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HMS Pinafore was extremely enjoyable and the weather was beautiful. Some of the cast looked very hot in their costumes at times. The two musicians - a keyboard player and a woodwind player were excellent.

There was other interest too as we were outdoors - a wagtail on the roof, a heron flying past the trees, sparrows and blackbirds, butterflies and a dragonfly and, to my utter astonishment, a bat flew over our heads! And considerable amusement was had when some of the singing was punctuated by quacks from the ducks on the lake  :D

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Me too @Flobear .  We saw HMS Pinafore in the open air at the Minack down in Cornwall.  It was brilliant, but I was vaguely disappointed that it wasn't Pirates of Penzance!

Funnily enough, @Acorn I kept thinking it was the P of P we were going to sea see!

Mind you HMSP has some good numbers - I am the Captain of the Pinafore, When I was a Lad (the ruler of the King's nay-vee) and the one with We are his Sisters and his Cousins and his Aunts, among them.

If I'd known there were some G&S fans here, I'd have got more tickets  ;)

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A slap and a kick for being so quick, @justpottering .   :laughing:

My reaction too, @Pearl  ;)

Morning TSP folk.  Our visitors have gorn. It's been lovely to have them here but it's also exhausting. It seems very quiet and the house is still very tidy so I will enjoy both of those situations.

Late afternoon / early evening we're taking Mum to see an outdoor performance of HMS Pinafore.  Will need to be armed with suitable coverings for whatever the forecast hasn't told us. My guilty secret is that I enjoy Gilbert and Sullivan - there, I've said it  :ninja: 

Hope everyone has a good day. I think @Iminei could plan a situation comedy using those characters in the car park. Could be a larff.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Sunday's Twin Birthday's
« on: Yesterday at 09:03:40 »
Hope you have enjoyable days pleasing yourselves @Helen M and @Celia . Happy Happy birthday birthday  :toast:  :toast:

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Saturday I think,
« on: July 31, 2021, 23:03:10 PM »
Our searches centred on missing coal-mining shafts @SewRuthieSews ! The solicitors got very twitchy even though the old part of the house was built in the 1850s when mining was going on and there's no way it would have been plonked on top of a mine-shaft  :facepalm:  The developers of the new estate down the road didn't do thorough enough searches and when they started up one end of the site found that 5 of the plots had old mine shafts underneath.
I hope your missing tree doesn't hold things up.

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In the wardrobe / Re: Shirt, jacket or something else.
« on: July 31, 2021, 07:37:30 AM »
Super job @badgermat .  The pattern adaptations alone sound like a real tour de force and the result looks great on thr model  ;)

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Friday 30th July
« on: July 30, 2021, 21:57:07 PM »
Please see a picture of the kimono amongst the stacked chairs.  Karma was indeed served when a small child threw up all over SWTO's kimono...............
:laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Today's Birthday
« on: July 30, 2021, 16:18:56 PM »
I hope you are having a lovely birthday @Ohsewsimple  :toast: :cake: :cake:

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Wednesday 28th July
« on: July 28, 2021, 16:10:58 PM »
Condolences from me too to @twopence and Mr 2p

We have just about finished our mega-tidy-clean for our guests who arrive tomorrow. Shopping still to do but that's S's department. I do need to sweep the Utility room floor so bits from the garden don't get traipsed into the house and also to inspect the bathroom to see if Mr Bear made a decent job of it. NB I did the ensuite which our guests will use and the downstairs loo.

Now waiting in for a delivery which I have been waiting for since mid-May.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Tuesday 27th July
« on: July 27, 2021, 18:52:03 PM »
Too many slugs give chickens the runs!

My hostas are worse than in ribbons. The chickens love to munch the leaves but don't leave anything for the slugs and snails to be-ribbon!

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Sewalongs and Competitions / Re: Thoughts about August contest
« on: July 27, 2021, 09:05:39 AM »
I got mixed up with all the onomatopoeia and didn't mean to vote for Awesome Accessories because I'm not doing it anyway! As I said in my post it's Festival Finds that Flo was finking  ;)
Not that it matters in the scheme of things.

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Sewalongs and Competitions / Re: Thoughts about August contest
« on: July 26, 2021, 21:26:29 PM »
If Festival Finds is extended I might have a hope of finding my one and only item which is quite small and presumably well hidden in my Still-not-a-Sewing-Room.

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Tech Know How / Re: Are we having site problems again?
« on: July 26, 2021, 14:32:39 PM »
Slow here intermittently though when it comes through I see avatars and photos.  Fine on other sites I'm visiting.

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I only have a little stash as I haven't been P&Qing all that long. But it grew somewhat  during lockdown because ordering fabric online meant that matching colours up was a bit hit and miss.

What I do have is a lot of leftover pieces from many years of Light siding although I have had a few sort-outs over time and taken fabrics to school for various projects.

Maybe I could use the suitable leftovers for some sort of scrappy quilt. Hmm

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I've only done it once, @Acorn having only made one actual quilt so far  :[  I stitched in the ditch by hand between the binding and the flange. Pretty sure I used backstitch.

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