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Linda White
Interests: Patchwork & Sewing, Gardening and Cooking.
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This week's TBT photo was taken 31 years ago at my 21st Birthday party. We had a BBQ in the back yard at home......I made and decorated my own cake......Russell made me a beautiful '21 key' (which I am holding)......and... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Yes that's right.....I have just finished another version of my new bag - Lexie's Bag. The first one I made using the beautiful range called 'Lexington'. I was so happy with the way it turned out I decided to make... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Gum Valley Patchwork
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It only happens once a year and Saturday night was it. It is the third year that I have had the chance to play the part of 'First Lady', as Russell is the President of the Victorian Karting Association and... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Gum Valley Patchwork
I have a few vacancies for the 2015 'Stitching by the Sea' Retreat in Port Campbell next March. Here are the details: Gum Valley Patchwork presents ‘STITCHING BY THE SEA’ 2015 Retreat Saturday 14th March, 10am – 6pm & Sunday... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Gum Valley Patchwork
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As we are getting closer to Christmas I thought that I would share a photo of my older sister Ann and myself that was taken on or just after Christmas just a 'few' years ago. We are dressed in our... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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It is hard work running a small business......but throw in family and farming and suddenly you are torn multiple ways with mixed emotions and priorities. Lucky for me my girls grew up very independant (mainly due to the farming side... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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It is always sad when the last class for the year rolls around. It is especially sad when all of the ladies are so great and so much fun is had......hardly seems like work at all! Yesterday was the last... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Monday saw the start of Summer and we all know what that means......hot days, northerly winds and sleepless nights.....sigh. I must admit it isn't my favourite time of the year (especially those 40 + days) but we are a little... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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It is that time of the year once again.......my Annual Christmas Sale. I have been busy doing a little rearrange of the shop (which 'only' took 2 days!), stocking up the shelves, as well as putting up the Christmas tree.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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We are nearing the end of Spring with Summer to officially start on Monday. Today's weather was beautiful so I decided to leave the front door of the shop open. I usually regret doing this as so many flies find... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I picked up this pattern when I was at Spring Market in the US in May. I bought ten of them back with me and waited patiently for the lovely 'Persimmon' fabric to arrive in the shop. I love this... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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It's Thursday again so that means one thing.....TBT. Since I started doing TBT I can't beleive how fast the weeks go by. This is #5 already! This week I turn back the pages to when I was about 19 or... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Since it is less than a month until Christmas I decided to spend the day shopping........I do not have a lot to buy so I was hoping to get the whole lot wound up and finished in one day. Hmmm......well... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I am pleased to announce that I have booked one of the guest tutors for the 2016 Stitch in Spring at Port Campbell........Leanne Knell from Petals & Patches has jumped at the chance to come along. I didn't have to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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As promised I am back to tell you about a few of my purchases for the Shop. I have already mentioned about the fabric ranges that I ordered on Saturday, but here is a photo of the lovely Charm Packs... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Even though I enjoy going to Melbourne it is always nice to get home. I will be back again tomorrow for a wrap up of Day 2 at AQM and to give you a few peeks at some of my... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Every year the Australian Quilt Market is held in November in Melbourne. Don't panic you haven't missed out on some whizz bang Quilting extravaganza......it is a trade only show for wholesalers to exhibit and show off their products to retailers.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Last week Russell headed to Tasmania to be Chief Steward at the Tasmania State Titles for their Karting Association. He was away for 4 days and believe me it is no holiday for him. It usually takes him a couple... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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My plan for the next 5 months is to be so well prepared for AQC that I will be twiddling my thumbs in the week leading up to the show. So part A of the plan is to make (and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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It's only been one month since I started stitching Natalie's 'Bluebird Lane' Block of the Month sample and on Saturday afternoon I finished piecing the top and the backing fabric. It is now ready for Wendy at Clever Ducks Quilting... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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The one thing that surprised me when I first started up my shop almost 8 years ago was how much fabric there was to choose from. I only have 4 reps (out of a possible 10 or more) visit me... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
Remember the empty tank in my post from yesterday? Well this afternoon I decided that it was time to start filling it up with weeds, hay and compost ready for the Zucchini and Cucumber plants. So after I closed up... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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For years I had been saying to Russell that when we stop milking cows and move to the Shop (to live) I will resurrect the vegetable garden and grow our own vegetables again. So about six weeks ago Russell started... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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After the cute photo of me last week I thought that I would jump forward to a teenage photo of me........think I was about 17 in this photo. I remember a lot about this photo.....even though it was about 35... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I love having 'Elenor Jean' on display in the shop for everyone to enjoy and look at. It is nice having her company because from April next year she will travel around Australia visiting quilt shows and hanging out with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork