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Linda White
Interests: Patchwork & Sewing, Gardening and Cooking.
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When Lenora and I first developed this special event between our two shops little did we realise what a great event it would turn out to be. Even though we try and change it every year, there is one common... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I have been struggling a little bit lately. It was Mothers Day last Sunday and it was my first one without my mum. I miss her more than I ever thought possible. I visited and took some flowers for her... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I am all packed and organised.....I think. This morning I head off to set up for the first ever Werribee Stitch event run by the great team at Craft Alive. It is on just Saturday and Sunday so if you... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Since leaving the farm and moving to the shop we have really made great progress on becoming self sufficient in our vegetable growing. Freezing and preserving the excess for use in the off season. We have enough frozen peas and... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Even though I have a mountain of inside jobs that need to be done, lately I have found that spending a little bit of time outside in the garden has been good for my mental health. Sometimes you have to... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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It really is amazing how fast some plants grow.....especially if you miss a season (or two) with the pruning. I have lots of roses in my garden and although they benefit greatly from regular pruning they really don't seem to... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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This morning I was very excited to find that this heavy parcel had been delivered to my front door.......thanks Sharon! I had only placed and paid for my order last Wednesday........certainly can't fault the mail this time around. Inside were... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I know that I spend nearly every day doing some sort of stitching.......whether it be hand stitching some hexagons, appliquing shapes, machine sewing samples or simply stitching for fun. But there can be interruptions and sometimes sewing by yourself isn't... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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It's back to normal here at Cooriemungle.......whatever 'normal' is! AQC finished on Sunday afternoon and by the time I packed up, loaded up, fought my way through football traffic at Etihad Stadium, and stopped in Geelong for a bite to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Well AQC is almost over for another year.......there is just one day left before I say goodbye and head for home. It has been a very busy time for Gum Valley Patchwork with a very hectic 3 days. Russell was... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Just stopping by before I head off for the first day at the Australasian Quilt Convention to remind everyone that the shop is closed today, tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday. I will be open again next Thursday 27th April for normal... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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It should take months of planning, but it often comes down to a few frantic weeks of stitching, cutting, folding and packing. Of course I'm talking about preparation for Quilt Shows / Craft events.....and in particular AQC.....the biggie that is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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As many of you know I have quite a good stock of bag handles and purse frames in the Shop. I order them in bulk from a supplier in China and while language can be a barrier.....and very frustrating at... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I have just finished repairing my OPEN flag after it took a real beating last Sunday in all of that wild weather we had. It was such a horrid day (with the power going off)......there was no way that I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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With AQC fast approaching I am trying to cram 3 months worth of preparation into this final week. It has turned into a bit of a cutting, folding and kitting frenzy but I have decided that what's not done by... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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If you looked closely enough in my last blog post you would have seen that I had my new 'Christmas Delights' Block of the Month with me at the Ballarat Craft Alive event last weekend. I showed you a few... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I'm back from 4 days in Ballarat attending my first of 3 Craft Alive events this year. It was great 3 days of meeting new and old friends, and showing the crafting visitors just a small sample of what I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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In just 2 days I will be on my way to Ballarat to attend my very first Craft Alive event as an exhibitor. I have chosen to do 3 events with the Craft Alive team this year and am really... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I have been rather preoccupied lately getting everything organised for me annual Stitching by the Sea Retreat. Port Campbell is the perfect venue for my Retreat as there is plenty of accommodation and restaurants for those that stay.......and you really... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Not to be confused with the Stitch in Spring.....which is in September, the Stitching by the Sea Retreat weekend is happening again this coming weekend. That means that the shop will be closed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, while I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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It might be a public holiday here in Victoria but I have been working my butt off since 10am this morning. Yes registrations for the Stitch in Spring opened at 9am sharp and at 10am when I turned my phone... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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It was party time this afternoon.......the classroom was transformed. There was plenty of food and drink and Party bags and CAKE! An action shot...... I would like to thank everyone who took time to call in to the shop this... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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When I started out teaching a very basic beginners patchwork class in my lounge room at home in 1996 I never in my wildest dreams thought that I would be where I am today. My small but growing group of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Apologies for not blogging but it has been cray cray crazy here lately. Late February / early March is always hectic in our household with frayed tempers and often tears......although the tears were absent this year.....which was good! The reason.....Heytesbury... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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February and Christmas are two words that should never appear in the same sentence but it has. Gail Pan's brand new Christmas range 'All things Christmas' arrived this week.....yes on the 21st February.....it took me by surprise as it wasn't... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork