Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Lost and Found

This may be the only thing we haven't lost! We are having a run of bad luck recently with lost checkbooks and earrings... misplaced I should say because those were found. Now it's something REALLY important. Something that can't be easily replaced. Hubby is upset, I'm very upset. We used this item almost daily and now it's gone, GONE. Disappeared from the Earth, poof! The last time we saw it was Sunday afternoon before the kids came over for dinner. After they left Hubby settled down in his favorite chair, turned on the History Channel and realized it was gone. We took cushions out, we looked under furniture. Had it just grew legs and walked off or maybe, just maybe we had put it away? THAT is unlikely!

We have a special place in the entertainment center, an "Aches and Pains" drawer. You don't have an Aches and Pains drawer? Inside this drawer resides the buckwheat heating pad, the corn heating chips, checkers and cards. The games don't get much action, but the heat pads...well, let's just say they see daylight a lot these days! Missing from the drawer is a rice bag. It was handmade by me, the idea from my SISTER-in-law way back in the 1970's. I think we may have used it once during that decade. Maybe twice or 3X during the 1980's. We were 40's during the 1990's so that's when it came to live in the family room.

I don't know where it got off to, but I know what I'm going to make this week. You need to save the directions below, you may not need it now, but you will someday...

Click on the picture for a link to Skip to my Lou! Cindy has a great tutorial on making this wonderful little bag that would make great Christmas gifts. It can be used for aches and pains or my favorite use...warmed and laying at my feet while I'm blogging!


  1. Sorry you've had a rash of mis-placed items. Hmm, I like this idea - my hubby's feet always get chilly in the winter! Have a great day!

  2. We have the storebought version! They are wonderful. Hope yours shows up soon!

  3. What a great idea! My left foot is cold right now....went out to help ear tag
    a calf and waded into 8 inches of very cold had a hole in them.

    Have you looked under furniture? That is where we look first.

  4. I was smiling so much and thinking you were talking about the remote~!~!~! If my hubby loses the remote it's an impossible day until we find it.. He hates getting up and changing the channels like old times.
    Then I really smiled when I read what was really missing... oh my goodness~! a rice bag? Good idea...I'm in the making mood and I think I will be making these for my family and friends..for Christmas presents.. Thanks for the laughter and the good idea... you are tiggeriffic...~!~!
    ta ta for from Iowa. it's 31 degrees now.. and cloudy..

  5. Thank you so much for your wonderful comments when you dropped by. I too have one of these as do my boys, except we made them a bit longer and a bit skinnier to fit around our necks. they sure come in handy as we "mature".... Happy Thanksgivings.

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