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Linda White
Interests: Patchwork & Sewing, Gardening and Cooking.
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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
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The new collection from Tilda was launched last Saturday, half way through the Canberra Craft Alive Show. It was a quick rearrange of my stand on the Friday night, so that on Saturday all of the visitors could see (and... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2021 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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'Kaisley Rose' is the newest fabric collection by Poppie Cotton. This gorgeous fabric was waiting on the door step when we arrived home from Canberra on Monday afternoon. I spent part of yesterday cutting up some fat quarters and fat... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2021 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Yes that's correct.......but let me fill you in first. I have had the venue booked for the Christmas in July since the 11th January, and all was confirmed as such. So last week I started taking registrations for the event,... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2021 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Yes it's back again for 2021 with just a couple of things that are a little different: Registrations open next Tuesday 11th May.......yes Tuesday not the usual Monday. And this year's event will be held on a Saturday....not the Sunday.... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2021 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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The ute is packed..... even though Russell says that I have plenty of room for more........and in 30 minutes I will be on my way to Adelaide for the Sewing, Stitching and Handcraft Show. It will be exciting to catch... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2021 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Last week was chock full of stitching, cutting and kitting........all in preparation for the next two shows that I have coming up......the Sewing, Stitching and Handcraft Show in Adelaide, followed closely by Craft Alive in Canberra. I have six new... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2021 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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It's been a week since the Craft Alive event in Ballarat.......a great show with lots of visitors on all three days. Set up went smoothly, and after 3 hours it was all done. My stand was certainly very full! There... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2021 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Yesterday I spent the day packing up and getting organised for my first live Show in over 18 months. There was a lot of checking of lists to make sure that I didn't forget anything......it's been so long since I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2021 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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As we only have a couple of months left of the One Crazy Sister Club II, I thought that it was time to finalise the details of the One Crazy Sister Club III program and let you all know about... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2021 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Yes that's right, I have five more 'new' projects to show you all. The first is Rosie's Pouch. While technically I guess that it's not a completely new project as I made the first version of Rosie's Pouch over 2... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2021 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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It's been a very busy.....and fun....week organising all of the new fabric that has arrived. The beautiful 'Roselyn' by Minick & Simpson for Moda Fabrics landed on Wednesday. It's a great collection which blends in with all of the other... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2021 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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The fabric is really starting to arrive, and it is so nice to be able to fill up some empty shelves in the shop. As a followup to the bright 'On the Go' collection that arrived last week, the new... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2021 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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It's been a busy week here at Gum Valley Patchwork, and although I would love to be out in the garden.....it's in desperate need of some TLC.....I have been glued to the cutting mat and my sewing machine. Nights are... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2021 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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That's what I will be doing for the next 2 weeks....On the Go getting ready for the Ballarat Craft Alive Event. It is also the name of the new fabric that arrived in the shop this afternoon. On the Go... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2021 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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The first of the wide backs that I ordered back in October last year have started to come through. These four are from the 'Grunge Hits the Spot' wide back collection from Moda Fabrics.......Manilla, White Paper, Red and Black......108" wide.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2021 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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What a great weekend we had at our 8th.....yes 8th!....Retreat. We just managed to squeeze in the Retreat last year before we headed in to lockdown, and this year's was just perfect timing. The weather was great, there were no... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2021 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Just popping in.....in between getting everything organised for my Sit & Stitch in Simpson Retreat Weekend.......to let you all know that the shop will be closed on Friday 12th, Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th March. I will be open again... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2021 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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As many of you know I have a fondness for Minick & Simpson fabrics. All of those lovely blues, reds, tans, creams and sometimes the odd pink thrown in the mix. I have stocked several of their fabric collections over... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2021 at Gum Valley Patchwork