The Beautiful South--Magnolia Gardens
Sunday, Patrick and I went to Magnolia Gardens which is about 15 minutes down the road from us. I lived in Charleston for five years, and I haven't been there before.
Shame on me. We loved it. It's a beautiful place, and I certainly plan to return. Patrick went back Tuesday. You can see more pictures here.
Mystery No More
Spoleto is Coming
The Spoleto and Piccolo Spoleto Festivals hit Charleston for two weeks starting Memorial Day weekend. During that time, I play Culture Vulture and pig out on shows and concerts. This year, I really want to see the Alvin Aliey American Dance Theatre and the Moscow Ballet Theatre. I also like the chamber music series. All of this concert going begs the most important question.
What should I wear?
By nature, I'm not a shawl/scarf person, but even though Charleston is pretty hot in late May/early June, those auditoriums can get pretty chilly, so I've been thinking about a fetching wrap/shawl to make. I found a nice pattern for a crocheted stole by Bron and a very cool knitted poncho in the latest edition of Mag Knits.
I've brought some Paton's brillant yarn for the crocheted stole, and I need to order som Jaggerspun Zephyr very soon. Since I crochet pretty fast, I'll work on the stole while waiting for the poncho yarn.
A Book Near You
I saw this game on Lorette's blog first although I have seen it on others since.
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 23.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the sentence in your journal with these instructions.
Here's my sentence from the nearest book...
"Just as his readers would likely have no interest in serge, black bread, or objects carved in detail, so Robert Cawdry has no interest in the commomplace words of his time-and so his Table Alphabeticall[sic], while its publication marked a pivotal moment in lexical history, was in fact a work of very limited utility, and barely comarable to what would come in its wake."
--From The Meaning of Everything--The Story of the Oxford English Dictionaryby Simon Winchester
This sentence is from page 22 since page 23 is a title page of the first English Dictionary. I loved this book, but perhaps I need a little light reading.
I do have Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella:-)