I just got home from visiting at my favorite nursing home. While there a friend who knows I piddle in the sewing theme asked me if could make some rice bags. I just stood there with a blank. She showed me a nice little hand made flannel bag with rice inside. She says they heat it in the microwave and wrap it in toweling and put in whereever the complaint......they are so neat. My sore neck is getting one in just a few minutes. Have y'all heard of them? they would be neat with an extra slip of fabric for the hands to slip into. I'm excited and these would be nice for nursing home gifts. Just wanted to talk about it. I'm a happy fabric person.