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Linda White
Interests: Patchwork & Sewing, Gardening and Cooking.
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I have a little confession to make. For the past month while you have been reading my blog posts, I have been overseas on a holiday with Russell. I know that some of you already know this but I really... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Winter is here and I have pulled out my crocheted cardigans to start wearing again. I have two of them.......Mum crocheted them in the 70's and last year when I was cleaning out her wardrobe I found them. I asked... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Last year I bought and planted some new strawberry plants, and while I initially had problems with birds and blue tongue lizards helping themselves to MY strawberries, I did end up with a good crop. Some of the plants sent... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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In a fortnight's time Lenora and I will be almost ready to fling open our doors for the first of the Friendship Frolic Frolickers. It is always fun planning the Frolic which has become a yearly event on many stitchers... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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If you think that this sounds like a name for Christmas fabric then you are absolutely correct. Way back when the weather was hot and we were still eating Christmas leftovers, I placed an order for this new Christmas range... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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This panel was first released over 12 months ago, and due to popular demand Moda has released it as a basic......which means that it is available all the time. That's great news for those who missed out first time around........and... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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For quite a while now Michelle has been running a Stampin-up Card Class. At the start of this year I decided to join in the fun and make some cards. It has been a lovely change for me which I... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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The beautiful 'Sweet Blend' is the newest range by Laundry Basket Quilts to arrive in the Shop. It is now all unpacked and ready for some beautiful new projects. I still have some limited pre-cuts available.......charm packs, layer cakes, jelly... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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When Lenora and I first developed this special event between our two shops little did we realise what a great event it would turn out to be. Even though we try and change it every year, there is one common... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I have been struggling a little bit lately. It was Mothers Day last Sunday and it was my first one without my mum. I miss her more than I ever thought possible. I visited and took some flowers for her... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I am all packed and organised.....I think. This morning I head off to set up for the first ever Werribee Stitch event run by the great team at Craft Alive. It is on just Saturday and Sunday so if you... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Since leaving the farm and moving to the shop we have really made great progress on becoming self sufficient in our vegetable growing. Freezing and preserving the excess for use in the off season. We have enough frozen peas and... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Even though I have a mountain of inside jobs that need to be done, lately I have found that spending a little bit of time outside in the garden has been good for my mental health. Sometimes you have to... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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It really is amazing how fast some plants grow.....especially if you miss a season (or two) with the pruning. I have lots of roses in my garden and although they benefit greatly from regular pruning they really don't seem to... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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This morning I was very excited to find that this heavy parcel had been delivered to my front door.......thanks Sharon! I had only placed and paid for my order last Wednesday........certainly can't fault the mail this time around. Inside were... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I know that I spend nearly every day doing some sort of stitching.......whether it be hand stitching some hexagons, appliquing shapes, machine sewing samples or simply stitching for fun. But there can be interruptions and sometimes sewing by yourself isn't... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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It's back to normal here at Cooriemungle.......whatever 'normal' is! AQC finished on Sunday afternoon and by the time I packed up, loaded up, fought my way through football traffic at Etihad Stadium, and stopped in Geelong for a bite to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Well AQC is almost over for another year.......there is just one day left before I say goodbye and head for home. It has been a very busy time for Gum Valley Patchwork with a very hectic 3 days. Russell was... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Just stopping by before I head off for the first day at the Australasian Quilt Convention to remind everyone that the shop is closed today, tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday. I will be open again next Thursday 27th April for normal... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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It should take months of planning, but it often comes down to a few frantic weeks of stitching, cutting, folding and packing. Of course I'm talking about preparation for Quilt Shows / Craft events.....and in particular AQC.....the biggie that is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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As many of you know I have quite a good stock of bag handles and purse frames in the Shop. I order them in bulk from a supplier in China and while language can be a barrier.....and very frustrating at... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I have just finished repairing my OPEN flag after it took a real beating last Sunday in all of that wild weather we had. It was such a horrid day (with the power going off)......there was no way that I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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With AQC fast approaching I am trying to cram 3 months worth of preparation into this final week. It has turned into a bit of a cutting, folding and kitting frenzy but I have decided that what's not done by... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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If you looked closely enough in my last blog post you would have seen that I had my new 'Christmas Delights' Block of the Month with me at the Ballarat Craft Alive event last weekend. I showed you a few... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I'm back from 4 days in Ballarat attending my first of 3 Craft Alive events this year. It was great 3 days of meeting new and old friends, and showing the crafting visitors just a small sample of what I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork