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How Does That Happen?

I remember as a girl my mom buying lunch tickets for me and my brother. She put them in a special place where she knew they would be safe and would not get lost. That was the last time we saw those lunch tickets. Somehow the special place was so special she could not remember where it was. She hunted high and low to no prevail. The lunch stay in that special place to this day. I wondered how my amazing mother could do such a thing. Well, now I know.

Let me explain. I finished piecing J’s eagle quilt

I went to get his advancement patches. I had put them in a special place. Well I can’t find them. They are gone. I feel horrid. I haven’t a clue where else to look. I have gained a whole new understanding and more empathy for my mom. I can now see how a perfectly sane and capable person can put things in a special place never to find them again. Now I’m faced with what to do. I don’t know if the scout office will give out awards to me. I might end up embroidering his name and when he became an Eagle Scout on the top row and On my honor I will do my best along the bottom. Any thoughts?


  • Bunny says:

    I know the feeling, I have hidden Christmas gifts only to forget where I hid them. Then I find them in the summer and then forget again in December. It happens to all of us. I am sure if you called the Scout office they would give you another patch. Good Luck

  • Needled Mom says:

    Feel comfort in knowing that we all know from where you are coming. I'm still looking for a ring that I put in a very safe place two years ago, but my mom used to hide her sewing scissors. My dad would always give her expensive scissors which she would constantly "loose". When they moved she found four pair and was thrilled. However, by then we were all gone and she no longer had to hide them.

  • Myra says:

    Been there, done that, all too often myself… I am sure if you call the scouting office you can buy the patches…if you recall which one's you have hidden… 😎

  • Karen says:

    I think everyone has done something similar and with very important things. They will probably show up when you least expect it. Sometimes I find things where I have already looked but just haven't moved something on top of it far enough out of the way.

  • Annette says:

    I hope you find them. I have been looking for something for a week now and for the life of me can't find it. Argh!

  • Terri says:

    I think you can probably buy the patches, especially if you are planning to sew them into a quilt – some people wouldn't want to do that with the originals, you know?

  • Lurline says:

    I do it all the time – sometimes now, I can evenwake in the middle of the night and it will come to me – hopefully you will get that feeling!
    Hugs – Lurline♥

  • Sandi Linn Andersen says:

    I do the "safe place thing" a lot. It's hard to do, but the best thing is to stop looking and then when you are not looking, you'll find them. My sons also became and Eagle Scout. I think if you embroider on the quilt and then when you find that patches you can add them, you're guy will be quite happy with the quilt either way!

  • loulee says:

    Don't stress, stop looking for them, convince yourself it really doesn't matter. And they'll turn up! Every house has one of those safe places!!

  • Teresa says:

    Forgetting where you put something for safe keeping is so frustrating. They will show up eventually, but that doesn't help with finishing your quilt top now. Good luck with the hunt!

  • Wanda says:

    I hope you can obtain the patches again…just in case they never show up. I had a similar problem with two pillowcases I had made. For several years I couldn't find them. I knew where the last place was that I had seen them but find them? Not a chance. Then, after all that time, I rememberd where they were! I had sent them with my ex-husband's belongings to him! I had made them for him so I thought he should have them. I'm sure he never even unpacked the stuff I sent. What a waste!

  • quiltmom anna says:

    I know I have done that too- I find it a little crazy making because I will look all over the place til I find whatever I have misplaced.
    When I give up looking for something, I usually find it though I am sometimes perplexed as to how it got in that particular place.
    I hope you find the badges – if not you should be able to replace them if you contact the Scouting office.

  • A Spoonful Of Sugar says:

    Hope they turn up! I mislaid some of my daughters Guide patches but fortunately the leader gave us replacements and I sewed them onto her sash straight away!

  • QuiltedSimple says:

    Oh NO! I hope they turn up I always put important things in special places, and then Todd's always asking where this or that piece of paper is as I am trying to walk out the door and I forget where I put it! He has since learned to ask for anything that I might have put up the afternoon before he needs it or ideally, several days before…..

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