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Linda White
Interests: Patchwork & Sewing, Gardening and Cooking.
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When you run a patchwork shop you don't get a lot of time to sew for yourself. Don't get me wrong, I do sew a lot.......a real lot!.......but mostly shop and class samples. I have three 'me' quilts on the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Gum Valley Patchwork
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or should I say Christmas fabric. I received my order of the new 'Petites Maisons de Noel' by French General on Thursday......the full range except for 2 bolts which apparently are no longer available. But that still leaves 38 beautiful... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Gum Valley Patchwork
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This time last week we were all packed and ready for our long drive to Adelaide to the Sewing, Stitching and Handcraft Show. We had a great show, meeting lots of regular customers as well as some new ones. This... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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We are all packed....or almost.....ready to hit the road in the morning. It's July and that means the annual trip to Adelaide to attend the Sewing, Stitching and Handcraft Show. If you are attending the Show make sure that you... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Remember when I told you that I was just a little bit excited? That's right I was talking about getting a Hot House, and a week after we got back from our holiday, one large pallet of 10 cardboard boxes... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I thought that it would be fun to take a photo from our hotel windows as we traveled around on our recent holiday. There has always been the joke that I always seem to end up in the room with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Saying goodbye to Dubai wasn't too difficult as Russell and I were both just a little sick of the constant heat, and we knew that we were heading to greener pastures......literally......we were heading to Ireland. After an extra day in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I have to admit to having a rather strange holiday habit. I like going into supermarkets and checking out all of the different products on offer and prices. I loved it in the US....Walmart is a very interesting place to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Thank you thank you thank you to everyone who made the trip and joined Lenora and I for our third Friendship Frolic. This year we had over 100 people join in the fun and it was so nice to see... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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The last 5 days have been a bit of a blurr for both Lenora and myself as we have been looking after all of the lovely people who joined us for our third Friendship Frolic. Lenora and I are going... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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 Jun 19, 2017 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