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Date: 2/24/12 9:42 PM

I have been piecing a top recently and working on it in dribs and drabs. Today I got inspired and started to sew more blocks... the phone rang... the dog needed to go out. DH called back and I had to go to the bank, then to the store for a few essentials... made dinner... you get the idea... between some of these things I would go into my sewing room and work some more all is well and moving along.

So I come back after dinner is cleaned up and look at my design wall to see what goes next and see that a block is missing... hm-mm. OK it fell off the wall. No, nothing is on the floor or the ironing board, or in my pile of fabric I am using in this quilt... not at my sewing machine.... maybe it's under something... more scrounging... nope. Now my patience is starting to wear thin.... I spent the next half hour looking for that block because now I am obsessed! I begin checking the most absurd places like the car - refrigerator... I stop because it is pointless to spend this time wasted in searching. I go back to my sewing room and cut more fabric for the block and resew it. In all my born days, I have never ever lost a part of something I am sewing. I am so utterly baffled by this. ....I feel so frustrated and also worried is there something more sinister at work here? sigh!

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Date: 2/24/12 9:45 PM

Coat pocket? Up the sleeve? You just never know - cat got it? :)) I hope you find it somewhere. And yes, others...cough, cough....have lost-misplaced things which also seem mysteriously to have vaporized....:)

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Date: 2/24/12 9:45 PM

No, your brain was just in over drive. It's a fact that we humans don't multi-task very well. I HATE it when I have to stuff sewing time into small increments in between everything else that has to be done. So sorry this happened, and I know it's so frustrating. But, don't worry, it happens to me all the time!

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Date: 2/24/12 9:55 PM

I know this thing is going to show up when the quilt is done and it will be in some really obvous place that I'll have to smack my forehead in the shear stupidity of it.... I am glad at least I made a new block to replace it so I can move on and not dwell on it.

Ssheesh!

Thanks for the kindred spirit. I needed to get that off my chest.
-- Edited on 2/24/12 9:58 PM --

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Date: 2/24/12 9:57 PM

Did dthe dog eat it?

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Date: 2/24/12 10:14 PM

Nope - he takes no interest in my sewing things... besides he's too old for that behavior.

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Date: 2/24/12 10:21 PM

When you find it, and you will, you can make a border for it a sew up a matching pillow for your quilt.

That kind of stuff happens to me sometimes...it can be so wierd.

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Date: 2/24/12 10:28 PM

Oh goody another mystery story. I love thrillers! You are just like I am and you will not rest until you find it. You will toss and turn and wonder and look again and again...life will be misery, as it will niggle in the back of your mind. I have FINALLY learned to just leave it...and not obsess like I used to...and you know what? The drat thing shows up somewhere...and it is always in a perfectly logical place. I swear, I wonder if there aren't gremlins around who take pleasure in hiding things...and then put it back...practical jokers that they are.

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Date: 2/24/12 11:07 PM

In our house we say, "The Heinselmenschen did it!" The Heinselmenschen are mischievous German elves who cause no end of trouble.

Although, occasionally they do something nice for you when you are asleep so that they are not all bad.

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Date: 2/24/12 11:11 PM

Opps. That was a reply to a different thread. Edited reply:

I've found Disappeared Items in very interesting places. A dresser drawer (it was in my hand when I searched through the drawer for something), on a shelf or countertop where I absent mindedly carried it on one of my errands. Rarely, (but it has happened) in the fridge.

I have ALMOST learned to listen to my inner voice, that says, just as I am putting an object in a seemingly logical place: "If you put that there, you probably won't remember where you left it." Oh, so true. Every time. I should pay better attention to that little voice.

My husband finds my Wandering Object Syndrome to be very amusing.

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