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    I have a ghost named Emily who loves bright things. (and it is only a 20 year old house and we built it).
    Came home from being away one time and there was a ball of bright orange yarn on the sewing room floor. I thought maybe I had left it on a shelf and it fell, but it was a good six feet away from the shelves, and there is a rug. Can't see it rolling that far. Then I found the rest of the yarn it had been with, had left it in a drawer.
    Just today she left a line of 5 bright red hawthorns in the driveway for me - there are no hawthorn trees within 200 feet.
    She is mostly good though, doesn't hide things. Sometimes I can feel someone touching the top of my head, think it is her.

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    I still can't find my 60mm cutter, I could really use it.
    My DD uses my stuff and she doesn't always put things back when she's done. So I can blame some of the lost items on her.

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    They arent just in the sewing room. I have a terrible infestation here. It's amazing how things can disappear and then magically reappear somewhere that they never should have been....lol.

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    Oh I'm so glad to hear that someone else has this problem. I thought they were walking off on their own and returning on their own. Not the quilters fault. :P

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    I bought some rotary cutting blades[ Harbor Freight] and I was soooo excited about my big bargain[$1.49 a pair] that I put them up so only I would know where to locate them and guess what? I gotta go buy more. I sometimes scare myself!

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    Oh, yes. I think mine is 6 years old and visits every Friday night.

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    ditto for amma remark !!

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    Yep. I call them Nargles. They even follow me to work. :-)

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    I have them in my house

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    Very good idea. I like having lots of necessary notions when I need them. :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts
    I have a ghost named Emily who loves bright things. (and it is only a 20 year old house and we built it).
    Came home from being away one time and there was a ball of bright orange yarn on the sewing room floor. I thought maybe I had left it on a shelf and it fell, but it was a good six feet away from the shelves, and there is a rug. Can't see it rolling that far. Then I found the rest of the yarn it had been with, had left it in a drawer.
    Just today she left a line of 5 bright red hawthorns in the driveway for me - there are no hawthorn trees within 200 feet.

    You may have something in your house that belonged to "Emily". My previous house had a resident spirit, it was a man. He had been killed in the house. He was friendly and kept us safe. He was only seen by two people but made himself known to a lot of us.
    She is mostly good though, doesn't hide things. Sometimes I can feel someone touching the top of my head, think it is her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diane Sneed
    I bought some rotary cutting blades[ Harbor Freight] and I was soooo excited about my big bargain[$1.49 a pair] that I put them up so only I would know where to locate them and guess what? I gotta go buy more. I sometimes scare myself!
    They are in a very safe place, even safe from you! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by akgranny
    sigh ....... i thought i was just having senior moments but they're too frequent -- am i passing from older to elderly?
    Likewise, my only worry is that my darling mum had alzheimer's and sometimes wonder if I am going there. My kitty cat runs off with small things, but can't blame her for everything I mislay.

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    As a matter of fact, I am searching right now for a pattern book with the eagle wall hanging I am working on. I know where I left it, but absolutely can't find it! Maybe Ramona's ghost, George, has my book.

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    OHHHHHHH that's what their called! Thanks for letting me know! :)

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    I arrived at forgetful one day in 1990, (I was 32) when I had a brain injury. I don't say this for sympathy, (who needs it?) I tell you this because it has been real entertaining watching my friends reach the 50's and complain about being forgetful. I just tell them "welcome to my neighborhood!". I was told by my doctor that what I have, is a form of amnesia. You are more than welcome to borrow my excuse if you need to! Mwwwahahahahah! :lol: It could be worse, we could all be losing our hearing instead...What?

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    Me too! I am always losing my scissors. I think I need one of those pincushions with the pockets for them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LastGrandma
    Quote Originally Posted by mzsooz
    Quote Originally Posted by Ladybugnana
    Absolutely! I had just bought a new seam ripper that had a bigger handle because my hands are beginning to hurt. Turned around to use it and it has vanished. I thought it was the cats or Zach, but not in any of their hiding places. I have yet to find it!
    My seam rippers keep vanishing so I thought I would buy one of those big handled ones so I wouldn't lose it. After reading your post I guess that idea won't work!
    I solved the seam ripper problem a long time ago: I have the cap taped to my sewing machine (on the side) with the opening up. I store the seam ripper on the sewing machine when not in use! Now I am working on putting the seam ripper back in the cap EVERY time I use it! Gremlins can't pull the seam ripper off the sewing machine, evidently. LOL
    I did this also, with velcro and I try to always put it back when I'm finished with it...

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    Ohhh! I thought I was loosing my mind. The Greemlins explain what is going on in my house. Last week I was making a block, the Bear's Paw; I had 1/4 done and when I finish the second forth and was going to saw them together, guess what! it is nowhere. I cleaned up my sewing room, put away everything and nothing. It is gone and couldn find it till today.
    I do have the brother of the one that stills socks. One of every pair and I lost a shoe since last October; hi hill, so it is a she!
    Last one, lost my EQ manual, since July.
    Are you saying the Gremling will return the items? I hope so!

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    Once it was called Alzheimers, then it became Old Timers, and I now I settle for Sometimers

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    lol we always said casper was living here with us,
    HUGS Dora

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    I quit worrying about these things long ago , I have so many WIPs that if something goes missing i just go to something else. I put all my marbles in a jar on the shelf next to pics of grandchildren so that I always know where they are, even if I cant find anything else when I want it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LastGrandma
    in their quilt room/area???

    I can spend a lot of time looking for scissors, my fabric marking pen, a ruler, etc., and never find it. After I give up and make do with something else and continue on (struggling), the lost item never shows up.

    The next day I can walk in and TA DA -- there is the item in plain site!!!! I swear I have Gremlins who hide things and then return them the next day. Any one else have this problem?
    I had that very thing happen to me this evening with my rotary cutter... I looked the house over and went back into my sewing room and there it was--just where it was supposed to be in its holder. Go figure! And there are no kids in my house, only hubby and me!

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    My gremlin stays busy all the time. He once took some "challenge" fabric and hid it from me. Took me almost 2 years to find it - it was tucked in between other fabrics right where I had looked several times (other people had looked for me, too). I am always finding things are not where I know I put them down...sometimes they show up the next day, but sometimes they don't show until I buy a replacement!

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    the conclusion i have come to is my house is built on top a big black hole that would account for everything that comes up missing especially socks!!!

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