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Thread: Ready, Set...Not Going to Happen

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    Ready, Set...Not Going to Happen

    Grrrrr! I've been saving all my red fabric until I could wash it in Retayne. Today was the day but now I can't find my bottle of Retayne anywhere. I'm almost certain I put it in my sewing tin but it's not there. Normally I would blame it on DH but he wouldn't have a clue what to do with it. Maybe we have a ghost. Don't you hate it when you have your day all planned and it goes south before getting started. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
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    It's good to know other people loose stuff, too. I'm always coming home from shopping, putting things away and never seeing it again. I hope you Retayne shows up soon.

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    When you find it, it will be right in front of you. Thats what always happens to ME! LOL

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    I lost a part to a golf flag in my sewing room, didn't find it until I went thru, cleaned and straightened EVERYTHING. There has to be this little gnome/fairy/ghost that lives in all our houses and only comes out when it can frustrate us the most.....and cause the most possible trouble.
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    Don't beat yourself up too badly, you are in good (and numerous) company. Just this past week I lost a Moda honey bun roll in my newly organized, cleaned up sewing room. Four days later and after the mood passed, I found it. As folks generously pointed out, many of us are just not good at retrieving.

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    ​Of course you can't find it, it's Sunday. I always lose or misplaced or run out of something when my LQS is closed. Did you maybe put it on the shelf in the laundry area? How about the linen closet?

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    he, he, he. Something is telling you it's not the time yet to sew!!! look for other things, then you may find the Retayne.

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    I put things in a "safe" place so I won't lose them .... and then forget where the "safe" place is. Oh, it's so much fun getting older .....
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    Don't you just hate when that happens
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    Looking for 3 pieces of fabric I bought Friday.

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    Wow, wish I hadn't found it. BTW I found it in a box of scraps. Anyway I washed my gorgeous reds and a few pieces of red & white. Now I have a tub of red and pink pieces. Not sure what happened but I'm really ticked now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twisted Quilter View Post
    Wow, wish I hadn't found it. BTW I found it in a box of scraps. Anyway I washed my gorgeous reds and a few pieces of red & white. Now I have a tub of red and pink pieces. Not sure what happened but I'm really ticked now!
    Which is why I highly recommend "Color Catchers". Try running it through the wash again with them...it may work.

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    And of course you know, it will be in the last place you look (becasue then you will have it in your hand). The excuse I use for myself now is, "I am having a senior moment".
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    I make a list of things i need and then forget where I put the list or can't find it. LOL

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    OH you have the I don't know GREMLINS at your house too ? and its just DH, me and the dog !LOL Well she said (dog) didn't take it no way no how ... LOL
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    Oh I feel your frustration! Hope things got better as the day went on!
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    stop fretting.just go buy more.then when you find the origional,it will be a bonus.

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    If you rewash with the color catchers, will you let us know if it worked?
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    I am making a red quilt with WHITE contrast. I put some of it in water yesterday, and nothing faded. But I'm not so sure about the rest. I heard you need to use synthrapol. It floats away the excess color, so you need lots of water. It's a soap and sometimes found in the laundry section of Walmart or grocery stores. I had asked at Jo-ann's when I bought the red, and they had no idea what it was or what it was used for. I think you use color catchers with it also. Jo-ann's didn't know what color catchers were either. I found those on line.

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    Stop looking for it and you will find it.

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    Look in the freezer. I found my tampons there once.
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    I hate when that happens. I know I have just seen what I need and will get back to it but when I get back to is somehow it's not there so I give up and buy another and then it magicly appears or put it on my mental list of MIA's then one day out of no where it's right in front of my eyes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryMo View Post
    I put things in a "safe" place so I won't lose them .... and then forget where the "safe" place is. Oh, it's so much fun getting older .....
    Ever since I was a little girl I have lost things and my mother told me that Mr. Nobody must have moved it. Sounds like he lives in your house too. It's not about age, it's Mr. Nobody!
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    I love the gremlins -- they seem to hide just what I need when I don't have time to look for it. I had to buy more fabric for a project because I put it away too well.

    For your reds -- I would wet a small piece in warm water, put it on a paper towel with something heavy on top (a jar of pickles) and let it dry. If it bleeds then you know you have to get the excess color out.
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