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Linda White
Interests: Patchwork & Sewing, Gardening and Cooking.
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While Australians around the country are celebrating Australia Day in their own special way over this long weekend, we have our own tradition in our family. Well it's not really my tradition but it certainly is Russell's.......it's the Grand Annual... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Fourteen months ago I blogged about Lister's first encounter with a Tiger Snake. A few weeks after that first episode he alerted me to a snake at the shop with his furious and quite different barking. You can imagine my... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Do you look at things differently as a quilter? I know that I do. When I watch movies or tv shows, my eye always picks out the patchwork quilt on the bed or over the couch. I find myself saying... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Three months might seem to be enough time to complete a task........but when that task is writing a new pattern book it's not a long time at all.....especially with an AQC launch promised! I had planned to make a start... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Gum Valley Patchwork
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While looking for something in that 'Safe Place' I came across a few more photos for my TBT posts.....so I am afraid you will have to put up with them for quite a bit longer! One of those photos was... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I have got a lot of flannel arriving in the shop in the next couple of months......giraffes, dinosaurs and zoo animals.......there are panels, blocks, borders and coordinating prints. So when Vicki told me about an easy pattern for a Self... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I am not sure whether it was good planning or bad, but in the last week we have celebrated the birthdays of our 2 daughters. Hannah turned 24 last Sunday and it is Emma's 27th birthday today. I really don't... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
I am blogging this morning instead of being on my morning walk. The weather is more like winter at the moment........wind and rain.......not pleasant at all but it is great for the garden and water tank (the rain that is).... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I thought that as my post yesterday centred on Lenora's grand opening of Elm Grove Patchwork at the new premises, I would continue with the theme in today's TBT. Here we turn back the clock to 2011 (I think).........not that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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It was about 7 years ago when Jodie bought a friend of hers to my shop. The lady was starting out designing quilts and projects and was unsure about how to get ahead in the business. She was shy and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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My plan of getting to the quilt show early this morning so that I could have a lovely stroll around the quilts was not to be. I arrived with just 15 minutes to have a look before the doors were... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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For the past 2 days I have been busy behind my stand at the Southern Right Quilt Show at Brauer College in Warrnambool. Even Prudence has come along for an airing.......she has enjoyed being the centre of attention again as... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I searched a little deeper into the photos to find this one today. I thought with all of this hot weather we have had lately that I would show one of me in the pool. I remember we had a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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When I first laid eyes on this gorgeous range of fabrics in July I was smitten. I just love green.....and lime green even more.......but when you throw a bit of purple in the mix it was irresistible and I had... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
The first year of the Cottage Garden Threads Collectors Club is drawing to an end with the last posting expected at the end of this week. Pam and Katie are launching the second year of the club and it commences... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Well I am back on track with my TBT with today's being number 10. Today's photo was one I had picked out for last week's post as it was taken on Christmas day quite a few years back......I'm thinking about... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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As the clock ticks and we near the end of yet another year it's time to do my wrap up post. I still can't believe that it is almost 2015.......where on earth did the last 12 months go to? My... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I just realised that I completely forgot to do my TBT last Thursday. Maybe it was because I was a little preoccupied with Christmas! So today's photo doesn't throwback very far at all......in fact only 4 days..... as I thought... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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The flowers are done and the table is set all ready for dinner tomorrow night with family and friends. May you all enjoy the special time over the Christmas period with family and friends. Linda :) Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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When the call is received ..........HELP! I need a Christmas present for a friend who has everything......what else do you make than a quilt. The good old fall back pattern of the Shaggy Raggy Quilt......large squares.....easy to cut......easy to quilt......easy... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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'Daisy Meadows' is the new Block of the Month by Leanne Knell of Petals & Petals.......which I blogged about on my return from AQM in November. Leanne was kind enough to send through the stitchery designs a few weeks ago... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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This week's TBT photo was taken 31 years ago at my 21st Birthday party. We had a BBQ in the back yard at home......I made and decorated my own cake......Russell made me a beautiful '21 key' (which I am holding)......and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Yes that's right.....I have just finished another version of my new bag - Lexie's Bag. The first one I made using the beautiful range called 'Lexington'. I was so happy with the way it turned out I decided to make... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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It only happens once a year and Saturday night was it. It is the third year that I have had the chance to play the part of 'First Lady', as Russell is the President of the Victorian Karting Association and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork
I have a few vacancies for the 2015 'Stitching by the Sea' Retreat in Port Campbell next March. Here are the details: Gum Valley Patchwork presents ‘STITCHING BY THE SEA’ 2015 Retreat Saturday 14th March, 10am – 6pm & Sunday... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at Gum Valley Patchwork