Sunday, July 26, 2015

A Few Pictures of My Trip

Things have really been popping since my last post.

My trip to North Carolina was wonderful.   It was really hot tho!
We went to the Mount Ayr but, couldn't take pictures which is usual.  Here is a LINK. I love historic houses.  Where ever I vacation I try to go to one.  The tour was only offered twice a day.  We missed the morning and barely made it to the afternoon.  Almost got stopped by a torrential down pour.
 We stopped at the the Welcome Center which is also a historic house, Dickson House.
 The little side garden was the best feature.  The lady working there was nice but, not exceedingly friendly.  She did recommend an excellent restaurant for lunch.
 The Crape Myrtle was blooming all over the area.  It is like a lilac on steroid.  Just beautiful!
 We then went to the Burwell School for girls.  It was an academic based school for girls.  The docent was excellent.  He was extremely knowledgeable about everything.
 Picture of the outside of the school.  Here is a Burwell School Link.  Elizabeth Keckly, had been a slave there.  When she was freed, she became Mary Todd Lincoln's dressmaker.
 The back gardens and the privy.  Got to love privies!
 This was Mrs. Burwell's sewing box.  I took several pictures but, really only added the stitchy pics.
 Not a stitchy pic but, my daughter Katy.  We were there to see her you know!
 The dining room
 One of the sampler's.  I wished these pictures had turned out better.  I think my camera lens fogged up.
 One of the bedrooms.  The Bedrooms had the sampler pictures.

 Loved the saying on this little needlework piece.
 Mrs. Burwell's study/office and sewing room.  It overlooked the main street.
 The sampler in the master bedroom.

 I really wished this one had turned out better.
 We had lunch at the Saratoga Grill.  It was on the second floor of a building on mainstreet.  We had a great view of the street.  It started out beautiful but, as lunch went on, it got black.  The wind was wild and it POURED!
Katy at lunch.  She had a burger and my sister and I had the salad plate.  
It was truly what I expected for lunch and was so delicious.  
It was crab salad, chicken salad, fruit salad and a scone.  
I think it was my favorite meal while we were there. 
 We had a really great time!

Thanks for stopping.  Have a wonderful week.
Keep on Stitching


  1. Thanks for the very interesting post. I read the book "Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker "so it was especially interesting to me. It's wonderful that you got to spend time with both your sister and Katy.

  2. Seems like you had a wonderful time! Amazing houses and samplers:)

  3. What a wonderful adventure you had! Thank you for sharing your pictures and the links!

    Robin in Virginia

  4. Looks like you had a great time with your daughter and sister.
    Thanks for sharing the pics.
    The Samplers are awesome.