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    Senior Member hevemi's Avatar
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    I also have a safe place called "Somewhere" with no instructions for navigation. My home-Gremlins have taken possession of that place and use iot to build their stash with any very special fabric of mine. They also like to hide any new quilt/tablecloths I've been saving for some special occasion.If my Gremlins are paying you a visit please send them home! I need my log-pattern fabric ann my new dresden plate table runner for Midsummer!

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    I'll tell you where your tumblers are. They've gone to somebody else's sewing room along with my box of "orphan blocks". LOL! I didn't even know my orphans were missing until I volunteered to give them to somebody & now they're gone {poof}... grrrrrrrrrrrr! And I STILL can't find my big acrylic ruler! Double grrrrrrr!
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    Been there done that, it's odd isn't it? "Of all the things I've lost......I miss my mind the most."

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    I lost a small wallhanging that was a present for an uncle. It was lost for years and just as suddenly turned up. Gave it to Mom to give to Uncle and when we went home, she had forgotten and it was on the back of her chair.

    The powers that be have decided he is not getting the fishing wallhanging.

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    Don't feel bad. I've misplaced a magazine I had put with other magazines and still can't find it. I figure it will show up one day.
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    My sister talks to Angels. When things go missing she just says: 'Please help me find it' and they do. She talks to fairies too. And she's the sane one.

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    You all are so funny!!!!!! A few years ago we put new carpet in the whole house, at the same time. I labeled each box with what was in it and what room it came from. Everything went out to the guest house. A week later everything was brought back into the house. I swear someone got into those boxes and mixed everything up.I know I could not have messed up that much. DH thought it was very funny. Think he may have had something to do with it.

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    Google "Feng Shui" to find the "helpful people" corner of your house and put up a note saying "I will find my tumbler blocks". I once lost an extremely important legal document. I looked in the file where it was supposed to be at least a dozen times, because I couldn't imagine that it would be anywhere else. The file only had 8 pieces of paper in it. Someone suggested I put up the note and about a week later I looked in that file again and lo and behold the document was there. There is no way I could have missed it while looking at only 8 documents. And apparently you don't even need to believe in feng shui in order for it to work. Good luck!!
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    The blocks are with the seam rippers, skewers I use as styluses, small scissors, bobbins, and a host of other things that the cat has stolen over the last few years!

    Seriously, I have done the same thing, and end up tearing the room apart looking... Then I have to put everything away, which makes me tired, and then I don't get to work on the darn thing.
    Anita in Northfield, MN

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    Quote Originally Posted by mighty View Post
    I sure hope you find them. This happens to me everytime I put something in a safe place, it turns out to be so safe I can not find it!!!!!
    Been there....done that! They stay hidden!

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    The "Not Me Ghost" took it.

    Let me explain. When the kids were smaller, and we asked them who did it, they would always say "not me" so my dh always said it was the "not me ghost" so now when ever I lose anything, its the "not me ghost".
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    "GHOSTS" After my husband died so many things came up missing I told him it wasn't funny any more. P.S. These things were never found again. even a pen that I sat down on my computer desk and when I went to pick it up it was gone forever.....Jo

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    When I was about 6-1/2 and staying at my grandparents for a while, I found my grandmother's false teeth in a cup of water in the bedroom and tried them on for size, but couldn't get them out. My mother and grandmother heard a lot of ugh's coming from the bedroom and came to see what was the matter. They were a fell set of teeth and were stuck.

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    I believe in quit fairies. They are cute little things covered in odd pieces of tiny scraps of fabric and those little snippets of thread we toss aside. Mine tend to be mischievous little creatures but not at all destructive or mean. Frankly, what they think is a \charming little trick is frustrating and time consuming to the human quilter. My best solution curtail their activity is to ignore the quilt fairies altogether and they will eventually give up and your missing item will reappear when you least expect it to. Often under the pile of fabric you just looked at or in the basket you just dumped and sorted twice before while searching for your lost item. On the up side these wee ones also will whisper in my ear "Dearie, you can finish one more block before going to bed", or "You can do it, it's not that hard" and 'Wow, that is beautiful!"

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    OK people you have this ALL WRONG. Don't you know that the missing items are all hanging out with everyone's SOCKS??????????HAHAHA

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    I'm with you! My sewing closet used to swallow up quilting notions and parts of projects until one of my friends helped me organize my sewing closet and sewing room early this year. We "found" lots of missing items. I love walking in my sewing closet and being able to see at a glance where everything is. My fabric is sorted by color and the bins are labeled. Thus, I can find everything. What a relief it is to have an organized sewing space. My husband gave me this as a Christmas present and even contacted her!
    Carol

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    About 3 years ago I lost my Gingher scissors and the remote control to my TV in my quilting room. One year ago I opened a box in my hobby room and both items were there! You can imagine my surprise!

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    I must be related to your Mom! I have worn glasses most of my life and never "lost" a pair. Six months ago, I swear, the glasses went into the dark hole. Finally bought a new pair. Many clean outs and a couple of furniture moving/cleaning day have not uncovered the glasses. After hearing your story, I am handing the search over to my kids after I die! I officially give up. LOL
    Ruth Krug

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    I get so frustrated looking for things. Ugh! I pray to God and ask Him to show me where the item is and have found that He does.

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    I lost 12 blocks I had embroidered for a child's quilt, when I went to finish the quilt I could not find them. I looked everywhere so I ended up finding them after I made more and finished the quilt. There are some things I have never found around here. I keep saying there is a ghost in this house that likes to drive me crazy, lol....I know I looked three times in the drawer that I found the blocks in. The fourth time they were there. The ghost was playing tricks on me again.
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    oh man ! I am glad someone else has gremlins, ghosts, hobgoblins (and not just at Halloween either !LOL) in their house as well...So many patterns, cut materials and crafts have just disappeared and my avatar is just not keeping them away from the stuff- they must be giving her snakkies and her favorite meat chicken .. daggone them !LOL
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    The blocks are where the 60-degree hex was hiding until I broke down and bought a new one (sigh). Still haven't found my 10-degree large wedge with extension (I use if for Christmas Tree Skirts) -- it was hanging on a hook on my pegboard wall last time I looked but it is not on the hook now -- and guess what I was asked to make. I have been slowly cleaning and reorganizing my sewing room(I am too busy to spend more than a couple of hours at time at the job) and I have "found" some lost blocks for a holiday quilt and some flag fabric I bought a couple of years ago to make placemats for the fourth, but no wedge.
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    I have lost a quilt top and just found it last week and lost it again. I've lost parts to my sewing machine too, didn't find them yet. I'm glad others are in the same boat..

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    Quote Originally Posted by psthreads View Post
    Where do things dissappear to. I had almost a whole shoe box of 3 1/2" tumbler blocks cut out. Now I can not find them anywhere. I really do not want to tear up the sewing room, but this is going to drive me nuts.
    Dumb question? Are you absolutely, positively certain they are in a shoe box and nothing more? Did you maybe put the box in a paper sack or another container?
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    The same thing happened with my DH hearing aid-never found . We found a ton of things he "put away" after he passed but not the aid. So it #1 it ened up in garbage can next to his chair,#2 lost in chair(looked there) or finally #3 cat ate it! Pye likes eating plastic so ---. I moved from ILL to MT and no sign of it before or after the move.
    Kathy Osterby

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