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Old 09-11-2010, 07:24 PM
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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?
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Old 09-11-2010, 07:25 PM
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Yes, for sure! I used to think it was my kids, but they've all moved out...
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Old 09-11-2010, 07:25 PM
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Yep...and they are named Me, Myself and I LOL
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Old 09-11-2010, 07:29 PM
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Yep, I gottem! Can't find my cutter, so had to go and buy a new one. :( But, I did buy some fabric too :)
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Yes, I have live-in Gremlins myself. I have a live-in ghost,
i call him George, who moves things around when I forget
about him. Even my cats sometimes walk around in circles,
rubbing the legs of someone who is just barely here.
Last week George took my rotary cutter and cutting pad from
where I had put it, right after using it. After I'd ironed the backing to the fabric, marked and cut it out, started looking for it where I knew I'd put it for safe keeping, but I still haven't found it to cut the square backing for the applique figures.

I'm going to have to cut most of it with sissors, and maybe he
will see how angry I am and put it out in plain sight.

That's my story and I'm keeping it!!
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Old 09-11-2010, 07:31 PM
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sigh ....... i thought i was just having senior moments but they're too frequent -- am i passing from older to elderly?
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Old 09-11-2010, 07:37 PM
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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!
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Old 09-11-2010, 07:39 PM
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I completely commiserate. I know I'm losing brain cells as I age. I'm losing my stuff, faster than I'm losing my brain cells.
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Old 09-11-2010, 07:43 PM
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That's why I have many many of the same items. Rotary cutters, scissors, seam rippers, and snips. I quit looking for items, I just grab another one and buy more when I see a clearance sale.
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Old 09-11-2010, 07:56 PM
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Yep , that is why I have so many extras and my kids ask why :roll: LOL I told them if they left my stuff alone I wouldn't need so many .. of course the one doesn't even live here anymore :shock: LOL
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