Metal FatigueThe scientists were standing round the font with the vicar, cooing over the new addition to the family.
The godparents, Gold and Silver, watched from the front pew.
Gold sighed. “I wonder what they’re going to call this one.”
“Something sensible, I hope,” said Silver.
Gold nodded. “Yes—the things they come up with nowadays! Whatever happened to those lovely old fashioned names?”
Silver stared into the distance. “‘Iron’, ‘Bismuth’, “Palladium’...”
“Gorgeous names, all of them.” Gold flicked through the hymnal. He looked up again. “And then there’s Copper and Tin—they called their child Bronze. Nice straightforward name—no messing about.”
“Did you hear Copper got divorced?” said Silver.
“No,” said Gold. “What happened?”
“Apparently he had a baby with Zinc too. They’re calling it Brass.”
The ergonomics of crafting: 7 tips to avoid painArtisan Crafts Week
A few months ago our dear Brookette made a very interesting journal sharing her experience with arthritic pain, and the changes she made to her crocheting tools. Pain and arthritis can be so intense that they can actually stop you from crafting (the nightmare ). I want to invite you to start taking care of your hands and your body now, before you get irreparable damage. Don't wait until you start feeling pain!! By that time the damage is done and all you can do is try to manage the pain. I wrote a few tips to help you, and I urge you to implement them as soon as possible.
Crafting is some serious business -it can be anything from crocheting a doily to welding car rims to create a 10 meter sculpture. Some things hold true to all of them, and I'll do my best to cover as much information as possible. And of course, remember that I'm no physician, so visit your doctor or