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Linda White
Interests: Patchwork & Sewing, Gardening and Cooking.
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I have always said that I use facebook for good and not evil and although I have been known to make a few comments that get me into trouble, on a whole I'm pretty well behaved. Apart from my personal... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Gum Valley Patchwork
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After my blog post about the farm on Tuesday, I decided that today's TBT photo should also be farm related. Unfortunately there aren't too many of me out and about on the farm as I was the one behind the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Gum Valley Patchwork
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It has been one year since we sold our farm and I can't believe how quickly the time has passed. In some ways I miss the cows..... and in other ways I don't..... I did love the calves but by... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Gum Valley Patchwork
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With just 117 days until Christmas there is still time to make those Christmas gifts for your friends and loved ones ;0 . I ordered my 2015 Christmas fabrics way way back in February (or was it January?), and while... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Yes I know....two blog posts in one day!!!! When I did my post this morning I completely forgot that it was Thursday and TBT photo day. Deary me......I must really be getting old and forgetful! So I hope that I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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This year's Stitch in Spring is just over 3 weeks away. While everything is on track for a fantastic weekend of fun and stitching, I did have a nightmare last night. You know the ones where everything is wrong.....we hadn't... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
It might have taken me all afternoon but I have finally got together my Newsletter.....woo hoo! It wasn't until I started typing out what I have done so far this year (and what's yet to come) that I realised why... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I have been searching for these large handled scissors for about 12 months now..........ever since Leanne Beasley had a similar pair at last year's Stitch in Spring....and I recently tracked some down! I only ordered 10 of each design as... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Holiday snaps are always fun to look back on.....whether for good or bad reasons. Today's photo is a cute one of Emma (about 5 years old) feeding a kangaroo. Hannah is behind Emma....at a safe distance! I can't remember where... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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As soon as I saw this cute little new release pattern I just had to order it. A simple little reversible doll in a little bed. And when it arrived I just had to make it! I can really see... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I was hoping that I would never have to write a blog post like this one. I really don't know how I feel......angry, sad, worried, cautious...... This is all that remains of my Mini Journal Cover........ Just the tag......and the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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The very first Stamp Club was run today in the classroom at Gum Valley Patchwork by Michelle Gristede. A small but enthusiastic group were well into making their first card when I arrived back at the shop after a trip... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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A few months ago I read this great article about the benefits of traveling with your mum. It was a list of benefits from the Awww factor when you introduce your mum to a group to the 'occasional' "I'll pay... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Yesterday Russell had an appointment in South Yarra and I decided to take yet another day off from shop business to travel to Melbourne with him. We decided to catch the train from Lara and then use our Myki cards... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Often people think that it would be fun and relaxing to run a craft business. You get to stitch all day and have fun playing with fabric. Well I guess that is sort of true in a way........but it is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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While Hannah and I were in the US last April / May, I was delighted to see all of the beautiful Dogwoods were in flower. In some towns pretty pink and white blossoms lined the streets as every front yard... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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When I started TBT last year I never thought that 40 weeks later I would be still doing it.......finding old and often embarrassing photos from my past. Some have been from long long ago while others more recent. Today's photo... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I am excited to announce that Michelle Gristede, Stampin' Up Demonstrator will be holding some classes at Gum Valley Patchwork over the coming months. Michelle has been making cards for a number of years and has held successful Stamp Clubs... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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It has been lovely to have Emma and Georgia home with us for a couple of days. Georgia is a placid baby and sleeps very well at night.......from 10.30pm until about 8am.....every mother's dream! She smiles and laughs a lot... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
I have been working hard over the last few months to get my new online shop/website up and running. It takes time to work out the style, display and layout, not to mention uploading all of the products on to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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It's great to be home again after a couple of weeks of Quilt Shows and living out of a suitcase. It's been a very busy and exhausting, yet enjoyable time. It's also great to be back into my own bed......I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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With only one day left until we pack up and head for home it's hard to believe that it will be all over for another year. There are months of planning and preparation work that go into organising all of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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We are currently attending our first Craft & Quilt Fair in Melbourne......two days down and two to go. It has been great catching up and chatting with lots of lovely ladies, with many walking away with kits and goodies in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I have been away from home quite a bit in the last fortnight.....Adelaide and now Melbourne......and while it is nice eating out and and seeing the sights, I do miss the peace and quiet of living in the country (and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I wish that it was possible to be in two places at the one time but alas it is not. So tonight as I sit in Adelaide the rest of my family are in Melbourne attending a very important event......my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork