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Linda White
Interests: Patchwork & Sewing, Gardening and Cooking.
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In just 2 days I will be on my way to Ballarat to attend my very first Craft Alive event as an exhibitor. I have chosen to do 3 events with the Craft Alive team this year and am really... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I have been rather preoccupied lately getting everything organised for me annual Stitching by the Sea Retreat. Port Campbell is the perfect venue for my Retreat as there is plenty of accommodation and restaurants for those that stay.......and you really... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Not to be confused with the Stitch in Spring.....which is in September, the Stitching by the Sea Retreat weekend is happening again this coming weekend. That means that the shop will be closed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, while I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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It might be a public holiday here in Victoria but I have been working my butt off since 10am this morning. Yes registrations for the Stitch in Spring opened at 9am sharp and at 10am when I turned my phone... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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It was party time this afternoon.......the classroom was transformed. There was plenty of food and drink and Party bags and CAKE! An action shot...... I would like to thank everyone who took time to call in to the shop this... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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When I started out teaching a very basic beginners patchwork class in my lounge room at home in 1996 I never in my wildest dreams thought that I would be where I am today. My small but growing group of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Apologies for not blogging but it has been cray cray crazy here lately. Late February / early March is always hectic in our household with frayed tempers and often tears......although the tears were absent this year.....which was good! The reason.....Heytesbury... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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February and Christmas are two words that should never appear in the same sentence but it has. Gail Pan's brand new Christmas range 'All things Christmas' arrived this week.....yes on the 21st February.....it took me by surprise as it wasn't... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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For those of you who have been waiting patiently for Natalie's new Block of the Month to be ready, your wait is over......I will have the first month ready for posting on Monday. I am still only part of the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Years ago we invested money in a company that we believed in......Warrnambool Cheese & Butter. We were suppliers and when they needed to raise capital and floated the company on the ASX we extended our overdraft to buy shares.......a deal... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
Okay so now that you know who the tutors will be for this year's Stitch in Spring, I guess that I need to fill you all in on the other details. Gum Valley Patchwork presents ‘Stitch in Spring’ with Anni... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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So I hope that you are all excited that Melissa Grant will be joining us for the very first time at the Stitch in Spring this September. Those who have attended before will know that I have 2 tutors, and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Over the next 3 days I will be revealing some very exciting news about the 2017 Stitch in Spring. Today I thought that I would start by introducing one of our 2 tutors that will be designing something very special... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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This probably best describes my life at the moment as I move from one job to another......planning, ordering, bookwork, Show stuff, Retreat stuff......with a bit of stitching thrown in. Last Monday was my first class for the year and I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Yep....and just like that January disappeared and we are into February.....the last month of Summer and usually the hottest.......a good time to stay inside and stay cool. I have had some special deliveries lately, but have a little work to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Spring and Summer have been a bit out of sorts this year. Spring was quite late which meant the vegetable garden was planted later than usual. But despite a few setbacks the plants have taken off and we are starting... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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My annual Stitching by the Sea Retreat will be held once again on the weekend of the 18th & 19th March in the local seaside town of Port Campbell. This will be the third time that I have held the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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No matter how you chose to celebrate Australia Day I hope that you all had a great time. The Shop was open and we had our first Farmer's Wife Stitch-a-long day for 2017. I have decided to be disciplined and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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It was about this time last year that I used more swear words than I ever did for the whole time I was milking cows. Hard to believe but true. It was all down to those blasted Black Cockatoos and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
With such a busy year ahead for me, I have decided to try and get (and keep) myself organised.......planning, scheduling, ordering, making long lists and blocking out days on the calender. Although it is working to some extent there is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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'Outback Wife' is the debut collection of Cathi Bessell-Browne, the hands and heart behind Gertrude Made. I have followed Cathi on Instagram for quite a while and have oohed and aahed at her beautiful dresses that she creates from vintage... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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The recent delivery of the "Promise of Spring" fabric range inspired me to make up a cute little Easter Bucket using some the pretty Easter egg fabric. This kit comes complete with all of the fabric, bag batting, buckram and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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For the past 12 months Michelle has been running her card making class in the classroom at the shop. Every month the ladies meet up and make 3 or 4 beautiful cards to take home and use. Every month I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I didn't realise that it has been so long since I posted on my blog. I was going to do a post last week prior to the Southern Right Quilt Show but with all of the packing and last minute... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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After the heatwave of a day that we experienced on Saturday, warm snuggly raggy quilts would be the furthest of things on your mind, but wishing the weather was cold enough to use one wasn't. The weather has cooled off... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork