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    Where is it??

    Have you ever misplaced something - and you think you still have it - and can't find it?

    I'm looking for four pieces of material that I'm reasonably sure that I still have some of. I can't find any of them - and I've gone through most of my fabrics at least twice!

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    You will find it after you stop looking and start looking for something else. I do that all the time.

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    I always find whatever I'm not looking for. Usually after I bought more fabric. I have a pattern that I KNOW I have and can never find it when I decide to look for it. When I'm looking for something else it shows up. I put it in a 'place I'll find it again' and it's gone again. SIGH

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    you will find it in 6 months, when you no longer need it and don't remember you were looking for it or why.....
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    Happens to me on a montly basis. As for my dh as soon as he goes out and buys what ever it was he couldn't find...he finds it the next day.
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    Right now I can't find my grandmother's quilt. I have no idea what happened to it. It's just gone and it's always been put up in the same closet. I'm upset because it's missing and more upset thinking someone could have taken it. I have an idea who took it but of course can't prove it and the person knows I'm missing the quilt and acts like it doesn't matter, it's just a quilt. I'll keep looking for the benefit of a doubt.
    Got fabric?

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    just carry a sticky note pad and pen and when you start looking for something
    else it will pop up. if you dont pick it up right away write your self a note where
    it is. ha ha put sticky note on kitchen counter thats where my notes are ha ha

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    I'm pretty sure it will be safe and sound in the last place you look
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    I posted about a quilting hoop I could not find, eventually found it in the attic, where I KNOW I did not put it, nor did my DH.

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    Oh, those pesky little sewing room gremlins move my stuff around all the time too. The joke is on them though because I eventually find what I was looking for... in whatever odd place they hid it. Don't worry, your fabrics will turn up.
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    I am hoping you find it. I lost one piece (9 yds) and it was someone else's fabric! Luckily it was a line I could find so I replaced it. I am still hoing to find it some day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltstringz View Post
    I am hoping you find it. I lost one piece (9 yds) and it was someone else's fabric! Luckily it was a line I could find so I replaced it. I am still hoing to find it some day!
    You were lucky that you could still replace it!

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    I'm not sure we can help you, but good luck ;-)
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    I usually "lose" rulers, pencils, and seam rippers. One minute it'll be in my hand . . . then it's suddenly gone!

    I almost suggested you post a picture of the missing fabric . . . then it dawned on me that you can't take a picture of something you can't find. DUH!
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    I don't often misplace things, but when I can't find something I'm sure I still have, I try to remember what I was doing the last time I saw it....where I was, what I was working on, that kind of thing. The system works pretty well for me. I've always been 'the finder' for my kid, spouse, coworkers, bosses....
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    And isn't it true, we always find them in the LAST place we look? DUH
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    That's the story of my life...and not just fabric!

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    I understand your pain. I've been slowly reorganizing my sewing room, and while things are certainly neater they are also harder to find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    Have you ever misplaced something - and you think you still have it - and can't find it?

    I'm looking for four pieces of material that I'm reasonably sure that I still have some of. I can't find any of them - and I've gone through most of my fabrics at least twice!
    Always! I'm currently looking for a ruler and a small cutting mat. If you find them among your things let me know and I'll keep an eye out for your fabric.

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    Yep! spent a couple days last week looking for my 12 1/2" square. It was right in front of me, under some fabric i swear i picked up-more than once. Gremlins at work, perhaps??

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    I don't 'need' those pieces of fabric - although I did have something in mind for them.

    Ever wonder why we say 'it's the last place we looked'? I say it, too.

    But when I think about it, it seems to be a reasonable statement - even though most of us don't look any more places after we've found whatever!

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    My solution, go buy more...you're sure to find it

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    Been there, done that. I have done this some many times I am assumed to count them. Most of the time its stuff I use on a regular basis and have just had it in may hand then the phone rings or someone comes to the door and it disappears. Most of the time its due to me carrying it with me to answer said door or phone. I once lost the remote to my television. A couple hours later after searching and searching even enlisting DH to help couldn't find it. We just forgot about it and delt with changing the channels the old fashioned way, DH then went to get a snack and guess where he found it. In the freezer. Evidently when I went to get myself a bowl of ice cream earlier that day I stuck it in there. Why, dont know but there it was. We had a good laugh over it even though he then figured out why the ice cream in the house was always disappearing so fast.LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    .......that I'm reasonably sure that I still have some of.......
    Thatís the part that stands out to me. I searched everywhere for a Thimbleberries fabric I knew I had bought. I eventually stopped looking and then remembered I had used it up in a border on another project...



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    Almost everytime I can not find something..... Its because it is under something. I do it all the time, and when I find it its under something!!

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