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psthreads 06-20-2012 07:14 AM

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.

Lori S 06-20-2012 07:20 AM

They are probably with a rotary cutter I "lost" about 20 years ago. Still makes me nuts that it never re-appeared. It's not like I would have ever had a reason to take it out of the house.
I call this place where "stuff" goes "the land of the lost". Somedays I think I am there too!

quiltstringz 06-20-2012 07:43 AM

If it makes you feel any better I lost a 7 yd piece of fabric (someone else's - luckily I was able to replace it) and still haven't found it. That was about 4 years ago - it is very well hidden

jcrow 06-20-2012 08:06 AM

I wrote a thread about losing a box in my sewing room a few days ago. Well...it's still missing! Where are you box????

sassey 06-20-2012 08:14 AM

my mother placed her eye glassess on and end table in the house then went to her bedroom to take a nap. when she got up her glassess were gone. We searched everywhere for them and didnt find themm. When we cleaned her house out after her death we still did not find her glassess

Tartan 06-20-2012 08:19 AM

Yes, that is going to drive you crazy. I too have stood at the sewing room door and muttered, "I know it's in there somewhere!" Good luck on your quest!

Silver Needle 06-20-2012 08:26 AM

Will be hoping you find them before in desperation you start cutting new ones. I did that with some white strips I had cut. Little thread cutting scissors and rippers seem to disappear here, even though I have a lot of each.

mighty 06-20-2012 08:30 AM

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!!!!!

crafty pat 06-20-2012 08:33 AM

I bet that has has been something we have all done. I sometimes buy fabric for a pattern and put everything together in large plastic bags. I lost one for the longest time. I found about a year later when I was searching for another lost project.

tjradj 06-20-2012 08:38 AM

My dad lost his hearing aids last fall. They were the tiny 'in your ear' style, but were the latest technology, and therefore about $7 grand!! The fault fell on my great nephew, 2 at the time, who was suspected to have 1. swallowed them, 2. flushed them, 3. tossed them down the furnace grate. Well, this spring they were found. Outside, semi-buried in the ground beside a small cement "cow" statue that they have in the yard. Every grandchild 'rides' that cow at some time in their young lives, so he was only having his turn lol.

mdall 06-20-2012 09:10 AM

I have been there and understand your frustration with it. I really think that there definitely is little leprachauns or some other little creatures tunning around taking those little things that most of us think we have lost. Of, course, if you have little children running around like I do sometimes it those little creatures that have abducted the missing items.LOL Hope you soon find it.

dunster 06-20-2012 09:19 AM

I once found my keys in the freezer compartment of the fridge. Have you looked there? LOL

Sandra-P 06-20-2012 09:25 AM

I feel your pain. I am looking for lost things all the time. Sometimes they turn up where I had already looked for them.

Scissor Queen 06-20-2012 09:30 AM

I had a dustpan disappear once. I went back in the hall and grabbed the broom and dustpan and set the dustpan down next the kitchen doorway. I swept the dining room and kitchen and when I went to get the dustpan it was gone. We've moved 7 times since then and it's never reappeared. And it was one of the really good dustpans that are impossible to find anymore.

alwayslearning 06-20-2012 09:38 AM

My sister-in-law calls it "spacerville"!

moonwork42029 06-20-2012 09:43 AM

Hopefully it will be in the last place you look :)

Quiltaddict 06-20-2012 01:00 PM

I think we've all been there. Usually I find whatever I'm missing in with some project I started and then set aside for a while. But I have so much stuff I could probably lose myself and no one would ever find me. Good luck finding your squares.

Earleen 06-20-2012 01:25 PM

I have things go missing and then ask Saint Anthony he is suppose to find lost things. Sometimes he does.

Krisb 06-20-2012 03:04 PM

Your squares and Lori's rotary cutter are keeping company with the beaters for my stand mixer and the entire hand mixer, which disappeared in the last move. And I would never have known if DH hadn't asked for a birthday cake. The cake was OK, but beating buttercream frosting by hand is a real pain.

Suze9395 06-20-2012 03:41 PM

I was making a string pieced card trick pattern quilt. I was doing 4 blocks and each "card" was a different color way. I made all my pieces. I sat down to put the blocks together and came up one green triangle short. Could not find it anywhere. I asked the family, no one knew where it was. DH actually suggested I hadn't made them all. I made them in pairs! Well, i had to get it finished for a quilt show, so I finally made another one. The next laundry day I found it in my teenaged sons pocket. At least I found it...

It was part of a challenge thing at the show, I got viewers choice!

Elainequilts 06-20-2012 04:33 PM

I haven'tseen my good sheers in a year. Just know all these items are somewhere else waiting to be discovered.

sandy l 06-20-2012 05:23 PM

Your tumbler blocks are with my 2 pkgs of binding tape having a good laugh while we keep muttering about missing things.

judys 06-20-2012 05:32 PM

I lost my A foot and ankle for my Viking when I took it off to do some FM quilting. Later figured out it had fallen off the sewing table and into the waste basket which had gone out in the garbage the day before I figured it out.

MadQuilter 06-20-2012 06:55 PM

Recently I started looking in my purse and in the fridge/freezer when things go missing. Menopause has made me do very odd things (like put the food in my purse and the car keys in the fridge).

wesing 06-20-2012 06:56 PM

I'm so sorry that the flying monkeys have found you too. They plague us here, but sometimes they do return the things they borrow. Don't bother moving. When they move in with you, they must put some kind of tracking device in your stuff so they can follow you wherever you go, even to work. I have found they are most likely to return your item if you just relax and stop looking for it. I hope you can work out a peaceable living arrangement with them.


hevemi 06-20-2012 07:59 PM

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!

burchquilts 06-20-2012 11:35 PM

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!

gotta-sew 06-20-2012 11:47 PM

Been there done that, it's odd isn't it? "Of all the things I've lost......I miss my mind the most."

sweetana3 06-21-2012 02:45 AM

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.

clsurz 06-21-2012 02:47 AM

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.

Suzan88 06-21-2012 02:50 AM

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.

mustangquilts 06-21-2012 02:59 AM

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.

ArtsyOne 06-21-2012 03:06 AM

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!!

anita211 06-21-2012 03:12 AM

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.

Cindy60545 06-21-2012 03:13 AM

Originally Posted by mighty (Post 5303159)
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!

Amythyst02 06-21-2012 03:48 AM

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".

cosyjo 06-21-2012 03:51 AM

"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

fmhall2 06-21-2012 03:54 AM

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.

WMUTeach 06-21-2012 04:18 AM

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!"

JNCT14 06-21-2012 04:27 AM

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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