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Linda White
Interests: Patchwork & Sewing, Gardening and Cooking.
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Yes it has been a number of months since I last blogged. Time slips by very quickly and I honestly can't believe that we are in May already! I will try my best to be a little more regular with... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2022 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Well after being cancelled in 2020, and postponed in 2021, the Stitch in Spring was finally held last weekend, just 28 months after my last one in 2019. Set up was done on Friday and the view was just stunning... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2022 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Apologies for the severe lack in blogging lately. I have been super busy and find that posting on Facebook and Instagram just so much quicker than sitting down at the pc and blogging. With all that said, I do hope... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2022 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Registrations opened up this morning at 9am for the 2022 Sit & Stitch in Simpson Weekend Retreat, and what an amazing response I received, with all places being filled in just 1 minute! With only limited numbers able to attend,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2021 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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It's hard being inside on such a beautiful Spring day, but I really wanted to let you all know about the festive new fabric collection that arrived in the shop about 10 days ago. This is a super fun collection... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2021 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I can't believe that it is October already, and that I haven't blogged since the 1st of September. Where on earth did that month go?! It's been a busy time in the shop......the weeks just seem to fly by. I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2021 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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This is the post that I was hoping that I wouldn't have to write, but unfortunately I do. Due to the strict restrictions still in place, and the density limit at the venue limited to just 40, the 2021 Stitch... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2021 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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This gorgeous new fabric collection by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts for Andover Fabrics arrived last Wednesday afternoon. There are 32 fabrics in the collection.......27 prints, 3 cheater prints, 1 cross stitch panel print, and quilt labels.......and all are... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2021 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I have been struggling a little over the last couple of days. About ten days ago Russell caught a cold from a guy at his work (who caught it from his kids), and as always, I have now caught it... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2021 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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This is a new concept.....well new for me.....that I started about a month ago on my Gum Valley Patchwork Facebook page. Although I love blogging, it is a time consuming process that sometimes gets shuffled down the list of jobs... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2021 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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There was a sneaky new reveal in a photo in yesterday's blog post about the new 'All for Christmas' fabric collection. Did you spot it? It was my new version of my Sycamore Bricks Quilt from a few years ago....this... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2021 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I can't believe that it's been 3 weeks since my last blog post. It was during lockdown #5, and now, unfortunately, we are into lockdown #6. I have been busy over the last few weeks, so over the coming blog... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2021 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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That's right we are back in lockdown here in Victoria, and that means that the shop will be closed today, tomorrow and Sunday. Hopefully (everything crossed), it will only be until next Tuesday, and that I can reopen as normal... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2021 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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The arrival of this new fabric collection slipped past my list of things to blog about.......I don't know how.....but it did. The 'Dance in Paris' collection is designed by Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics and arrived about a month ago.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2021 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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These new pre-printed Broderie Embroidery Samplers arrived yesterday afternoon. Designed by Kaari of French General fame, these Samplers are printed on Mochi Linen and are available in rouge and in roche As you can see there are four embroidery samplers... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2021 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Over the last month I have been trying to get my head around the ins and outs of running this year's Stitch in Spring event. With border closures, red zones, quarantining and everything else that has been going on, it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2021 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Well I am a couple of days late posting this Christmas in July wrap-up blog post, but better late than never. As I have started to collate the photos for this post, I realised that I didn't take any before... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2021 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Apologies for the non blogging lately, but my focus has been organising my Christmas in July event which is on this Sunday 4th July. I am quickly stopping by to remind everyone that the shop will be closed on Saturday... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2021 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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After a Covid hiccup in the middle of our scheduled Friendship Frolic, we finally were able to finish off our event on Sunday. It was a great 3 days, with lots Frolickers participating. Friday was busy, Saturday was crazy hectic,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2021 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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It's a cold wet and windy day here at Gum Valley Patchwork, so I have decided to spend my time in front of the computer catching up on paperwork, my newsletter and some blogging. I have the heater on, a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2021 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Last Thursday afternoon, I shut up the shop while Victoria went into a 7 day lockdown. Apart from upsetting our Friendship Frolic and delaying the finishing of the event, it actually hasn't been too bad. And to be totally honest... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2021 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Yes that's right folks. A circuit breaker 7 day lock down was announced yesterday morning here in Victoria to try and contain the current outbreak of Covid-19 cases in Melbourne. So that means that the shop will be closed from... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2021 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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It's been a busy day today, putting the finishing touches on the shop and making sure that everything is in order for the 2021 Friendship Frolic that starts tomorrow. I have been packing up all of my End of Bolts.....approximately... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2021 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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After a very busy and successful show in Adelaide, I had only one week (once I arrived back home) to make up some more kits and projects to take with me to the Canberra Craft Alive Show. It's not always... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2021 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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There has been a common thread with my recent blog posts.........new fabric.....lol! Today I received the complete range of the new 'Illustrations' fabric by new Moda designer Alli Koch of Alli K Designs. There are 16 prints in the collection... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2021 at Gum Valley Patchwork