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Linda White
Interests: Patchwork & Sewing, Gardening and Cooking.
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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 yesterday 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 2 days ago 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 2 days ago 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 4 days ago 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 5 days ago 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 5 days ago 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
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The ladies have left to go home after the evening session of the Christmas Club so I have decided to show you all what they made today. It was a Christmas Table Runner using the lovely range 'Starry Nights' from... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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It is always lovely to see the Stitch in Spring projects that the ladies have finished. Yesterday Carol was at the shop with her stitching group for their monthly get together and showed me her Project Folder from this year's... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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It's no secret that I am a townie turned farmer and after 30 years of living in the country I couldn't imagine living anywhere else....at least not for quite a few years. I love the space and no close neighbours.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I have recently received a shipment of lovely books from US publisher Martingale. The two boxes which were posted on the same day arrived 3 weeks apart......I think one box took the scenic route! Included in the shipment are copies... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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This week's photo is a cute one of me in my early baking days......not embarrassing at all! Check out those curls! I am not sure if kids still make mud pies.......I know my girls used to...... but it was a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
Sorry for the absence but we are without WiFi at the moment. A certain somebody was fiddling with the sim card in the WiFi device and accidentally broke it! Needless to say he was slightly embarrassed trying to explain it... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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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 Oct 29, 2014 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 Oct 27, 2014 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