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Linda White
Interests: Patchwork & Sewing, Gardening and Cooking.
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I am always on the hunt for different bits and pieces to stock in the shop, and this search often leads me to dealing with businesses based in China. Usually the biggest issue I have is the language barrier, and... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I am making room for three new quilts to be put on display in the shop, so have reduced the price of a couple of existing samples. The first is this cute 'Bunnies in Teacups' quilt. I have reduced the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I am always on the lookout for new Block of the Month Quilts to run through the Shop. Sometimes I design them myself and sometimes I select them from other designers.....but usually always I like to make up a sample... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2018 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I love my garden and spending time in it. I don't like hot weather and being out in it. So when the Summer weather forecast for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week was for cool days I decided that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2018 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Every year, at this time, I sit down and take a look back through my blog at the year that was. I reminisce....looking back at the stories and the photos......thinking that it only felt like a couple of months ago... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Anyone who has been to the shop will know that I have a lot of Agapanthus in my garden. Initially I wasn't that keen on them as the only variety that I had seen/had growing at the farm were the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Sometimes Christmas traditions need to be flexible and change to accommodate the changing dynamics in families. When I was young we would pack up and head to my maternal Grandparents house in Cobden for Christmas lunch. Dad's family lived too... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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You know that Christmas is almost here when you only have one more to open up. I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, and a happy & safe holiday time. It can be a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I have just received a delivery of these fantastic seam rollers from Violet Craft. I have watched Anne at our Farmers Wife Stitch-along days use one to press her seams open as she hand pieces her blocks together. When I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Every business has a work Christmas breakup don't they? A special celebration to thank staff for helping your business be great. On Wednesday Gum Valley Patchwork held their annual Christmas break-up. Unfortunately 50% of my 'employees' couldn't attend........Russell wasn't that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I have had a lovely unexpected delivery of the new 'Jardin de Versailles' pre-cuts to the shop. I wasn't expecting them until February, so when the box arrived it felt like Christmas had come early at Gum Valley Patchwork. They... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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December is here, and as always, it is flying by. Christmas preparations are well underway with only a few more presents to get. I have also been spending a bit of time at the sewing machine lately......hence the lack of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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It's that time of the year again when I have my Annual Christmas Sale. It starts with a special opening tomorrow night from 5pm to 8pm, and then continues Thursday through to Sunday 3rd December, 11am to 4pm each day.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Here in Australia we have one Quilting wholesale trade show a year. It is a relatively small show, but it does provide a great opportunity for us retailers to see most of our suppliers all in the one location all... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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For our homemade Kris Kringle at our Christmas get together on Sunday, I chose to make a table centre. Because we didn't know who would be getting our gift, I decided to make it out of the new 'Sycamore' fabric... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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We have been living at the shop now for just over three years and to tell you the truth, I couldn't imagine living anywhere else. There were a few things that we had to do before we moved in.......put in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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A couple of weeks ago I placed an order for some new release books from Martingale in the US. They arrived on Friday but as they were at the Post Office I haven't had the chance to get in there......until... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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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 Nov 20, 2017 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 Nov 19, 2017 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 Nov 14, 2017 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