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Thread: Who took my stuff?

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    Unhappy Who took my stuff?

    In the past six months I have lost my quilter's calculator, favorite retractable measuring tape, and last night my thread snips!!! These three items I always, I thought, put back in their special place. So I want to know who's coming into my house and taking this stuff! Or second question, who would be so mean to hide my favorite tools? I have a feeling it's my alter ego. Tonight gonna do a search and recover and see if I can relocate this stuff and see what other treasures are trying to escape. Doing this takes time away from by sewing but guess it just has to be done.
    If you don't work on it you'll never finish it.

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    The sewing fairy needed your items! good luck. I do the same thing and then end up with two!
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    Hope you found your stuff! I'm missing several pairs of scissors, can't figure out where I put them
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    I have many pairs of snips and many seam rippers simply because the gremlin was always moving them. I thought it had gotten my pressing sheet too. Nope that was all me. I left it with a UFO in a box.Amazing the things one finds when packing to move.. lol I did buy a new one and its much bigger. So now I have 2.

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    I know where they are...................You'll find them in the last place you look!

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    Quote Originally Posted by booklady1952 View Post
    I know where they are...................You'll find them in the last place you look!
    That makes sense. Why would you continue looking if you found them already?

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    I couldn't help myself. My snips were dull, so I took yours that were sharper, and the calculator was just too cool of a gadget to leave behind, and you're right, this retractable measuring tape is the bomb!

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    I gave up a long time ago looking for my quilting tools. I go in my tool stash box and get another one. If I do ever find them all I put the extra back in my stash box. I can lose a pair of scissors on a bare table. LOL.
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    if i would just clean up once in a while, i'm sure i'd find lots of little gadgets LOL
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    I always try to put my stuff back where it's supposed to go unless I get interrupted. If the phone rings or I have to go do something else, sometimes I take my tools with me and set them down where I went to do the task. It is a good excuse to clean your sewing room but they might have wandered further afield.

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    I cannot sew without a stiletto in my hand. It's tied to my machine with a piece of twine. Really classy looking. I have a pair of scissors bungee corded to my accucut. By the PC, we have a largish container for pencils etc. It also has a pair of scissors attached with a cord, and a stapler, likewise attached. My keys are on a long leash on my purse (which also acts as a key fob) I don't unclip them when I drive, just use them attached with the long cord. My head is likewise attached!
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    I am on my second pair of quilters gloves. My room is small. Pretty scary that I have that much stuff I can't find things. I will probably only have time during spring cleaning to do my sewing room it is so bad.

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    The borrowers always seen to take my pins. Applique pins, curved pins, flower head pins glass pins. I am always buying more pins. Problem is I never find the missing ones. .
    I haven't lost my head so far, keys, money purse, rotary cutter, mat always go walk about.
    Finished is better than a UFO

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    Sure hope they are found!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOTTYMO View Post
    The borrowers always seen to take my pins. Applique pins, curved pins, flower head pins glass pins. I am always buying more pins. Problem is I never find the missing ones. .
    I haven't lost my head so far, keys, money purse, rotary cutter, mat always go walk about.
    That's so funny, I was also going to say the Borrowers in your house must be really active. Full size scissors must be hard for them to handle, but the snips might be just right. When we put in a new kitchen in our 200 year old house, a kid glove, a toddler's hand stitched dress and a little boy's sailor top came out of a wall. We knew mice pulled things into holes, but these were a real surprise. I'm sure someone went crazy trying to find them, I'd say about 60 or 70 years ago. Buy new tools, then the old ones will probably turn up, though.
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    Check with the dog or cat....they thought you were spending too much time with your quilting and decided to hide your toys...
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    I have two really nice pair of snips...I always kept one under lock and key in my toolbox...because it locks...another in my desk drawer safe away from my grands...they both disappeared...I bought another pair so maybe the other two pair will show up...lol
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    Same thing is constantly going on at my house. I think it is all of the dust bunnies!! They are taking over!! I guess now then they are learning to sew! Either that or it is the spiders trying to build more intricate webs. Oh, well, everyone has to rest every now and then. they will do the same thing and set them down when they need a break. That is when you will find them!!! Good luck!
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    My stuff is usually in plain sight, I just can't find it because of all the other stuff that's in plain sight! When it really gets bad, it's on the "bottom" of some stack. It's worst when you can't find ANY of the multiples you have of an item....time to clean up!

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    hahahhah This is a a great thread. You all are soo funny...

    I too have a doz rippers, a doz scissors, five magnet dishes with with pins and yet when i need them I cant find them.. Go figure!

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    After two weeks I found my snips at the bottom of the trash can covered with strings and scraps!

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    Look on top of your head. They're probably next to the glasses you couldn't find.

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    The same sewing gremlins that have hidden 8 seam rippers somewhere in my house. I keep buying new ones.

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    Check under the couch in the front room. That's where my cat hides everything

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    There under something!! Or.... there right where you put them!!

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