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Linda White
Interests: Patchwork & Sewing, Gardening and Cooking.
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After blogging my heart out for the last fortnight I took a couple of days off to concentrate on getting a few things done. I have had a 'monkey on my back' since July when I took on a Treasurer's... Continue reading
Posted 12 hours ago at Gum Valley Patchwork
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It's been a great start to my Annual Christmas Sale. Although Wednesday night was a little quieter than previous years, yesterday made up for it as the constant stream of ladies through the door kept me busy all day. I... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Back in September when we were packing up and clearing out Mum's house for her, we came across many many treasures. We often wondered why Mum kept them......but they obviously meant something to her. Mum kept a lot of stuff......she... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago 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 tonight from 5pm to 8pm. Last year I had Russell cooking a BBQ that we all enjoyed but unfortunately he... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I have been aching in places I forgot that I had.....not because I am ill but because I have been gardening. Although I still have so much more to do, it is starting to look nice.....especially when the lawns are... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I have had the lovely Midnight Clear Christmas fabric in the shop for a few months now and on Saturday I decided that it was time to make up a new Christmas table runner from it. The pattern is quite... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2016 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Well I have finally finished my sample of the beautiful Portage Lake Block of the Month quilt by Minick & Simpson. I first saw the quilt at Spring market in Salt lake City and knew that I wanted needed to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2016 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I have been spending a little lot of time updating my online shop recently.....making sure that out of stock products are removed; new ones are added; events calendar updated; slide show changed, and a new blurb on the front page.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2016 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Isn't this a fantastic name for a quilt! It's the newest, hot off the sewing machine, block of the month quilt from the lovely Anni Downs from Hatched and Patched and I am excited to say that I will be... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2016 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I have decide that this will be my third last TBT post.....I will only be going up to TBT Z. I have probably shown enough old photos of me and my family and although there are still quite a few... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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'Sweet Blend' is the newest design from Edyta at Laundry Basket Quilts. I have placed my order for the full range of 30 prints, and with delivery due in April 2017........it seems so long away to wait for these lovely... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2016 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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'All things Christmas' is the next range of fabrics from our very own Australian designer Gail Pan. Gail has been a friend for about 8 years and she was actually one of the very first designers that I purchased patterns... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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As I promised yesterday, I am back today with a look at the new Tilda fabric called 'Bumblebee'. It is due to arrive in January and could possibly reach me before then if we are lucky. There was a great... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2016 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I have returned from AQM with my head full of new ideas and my bag full of order slips! It was a great day with some hard decisions to be made about what to purchase for the shop over the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2016 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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It's that time of the year again when I head off to Melbourne for two days. The Australian Quilt Market is on once again and it a great chance for shop owners to view all of the latest fabrics, patterns,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2016 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Last week in TBT V, I showed you all the 4 generations photo with Hannah in it. Well guess what I found yesterday afternoon? The 4 generations with little Emma in it. Now this one is quite a shocking photo......look... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2016 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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For a long time my garden has looked quite bad.......weeds including blackberries have taken over, roses and other shrubs were unpruned this year, and the garden beds are in desperate need of mulching. The lawns always look nice when they... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2016 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Jodie and I had a little day trip to Melbourne on Wednesday to watch the fantastic stage show of Kinky Boots. It is one of my favourite movies and when I missed seeing the show when Hannah and I were... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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After losing my Calendar of Events off my website and having a panic attack, the lovely Chelsea from Like Sew restored it for me........luckily without me having to input all of the data again......phew! Now that it's back up I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2016 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Back again with yet another Throw Back Thurday photo. This time it is a photo with 4 generations.....my Grandmother (Elenor 'Jean' Scouller), my Mum, me (of course) and cute little Hannah. It was taken on the 9th November 1994.......I know... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2016 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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On Monday I decided that the Shop needed a change around and a good general tidy-up. Being a small shop it is hard to find a balance between stocking lots of products, having room for displaying samples and also having... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2016 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Mother Nature has been playing some cruel joke on us this year. She gives us one or two nice Spring days and them WHAM! it's back to the wind, rain and cold. I have started walking again in the mornings... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2016 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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For quite a few weeks I have been having a 'Free Fabric Friday' giveaway on my Gum Valley Patchwork Facebook page. Every Friday I announce which fabric I will be giving away. All that you have to do is Like... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2016 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I found today's TBT photo when I was sorting through the big plastic tub of photos for Mum's service.......there is just something about it that makes me smile. To me it's all about family. It was a family celebration of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2016 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Quite a few years ago Mum decided to make her great nieces a quilt each. They were made with love and gifted to the girls who live in Sydney with their parents, my cousin Paul and his wife Lyn. With... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2016 at Gum Valley Patchwork