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Linda White
Interests: Patchwork & Sewing, Gardening and Cooking.
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For weeks I have had today marked on my calendar as a 'me day'. I try and have one of these days a couple of times a year, and today's involved a trip to Castlemaine to the fantastic Shades of... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Over the last 2 years there hasn't been many weeks where I haven't had a pile of wood chips in the car park. Five truck loads of mulch in total with the most recent lot dumped on the 11th September.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2018 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Anyone walking around my garden at the moment would think that I have gone bird crazy. I do like little bits and pieces of 'art'......especially of the rusty / metal type and have quite a few items scattered around my... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2018 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I have been spending quite a bit of time out in the garden since we returned home from Tasmania last week. The wedding day is fast approaching and there are still a few jobs to do. To keep me on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2018 at Gum Valley Patchwork
Thanks to all of the ladies who rang this morning to book in to my 2019 Retreat in Simpson. If you forgot to ring in don't worry there are still a few places available. The new venue is great with... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2018 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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I almost forgot that tomorrow morning is registration time for my 2019 Retreat. That's what I get for not writing things down on my calendar! So if you would like to attend, check out the details below and get that... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2018 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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When we booked our trip to Tasmania for Craft Alive, we decided to take a few days either side of the event to play tourist and see a little bit of the island state. Over the next week I will... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2018 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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After an absolutely fantastic week and a bit in Tasmania, we sailed back into Melbourne yesterday morning. We were home by lunchtime and unpacked just before the skies opened up and the rain fell. The one thing that I couldn't... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2018 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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In about an hour.....after I pack my bag......we will be heading to beautiful Tasmania for the Craft Alive event in Hobart. While we are away the shop will be shut. It will reopen on Thursday 18th October for normal trading.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2018 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Way back 12 months ago, the Timboon Garden Club visited my garden for one of their monthly walks. And whilst my garden wasn't perfect, it was a great night topped off by the presentation of a lovely plaque in honour... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2018 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Yes that was my reaction after I finished my latest garden modification this morning. Let me set the scene. I have a row of alternating 'Lavender Dream' and 'Heideschnee' roses along the bottom side of the carpark. About 5 years... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2018 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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With the weather forecast tomorrow looking very Spring like, I am hoping to spend the day in the garden. I think that I have earned some green time after stitching up a storm over the past four days. The tubs... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2018 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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As AFL fans gear up for the grand final this weekend, I am getting ready for a big weekend of stitching. I am working on some new projects to take with me to Hobart for the Craft Alive event in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2018 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Wow what a great weekend we have just had. I feel a very lazy Monday coming on, but before I pop a load of tea towels on the clothes line, I thought that I would do a wrap up blog... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2018 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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It seems that my blogging lately has been a little bit of all or nothing. I don't blog for a while and then I annoy the crap out of you with a post every day or so, and then go... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2018 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Another beautiful and bright new fabric range from Tilda has arrived in the shop. It is unpacked and ready for a new display......which I will finish off tomorrow. I also have some of the pretty Tilda dots in stock. They... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2018 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Hands up if you are excited to see September arrive and glad to see the end of August? I for one have had an August that I would rather forget, and am quite happy to move on to a new... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2018 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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It's getting to that time of the year again when my Christmas Club classes fire up. This series of classes is run similar to the popular Material Girls Club, but with Christmas themed projects to make and take home. At... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2018 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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With fine weather predicted for a couple of days, I took the opportunity today to get out and tackle a part of the garden that has tormented me for years. It is the large garden bed right slap bang in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2018 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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It's an annual occurrence for me at this time of the year. I work on a production line of cutting, stitching, quilting, turning, and finishing off the handmade goodie bags for my Stitch in Spring event. Every year I try... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2018 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Forgive me followers for I have not blogged. It has been 17 days since my last post and to tell you the truth I don't really even feel like writing this post. Let me set the scene......I was just getting... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2018 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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As September is fast approaching, that means just one thing for me.......the Stitch in Spring is just around the corner and the next 6 weeks are going to fly by! There is lots to do so I may be a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2018 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Last week we spent three days in Melbourne moving some furniture around for Hannah. Those three days (and a dodgy crappy bed at a motel) took a toll on my back, and I must've torn/damaged some muscles. Thursday to Sunday... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2018 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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So when one Christmas range of fabric just isn't enough, what do you do? Order another one of course! 'Once upon a memory' is by Holly Taylor for Moda fabrics, and is quite different from previous Christmas ranges I have... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2018 at Gum Valley Patchwork
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Christmas fabrics have been arriving thick and fast into the shop during recent times. The first to arrive was the whimsical 'Home for Christmas' by the lovely Anni Downs from Hatched & Patched. Anni was one of our guest tutors... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2018 at Gum Valley Patchwork