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Linda White
Interests: Patchwork & Sewing, Gardening and Cooking.
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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 4 days ago 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
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No I am not going crazy. Yes I know that it is Summer......although the weather doesn't say so. The Promise of Spring is another of the new fabric ranges that arrived in the shop just before Christmas. It is by... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Just before Christmas I had a special delivery.......it was the beautiful new 'Bumblebee' fabric from Tilda. Due to strict guidelines the worldwide release of the fabric wasn't until the 1st January and I wasn't able to display it or sell... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2016 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I know that I say this every December but where on earth did the last 12 months go! It seems to have passed us by quicker than ever which I am not quite sure that I like that much.....especially when... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2016 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I wasn't expecting this fabric until January, so I got a nice surprise when the delivery man dropped it in last Friday. It is called 'Hipster on the Go' and is by Deborah Edwards at Northcott Fabrics. I particularly like... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2016 at Gum Valley Patchwork
I know that they come around every year and usually I am pretty up beat about them, but this year I must admit that I was sad.....it was my first birthday without Mum. It felt different....just not the same, but... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2016 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I have really been on a roll lately, making up quite a few new quilt samples for the shop.....and I've still got more to do.....with lots of shows and events scheduled for next year I am trying to be prepared!... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2016 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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This is not something that we are ever likely to see here at Cooriemungle.....the closest we get to snow is sometimes seeing it off in the distance in the Otways! But this week I have had snowballs at the shop.......not... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2016 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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My poor garden hasn't had a good mulch for about 5 years.....and it is desperately needing it. So when this arrived at 9am on Saturday morning I was very very excited indeed......a truck load of lovely mulch for my garden......the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2016 at Gum Valley Patchwork