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Linda White
Interests: Patchwork & Sewing, Gardening and Cooking.
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Yesterday I blogged about part one of our weekend away.......and today is part two. When Russell booked his Jet Fighter Flight, it seemed like a perfect chance to have a family Christmas get together in Melbourne. All of the 'kids'... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Late last year Russell received a Red Balloon gift voucher from Karting Australia as a thank you for being an official at all of the rounds of the Australian Kart Championships. Although Russell is reimbursed for his traveling, accommodation and... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I have been trying to get some book work done for the past 3 days but haven't been too successful so far. On Monday I was all set and bam! our nbn went down. I decided that while I was... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I recently 'volunteered' to make Hannah some Christmas Bunting........she asked whether Emma or I would make it for her as the ones that you can get on Ebay were "all so crappy". Emma was relieved that I had said yes... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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The first few months of 2018 will be chock full of new fabrics arriving at Gum Valley Patchwork. 'Farmhouse Reds' in January along with the cute 'Guess how much I love you' Flannels. February will see the full range of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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As promised I am back this morning to show you all the second range that I order from Rhys on Tuesday. It is the beautiful new French General range called 'Jardin de Versailles' which will be arriving in the shop... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I had a visit from Rhys earlier this week and I was lucky enough to be able to drool over all of the new Moda fabrics that were recently released for the Houston Quilt Market in the US late last... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
The shop will be opening at 1pm, instead of the usual 11am, for today only......that's Thursday 9th November. Apologies for any inconvenience this might cause. Linda :) Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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In 2014, when Hannah and I spent 4 weeks in the US, I fell in love with the beautiful Dogwoods that were all in bloom at the time. I took many photos of the beautiful in bloom trees. The true... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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For the ninth time this year, I loaded up the ute and hit the road. I was once again taking the shop on the road, and this time I was heading north to Ballarat for the Ballarat Quilters Biennial Quilt... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Last year when I visited Spring Quilt Market in Salt Lake City in the US I met the lovely Jessica from Sew Many Creations. I was taken by her Diva Wallet and Diva Clutch patterns and quite a few patterns... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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My post yesterday about the new Minick & Simpson fabric has reminded me that I haven't blogged about my Farmer's Wife quilt for quite a while. It's been almost 2 years since our Farmers Wife Stitch Along Group started meeting... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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The one thing that really stood out for me when I rearranged the shop..........apart from it being more open and light........was how few red fabrics I had. How did this happen? I guess because I had the pinks and reds... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Those who follow me on Instagram or Facebook will have seen little updates every now and then about the progress of my plants in my Hot House. I have been so encouraged by the results that I fear that I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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With Spring well and truly here, and the garden finally starting to show some growth and colour, it is only fitting that I finished my new quilt on Monday. I had been working on the centre section for about a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Last Saturday I was charged with the job of providing morning tea to a small but dedicated group of 7 cyclists. The group (and 2 support crew) were riding from Colac to Warrnambool (via Simpson, 12 Apostles, Port Campbell and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Since the big shop makeover I have been working on making up some new samples. This one, which I finished last week, is made out of lovely French General fabrics. It is ready for Wendy from Clever Ducks Quilting to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Every year I get the urge to rearrange the shop. I have had it since the Stitch in Spring, but I haven't been able to do it as I needed 3 full days to pull it all apart, clean, rearrange... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
Registrations opened this morning at 9am for my Stitching by the Sea Retreat. There is a reason why I say 9am and why people ring right at 9am.......to make sure that they secure a place. I really truly wish that... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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My two day 'Stitching by the Sea' Retreat will be held once again on the weekend of the 17th & 18th March 2018 at the beautiful seaside township of Port Campbell. Registrations will open at 9am on Monday 16th October... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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'Sycamore' by Jan Patek Quilts for Moda is the newest fabric range to arrive in the Shop. Three big boxes holding the 35 bolts and pre-cuts have been unpacked. As I plan on rearranging the Shop next week, I have... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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It has been quite a while since I last blogged........in fact too long......and for this I apologise. Sometimes it's good to step away and just have a rest from things, but then again I feel guilty to those who like... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I just wanted to stop by and let everyone know that I have a catalogue at the shop showing all of Melissa's beautiful patterns. I know that the ladies who attended the Stitch in Spring had a great opportunity to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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After a busy few weeks with very little time spent in my garden, I took the opportunity yesterday to get out in the fresh and warming Spring air. It is still very wet underfoot and I am not able to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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The day had finally arrived......Friday was set up day and I was up early, packed the ute and made the drive down to Port Campbell. I just managed to get unloaded before the rain came in again........it was quite pissistant.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork