Tuesday, September 19, 2006
My Pin Cushions
Here is a photo of some of my pin cushions... The green heart one I bought in 1992 in a little store while shopping with my Mom. It holds an odd assortment of pins, including a safety pin on the top loop, which I use for pulling elastic through waistbands. I use this pin cushion the most. Every once in awhile I have to go through it and remove the rusting pins and the bent pins!
About 5-6 years ago I made a bunch of heart ornaments for Christmas presents and kept several of them for little pin cushions - they say things like Hope, Peace, Love, Joy... in metallic threads. The little ones are very handy, although the pin points come out the back! I also have a box (or 2) of long quilting pins (some of those are in the pin cushions). And then there is my box of silk pins (very fine pins for sewing clothes/slippery/fine fabrics), which I keep seperately.
What do your pin cushions look like, or do you not use them?