Archive - Feb 18, 2011

Embroidery tutorial online

On the Rock, Sea & Sarah blog, Sarah offers a tutorial for many hand embroidery stitches. Sarah's Hand Embroidery Tutorials lets visitors subscribe to get updates on the stitches offered.

“Shanty town” excavation answers questions about late Roman Britain

Archaeological excavation by a team from the University of Durham in Bowes, England has given reasearchers new insight into civilian life around a Roman fort near the end of the Roman era. The vicus, or “shanty town,” would have survived longer than a military installation.

Borders to close over 200 stores

Borders, the second largest bookstore chain in the United States, has filled Chapter 11 bankruptcy and plans to close at least 200 of its 642 stores. The company cites competition from such companies as Wal-Mart and Amazon.com as the reason for the bankruptcy.