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GBSB 2021

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  • Started 5 months ago by Christine Berrett
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  1. Christine Berrett
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    Starting on 14th April folks!

    Posted 5 months ago #
  2. I'll put it in the diary

    Posted 5 months ago #
  3. Oh - I'm delighted to read this news - how absolutely wonderful. Well done Helen for spotting the trailer (or whatever it was) and passing it on so swiftly- it really lifted my day.

    You also mention a jewellery programme as well - is this 'ordinary telly' or something from a jewellery craft channel?

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  4. I think the jewellery one is on BBC 2

    Posted 5 months ago #
  5. Jean Strange
    Member

    Yes jewellery one is on BBC2 and according to the trailer I saw last night starts on April 13th. Think I will try to watch it too but we may be in caravan and might need to do some negotiations on what we are watching.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  6. Barbara Stone
    Member

    I told Bob that the GBSB was on again, and I would like to watch it, and he agreed. No negotiation or anything - quite surprised really! Not sure the jewellery one is my cup of tea, but I'm going to try and see it.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  7. Barbara, that's what the off button is for

    Posted 5 months ago #
  8. Yes the Jewellery show is on BBC2 Tuesday 8pm starting next week - 13th
    GBSB is BBC1 Wednesday 9pm (after the Repair Shop) starting next week - 14th

    Posted 5 months ago #
  9. Christine Berrett
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    NB. Tonight's Repair Shop is now the Masterchef final, postponed from last Friday

    Posted 5 months ago #
  10. That explains why we had a 30 minute repair shop at 7.30 & my tv reminded me to watch masterchef, when I never watch it
    Watched the Sewing Bee - so nice to have it back

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  11. Have now seen the first of Sewing Bee episodes. Once again I find myself trying to remember the names of everyone....must be an ageing thing. Will no doubt get into it more as the weeks go on and we start picking up on our favourite sewer.

    Also watched the jewellery programme, one item had a sort of delicate look to it but none of it was the type of thing I'd wear. I'm more often drawn to the kind of items that Hilary Kay wears on Antiques Roadshow - now she really does have an eye for 'stylish'

    Programme presenter Katherine Ryan I didn't like too much in that role either. I'm not taken with her as a commedienne - but there again - Canadians, like Americans just don't have the same sense of humour as us, so to me none of them are what I would call 'funny'.....

    Posted 5 months ago #
  12. Jean Strange
    Member

    Morning everyone
    Didn’t get to watch the jewellery programme this week recorded it so will give it one more go.

    Went to try to get my sewing machine serviced as it was playing up. As I expected was told couldn’t get parts for it anymore, well we worked out it is about 44 years old. Had been thinking about a new machine anyway. Treated myself to a lovely new machine need to have a good play with it. Then low and behold watching Sewing Bee and one of the contestants was using the same machine!!! I bought the machine at a lovely family run small shop that specialises in sewing machines and trims. Dad does the servicing Mum used to run a big stall in Bracknell market when we had a lovely indoor market before the town regeneration project and it was their son who did all the demonstrating of the machines. So lovely to get service like that these days.

    Had a good couple of days in the caravan going again for the bank holiday weekend. Helen hope you enjoyed your few days away.

    Hope everyone is keeping well and enjoying the sunshine.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  13. Christine Berrett
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    Did anyone else find that the material for the Garment of the Week was making their eyes go 'funny'? I felt that I was having trouble focusing on it.

    Stunning dress, tho' and worthy GotW

    Posted 4 months ago #
  14. JeannieQ
    Member

    Yes, it was a nice pattern but had a shadow behind it which made it 'move' in front of your eyes. I've seen the fabric on Minerva, it's a linen but it does make your eyes go jazzy. Loved the dress though - very classy looking.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  15. Can't say I noticed my eyes were affected in any way (no sense, no feeling!) but although I quite liked the style of the dress I didn't like the fabric full stop. Having a bit that turned back at the top I felt it would have been more striking had it been in a plain bold colour, with the turned back bit of a paler contrasting colour. You can probably see then that my preference of dress - for style and colour was the mustard-yellow one with the cross over back and buttoned down the front, very fitted and I thought looked quite stunning on the model. Bit 60's I suppose, resembling the look I would have gone for in my 20's with a tight skirt and stilleto heels.oooh - don't get me started here, or I shall be off wending my way down nostalgic pasts again like I did a year ago when we were discussing sticky out frocks.....

    Of the jewellery programme I absolutely loved the winning sweetheart brooch. Can't remember who won the silver chain item (might have been the same chap) but I liked that too.

    I shall continue to watch both programmes as I am finding myself being drawn into the jewellery one. Don't always like what they are doing but these programmes do start becoming addictive the more you watch them. Funnily enough though I've never found that happening with all these cookery shows.....

    Posted 4 months ago #
  16. Barbara Stone
    Member

    Must admit I didn’t like the one that won garment of the week. I much preferred the button down the front dresses and as I’m thinking about making one from myself, that is the style that I will go for. Somehow I don’t think I’ll go for a big patttern, that would require pattern matching.
    Mind you the dress last week, made me feel as if I would like to make it, but as I seem to have lived in jeans and either a sweat shirt, or s polo top, for the last 18 months, I’m not certain if it’s worth making anything that would probably not be worn very often. I suppose if I’d got any thoughts of going away on holiday, I might think about it, but as I haven’t, and I see no way in which we’re going to be able to go away, I don’t think I’ll bother.
    Hope everybody is keeping well.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  17. Christine Berrett
    Administrator

    I have been living in tee-shirt and jeans ever since I retired - haven't worn a dress for years and years and years and I'm not about to start now. But I do love watching Sewing Bee :o)

    Posted 4 months ago #
  18. Hi all
    Hope you're all well & enjoying the sunshine
    Went to the Lakes last week - that's why I've been so quiet. Got a lodge on a caravan park for the week - no rain & plenty of sunshine. Nice to get away before things open up & Mick gets busy.

    On the jewellery - I know what Brenda means about these programs becoming addictive. The winning brooch was what I would have picked for myself. It reminded us of seeing the penguins jumping out of the see when we went to Antarctica. I liked the "daisy" necklace & would have liked to see it fully finished.

    As for the dresses - a couple of them made me think of 1940s styles. I liked the winner, but would have chosen different colours. I've lived in leggings & t-shirts for the last few years - don't really do jeans. We got given uniform t-shirts for work so they go with trousers or smart leggings - I actually got fed up of trousers & bought a black skirt last year, just for work. I have actually got too big for my old skirts & had to get rid of them. We have a family wedding in the summer so I'll have to think about something new for that, but hate shopping. Did see an advert last night for "swishy" skirts - might take a look at that style.

    Might use the Leeds weekend as an excuse to dress up a bit

    Posted 4 months ago #
  19. Christine Berrett
    Administrator

    Last two family weddings I've been to I wore a smart pair of trousers, blouse and jacket (not the same ones for each wedding, obvs!)

    Posted 4 months ago #
  20. Barbara Stone
    Member

    What’s a wedding? Haven’t been to one for years, in fact the last one I went to, was about 15 years ago! They now have two kids aged 10 and 8. I think I’m getting old!
    I’ll definitely use the Leeds weekend to try and dress up a bit.

    Posted 4 months ago #

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