, naturally).
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    MY elves went on strike about the time I had the surgery and we have yet to resolve their issues.

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    My elf has been working bring me my clothes for the next time I change . It's 4 PM here in UK already got my PJ's . Unfortunately she never cleNs up, washes the dishes . Must try harder with her training. n
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    My elves moved to a cooler climate. Couldn't stand the humidity and heat. If you have them, send them back

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    My sewing room elves joined my kitchen fairy...lost in time.

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    I saw mine rubbing his backside against his kennel. Guess he got tired of the lint collection from my sewing room. Ya' s'pose he needs brushing?:/

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    Are they union elves?....LOL

    I fired mine because they always put stuff where I couldn't find it.
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    Mine are apparently very busy collecting dust from someone else's house and bringing to my house. They are very fond of high places and deposit most of their findings on the blades of my cieling fans.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    I am sure if I am just patient long enough, my elves will return.
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    Mine has drug out all my scraps and have yet to put them back or use them up. I think they have also brought in some dust and spread it all over my sewing room. I think they forgot where I live.
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    mine went on strike awhile ago. my kitty zoey threatened to eat them if they didn't clean properly, and *poof* the disappeared on me. hope they come back soon, I left them a lot of threads and snippets all over, hoping to con them back.

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    My elves just misplace stuff so I cant find it.

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    A lot of good laughs for a Monday. Thanks and keep them coming!

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    This reminds of a "good fairy" story. Many years ago, I worked as office manager for two physicians. There was a third physician who shared space with us, but not the practice. He had his own office manager. She and I shared an office. I would go to the post office each day and pick up our mail. One day, as I was leaving, I told my buddy that I sure hoped the good fairy came and cleaned off my desk while I was gone. It was one of those old, huge, metal desks. We laughed, I left. When I got back to the office about 15 minutes later, there was not one thing on my desk! Not even a pencil. She had gotten the nurses to come and help her take everything off my desk and move it out of our office! I almost peed myself laughing so hard!! Never again did I wish for the good fairy!
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    I don't have fairies that clean, only gremlins that hide things.

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    My house elf is called Russell, My DH. He follows me around picking up everything I set down!
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    My elves havn't been around since early spring. I think they may have gone on strike! Woe is me. I can't find my 3 pair of scissors anymore and my sewing area is a MESS! I'm wondering if, during the night they sneak in there and mess everything up!

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    My mother told me the good fairies were on strike MANY years ago. She expected me to pick up the slack, can you imagine? Evidently when I moved out of her house they didn't even notice because they sure have never found me. If they would come here I can promise them bad working conditions and an unending work load, no benefits and poor compensation. What do you think the odds are of their help any time soon.

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    Mine ran screaming out of the house when the UPS driver delivered the 2,000th yard of fabric
    I ordered this year, I think I heard them scream something about "She's gonna kill us with all the fabric she buys!!!"
    And that was bad enough, but they hid all my good stuff on the way out....
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    My elves have actually started hiding dust and threads behind the legs of the sewing machine! Lazy creatures!
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    I agree with bearisgray......I have Gremlins that come in and really make a mess! I am certain I have nothing to do with this disaster!

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