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Linda White
Interests: Patchwork & Sewing, Gardening and Cooking.
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With the temperature here today tipped to reach a warm 31 degrees, the last thing on anyone's mind would be a warm and snuggly raggy quilt.....lol! But one must be prepared, as we all know here in Victoria, there is... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Gum Valley Patchwork
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....yes a lot like Christmas! I have just returned home from a short stay with Hannah. She had a list of jobs that required the ute, so yesterday we spent the day tripping around ticking things off the list. It... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I come from a gardening and flower loving family. My grandmother had a lovely garden, but she also made and sold floral arrangements and wreaths. It was way back in the days when everyone would take (or send) a wreath... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2020 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I am currently awaiting the arrival of the latest fabric collection from Meags & Me called 'Blue Goose'. It isn't due to arrive until December, but as we only have 10 days left of November, I have my fingers crossed... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2020 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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These linen blend fabrics are great for stitchery and applique work, and I've just added three new colours to my shop. Musk Pink, Sage and Deep Sea have been joined the Birch Bark in the Purity brand linen. It is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2020 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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While having a shop straighten up yesterday, I noticed that there are four projects that only have one kit left.......just one lonely kit. The first is the Floral Strips Large Pencil Case kit for $14 Next is the Pretty Papilion... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2020 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Two years ago I visited the beautiful Shades of Grey Studio in Castlemaine for the first time, and of course, came home with a car boot full of lovely things for my garden. My prized purchases rattled and banged in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2020 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I have had quite a few ladies ask me about when I will be taking bookings for my 2021 Stitch in Simpson Retreat Weekend, so I thought that I would pop in and give an update. While I have tentatively... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2020 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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With less than two months remaining until Christmas, it's not too late to make and gift something handmade........whether it be to a friend or yourself! I am currently working hard to put together some new kits to make this job... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2020 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I have had this quilt top finished for quite a while, and it was hanging as just a flimsy in the shop for a number of weeks. I finally got around to sending it off to be machine quilted, and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2020 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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'Songbirds in Spring' is my new quilt made from the pretty new 'Woodland Songbirds' by Poppie Cotton. The simple design of the quilt really shows off the beautiful fabrics, and I especially love the quilting design that Wendy selected.....check out... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2020 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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It has been a busy, and extended, start to my week. Yes it is Friday, but it's the first chance that I have had to stop by and post about the 7 days of the Great Australian Craft Show 7.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2020 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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It's been a while since I have done a Whatchya Got Wednesday post........I am actually meant to be out mowing the lawns this afternoon, but one of the blades on the mower is loose so I will have to wait... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2020 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Last week our Crazy Sister Club met and worked on the third project in the One Crazy Sister Club II.........'In full bloom'. As I am not using the same fabrics as my Crazy Sisters.....just using pieces leftover from my other... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2020 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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A lovely delivery on Monday was this gorgeous new collection from Poppie Cotton called 'Woodland Songbirds'. The collection includes 21 prints in mint, peach, charcoal, grey, teal and white. I also have pre-cuts available.....2.5" strip rolls; 5" and 10" squares.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2020 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Redwork Gatherings has been featuring quite regularly in my blog posts of late, so before I change directions and move on to some different fabric, I thought that I would show you my latest project using this range of fabrics.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2020 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I was surprised late this afternoon when Paul knocked on the door and delivered the last of the Redwork Gatherings fabrics. I wasn't expecting it until later in the week, but it is wonderful that it has arrived and is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2020 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Although I may not have been as productive on the stitching front as I was hoping this weekend, I have been busy in the shop and packing up all of the new projects that I made late last week. I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2020 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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The last of the Christmas fabric for this year is 'Homegrown Holidays' by Deb Strain for Moda Fabrics. I do have a bit of 'fabric regret' as I only ordered ten of the fabrics from the collection. Now that it... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2020 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I have been waiting patiently for this new Christmas range to arrive. It was due in July but with delays and then more delays, it finally arrived yesterday afternoon. It is 'Naughty or Nice' by Basic Grey I spent yesterday... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2020 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Way back in 2016 my sister, Cathryn, gifted me a lovely note book......for no reason, but I'm guessing that she thought that it suited me and would come in handy. I have used this book over the last 4 years... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2020 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I have really been feeling quite lost of late. It certainly has been a challenging year for all of us, and for me it has meant changing the way I run my business. Closing the shop for 14 weeks, fine... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2020 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Today is a big day. The shop opens it doors up again after being closed for 6 weeks, ........I have really missed seeing all of my customers, but have been kept really busy with the online orders coming in from... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2020 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I was outside again today poking around in the garden, enjoying the sunshine and the mild weather, while catching up on some more pruning jobs. The sun was shining and I couldn't help but notice how the yellow flowers in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2020 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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With the shop reopening on Thursday after six weeks of being closed, yesterday was my last Sunday 'off' for what I am hoping will be a long while. I spent the day out in the garden trying to get the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2020 at Gum Valley Patchwork