I have been spending a lot more time with pins and needles lately and it is saving my life! I had forgotten the restorative nature of a day spend sewing. And because I am trying to up my precision game, I have been using more pins on my projects. Today I am sharing three pin cushion stories.
That square cushion on the lower left was a gift from a quilting friend. It is filled with something that makes it very stable and it can generally be found just the the right of my machine, ready to capture the pins as I removed them while I sew.
And then, the knitted pin cushion – a long knitted strip that winds around and around with a thimble in the center. This one belonged to mom and it is filled with tiny pins, many of them no longer sharp enough to use. I keep this one on a side table for sentimental reasons. I have contemplated replacing the dull pins but for now, I just like having it close by for the memories. This pin cushion was ever present as mom taught me how to sew or to help me pin up a hem.
Finally there is the needle book at the top of the picture. This was also a gift from another quilting friend. Inside there is a piece of wool that holds a few pins and needles for appliqué. I keep this one in my sewing box with a stack of circle blocks waiting for me to return to hand stitching.
I have a few more pin cushions and one little dish with a magnet sewn underneath that is really handy on the sewing table. Do you have a special pin cushion? I would love to hear your stories. Be sure to visit Carole for more three things posts.