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Linda White
Interests: Patchwork & Sewing, Gardening and Cooking.
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I am now half way through my holiday in the US / Canada, and my plans to blog whilst traveling around have not eventuated. I have been trying to just relax.........and the wifi hasn't always been reliable. With only a... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Last year Hannah messaged me and said that it was time for us to go on another holiday together. We had been away in 2014 to the US with a quick 2 day stop at Niagara Falls in Canada; and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
Just a very quick blog post to say that the shop will be closed on Good Friday, but open on Easter Saturday and Sunday. Linda :) Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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At our secret handover last Tuesday, Leanne gave me her six completed Snow Globes to pop up on my stand at AQC. They looked so pretty hanging all together. I am currently running it as a Block of the Month........well... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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AQC is over for another year. In some ways I'm a little bit sad, as I love catching up with everyone and meeting new customers. In other ways I'm very happy, as it is a huge amount of work and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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April is always a crazy month here at Gum Valley Patchwork. It's the month when the Australasian Quilt Convention is held which means that hopefully I have done enough pre-aqc prep work to fill the back of the ute with... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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The days are getting shorter and there is a nip in the air in the evenings.....maybe not quite enough to put the heater on but certainly enough to throw a nice lap quilt over the knees. I have 3 flannel... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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My blue wall in the shop has really started to look very sad lately, and I have been hanging out for 2 new ranges to arrive to top up the shelves. The first to arrive back in February was the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I hate to say it but we are already a quarter of the way through the year. April starts tomorrow and that means that AQC is literally just around the corner. The countdown has started and of course my many... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I have been stitching and finishing off a few more new projects using some of the new fabric that is in the shop. It's always nice to design something new, but sometimes I like to revisit patterns and put a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
Well it has taken me a few hours to go through all of the messages, but I have finally contacted everyone (via text, email or messenger) to let them know that they are in for the Stitch in Spring. The... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
Registrations open tomorrow morning, Monday 25th March at 9am (and not before), for the 2019 Stitch in Spring. As in previous years, registrations can only be made via calling my mobile phone. I do turn my phone off, so please... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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After a busy weekend with the Retreat and a hectic few weeks ahead of me with AQC, we took a few days off and headed to Melbourne on Tuesday. We had a few jobs on our list to do and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Way back in 2014, out of the blue I received a post pack from my friend Ros (aka Bloom) in NSW. Ros is a wonderful gardener........her garden puts mine to shame. She had dug up some bulbs and had sent... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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It has been a little while since I've blogged, but I do have a good excuse.......my Sit & Stitch Retreat. I have been busy over the past fortnight getting organised, making lists, packing goody bags and making name tags, all... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Every year our battle gets harder and harder. We hope that they won't come back, but they always do. They are getting more cunning and silent. In just 5 days they all but stripped our entire orchard and we went... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Two and a half months might seem like a little way off to some, but by the time I throw in my Retreat, AQC and a month long holiday into the mix, I'm sure that May will be here before... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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It was my 13th year of being Chief Steward in the Homecraft Pavilion at our local Agricultural Show. Our committee had spent all of last week following the weather forecast very closely, wishing and hoping that the weather wasn't going... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
It's Heytesbury Show day today and that means that the Shop is closed today. I have had a busy week getting organised for it and today is our glory day. We are hoping for a big crowd despite the hot... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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The newest French General fabric range, Vive La France, was delivered to my door on Thursday afternoon. It didn't take me long to cut open the boxes, and pull out the 32 gorgeous bolts of fabric that were neatly packed... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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It is very easy to get carried away making new projects, and leave the boring bits of pattern writing, kitting and packing for a later date. But not recently! My attempt to be super organised has seen me make up... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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It hasn't been all fun in the sun and sand while I haven't been blogging..........although we did take a trip to the beach on Saturday evening. Geez I hate sand! There also may have been a few cold creamy treats.......I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Over the years I have become a big fan of Stacy Iest Hsu's doll panels, and I am not the only one. Once the samples have done their job showing what the completed panels look like, they end up in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Apologies for the short break in transmission There have been quite a few distractions involving little people around here lately. Normal blogging will resume shortly. Linda :) Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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No this isn't another blog post about my garden, it's a post about fabric. The new 'Sweet Garden of Mine' fabric collection from Lynette Anderson Designs has arrived in the shop. I haven't had one of Lynette's collections in the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork