Saturday, January 21, 2012

Victory Bracelet

Today, we went on an outing to The Southern Museum in Kennesaw, GA. My son, Liam, went on a school field trip there earlier in the week and became a little obsessed with it. So, he really wanted us to see it.

The museum was very nice, filled to the brim with Civil War history, and we each learned new things. In one, non-Civil War exhibit, some French items from WWII caught my eye. The bracelet above is made up of French coins. Because German forces would seize money, coin bracelets such as this were made as a form of protest. "V for victory" makes up the clasp.

I also saw this amazing model house with working gears. Imagine the work that went into this!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Backs and Bears

Earlier today, I was trying to put Christmas decorations away, when my upper back went out once again! It has been repeatedly going out for the past three weeks. I have decided it is time for me to see a Chiropractor to see if that offers any relief.

Because of my back, I have not done any Of Towers and Turrets workshop catch up this weekend, which was my original plan. During our New Year's trip to my mother's home, my son won the giant bear pictured below with tickets he got from playing arcade games at Boomers. He has put it in bed with me today to make me feel better.

Brownkee the Bear