When asked about the purpose of Susan’s trip to DC – Sally responded with a somewhat noncommittal reply. Now you will get the full scoop! (The working title of this post was “I plead the Firth!” but some of us did not agree … 😉 ).
Of course there was the usual knitting, shopping and eating! 😉 But the main purpose had to do with the timing. THE SHIRT was to be on display at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC. We saw the refurbished Capitol gleaming in the sun as we headed to the Folger – absolutely breathtaking.
The Folger exhibition is titled Will & Jane: Shakespeare, Austen, and the Cult of Celebrity and runs into November. Yes. They brought in the actual shirt:
THE SHIRT was magnificent:
Incredible details and amazing tailoring. Little Darcy LOVED it!!
It looked like they had taken the shirt right off him, and let it dry as is. Wow. 😉 Wow.
They had a beautiful exhibit of personal items of Jane Austen’s (including her famous ring and hand written notes), as well as memorabilia from the film:
Jane Bennett’s Wedding Bonnet
The trip was also timely because Bridget Jones’s Baby is now showing. We re-watched the first two BJD films in preparation before heading to the theater.
Little Darcy, Susan, and Sally loved it!! Six thumbs up! Thank goodness the script made Bridget smarter and more likeable than she was in the second film. Of course, time has taken its toll on all the characters. Colin Firth said in an interview on Live with Kelly! that in the next BJD movie he would rip the tubes out of his arms, jump off his bath chair, and chase Bridget down using a walker!
Little Darcy also just had to re-watch his favorite BBC miniseries:
Oh, Mr. Darcy indeed!!
Little Darcy had all sorts of fun over the weekend:
Dining Out, Eating Caper Berries
He has long had a fondness for Caper Berry Gravy, aka green gunge (“Just stir it, Una!!”):
Little Darcy enjoyed a movie on AmazonPrime:
Tom Hanks looks perturbed with Little Darcy and P&P in general!
He also enjoyed watching the Vikings beat the Carolina Panthers (“Go, Vikes!!”):
And helping Sally with her latest knitting project:
All in all a very satisfying weekend. Our yarn purchases (not that many 😉 ) will be revealed in time!!
Little Darcy says goodbye to our lovely capital:
PS — Can’t believe we forgot to mention running into Mary Lou Egan, a colleague of Susan’s from The Yarnery!! It was such a wonderful surprise!! She (along with co-authors Gale Zucker and Kristen Kapur) were at Fibre Space promoting their new book, Drop-Dead Easy Knits. They had the entire trunk show on display and were doing workshops. So great to see Mary Lou!! Susan is a long time admirer.
PS2 from Susan to Nadine: Little Darcy cuter than Mr. Darcy??!! It is a sacrilege! Or a compliment…don’t know which. I am conflicted!! 😉