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Linda White
Interests: Patchwork & Sewing, Gardening and Cooking.
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A fortnight before Christmas I received a lovely bundle of fabric from Gail Pan........some advance pieces from her new range called 'All about the Bees'. The designing process started, followed by four big days of sewing. There was a little... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I am just home (and unpacked) from a wonderful day of sewing with an even more wonderful group of ladies. We were sewing Cool Ties for the fantastic Volunteers that are assisting with all aspects during the bush fire crisis... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2020 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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The pretty new collection from Tilda arrived a few weeks ago, but I have had to wait until today, the official launch date, to have it on display in the shop. I have the full 20 prints in stock, and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2020 at Gum Valley Patchwork
The 'Cool the Fireys' initiative was launched just 5 days ago and was a fantastic chance for makers all over Australia to unite and do something for the CFA Volunteer Firefighters battling the horrendous bushfires in our state. Our goal... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2020 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Just a quick blog post to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and hope that you have a lovely day with family and friends. It's going to be a quiet one in our house as both Emma and Hannah... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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It is always nice when you are on a tour to have more than one night in the same place, and Fez was the first three cities that we would be staying for two nights. The full day tour of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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You might remember that Russell and I recently traveled to Sharjah to visit Emma, Ryan and the girls. It is quite a distance to travel, so we thought that while we were way over there, we would take the opportunity... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Lately is has been an all or nothing story with my blogging. I get all keen and blog every day for a week, and then wham, it's almost 2 weeks and you haven't heard boo from me. General shop and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Around this time every year Jodie and I head to Melbourne for a day out. Jodie's birthday is in November, so I try and surprise her with something special. In the past we have gone out for lunch, the movies,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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The gorgeous new range from Jina and Lori of Poppie Cotton has arrived! This is the follow up to their Wanderings fabric collection, which is still available. Gingham Farmhouse is a collection of navy blue, beige, soft yellows, sweet pink... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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For the last three years we have been waging a constant war against the Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoos. Every year they come through and strip our trees of apples well before the fruit is ready to be harvested. They come... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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While posting about new fabric yesterday, I suddenly realised that I hadn't blogged about the Tilda fabric that arrived just before the Quiltopia event in Sydney. Although it's technically not the newest fabric in the shop anymore, it's still new... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Painted Meadow is the newest fabric range to arrive in the shop, and oh my, it certainly makes me feel all cheery and happy on such a gloomy South Western Victorian day. It is by Robin Pickens for Moda Fabrics,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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After months of planning, and then just one week to get everything done, Saturday's 'Piece like Crazy' class with Janet Rae Nesbitt was over in a flash. We set up the room on the Friday afternoon. Kit bags were packed... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
After a fantastic weekend with Janet Nesbitt (which I will blog about tomorrow).....my focus has turned to the Sit & Stitch in Simpson Retreat weekend next March. Registrations opened up this morning, and I only have a few places left.....so... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
Here are the details for my Retreat weekend in Simpson......... Gum Valley Patchwork presents ‘Sit & Stitch in Simpson 2020’ Retreat Saturday 14th March, 10am – 6pm & Sunday 15th March, 9am – 4pm at the Community Hub Simpson Recreation... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
I seem to be writing a few blog posts lately with this same heading. Yes, the shop is closed once again, this time for the class with Janet Nesbitt on Saturday. I will be open tomorrow but only until about... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I certainly haven't been idle since I got home.......after mowing the lawns and catching up on the washing, I have been busy getting everything organised for the class with Janet Rae Nesbitt next weekend. The kits are cut and packed,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Yes it's been quite some time since my last blog post.........almost 4 weeks......but I do have a very good excuse though. Back in January I posted about how Emma, Ryan, Georgia and Madeline were moving to the UAE to work... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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When I first decided to attend Quiltopia, I asked the organisers whether they would like me to put my 'Dear Prudence' and 'Elenor Jean' quilts on display. It would be the first time ever that the two quilts would be... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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We left for Sydney, and the inaugural Quiltopia event last Monday. We stayed in Albury on Monday night, before heading to Sydney on Tuesday. I actually read the information wrong and thought that set up was on the Wednesday, and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Just a quick post to let you all know that the shop will be closed while I'm away in Sydney at Quiltopia. I will be closed from Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th October, but will be open again on Thursday... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
I know that it's only been a week since the 2019 Stitch in Spring, but quite a few ladies are keen to know the date for the 2020 event. I have received confirmation from the venue, so am happy to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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What a weekend we have had at the 9th Stitch in Spring event. For me the planning and preparation started last November when I booked our tutors Leanne Knell from Petals & Patches and Amy Morgan from Amy Kallisa. From... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Well the day is here.....I won't say finally because that implies that it has taken forever....and believe me it hasn't! It just seems like a couple of months ago that we were setting up for the Stitch in Spring........I really... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork