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Linda White
Interests: Patchwork & Sewing, Gardening and Cooking.
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Oh dear.....apologies for the slackness in my blogging this week. I had good intentions on Monday and Tuesday but I was possessed by the cleaning devil and ended up tidying up our living area at the shop. I must admit... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Today I am winding back the clock a long way....it looks like I was only about 6 months old. Ann and I are with Auntie Jeanie, our great great Aunt. For those who have read the story of my 'Elenor... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2016 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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There is an old saying that if you hold on to something long enough it will come back into fashion. While I am sure that there are plenty of fashions that we hope will never ever see the light of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2016 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Today's TBT photo was taken back in August 1981 at Ann's 21st birthday party. It was my first year of working in Melbourne and Russell and I had been going out for about 15 months........yes young and in love.......now we... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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It is always exciting when a new delivery of fabric arrives......I don't think that I will ever get sick of ripping open the boxes and revealing the lovely new fabric all wrapped in their plastic covers. Sometimes it's that long... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2016 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I have again spent a wonderful day sorting through some things at my Mum's house. It is wonderful because it brings back so many happy memories......a lot of which I hope to share with you all over the coming weeks.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2016 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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With the Stitch in Spring only 6 weeks away (next month!!!), I am busy doing all of the 'behind the scenes' work that needs to be done to make the day extra special for everyone. I am still stitching my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2016 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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There is just a little hint of Spring in the air. The days are getting just a little bit longer, and the temperature is starting to rise......even if it is only marginally. This afternoon I was even able to get... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2016 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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My new delivery of hexagon papers from Paper Pieces in the US arrived yesterday morning. The stealthily quiet Sharon the mail person dropped them at my front door without me even realising. They are now unpacked, priced and ready for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2016 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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So here we are again at Thursday and throw back time. I came home from Mum's yesterday with even more photos but chose this one for today's post........I am really not sure where it was taken. But I do know... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2016 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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For a few years now I have offered a special discount for some local Quilt Group members. This has been nice but I have always been aware that most of my loyal and lovely customers are missing out. So after... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2016 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Wednesday must rate right up there as one of the best days in my quilting life. There have been many highlights.......'Elenor Jean' winning Best in Show and then Best in Australia, her subsequent trip to the US and her stay... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2016 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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The past couple of months has been a difficult time for our family with lots of changes happening. Mum was ill and spent an extended amount of time in hospital (both Timboon and Warrnambool). We all realised that Mum wasn't... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2016 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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When you blog like I do, there aren't too many things that people don't know about you. I love being silly with my tbt photos; spending time in the garden; growing stuff to eat and cook with; stitching hexagons, hexagons... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2016 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I designed this Block of the Month last year when Gail Pan gifted me a fat eighth bundle of her 'Among the Flowers' fabric. It has been very popular so much so that I ordered more panels and fabric and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2016 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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This time last week we were at the Adelaide Showgrounds waiting for the start of Day 2 of the Sewing, Stitching and Handcraft Show. We had a fantastic 3 days, meeting lots of ladies & men....and of course selling lots... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2016 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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It will be my Mum's birthday tomorrow, so for today's TBT I thought that I would pop one up that had Mum in it. Unfortunately it's not the best photo but it was the only one I have at the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2016 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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We are two thirds of our way through the 2016 Sewing, Stitching and Handcraft Show in Adelaide. We attended this event for the first time last year and decided to add it to our calendar, and we have had a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2016 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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This week's TBT features our family dog of many years.....Mac the Corgi. His proper name was MacTavish.....a good Scottish name for our Welsh Corgi.....lol! I have lots of fond memories of Mac and he will feature in another couple of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2016 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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The ute is almost packed up.........in between heavy wintery showers with strong winds. I just have some last minute things to do and once the list is finished I will be able to relax for the evening. We are heading... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2016 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Yesterday I talked about the clip-on bag handles that arrived in late April. Well in the same big box of stuff from China were also some corner purse frames. I have had an idea for quite a while to make... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2016 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Just after AQC.....instead of before.......I had a large box of handles arrive from my supplier in China and among them were these handles with clip-on attachments instead of the usual stitch-on pads. While the stitch-on handles are quite easy to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2016 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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There has been a 'thing' going around Facebook recently of people posting old photos (15 years or older) of themselves every day for 5 days, and then nominating someone else to do it as well. I have really enjoyed looking... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2016 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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As I sit here catching up on a load of paperwork, the rain is falling and the weather is cold.......Spring seems forever away......but my thoughts are very focused on it as in about 2 1/2 months I will need to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2016 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Sometimes inspiration for new projects come easy.......and then other times things that you think will work out are just disastrous. Yesterday a table runner that seemed like a good idea turned out not to be.......my fabric choice wasn't the best... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2016 at Gum Valley Patchwork