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Thread: Turned the house upside down today...

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    Turned the house upside down today...

    looking for my sewing machine oil, and the house looks it. Seems I will have to resort to the last ditch method of finding it (or anything). I'll go out and buy a new bottle, open it, use it, and then the old bottle will magically re-appear!


    Oh, well, such is life.

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    Been there--done that! No doubt the other oil will make an appearance in about a week or so.

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    I absolutely hate looking for things!

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    I hunted for a sweater for a couple of months once. When I decided to pull out drawers and set them on the bed for rearranging there was the sweater hanging by the roughness of the wood on the back of a drawer!! There's no telling WHERE one might find something!!
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    I will find what ever I am looking for where my kids or husband last used it. If I know they used it, that is where I start my search. Some reason they do not like where I have it stored.!

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    Still can't find the oil for my Bernina. But I now have a longarm and am using the oil for that for the Bernina too. This sort of thing happens to me often. LOL I guess I put it somewhere super safe so it would not fall over and leak.
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    I keep my machine oil in a special place in my sewing machine table. If I did not always put it back there, like you, I be looking everywhere.

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    Ain't that the truth! LOL! As soon as I replace a "lost" object, it does seem to magically reappear!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cathyvv View Post
    looking for my sewing machine oil, and the house looks it. Seems I will have to resort to the last ditch method of finding it (or anything). I'll go out and buy a new bottle, open it, use it, and then the old bottle will magically re-appear!
    Oh, well, such is life.
    happens every time... i have 3 bottles of nail polish remover for that reason
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    I hope you find it soon. Good luck.
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    I bet the CAT got it!

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    That is the story of my life, especially with my quilting supplies and equipment.

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    Happens to me all the time

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    I tend to do that a lot, too. Of course, my problem is I'm a terrible housekeeper, so the place is beginning to look like some of those on the hoarders show.... well, maybe not quite that bad, but it's getting there. Don't you just hate when that happens?

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    Funny that happened to me last weekend. I spent hours looking for it - finally found it hiding behind my cutting table behind the floor heater. Next time I lose something that will be the first place I look.

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    Always happens to me too
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    Frustrating! Mine was missing for weeks and just before I accused DH of privatising it for some manly purpose, I found it (upright, than goodness) in the bag of fabrics that went along to a morning of sewing. Dead give-away that that specific project had not moved forward in yonks!

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    My dresden rulers went into a very safe place, now I am going through all of my hiding places (and tearing apart the sewing room) to try to find it.
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    Can you use 3 in one oil? . BrendaK
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    Yep. That's how I found my SID foot . . . right where I had been looking for it and not recognizing it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrendaK View Post
    Can you use 3 in one oil? . BrendaK
    Not a good idea. 3 in 1 oil has extra additives that make it gum up over time. All my manuals specifically say to use sewing machine oil (and I have 26 machines).

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    For sure.I can attest to that theory by the number of seam rippers I have collected over the years. LOL

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    Oh! that happens to you too! I think we all have the same problem. I lost a pattern and I finally found it after 18 months.

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    My 1/4foot is missing so I bought a new one because I am lost without it!!! It still hasn't shown up . My friend always tells me to put it right back in the machine compartment but I get sewing and just lay it by the the machine.Will I ever learn? NO!!

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    Happened to me yesterday. Started a kit quilt top - now I can't find the 1/2 yard of material for the borders of the quilt....I KNOW it was all there when I brought it home because I checked.....AAARGGGHHH

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