IT's a COLLECTION! Pincushions...I have this big love of pincushions! Old ones, new ones, wool ones, cotton ones, glass ones, knitted ones..any of them, I'm not picky. This is my little collection that has been growing since I was a little girl. A little girl first learning to embroider needed a place to put her needle for safe keeping so her mother gave her a pincushion that she had made...there it is, see it?, the faded yellow heart with the worn pink rickrack. That was the only pincushion I had for years, then one Christmas, my grandmother made the knitted orange/blue/pink Phentex yarn one and gave it to me. I think everyone got one of those pincushions that year! LOL! Remember them from the 1970's?
Two of my old ones....the little glass man with the pin cushion in his basket I found in a box full of whatevers for $2 at a yard sale years ago and the yellow tomato is an old one from the family.
The little black cat in this one was hand made by a Great Aunt who has long passed and it is made of silk and his ears are worn off but he's my favorite one!
And, of course, 16 pincushions is never enough so I bought this pattern a couple of years ago at the Maine Quilt Show to make wool pincushions. I have the applique done one the fronts and plan to add some beading and buttons before I finish them :) Lonely pincushions out there should know that they are welcome at my house LOL!
Don't you just love the crow!! I used Woolies flannel as the background and they feel so comfy and inviting.
I just have to tell you about this little gadget a good friend of mine gave to me a week ago. Today, when I was machine quilting on Lily, I decided my needle needed to be changed. I dug out this little baby and decided to see how it would work changing the needle on my Nolting. Was it ever slick!! It was like making my fingers longer and more stable....everyone who has a longarm type machine should have one of these gadgets! And, you can see the cost is going to break you LOL! NOT!
Once that needle was in there, it didn't shift around, which is important for as the needle has a front and a back!
Well, little chickies, that's it for today! Happy Quilting!