Friday, September 22, 2006

Pins

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.

5 comments:

Jodie said...

What a great idea, I love your little rubbish bin - I just use an empty ice cream container!!

Jodie

Cynthia said...

i love your pincushions. I've noticed other bloggers who also have shown theirs. I been interested in sewing and quilting since i was a teenager and i don't even own a pincushion. I'm will have to make one for myself.

Suze said...

I enjoy using dishes and such with special meaning to me. I brings the person that gave me the item right into the room to sit with me while I stitch.

Alena said...

hello,
thank you so much for popping by at my blog and leaving a comment,it is always so nice to find a comment on the post...
you do wonderful quilts and those antique ones are just awsome...
i have no pin cusions, though, i have all my pins in little iron boxes :o)

Archaic Dome said...

I know this is a crazy old post by now, but I HAVE to know where you got the pattern for the rubbish bin. I have two separate ones now- a small box for larger bits and a litre-sized terra cotta pot for thread tails. In the spring I take the thread tails to my parents' house and cast them to the winds, and the birds use them for their nests.