Evelyn recently asked people to share their pincushions.
I usually keep my pins in a small blue and white dish with a shrimp on it (like one you might use to mix soy sauce and wasabi) that I got from my mom several Christmases ago. To the left is a pincushion I bought in Budapest last year - I remember my mom having a similar one when I was little.
About the same time, Mary showed off her 'trash', inspiring others to do the same. Some of my pins live in the top weight of my trash bag. I made this following a pattern from my Bernina dealer in Maine - the top is filled with lentils and balsam. The light blue fabric has postal cancellations from all over the US on it.