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.