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Linda White
Interests: Patchwork & Sewing, Gardening and Cooking.
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Phew.....I found my camera card reader......in my handbag, so am very pleased that I don't have to buy another one. Last year at AQC I never got a chance to have a look at the quilts, so this year I... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Gum Valley Patchwork
I have had a few enquiries about my trading days / hours over the Easter holiday. I will be open as usual, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 11am - 4pm each day. Linda :) Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
Well this time last week I was on my way to Melbourne and all excited about my second trip to AQC. I had a great time catching up with lots of lovely ladies......some 'old' friends, some from emails, lots of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
Well I am up and packed and ready to get the last day of AQC going. Sunday is usually the quietest of the four days, but you just never know what is going to happen at these events. See you... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Well the day finally arrived. Yesterday morning, with ute fully loaded....although I could've fit more in if I was better at tetris.....I headed off to Melbourne. The continual rain didn't worry me......great for the farm....and it wasn't too bad unloading... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
The new canopy is full of all things stitchy and quilty, and I am almost organised for my 7am departure time tomorrow morning. I still have to pack my clothes.....have no idea what I am taking yet. I also have... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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The main problem that I face with taking the shop anywhere is the logistics of getting all of my stock and display props to the venue. When it is close I often make several trips back and forth to the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I have been chatting recently to the lovely Janet Rowe from Wildcraft Farm fame, and I have decided to start stocking her patterns. Janet presents her patterns in a unique way......they come with a lovely blank card (and envelope) which... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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As I mentioned yesterday I have been working frantically getting everything ready to take to AQC next week. My head has filled up with all of these fantastic designs but I am quickly running out of time to make them... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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The countdown has well and truly begun. With only 5 more sleeps until I have to head to Melbourne for setting up at AQC you would think that I would be completely organised.....yes? .....well no I'm not. I have had... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Every year for the last 15 years my beautiful Jonagold Apple tree has provided me with boxes and boxes of apples. It is a cross between the Jonathon and Golden Delicious Apple varieties and produces large juicy sweet apples. This... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Yesterday was a day of celebration for our family. We attended the Deakin University Graduation Ceremony at the Lighthouse Theatre in Warrnambool. Hannah graduated. and received this There were proud parents, family and friends in the theatre watching their loved... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
Just giving everyone the heads up that the Shop will be opening a little later than normal tomorrow (Thursday 27th March). We will be attending Hannah's graduation in Warrnambool in the morning. The shop will open at 12.45pm. Linda :) Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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After a very long wait the tape measure bangles finally arrived last week. They took 5 weeks to make and then set off on their wayward journey to Australia. From India they headed to Thailand, then had a stop over... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Every second year the Colac Quilters put on a fabulous Quilt Show with a most wonderful display of their members quilts. I have never been disappointed and this year is no exception. I have attended as a shop owner for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
After trying to work out the fairest way to take names for my Stitch in Spring, I decided to go with the mobile only option. So this morning I turned off my mobile at 8.50am and waited for about half... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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When I first decided to run a Retreat, I wasn't quite sure how it would go. I have run 3 successful 'Stitch in Spring' days, but a Retreat is a little different..... 2 days of stitching, no tutors or kits,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Sure do hope my phone copes at 9am tomorrow morning and doesn't end up like this....... Linda :) Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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The lists are written and the countdown is on. My first 'Stitching by the Sea' Retreat is on this weekend in Port Campbell. I know that there are 38 excited ladies that will be walking through the doors of the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
With only a week until registrations open for the 2014 Stitch in Spring, I thought that I would put together all of the information so that everyone is on the one page. I have been thinking about the registration process... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Last year the weather was really very warm and by the time I decided to buy the tomatoes and make my tomato sauce it was too late and the sauce tomato season was over.....grrrr! Luckily I had made enough the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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This morning I finished hand stitching the binding down on my "I Heart You" Quilt. The next stop was the garden to take a few photos. The sun was shining and the birds were singing so it seemed like the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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It seems like I spend more time apologising for being absent from my blog than being on it lately. The excuse this time has been our annual Heytesbury Agricultural Show. It is a great country show with lots of attractions,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Over the weekend I stitched up this quilt using the new fabric range 'I Heart You' by Moon Cookie Designs. I especially like the wide border print. It is a quite large quilt, 183cm x 183cm (72" x 72") and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Every second year the Colac Quilters put on a fabulous display at their Quilt Show. There is a large display of quilts with a themed display on the stage area. This year's theme is Hexagons, so I can't wait to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork