Friday, July 13, 2012

History in the Making

Every year on the eve of the Great American Scrapbook Convention, we spend the night in Manassas, Virginia and visit the Bull Run Battlefield.  The replica of the Henry House sits in the center of the battlefield. There is a haunting story to the house as Judith Henry, a widowed invalid, was killed in her bed by crossfire on the battlefield.  

It was 102 degrees the day we visited, so we waited until evening to go.  The battlefields had been mowed and men were busy baling hay.  I cannot fathom marching into those fields on a hot July day many years ago in wool uniforms with fighting all around.

Journaling:  "It's 151 years since the Battle of Bull Run and 39 years since we met.  We hope to come here many more times.  Bull Run, 2012"

This Jen Allyson paper was perfect as is, but I decided to cut around the inside of the flower border, remove the inside piece, make it slightly smaller, adhere it to gray cardstock and stitch around it.  This made a nice sturdy layout with a little bit more emphasis on the center photo.


Micupoftea~ said...

I love visiting historical places! Looks like you and your husband do too. Yikes...can you imagine marching in uniforms in the heat?

Amy said...

Beautiful LO! I love the flower border!!

Anna C said...

Sounds like a great place to visit! Awesome lo!

Elisabeth said...

Such a pretty layout and your DH is goodlooking as well!!! Love your muted colors on this one.

Tracey Sabella said...

Neat story!! Love the fussy cutting and stitching on this fabulous LO!! ~ Blessings

Connie said...

Love the clay. Makes a great accent.

Your Bull Run layout is awesome. Love the paper.