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Linda White
Interests: Patchwork & Sewing, Gardening and Cooking.
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I just wanted to stop by and let everyone know that I have a catalogue at the shop showing all of Melissa's beautiful patterns. I know that the ladies who attended the Stitch in Spring had a great opportunity to... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Gum Valley Patchwork
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After a busy few weeks with very little time spent in my garden, I took the opportunity yesterday to get out in the fresh and warming Spring air. It is still very wet underfoot and I am not able to... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Gum Valley Patchwork
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The day had finally arrived......Friday was set up day and I was up early, packed the ute and made the drive down to Port Campbell. I just managed to get unloaded before the rain came in again........it was quite pissistant.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Well I am all packed and almost ready to head to Port Campbell for a bit day of setting up for the Stitch in Spring which kicks off tomorrow. The shop will be closed today, tomorrow and Sunday but I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I've had my head down and bum up for the last couple of weeks....which explains my absence from my blog. I have been busy organising everything for the Stitch in Spring, which isn't that far away. I am getting to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Yes I'm talking about the 2017 Stitch in Spring. While I can still say it's not until next month......this makes me feel a little better......it is now under 3 weeks until 128 excited ladies converge on the Port Campbell Surf... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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There hasn't been much action in the Hot House since we put it up and I planted out the 2 beds. Lettuce in one with a few bean and zucchini seeds, and strawberries in the other. Most of my gardening... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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On the conclusion of Russell's Cider making course, participants were offered tickets to the local Agricultural Show which was being held on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday. As we were flying out on the Friday evening from Heathrow we thought... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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While some of Russell's classes were held at the Orchard Centre others were done at the Dominican Chapel in the grounds of the Hartpury Agricultural College. Beside the Chapel there was the Church Around the Church were the graves of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I seem to have skipped past the bit of our stay in England where we had our weekend trip to Cornwall. I was on a mission to see if I could visit Captain Ross and Demelza. It was a little... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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While Russell was off doing the chemistry side of his Cider Making course I spent a glorious sunny English day at the International Centre for Birds of Prey, just out of Newent. How fantastic it was to have a world... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I have two favourite stores.........Ikea and Bunnings. If it wasn't for the distance thing I would be adding a third to my list........The Three Shires Garden Centre. This gem was only about a kilometre up the road from where we... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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If you are not into gardens then look away now. If you love gardens and flowers......then this is the post for you........but be warned there are lots of photos coming, but I promise not too many words! I dropped Russell... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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We said goodbye to beautiful Ireland and flew back to England to spend 8 days in the Gloucester area in the South West of England. Why this part of England? Well we were there for Russell to attend a 5... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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It is a cold, wet and very windy day here so the gardening has been put on hold and I am inside catching up on paperwork and computer work.....which includes blogging. I have decided to get back to some holiday... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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My past week has been full of me doing the two things that I love the most......gardening and stitching. With the Stitch in Spring just 5 weeks away.......eek if I say it quick it doesn't sound that close!......I have been... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I am finally back to continue with my holiday blogging. It has been almost 7 weeks since we returned home, and 4 weeks since my last holiday post. I expect that everyone who visits Ireland wants to tick off the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Winter can be filled with gloomy rainy days that seem to go on forever with not a sign of the sun. And while I still garden on gloomy days, it feels so much better when the sun is shining and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Can you believe that it is August?! I was hoping to get so much done in July.....now it will have to be August that is my productive month. On the up side it does mean that we only have one... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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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 Jul 25, 2017 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 Jul 24, 2017 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