Here are two of my favorites:
I made the turtle as part of a challenge we held at our Guild one year. Our program chair split some donated fabrics into paper lunch sacks, stapled them shut and sold each sack for $1. At the end of a specified period, we each brought back what we had made with the fabrics to compete for a lovely prize. I didn't win, but I got this pincushion out of the bargain - how can that be anything but a win???
The small round one is just perfect for my applique basket to take with me when I want a little something to work on. It is wool too! I paid a fortune for it at an AQS show, but I've never regretted it - it's just too dang cute to regret!!!
This pincushion sits by my chair in the living room where I sew and watch TV. I purchased it on sale at Joann's several years ago. It's perfect for holding all the little things I need inside and out of the way!
Doesn't everyone have a chicken pincushion? If not, they should!!!! I used to keep him in a little china bowl, but it fell and broke at retreat and I never found another one the right size to replace it. Poor little thing!
These are hand-made wool gifts that were given to me at one of my favorite retreat spots - Red Rooster Retreats in Alabama. When all of us get together in October, we bring each other a little "favor" to share. These have become staples in my sewing room! Thanks girlfriends!!!
The year I served as president at Music City Quilt Guild, my VP and I made these little "cupcake" pincushions for the ladies who had served on our committees throughout the year. Of course, I had to make one for myself ;*D You can't really notice because of the way it is sitting, but there are musical notes on the fabric.
And last but not least, is this ancient lady.... she's beat up and I think she's lost a lot of her stuffing, but she's still unique and has a favored spot on my shelf. I won her as a doorprize at one of our guild meetings. (You notice that I
snuck in included my mini-wool pincushion again?!?)
So that's it for me. I bet you have lots of pincushions! You can link up to Beth's page and show them there. We'd love to see them!!!
Hugs & Blessings,