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  1. Stress really makes my pain worse. I have a very stressful job and have been asking if I can work 4 days a week rather than 5. I'm waiting for an answer. If I don't get one soon, I will ask again. I feel like all my energy goes into my job and once I get home, I'm too tired to do anything. I have gotten to a point where I feel like I am existing rather than living life. Thanks for the additional responses!

  2. Just wondering how many of you suffer from fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue syndrome. I've been dealing with this for years and I feel like it's getting worse as I get older. I'm 49 and most days feel like I'm 99! The chronic pain 24/7 gets old real fast. Most days I feel like my quality of life just isn't what it used to be. I'm constantly exhausted and never feel rested. Any ideas, suggestions, or words of wisdom would be appreciated!

  3. What can this camera do that a mirror cannot accomplish? I know quilters who have mirrors they use to see underneath or they do what I do, lean down and look underneath to see. I see the word camera and I think of pictures and I'm not understanding why a camera is needed for this type of thing. Please advise. Thanks.

  4. My husband and I must be terrible parents because we love being empty nesters:P My daughter and I work in the same law firm so we see each other every day. My son lives across town and is really busy with school, work and his little family so we don't see him as often as I would like, but he is doing so well with life that it's okay. We see my step-daughter once a week and my step-son lives three hours away and we see him every few months. We keep really busy and enjoy the time with just the two of us.

  5. This copyright thing is tricky. Lucky me, I work in a lawfirm and had this same situation come up a few years ago. I was approached to make a specific quilt, I made it, I was paid, end of story. Now that I have a little side business that I make quilts/purses for profit, I was advised to contact the pattern company and ask permission. Every company said yes [except one] as long as I don't "mass produce." The confusing part is that copyright protects the written pattern and there is argument that any works derived from that pattern is actually copyrighted.

  6. Pros and cons both ways. Are any of your four kids still at home where they may need you? Can you convert your garage to a bigger space for quilting? Or how about turning your master bedroom into your quilt studio and taking one of the smaller rooms as your bedroom? You can always try it, but be aware of how long the lease is. You don't want to get stuck into a 6 month lease or one year lease if it ends up being more of a pain. Let us know what you decide:)