Saturday, June 12, 2010

Pin Cushions

Margaret Cooter, whose blog I thoroughly enjoy, has done a wonderful little post on pins. Since I'm just plugging away at quilting on the wedding quilt, I thought I would add to what Margaret started by sharing my pin cushions with you using the wedding quilt as a background. The wool felted cushion above is the one I use most of the time. The lanolin prevents rusting.

I believe it was Dan who at some point in his youth, color coded all of the pins and wrote the word in black pins. I loved it and have more or less maintained it since then.

This is my lovely little wrist cushion that my darling niece, Caylan made for me. I posted about it before here.

This is a Longaberger sewing notions basket that has a pin cushion in the lid.

Nancy Crow taught me to appreciate baskets and I've been collecting unique ones since. This is a tiny little basket pin cushion that I found years ago in Cherokee, North Carolina when I accompanied her on a basket shopping trip.

Jim brought me the first of the antique pin cushions, the shoe, when he made a trip to England. I found the silver cat when we were in London together and the little China one is from an antique mart in Indiana.

Since I am a huge fan of tea, I had to have a teapot pin cushion, too.

These are my regular old tomatoes pin cushions in a wonderful African basket.

Quilted Librarian is out to clean and quilt!


Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

So fun to see your collection Dana! I can only dream about traveling to the place they came from!

Dana W. Fisher said...

Hello, Mary. I'm glad you enjoyed them. Hold tight to your dreams. You never know...
Warm regards,