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  1. I was looking for measurements for a water bed so I could make a quilt for my niece and came across this video. I just had to share. A water Bed in a German furniture store. Note that the sign says NOT to get on the bed, but oh well..the best way to motivate people to do something is to put up a sign saying "Don't........!" Turn on speakers and watch people trying out the water bed. It's in German, but that only makes it funnier. Watch for the last two ladies! Becky
  2. I am so encouraged with this post! I had Polio when I was 6 and about 40 years later, I was diagnosed with Post Polio Syndrome (PPS). Unfortunately, there apparently isn’t any help for the constant pain and fatigue I have been battling for the past 22 years. PPS has been closely associated with fibromyalgia symptoms----Pain, fatigue, weakness, etc. I search internet constantly for any updates for PPS. There doesn’t seem to be much research because we are a “dying breed”----the last of the Polio survivors. I have had to give up quilting this past year because of fatigue and pain. My
  3. There are 2 more quilt shows in Lancaster, PA at the same time at a different location. The American Quilters Society (AQS) show is in Lancaster City and the other 2 shows are in the country where the Lancaster quilt shows were originally. See two more shows in one visit. . . Free shuttle bus between the: 22nd Annual Lancaster Quilt Show at the Continental Inn and the 2nd Annual Lancaster Spring Quilt Show at the Host Resort & Conference Center, 2300 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA. Vendors:
  4. I found this wonderful tool to check the underside of my quilting. My sister uses one and I got the bright idea how I could use it for quilting. It really has been wonderful to check tension before I get too far with my pattern and have to tear out. Mirror Inspection Light Becky
  5. I use a cervical collar around my neck when I quilt to greatly relieve shoulder and neck pain. It has made a world of difference for me. Be sure to get the correct fit, if you get one or it may not help as much. I would get so much pain in my shoulders and up the back of my neck that I would get a headache and have to stop quilting. The collar makes it possible to quilt longer, especially when using pantographs or boards. It supports your head and relaxes the muscles so they don’t knot up and cause pain. Becky
  6. I found this website on message board. This link lets you choose and create a pattern and then print it off the way you want it!! You can choose fabric colors, block and boarder sizes to customize over 1,000 quilt patterns. Think I have printed at least 20 so far. Quilters Message Board:
  7. I'm a 60's girl but I enjoyed going down memory lane with this. Hope you like it even if you are much younger than me. Becky
  8. Check this out. My mom had stink bugs that seemed to come from strange places. We had some luck using this trap in her garage and basement. Good Luck, Becky
  9. In the line at the store, the cashier told an older woman that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment. The woman apologized to him and explained, "We didn't have the green thing back in my day." The clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment." He was right -- our generation didn't have the green thing in its day. Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled,
  10. It is officially 102 degrees ----heat index 119 degrees in South Central Pennsylvania right now! My mom is 87 years old and lives alone. Yesterday, her central air conditioning stopped cooling. She had a new heat pump installed 5 months ago for somewhere around $5,000.00. Wouldn’t you know it failed on the hottest day we have had this year! Thank goodness, we have one of the standing portable air conditioners that we took over to her house to use last night. She was confined to the family room over night and most of today. It would have been so much easier if she would come home with us
  11. Here is another place to check out Becky
  12. My sister sent this to me this morning and thought you may like it. I think the "Flash Mob" idea seems like so much fun. Becky
  13. I want to share something I thought may interest some “groovy board” users. I came across an interesting quilting chat site. “quilting pattern boards” go to “Lynda H.” message. You can download the directions at the bottom of her message, I have been having a ball making my own design boards. I have added some notes about my trial & errors to pass on some ideas that may help. HINTS: 1. Paint board surface with contrasting paint FIRST. Painting makes the pattern easier to follow after cutting grooves. 2. I like to use MDF board