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    :lol: I just blame my DH. he takes it well after all these years and always says sorry. 8-)

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    Gremlins, yes, a whole herd of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nina Kurt
    ditto... it's easier that way!

    But I do have a granddaughter who loves the Charm Packs.
    I about tore the house apart looking for them, then I went into our bedroom. Little missy took her big marshmallow and dotted the mirror on the dresser. Somethink told me to open the door, and there was my Charm Pack! I need to put my fabrics away when she is there! Or better yet, I need to cut some for her to play with so she will leave mine alone.
    Don't you know that yours will still be more attractive?

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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 think it must be a Seniors moment with most of us these days. I find when I have been out ALL day and I am tired , that is when it happens the most, DH complains when I do it as if I meant to do so. I just say'' WHAT DO YOU EXPECT WHEN I AM TIRED''

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    Quote Originally Posted by GailG
    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 am sure glad to hear that, I have a girl friend that cut out all her pieces with scissors. When I showed her the Olfa cutter I thought she was going to faint. No one had ever introduced her to the Olfa cutter. She had just found a pattern she liked and figured it could not be that hard to make and I will say her quilt did come out very nice for a first quilt..She passed away last Thanksgiving she was my maid of honor at my wedding 50 years ago. Should not talk about her, it always makes me cry.
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    Uh-huh!! I have one of those.l

    Oh --and MNM, I still used scissors occasionally -- but not for cutting out pieces or strips. Once in a while, I do need to shimmy something up a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lorraine43
    Get the Sears 12'tote it has a place for every thing!!!!
    Huh! My gremlins would take the whole tote complete with contents. Books, scissors, cutters, flashlights, batteries, you name it, they hide it until I go buy more or when I don't need it anymore. I could be tripping over something until I want it, then it is no longer visible. I thought I lived alone but apparently not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzanne57
    Quote Originally Posted by lorraine43
    Get the Sears 12'tote it has a place for every thing!!!!
    Huh! My gremlins would take the whole tote complete with contents. Books, scissors, cutters, flashlights, batteries, you name it, they hide it until I go buy more or when I don't need it anymore. I could be tripping over something until I want it, then it is no longer visible. I thought I lived alone but apparently not.
    I have to tell myself, out loud, I am putting my scissors on the ironing board, I am placing my glasses on the dresser or whatever. If I don't do that the gremlins would take them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MNM

    I have to tell myself, out loud, I am putting my scissors on the ironing board, I am placing my glasses on the dresser or whatever. If I don't do that the gremlins would take them.
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    I tell my cat where I put things I don't want lost, then let it be her responsibility to remember while I relax!

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    I am sure glad to hear that, I have a girl friend that cut out all her pieces with scissors. When I showed her the Olfa cutter I thought she was going to faint. No one had ever introduced her to the Olfa cutter. She had just found a pattern she liked and figured it could not be that hard to make and I will say her quilt did come out very nice for a first quilt..She passed away last Thanksgiving she was my maid of honor at my wedding 50 years ago. Should not talk about her, it always makes me cry.
    MNM
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    Uh-huh!! I have one of those.l

    Oh --and MNM, I still used scissors occasionally -- but not for cutting out pieces or strips. Once in a while, I do need to shimmy something up a bit.[/quote][/quote]

    I feel the same way now as you, my BIL died today from a brain bleed and I get teary when I think of him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annya
    I am sure glad to hear that, I have a girl friend that cut out all her pieces with scissors. When I showed her the Olfa cutter I thought she was going to faint. No one had ever introduced her to the Olfa cutter. She had just found a pattern she liked and figured it could not be that hard to make and I will say her quilt did come out very nice for a first quilt..She passed away last Thanksgiving she was my maid of honor at my wedding 50 years ago. Should not talk about her, it always makes me cry.
    MNM
    all her quilt
    Uh-huh!! I have one of those.l

    Oh --and MNM, I still used scissors occasionally -- but not for cutting out pieces or strips. Once in a while, I do need to shimmy something up a bit.
    [/quote]

    I feel the same way now as you, my BIL died today from a brain bleed and I get teary when I think of him.[/quote]

    So sorry to hear about your BIL. I guess I am just a big baby, I have tears in my eyes over you BIL. So sad to lose someone you love. Must go read something funny and happy to get rid of these tears. My heart goes out to you. MNM

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    Thank you MNM I get tears every time some thing good or some thing bad happens. John was not only my BIL he was my next door neighbor too so I will miss those silly -Hello Heather , I have messages on my phone and can't read them --as he hands me his mobile phone. You have one like mine ( which I do not) I cannot make him understand that, no matter what I say, it went in one ear and out the other. Poor John!! I put it down to his age and the epilepsy like attacks that he kept having for all the years I knew him.

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    So two weeks ago when I missplaced my credit card and looked and looked for it and emptied everything out of my wallet three times, purse three times, looked in pockets, washer, dryer, etc and could not find it, the Gremlins had it?
    Anyway, told DH it was MIA and two minutes later he found it and gave it to me. AAAAAAAAARGHHHHHHHHHH! Where? "It was in the wrong side of your wallet inside a folded up receipt". He wanted to know why I had not asked 'the bloodhound' (him) to find it earlier? (Now I am ready to throttle him).
    I do lose my seam ripper once in awhile. Usually it is under my recliner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annya
    Thank you MNM I get tears every time some thing good or some thing bad happens. John was not only my BIL he was my next door neighbor too so I will miss those silly -Hello Heather , I have messages on my phone and can't read them --as he hands me his mobile phone. You have one like mine ( which I do not) I cannot make him understand that, no matter what I say, it went in one ear and out the other. Poor John!! I put it down to his age and the epilepsy like attacks that he kept having for all the years I knew him.
    He was lucky to have someone who could get his calls. I need you here. My husband and I both are electronically challenged. We have a cell phone and neither of us knows how to do anything with except answer it and sometimes my DH can't do that. I do the driving and we use the phone only for emergencies. My DH has Parkinson's Disease and is 83 yr old and has motor skill challenges too. Aint life grand. By the way I cry when the flag passes or Old Rugged Cross plays. But you know what, I'm a happy upbeat person who is blessed each and every day. MNM
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    Quote Originally Posted by MNM
    Quote Originally Posted by Annya
    Thank you MNM I get tears every time some thing good or some thing bad happens. John was not only my BIL he was my next door neighbor too so I will miss those silly -Hello Heather , I have messages on my phone and can't read them --as he hands me his mobile phone. You have one like mine ( which I do not) I cannot make him understand that, no matter what I say, it went in one ear and out the other. Poor John!! I put it down to his age and the epilepsy like attacks that he kept having for all the years I knew him.
    He was lucky to have someone who could get his calls. I need you here. My husband and I both are electronically challenged. We have a cell phone and neither of us knows how to do anything with except answer it and sometimes my DH can't do that. I do the driving and we use the phone only for emergencies. My DH has Parkinson's Disease and is 83 yr old and has motor skill challenges too. Aint life grand. By the way I cry when the flag passes or Old Rugged Cross plays. But you know what, I'm a happy upbeat person who is blessed each and every day. MNM
    MNM
    I was once like you with the mobile phone and this computer, but I played with them a little every day and I have a note book in which I write EVERYTHING down. That way If I forget I can read and find what I am doing wrong. So just work out what you need and write down the instructions IN YOUR OWN LANGUAGE and just keep playing with things, it will come to you. My memory is not so good at times ,I am forever at the book. My kids talk a bit fast and I now make them write down what I need to know then I translate it into what I understand. just keep plugging on. :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annya
    Quote Originally Posted by MNM
    Quote Originally Posted by Annya
    Thank you MNM I get tears every time some thing good or some thing bad happens. John was not only my BIL he was my next door neighbor too so I will miss those silly -Hello Heather , I have messages on my phone and can't read them --as he hands me his mobile phone. You have one like mine ( which I do not) I cannot make him understand that, no matter what I say, it went in one ear and out the other. Poor John!! I put it down to his age and the epilepsy like attacks that he kept having for all the years I knew him.
    He was lucky to have someone who could get his calls. I need you here. My husband and I both are electronically challenged. We have a cell phone and neither of us knows how to do anything with except answer it and sometimes my DH can't do that. I do the driving and we use the phone only for emergencies. My DH has Parkinson's Disease and is 83 yr old and has motor skill challenges too. Aint life grand. By the way I cry when the flag passes or Old Rugged Cross plays. But you know what, I'm a happy upbeat person who is blessed each and every day. MNM
    MNM
    I was once like you with the mobile phone and this computer, but I played with them a little every day and I have a note book in which I write EVERYTHING down. That way If I forget I can read and find what I am doing wrong. So just work out what you need and write down the instructions IN YOUR OWN LANGUAGE and just keep playing with things, it will come to you. My memory is not so good at times ,I am forever at the book. My kids talk a bit fast and I now make them write down what I need to know then I translate it into what I understand. just keep plugging on. :thumbup:
    Thanks for taking the time to send this hint to me. You are a dear person. Seems most quilters are. We are so blessed to have this quiltboard. Thanks Marci

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    You are most welcome Marci, that is what friends do no matter how far apart we are.

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    OMG you will never know how glad I am to know other people are experiencing the same thing... I truly was beginning to think I was losing it... I always had someone to blame with a hubby and 8 kids at home, have you ever met NOT ME! well I live with that person too.

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