Tuesday 26 February 2013

Back from the brink???

Most folk think living in the countryside in Scotland would be idyllic, lovely views, fresh air, animals and nature all around, even the very occasional dry day....whats to complain about?

Paperwork, movement forms, medicine books, cattle tags, sheep tags, cattle passports, accounts, Census forms, I A C S Forms, and the Man (or Woman) from the 'Ministry'


Wikipedia states that in the modern day a bureaucracy is a government administrative unit that carries out the decisions of the legislature or democratically-elected representation of a state.
bureaucracy is a group of officials within a government or other institution that implements the rules, laws, ideas, and functions of their institution.

In this day and age where everyone is watching their own back for fear of reprisals and blame people with a bit of power can become dangerous. What ever happened to common sense?

So to take my mind off of the trials and tribulations for the week I took myself off to the Spring Quilt Show at the weekend, spent a few of hours looking at quilts and chatting, spent some £s, of course that was compulsory....

The spring show is more of an exhibit than a competition....lovely quilts as usual.....

In the foyer a wonderful display by Hilary Beattie

Master Caster by Hilary Beattie

Alliums by Hilary Beattie

Love these silhouettes sorry didn't get the name of this collection but they are by Hilary Beattie too

A taste of summer, loved the simplicity of one...

Just Dessert by Catherine Miller

Although a longarm quilter I am always drawn to the hand quilted quilts, Sandi Lush is a true artist....dates that I saw were between 1997 and 2012......

Liberty Rose by Sandi Lush

China Peach by Sandie Lush

Dawn by Sandi Lush

Dreamspinner by Sandi Lush


  1. Thanks for sharing the photos of the Spring Show. Beautiful work from some very talented quilters.

  2. Thanks for sharing such beautiful work. I am especially drawn to Master Caster. Creative way to frame pics of fly casting. Sewgratefulquilts.wordpress.com

  3. Looks like a nice show :) And "ugh!" So sorry you're still dealing with bureaucracy problems. Not fun at all.

  4. What beautiful quilts and how fun to see them!

  5. Thank you for posting the beautiful pictures! I'm a dedicated hand quilter and I really love Sandie Lush's work, she is one of my big idols! Andrea in Germany


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