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Linda White
Interests: Patchwork & Sewing, Gardening and Cooking.
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I know that I have blogged about this before.......the tradition in our household that every year I make a big batch of large Apple Pies. I make my own pastry....with the aid of my food processor. I peel and cut... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Every Thursday I spend time going through my pile of photos to pick one to feature in TBT. Sometimes I try and link them in with something that has happened or a time of the year, sometimes they are random... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Our veggie garden is very overgrown at the moment....the end of the season with only the carrots and parsnips left. The tomatoes have produced a great crop and I have made more than enough Tomato Sauce, Tomato Relish & Passata... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Gum Valley Patchwork
There is some major secret women's happening here.......lots of thinking, planning, list making, and ideas. You will have to be patient but all will be revealed soon! Linda :) Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Gum Valley Patchwork
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the mouse just stitches the days and evenings away....... The first block of Christmas Blessings. I am making my sample up from the new 'Under the Mistletoe' fabrics from 3 Sisters (due in June). Kits will be available once the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I often get asked what thread I use for my hexagons and hand applique.....the answer is Superior Bottom Line Thread. It is a 60wt lint-free filament polyester thread, and I find that it just disappears into my fabric and reduces... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Gum Valley Patchwork
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We have had some very horrid weather for the last 6 days.....strong winds, icy temperatures, quite a bit of rain, and in between the rain it drizzles! It is always hard to imagine warm hot days when you can't feel... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I really think that I will need to up my Christmas gift to Sharon our mail person this year. She is one in a million and very helpful when it comes to delivering all of my parcels....usually one or two... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I have been waiting for such a long time for this parcel to be delivered to me. I ordered it way back on the 5th August last year after seeing that a friend in the UK had purchased one. I... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I have just spent the last 15 minutes scrolling through the previous TBT posts to make sure that I am not re-sharing a photo. I think that I might have shown this one a few years ago on my blog... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Over the years I have made lots of things from selvedges. Everything from table runners to quilts.....phone holders to bags to block folders......but my stash of selvedges continues to grow. Two large plastic tubs squished tightly with selvedges of different... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
I still haven't worked out whether I am dedicated or just crazy but we are packing up the shop and heading off to Adelaide in July to the Sewing Stitching & Hand Craft Show. The event is on from Friday... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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This is my Lipstick Maple It produces a stunning display of red leaves in Autumn and then they all fall off! Linda :) Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I have just got back inside from mowing the lawns and picking the last of our apple crop before the birds and European Wasps clean them all up. Oh my how different it is to where I was 12 months... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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As the days get cooler and Winter is only a little over a month away, I keep looking at all of the lovely flannel fabric that I have in stock. I am eager to make something warm and snuggly from... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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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 Apr 23, 2015 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 Apr 19, 2015 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