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Linda White
Interests: Patchwork & Sewing, Gardening and Cooking.
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I have got so much that I want to blog about.....heaps and heaps.....but I thought that I had better dedicate today's post to my latest Class List & Newsletter. Lots of you have been pestering asking me when it will... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Well at least the fabric is out of the boxes....... but unfortunately I haven't had a chance to pretty it all up for the shop yet. With a deadline looming, I have spent most of the day working on my... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Gum Valley Patchwork
What a whirlwind of a week it has been. So much has happened and so much has to be done.......including unpacking 6 big boxes of fabric which have arrived.....two on Thursday, two on Friday and two today. Back tomorrow with... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Where on earth did that week go? I had all good intentions of blogging but at this time of the year it is extra difficult.......it's Heytesbury Show time of the year, so all of my energies are channeled into the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Gum Valley Patchwork
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There are only three and a half hours left but it is still Thursday, and that means TBT once again. Today's photo was taken about 8 years ago when we participated in the annual Farm Day program. This is when... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Well I have made it to Day 5 of my Artist Challenge and I hope that you have enjoyed me quilting journey. There are no prizes for guessing which quilts I will be featuring today. The first is of course... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I got waylaid yesterday and completely forgot to blog for day 4 of the Artist Challenge. It got to 10pm last night, and I'm sorry to say that I couldn't be bothered turning on the laptop to do it. But... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Every Quilter finishes one project before starting a new one.......said no one ever! I don't know about you but I have quite a few PHD's or UFO's neatly folded up waiting for the day when I have nothing else to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Remember yesterday I said that I was going to show you a warts and all look at my work over the years......well here goes. It's not that I don't like these quilts anymore, and they do hold memories for me.....but... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I have been invited to join the Facebook Artist Challenge by Neil Chisholm​. The idea is that I post 3 photos every day for 5 days of my work. I am then meant to nominate one person every day to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I have left the young teenager photos of Linda behind this week and have chosen a cute baby one instead. Here I am with my Grandad (my mum's father). I have very fond memories of visiting my Grandad and Mammar... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I just realised that it has been ages since I blogged about anything fabric.....so this morning I decided to take some photos of the Christmas fabric that I ordered last week from Rhys. I had already read and re-read the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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About nine years ago during the construction phase of the shop I decided to plant an orchard. The plan was that when we eventually got to live here we would have fruit producing trees. Of course we live here now... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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We knew that these days would eventually arrive and I guess that we have been lucky so far this Summer. It usually happens as the kids all head back to school....and yesterday saw the start of what is meant to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Back after a few days away from the blog for Throw Back Thursday. Today's photo is once again courtesy of my Mum's photo collection and this time features me trying to learn how to ride my brother's skateboard. I am... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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My grandfather always had a house cow. He would milk her, and then separate the milk using an old separator. The milk would then be used, and the cream either made into butter or kept as cream, depending on what... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
Just a quick post to say that I didn't have to run away and hide or ask to be put in a witness protection program after yesterday's TBT. I guess after 34 years Russell is used to me and he... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Okay I promised you a great photo and here it is...... I was a giggly teenager in love with my boyfriend.....and I think you can see why in this photo! It was taken at Mum & Dad's in Timboon when... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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On Monday I spent about 4 hours with my mum going through old photos and letters to use in my 'Elenor Jean' Pattern Booklet. The time flew by so quickly, and I headed home with so many great photos that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Imagine my surprise when pulling up some carrots for dinner last night when this cutie came out of the ground. I was so excited........Russell not so excited! Linda :) Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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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 Jan 25, 2015 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 Jan 24, 2015 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 Jan 23, 2015 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 Jan 22, 2015 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 Jan 21, 2015 at Gum Valley Patchwork