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Thread: How could I have been so stupid!!

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    I'm just sick about what I think I did last week. I put a quilt top and backing (just needed batting!) in a plastic bag in my van to drop off at the quilter. Didn't end up going, and left bag in the van for return trip. Guess what? I can't find the bag with the top and back and I think I may have tossed it! I feel so sick! :( Not just at the money I've lost, but at the loss of a gift for my brother. I keep praying it will turn up. Has anyone else done anything like this? I will NEVER EVER EVER put a quilt in a plastic bag from a discount store! I feel like I left a kid at the mall. Thanks for letting me vent!

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    I hope it turns up, but I have to say I've done things like that. :(

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    Ohhh, I feel so badly for you! Did you check your garage?
    I'm so sorry :( Don't beat yourself up though- it was an innocent mistake.

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    So sorry. I hope you find your quilt top.

    Talk about stupid. I once threw my purseinto a huge dumpster. I didn't find out until many days later that I could have called the number on the dumpster and gotten it back. I had to cancel credit cards, get a new driver's license, and ATM card. What a mess. Boy did I feel dumb.

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    A gentleman in our area tells a horror story of someone who put their quilt in a green garbage bag...you guessed it - out in the trash it went.

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    Oh dear, sorry to hear. I have done something similar very recently. My friend brought me an antique quilt someone made for her grandmother. I was to take it to my quilting class because the instructor repaired old quilts. I remember my friend leaving it on my kitchen table. That's the last I saw of it. I felt and still feel so awful. She was nice about it, but still, I feel like I let her down. Hubby and I can't remember anything else except her leaving it on the table. We speculate it got thrown out. So I do feel your pain.

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    Oh my; how sad for you. That would freak me out.

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    Thanks for your stories and sympathy. Its comforting to share with people who understand. You guys are the best!

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    have heard this type of story so many times over the years...best to get a CLEAR bag from bedding and use that...or even a dry cleaners bag that you can put over a hanger!

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    Hope it shows up for you!

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    Could've, would've, should've, yes I've had a few of those moments too. It is hard to stop blaming yourself but you'd forgive someone else wouldn't you? So forgive yourself and I hope it turns up.

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    so sorry.yes I know how you feel.saying a prayer for you.

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    I've never lost or misplaced a quilt, but have had my share of "duh" moments. Many years ago, my daughter and I went to a craft fair and purchased home-made Christmas ornaments for her teachers and sports coaches. We sat down at a picnic table for lunch, and after we were finished eating, I tossed the paper plates, utensils and napkins into the trash...and you guessed it, I also tossed the bag of ornaments into the trash! I didn't realize what I had done until after we returned home, and I couldn't find the bag of ornaments.

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    Take a deep breath, calm yourself, and look again. Chances of your throwing it out are very remote. If you were throwing out bags, you would have checked to see what was in them first. The quilt is most likely there, somewhere, waiting to be found. When you're in a panic to find something, it hides.

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    oh, I'm soooooo sorry. :|

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    I feel your pain.
    We went on a camping trip for two weeks one summer, so I put all my good jewlry in a brown paper bag (you remember those don't you?), gave it to my sis to watch and when we came home my sis gave it back to me. I put it down on the kitchen table by the back door and... yep, DH took it out to the trash. To this day - 26 years later, he is unable to own up to it. It was over $2000. in jewelry I had been buying since I was 16. Lots of OOAK silver and turqouise. Oh well, some dump is well dressed.
    Hope you find your bag. A lesson for us all here.

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    I've learned my lesson on this one too! Nowadays, green or black trash bags are only for trash. I bought several boxes of clear plastic bags for carrying large items. They are probably 30, 33 or 39 gallon bags.

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    Not as devestating as a quilt, but just yesterday my husband picked up a box with a brand new pair of shoes in it and through it in the dumpster just before the druck came to pick up the trash....said the box felt empty...didn't bother to look. Thank goodness they had been on sale and I hadn't paid full price.

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    I hope it shows up.

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    Are you sure someone didn't reach into your van and take it? I can't believe you threw it out. I really hope it turns up. We spend so much time and money on these quilts it sure is hard to lose them.

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    I am so sorry this has happened to you. I think when we are busy we don't always focus on what we are doing.

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    A girl (young) I used to work with was going on a week long cruise and bought a whole weeks worth of clothes. Had them in a plastic garbage bag. Her mom threw them out. Don't put anything but garbage in a plastic garbage bag, and look before you toss. Helpers aren't always helpers.
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    I'm so sorry. Are you sure you tossed it though? A quilt would have given some heft to the bag. I hope you find it. I bought a roll of stamps last year and put them in one of the Walmart bags I had just bought. Unfortunately, I took all the Walmart bags to recycling so goodbye $44 worth of stamps!

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    EX- DIL swore that I hadn't sent home a bag containing the kids soccer shoes. I knew that I saw her toss them into the back of her SUV( she was angry at the time). She finally found them, they had slid between the seat and flat area of the back. So, check anyplace there can be a space in your van. ( PS, she didnt apologize either,LOL)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkys_mom
    I hope it turns up, but I have to say I've done things like that. :(
    And to a much lesser extent I did it yesterday! I had two house keys made at Home Depot - later in the day I was emptying the bag that had the keys - but there is only one. Now where on earth did the second one go? I did my own check out and definitely scanned both keys and put them into the bag. Grrrrrr!

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