Yet Another New Leaf Being Turned!
You might well wonder where I have been as I have not added to this blog since September! I wish I could tell you but I think time is just going even faster and I am finding it even harder to keep up wit myself let alone anyone else. I must also add that I am almost scared to add material to the site as I have been ticked off by one member for my spelling mistakes! It does make me nervous so I leave writing until I have the time to do it properly! As a result, nothing happens
Anyway New Year and new plans……
I will endeavor to add an entry to this Journal every month for 2014 – let us look back in 2015 and see if I managed it.
Main Street Historic Williamsburg
My husband, Bill and I had a marvellous trip to America in the autumn last year visiting many States in New England and finishing with a visit to Historic Williamsburg and Jamestown. I thought you would like to see some images from that part of the trip. I am saving other photographs for another occasion as I am working on an inspired sampler for a later issue of Itch to Stitch.
One of the many quaint shops in Williamsburg
A garden centre!
We bought a painting of this pretty house in Williamsburg
After a lovely day wandering the streets of Williamsburg’s historic area and watching the storming of the Governor’s house, we went on to visit the museum that is Jamestown. Jamestown was a settlement in the Colony of Virginia, the first permanent English settlement in the Americas. Established by the Virginia Company of London as “James Fort” on May 24, 1607 and Jamestown served as the capital of the colony for 83 years, from 1616 until 1699.
Harbour at Jamestown
We were able to wander over these replica ships and could hardly believe how small they were and just how awful the conditions must have been for everyone on board. It was hardly surprising that so many individuals died during the voyages.
One of the early houses in the fort at Jamestown
I should remind you all that Bill and I will be in Williamsburg again this year when we take the Arena Tour in May. Click here to download more information about the trip. That is all for now folks- I am off to Norway on Tuesday next week and your next issue of Itch to Stitch will be out in early February.
Date posted: Thursday, January 9, 2014