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Linda White
Interests: Patchwork & Sewing, Gardening and Cooking.
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It's that day of the week again when I visit a photo from my past. The reason for posting this particular photo started on Sunday at AQC. Bear with me while I tell you the story......it starts like this..... I... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I am back home and back to reality after what has been a huge week for me. As you have read in Saturday's post we were having a great time at AQC and were just about to head out to... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Gum Valley Patchwork
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It has been such a whirlwind for the last 4 days......my feet have hardly touched the ground! On Wednesday morning we were up and on the road by 5.45am, stopping for breakfast at the Highway Lounge at the Caltex Werribee,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Today was the first day of AQC and after a busy day yesterday setting up my stand it was great to spend today meeting 'old' friends and making new ones. Russell was a great help and I think he secretly... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I am working flat out here at the moment.......pulling together everything I need to do prior to packing the ute for this year's AQC adventure. I have made so many lists that I nearly need a list for the lists!!!... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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'The Adventurers' is the latest order on the long list of fabrics that will be rolling into the shop over the coming months. It is the latest range by Cori Dantini for Blend Fabrics and has four lovely panel blocks... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
I interrupt this TBT blog post to advise you all that the shop will be closed today. Apologies for the very short notice but as of this morning we are first time grandparents and are off to see Georgia Jane... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Saturday marks the 7th anniversary of my Dad's passing so I thought that it might be nice to have a more recent photo of Dad in my TBT this week. This photo was taken at Emma's 18th Birthday party in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I swore that this year would be different. That I would be super organised. Everything would be done and I could relax and work at a nice easy pace. I am writing endless lists which keep growing instead of shrinking.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I have at long last finished the Daisy Meadows Quilt top. After starting off with such speed other things seemed to take priority and it got shuffled aside for a few weeks. I have added an extra border on and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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No I hadn't forgotten and it is still Thursday so here is Throw Back Thursday #23......good grief I've been doing this for nearly 6 months! Today's photo was taken around 1984 as Pete has got the P plates on his... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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When we first started building the shop I planted an orchard. The plan was that when we eventually moved here to live I would have apples straight away. On the farm I had an apple orchard and my favourite tree... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
If you have booked in for the 2015 Stitch in Spring with Gail Pan & Helen Stubbings, then your registration form and deposit are due by Wednesday 1st April. I will be open over Easter for those who would like... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Earlier this month I blogged about a range of fabric called 'Good Company' that had arrived in the shop. On Friday night I used the old grey matter, along with a pencil and paper to draft up a pattern for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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You know the delivery guy is serious when he gets out the trolley! Four boxes and a parcel.....more fabric to play with.......photos soon! Linda :) Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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We experienced some very wild and wintery weather yesterday and ended up with about 30 mm of rain which was great. The downside was that the power went off and I wasn't able to post my TBT last night. So... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I have about 4 fabric reps visit me at the shop. I could have more but honestly I don't have the room for all that I would like to buy. I stick with what I like and even then I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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The internet has reset and I am back in business......it's been a slow 6 days I can tell you! Great news is that Gail's new book Simply Christmas 3 is on it's way to me.......yay! If you have the other... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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After a busy week I turn around and find myself back at Thursday again. Today's photo was taken only 2 years ago at the Colac Quilters Biennial Pot Luck Night and last night we did it all again. It was... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Well it was definitely manic this morning. I turned my mobile phone off at 8am (just to be sure) and when I turned it back on at 9.45am I had 36 missed calls. The task of writing down all of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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My Stitching by the Sea Retreat is over for another year and by all accounts the ladies had a lovely time and are keen to return next March for another weekend of stitching, friendship and food. I had all good... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I have finally finished the text and photography for the pattern booklet for my 'Elenor Jean' Quilt. I spent hours reading old letters and looking at old photos trying to work out which bits and which ones to include in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
No time for a blog post this morning. I am armed with my usb and have an appointment with a Graphic Artist. Linda :) Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Happy 2 year Wedding Anniversary to our daughter Emma and her husband Ryan. Yes 2 years ago today I was in the middle of making wedding bouquets, charging around doing last minute garden stuff and painting my finger nails as... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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The next fabric range that has recently arrived in the shop is 'Edith' c 1840 - 1870 by Mary Koval. Yes I know that I don't normally stock reproduction fabrics but there are some lovely blenders in this range that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork