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Linda White
Interests: Patchwork & Sewing, Gardening and Cooking.
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TBT (Throwback Thursday) is something that I have enjoyed watching and following on friends facebook pages for some months now. Old photos of sometimes hard to recognise faces.....but they all hold special memories for the people sharing them. I recently... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Gum Valley Patchwork
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'Good Company' by Cori Dantini for Blend Fabrics is due to arrive soon....... Foxes, Owls, Hedghogs, Squirrels, Birds and Acorns ......something a little different in a gorgeous way. 'Butterfly Hollow' by Moon Cookie Designs will be a little longer before... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Sometimes when you see a quilt you just know that you have to make it. This is what happened to me when I first saw Natalie Bird's new Block of the Month 'Bluebird Lane'........and it wasn't even finished! I loved... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Last year I purchased this pattern from Karen Griska and started my own version of her fantastic scrappy quilt. I have in fact made the whole quilt from my stash, and even though I am still hand quilting it (oh... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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It has been 7 weeks since we left our home and cows behind and in some ways we do miss it. But we have settled in well to our new lifestyle and things are about to get busy for Russell... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Spring has been a little slow to take off this year, and it has only been in the last few days that the apple trees have burst into blossom. The smell is divine and the bees have been super busy... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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'Persimmon' by Basicgrey has arrived and is finally unpacked and on display. It is fun when new fabrics arrive and I get to set up a new display. Lots of precuts are available.....Layer Cakes, Jelly Rolls, Charm Packs, Moda Candy,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I was invited to be the guest speaker at the Timboon Senior Citizens gathering in mid July. I spoke about 'Prudence' and 'Elenor Jean' and I answered their questions, and afterwards many came up to talk personally with me. One... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Today I discovered possibly to best lolly ever invented. The guy who came up with this marriage of caramel popcorn and chocolate is nothing short of a bloody genius! Linda :) Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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It was Material Girls Club day today which is always a day full of stitching, fun and laughter.....such a lovely group of ladies. But when Vicki arrived and presented me with a brown paper bag and announced it was a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Happy Birthday to you Happy Birthday to you Happy Birthday dear Cathryn Happy special Birthday to you! Love Linda xx Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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For some months now I have been following along as Natalie from The Birdhouse has been working on her new Block of the Month - 'Bluebird Lane'. I was excited when last week Natalie rang to say that the patterns... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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It has been a very hectic few months for me......finishing off my quilt 'Elenor Jean', selling the farm and moving after 30 years, and preparing everything for the 2014 Stitch in Spring. Due to popular demand, this year's SIS was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
I have just popped in to let you all know that the shop will be closed on Friday 19th, Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st as I will be conducting my 4th Stitch in Spring in Port Campbell. The shop will... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Since the first moment we met her, our family fell in love with Andy. Yesterday, just a few days short of 20 years later, she 'officially' became part of the Goode family. We have joked many times over the years... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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The transition from farming to 'retirement' has not just been something that Russell and I have had to adjust to. Lister has always loved visiting the shop but for the last week he has looked confused about being here all... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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The day has finally arrived......settlement day for the sale of our farm. We offerred to milk this morning for the new owners and this afternoon I officially fed my last lot of calves. It has been quite an emotional week... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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A teenage girl with posters all over her wall......yep I was young once....even if it was a looong time ago. My first ever cassette (remember those!) that I bought.........'A day at the races'. For 30 years I have been waiting... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
There will be a slight change to my opening hours for today only. I will be open from 12 noon until 3pm only. Back to normal hours tomorrow. Apologies for any inconvenience. Cheers Linda. Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I have found stuff that I forgot I had. I have found stuff that I wonder why I kept it. I have found stuff that was lost (aka put in that safe place). and I have found stuff that I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I surveyed 100 women and asked them what clothes shopping they hated the most. The most popular answer was this.... Actually it was the only answer! 3 trips to the changeroom, 16 different styles in 6 different sizes, one hour... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Thank you everyone for your lovely comments and messages of congratulations on my last post. Many of you raised questions about what our future holds post dairy farming. The first question most people ask is "but what will Russell do?"... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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For almost 30 years this has been home for us (and over 50 years for Russell) We have raised our family and watched them grow up and move on with their own lives. We transformed our farm into a wonderful... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Typepad HTML Email Thanks for your comment Pami. I failed to mention that I did indeed assist the lady in question about her project for an hour (on 2 separate occasions), with sewing techniques and hints on making her project easier to sew. I was simply making a statement that I could not work miracles and that if the tables were turned I am sure that the Spotlight ladies would not have helped her. The woman in question has never purchased anything from me but has asked for assistance on three separate occasions and I have never refused to give it to her (free of charge). I am sure that she will return to Spotlight, even though she also complained about a previous quilt kit that she purchased from them that was also wrong. I understand that both LQS Spotlight have their places in society I have shopped in Spotlight before for items. My business has grown every year and I will continue to assist any customer that enters my shop to the best of my ability. Linda
Toggle Commented Jul 30, 2014 on So what would Spotlight do? at Gum Valley Patchwork
I have now owned my Patchwork Shop for 7 1/2 years, and during that time I have been able to gradually increase my stock of fabrics, patterns and notions. The shop is full and looks great. I pride myself in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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