I Think I Have A Problem.....

@Morleyhunt (19888)
Canada
January 13, 2017 6:41am CST
Have you every been looking for a pen? Or Scissors? Or some other tool, vital for whatever you are trying to accomplish? Blame @platespinner for this discussion. She implied to me that she had a few extra embroidery hoops in her cache of craft supplies. Her next comment, was that she seemed to be missing her rotary cutter. When cutting material for quilting projects a rotary cutter is my best friend. It seems over the years I might hav misplaced one or two necessitating the purchase of a new one and possibly a spare. It seems I might have inherited one as well. Cleaning out ones sewing room turns up all sorts of interesting things that were missing. I think I have a problem, the box where is store my rotary cutters seems to be full.
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@Platespinner (16782)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
13 Jan 17
Obviously you don't live close enough to me. I currently have three rotary cutters. One that I bought back when we still lived in the trailer and that I am still waiting to turn up. One that I had been using pretty much weekly for the last year that went missing a couple of weeks and refuses to show itself. And the one that I bought out of desperation because I didn't want to have to resort to scissors....
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@Morleyhunt (19888)
• Canada
13 Jan 17
Well! I know what to get you as a gift.
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@paigea (22417)
• Canada
11 Mar 17
A rotary cutter hoarder! I have decided I am a recipe hoarder; I have piles everywhere. And I can't throw them out!
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@Morleyhunt (19888)
• Canada
11 Mar 17
In the last two years I have thinned my cookbook collection and even my craft and quilting books. There must be something seriously wrong with me.
@paigea (22417)
• Canada
11 Mar 17
@Morleyhunt I thought I did too the last two times I moved. Bleah, I can't possible live long enough to try out all these recipes!
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@Morleyhunt (19888)
• Canada
11 Mar 17
@paigea there ar a lot of things I need to thin out before our next move in about 18 months.
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@BelleStarr (39067)
• United States
14 Jan 17
lol Yes I think this is a common issue with all of us no matter what our craft of choice is.
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@Morleyhunt (19888)
• Canada
14 Jan 17
Having a large selection of fabrics makes sense. I can only use one cuter at a time.
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@BelleStarr (39067)
• United States
14 Jan 17
@Morleyhunt I have way too many crochet hooks for this very reasons.
@Morleyhunt (19888)
• Canada
14 Jan 17
@BelleStarr oh, and knitting needles.
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@LadyDuck (163966)
• Switzerland
13 Jan 17
It seems I am unable to refrain when I see boxes with several cutting and sewing material. I have two full boxes full of them and I bought a box of cutting material two days ago. I wonder why I do this all the time.
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@Morleyhunt (19888)
• Canada
13 Jan 17
It is interesting the different things each of us are drawn to and as a result, collect.
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@LadyDuck (163966)
• Switzerland
13 Jan 17
@Morleyhunt I also have boxes of buttons, many were of my great grandmother.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25868)
• United States
13 Jan 17
I have a sewing can. Not much in it, because of my lack of sewing skills.
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@Morleyhunt (19888)
• Canada
14 Jan 17
Practice.
@JudyEv (126340)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jan 17
I am going to put up a photo of my 'sewing box'. I think you may get a giggle or two from it.
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@Morleyhunt (19888)
• Canada
13 Jan 17
I'm looking forward to seeing that photo.
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@Plethos (10304)
• United States
13 Jan 17
screwdrivers, i have a ton of them, people borrow them, never put them back, i buy another, and what do you know! the "lost" one seems to of have returned.
@Morleyhunt (19888)
• Canada
13 Jan 17
My husband has a huge toolbox......I swear those thing breed in the drawers at night, when no one is around.
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@Plethos (10304)
• United States
13 Jan 17
@Morleyhunt - also lots of screws, nuts and bolts, right ?
@Morleyhunt (19888)
• Canada
13 Jan 17
@Plethos yes...and wrenches and hammers....
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@allen0187 (33444)
• Philippines
14 Jan 17
When there is a shortage of rotary cutters, we know that you are the person to call/blame!
@Morleyhunt (19888)
• Canada
14 Jan 17
You'll notice that about half are brand name and half are from the dollar store.
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@allen0187 (33444)
• Philippines
14 Jan 17
@Morleyhunt what are you planning to do with all these rotary cutters?
@Morleyhunt (19888)
• Canada
14 Jan 17
@allen0187 use them...share them...some are not working properly so they might be euthanized.
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• United States
13 Jan 17
Then get another box and problem is solved--- unless there is not adequate room for another box then you have another problem, hope it works out for ya and have a great day
@Morleyhunt (19888)
• Canada
13 Jan 17
Av second box...now why didn't I think of that....that might be another problem...I seem to have a lot of shoeboxes.
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• United States
13 Jan 17
@Morleyhunt with probably more than just a shoe in it too !
@Morleyhunt (19888)
• Canada
13 Jan 17
@enlightenedpsych2 very few have shoes in them.
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@MALUSE (41328)
• Germany
13 Jan 17
I have several empty shoe boxes for various collections of stuff.
@Morleyhunt (19888)
• Canada
13 Jan 17
I also seem to have a large number of scissors...but the rotary cutters are what surprised me.
@MALUSE (41328)
• Germany
13 Jan 17
@Morleyhunt You can sell them at the next bazaar!
@Morleyhunt (19888)
• Canada
13 Jan 17
@MALUSE probably not. If I sell one, I will probably lose one...then I'd need to buy another.
@fishtiger58 (30337)
• Momence, Illinois
13 Jan 17
Yup seems you have plenty. Looks like my sons box cutters he has way to many of them as well.
@Morleyhunt (19888)
• Canada
13 Jan 17
I was surprised how many I had when I had them all gather d together.
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@fishtiger58 (30337)
• Momence, Illinois
15 Jan 17
@Morleyhunt It's like pens you can never find one and then all of a sudden you have enough for the whole town lol.
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@Morleyhunt (19888)
• Canada
15 Jan 17
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@Juliaacv (31296)
• Canada
13 Jan 17
You do have a lot of these cutters! Here it is pens, we have such a stash of pens, pens and liquor. We won a prize of $1200 worth of liquor a few years ago at a party, and we don't tell anyone because we don't want our home broken into for that. We have told our son that when we die to bring some of that to the undertaker, he can embalm us with it-save some of his inheritance!
@Morleyhunt (19888)
• Canada
13 Jan 17
not too shabby a prize. My pen numbers go up and down. We need to go to the poultry show. There are usually lots of pens used as giveaways.
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@Juliaacv (31296)
• Canada
13 Jan 17
@Morleyhunt Pens dry out around here-I should send you some!!
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@valmnz (12755)
• New Zealand
14 Jan 17
My problem is pencils! I have many pencils but only a few favourite ones. I write a lot of my journal writing and other draft writing with pencil, but I keep losing my favourite ones. I continue to buy more and continue losing them. Heaven knows how!
@Morleyhunt (19888)
• Canada
14 Jan 17
I have a couple of pencils. Whenever I need to use one, I need to find the pencil sharpener.
@andriaperry (53538)
• United States
14 Jan 17
You`re a rotary cutter hoarder!
@Morleyhunt (19888)
• Canada
14 Jan 17
I must be. I think my fabric stash is where the really hoarding issue becomes apparent.
@GardenGerty (100474)
• United States
14 Jan 17
I do this a lot. Not so much with rotary cutters, I only have three, I think. I only can find two. I have this with regular schissors, though.
@Morleyhunt (19888)
• Canada
14 Jan 17
I have a really good selection of scissors as well.
@DWDavis (11681)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
13 Jan 17
From the look of things in the photo I'd say you won't be running out of rotary cutters any time soon. With me it's pens. I have three mugs full of pens that don't work within easy reach. It seems they breed in the mugs. I keep throwing them away, and yet the mugs never get emptied out.
@Morleyhunt (19888)
• Canada
13 Jan 17
They breed when you turn out the lights.
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@miniam (9236)
• Bern, Switzerland
13 Jan 17
Atleast you will know next time you dont have to buy a new one.
@Morleyhunt (19888)
• Canada
13 Jan 17
Even if I misplace one, there should be another in my box.
@Bluedoll (17063)
• Canada
13 Jan 17
That seems to be over kill on cutters. Deep down your sub ... is saying _________. lol
@Morleyhunt (19888)
• Canada
13 Jan 17
I should never be able to use the excuse...I don't have a cutter.
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@DianneN (79947)
• United States
13 Jan 17
Wow! I only have one rotary cutter that hasn't been used since I made my second quilt years ago!
@Morleyhunt (19888)
• Canada
13 Jan 17
See, that's why I think, I might have a bit of a problem.
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@hostessman (9609)
• Tucson, Arizona
13 Jan 17
I miss place some thing just about every day of the week. I am glad the computer doesn't move
@Morleyhunt (19888)
• Canada
13 Jan 17
I misplace so many things. It's a good thing my head is attached.