Saturday, 28 May 2016


I come from the North East of Scotland. It's my favourite place on earth. It's a bit bleak and rugged for some but it's my home and I will always love coming back here. This was my view while I was having lunch last week. For the past three years me and four others have been coming up to just outside of Cullen to the West Manse Quilt Retreat.
It's a beautiful old manse in the middle of nowhere.
There is a workroom which comfortably holds five to six quilters. We all have our own spacious workstation.
There are three double rooms and one twin, I always share the twin with my chum Irene, we are used to each other's snoring! How cute are these rooms?
Lunch in the conservatory. The food is brilliant and you are never ever hungry!
Patchwork is everywhere.
View from the lovely lounge where we would gather in the evening to peruse quilt books, natter and have a glass of wine.
I posted a pic of this tuffet on Instagram, lots of likes for it!
Oh yes we did some sewing in between the eating! Anne made this amazing nautical quilt.
Irene worked on her flipping flowers.
Anne took along her version of the flipping flowers.
The other Sheila made this fab mini quilt, yes I know it's not mini, but the centres are vroom vroom minis!
Log fires in the evening.
But it was this wee chap who always steals my heart, wee Finlay. Star of the show! I did do some sewing but didn't get very good pics, that's maybe another post.
Tatty bye for now.


  1. Sounds lovely. I love the north east too - and that patch around Cullen has such an ancient feeling to it. What a great tradition to have. Juliex

    1. Thank you Julie! I look forward to it every year, Cullen is a bit otherworldly' it all adds to the magic x

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    1. Finlay waves back! "Whispers" have you any gravy bones??