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Linda White
Interests: Patchwork & Sewing, Gardening and Cooking.
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This is the result of my 'little bit of shop sewing' that I mentioned in my last blog post. It is my Flutterby Snap Bag. I just love the soft and pretty 'Wanderings' fabric collection by Poppie Cotton. I decided... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Apart from a little bit of shop sewing that I have been trying to sneak in, my whole life at the moment is revolving around the Stitch in Spring. I've been printing patterns, cutting fabric, kits are being packed, and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Lenora and I have been putting our heads together trying to work out a date for our Friendship Frolic event. As you are all aware, our 2019 Friendship Frolic was postponed due to Lenora's husband's accident and her decision to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I have made a start on some samples from the beautiful 'Wanderings' fabric from Poppie Cotton. On Wednesday, I whizzed these cute shorts. It's a tad hard to show them off nicely as my little model is on the other... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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For this week's post, I thought that I would show you a couple of new panels which arrived in the shop late last week. As mentioned just a few times before, I love Stacy Iest Hsu's panels, and I have... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I'm back at the start of a new week with a very pretty post. Late on Friday afternoon my order of 'Wanderings' was delivered......all I had time to do was to have a quick look, unpack the boxes and price... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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As I sit here it is raining outside and very chilly indeed. The weather forecast for the next four days is horrid, which means no gardening but lots of stitching! I was so glad that I grabbed the chance yesterday... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I really do have a lot of stitching and kitting to get done in the next couple of months, what with the Stitch in Spring and the trip to Sydney for Quiltopia coming around very quickly. Sometimes the sample sewing... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I have had a couple of great days in the garden this week. I find that it's good for me to get out and spend time outside in the fresh air......even if it is under a beanie and a pair... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Well this has taken me longer than I anticipated to post this week's WGW. I was having trouble inserting a photo so I saved my post as a draft, and then all of a sudden.....poof.....it's gone! So now I have... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Last year Gail Pan asked me whether I would be interested in having Janet Nesbitt from One S1ster Designs come to Simpson to teach a class. It didn't take me long to reply, and say that I would love to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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So how did those 'me' days go Linda? Well I spent the first day catching up on paperwork and accounts (which still aren't finished), and today I was I back in the shop packing the 'Willowbrook Market Garden' Block of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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What a wonderful day we all had yesterday at my second Christmas in July event. After weeks of cold, wet and windy weather, the sun came out and shone brightly during the whole day. Even though we were inside having... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
Just a quick blog post to let you all know that the shop will be closed today and tomorrow, Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st July, for my Christmas in July event in Simpson. The shop will reopen for normal trading... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Back to the holiday blogging, but don't worry after today's post there will only be one more post about Canada......lol! After leaving Banff, we headed up in to the mountains to visit the beautiful frozen Lake Louise. It is the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Wow....what can I say. It's Wednesday again and I haven't blogged since last Wednesday's WGW. I do have had a pretty good excuse as I have been busy.......getting name tags made, goodie bags assembled, tables sorted, projects kitted and generally... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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So far I haven't missed a Whatchya Got Wednesday blog post, and I am feeling pretty proud of myself.......usually I forget what day it is.....lol! I have been putting the shop back together after our trip to Adelaide, and have... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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We arrived home late yesterday after being away in Adelaide for the Sewing, Stitching and Handcraft Show. With a days traveling to get over there, we usually don't do much on the Wednesday........just book in to the Hotel, go out... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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It is now just a fortnight until we break out the decorations, play the carols, and pop on our Santa hats for this year's Christmas in July event. Due to a couple of cancellations, I have a few places that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I thought that I had better get back to my holiday blogging before I can't remember where I went and what I did......lol! And just a little warning that if you don't want to see photos of snow then you... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Wednesdays seem to come around a lot quicker now that I have started these 'Whatchya Got Wednesday' posts.......lol! The first week I posted about Fusible Parlan, and last week it was about the wonderful small but strong magnetic snaps. This... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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We are off to Adelaide first thing tomorrow morning for the Sewing Stitching and Handcraft Show. It is our fifth year of attending this Show, and it is so nice to meet up with the South Australian crafting community, who... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Today is the 1st of July......the first day of a new month, the first day of the new financial year, the first day of the second month of Winter (edging our way slowly to Spring....yay!),.......and the launch of the new... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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The next part of our holiday involved heading north and across the border to Canada.......Vancouver to be precise. Our first day involved washing......again......and then a walk around to check out the surrounds, oh and to buy a Canadian sim card... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Thanks for the positive response to my first 'Whatchya Got Wednesday' last week. It seems that I am not alone when it comes to loving Fusible Parlan. As many of you know, I source and stock quite a few bag... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2019 at Gum Valley Patchwork