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*Sigh* It figures. Lose something, buy a new one
And the old one surfaces.
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Date: 3/7/12 10:14 AM

My good seam ripper has been missing since Christmas. I looked everywhere! Bought a pretty new Clover bamboo one and that very afternoon I found the old one lurking in the bottom of a serger cone bin.

Also got some nice Henkles shears. Looked at the Ginghers but couldn't make myself ok with the $60 price tag.

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In reply to tourist


Date: 3/7/12 11:11 AM

Of course!

This is the corollary Murphy's Law.

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Date: 3/7/12 11:14 AM

Do you know I own three for that reason? And at any given point in time, I can only find one! The more we use them, the greater the chance they grow feet, run away, and hide.

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Date: 3/7/12 12:09 PM

In my household it's well known that replacing something actually causes the missing item to reappear. Spooky and mysterious.....

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Date: 3/7/12 2:00 PM

at least the seam ripper was in an unusual spot.

What I hate is when I look for something where I'm SURE I put it, can't find it, get a new one, and go to put it away and.... there the old one is - right where I was going to put the new one. Fortunately that happens most often with grocery items that get shoved aside.

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Date: 3/7/12 2:28 PM

Check out the link in the first post of this thread in Sewing Spaces, Organizing the Stuff; Come Out of the Closet, or, Shove it Back In!
Pictures, Ideas, Links and Resources. The idea should work well for all of our small tools.

Tourist, any chance you packed up your seam ripper in an emergency competition sewing kit?
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Don't feel bad, I used to hide the checkbook and other key things before we planned to be away from our home for any length of time. You can guess, I hid them so well that they were often difficult to find when we returned. Fortunately, this amused the hubbie.

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Date: 3/7/12 3:04 PM

Speaking of seam rippers, specifically, I only have one right now. it tends to roll *underneath* the sewing machine. Now, I check there first. Although, now that I do that, it ends up somewhere else.

Of course!

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Date: 3/7/12 3:10 PM

I buy a half dozen every time I order from Cleaner's, and I still can't find one about half the time.

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Date: 3/7/12 4:04 PM

Coconuts,

I'm sorry, but this is me, reading your post.

Not at, with. Well, I hope with.

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Date: 3/7/12 5:15 PM

Oh, *definitely!* I've even taken to doing this deliberately--announcing to the missing item that it is about to be replaced, and if it does not wish for that to happen, it should resurface immediately.

Years ago my DH gave me a necklace that I loved (not expensive; just something for the Renfair--but it was *perfect*), and it went missing for more than a year. Finally, in desperation, I went into every room in the house and made it very clear that I was going out to buy a new necklace. Went to Steinmart and combed through all their boho jewelry and finally found a neat necklace similar enough to the missing one to coax its return, but not *so* similar that there wasn't a place for both in my jewelry wardrobe.

THAT NIGHT I found the original necklace... under a stack of pants on my closet shelf! A place no necklace (let alone one worn only with Renfair clothes--certainly not with pants, so it's not like it had sneaked into a pocket or something) has any business being, and a location that had frequently been accessed and rearranged over the course of the year.

But, seriously--you can always use a couple of seam rippers, right!

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