During my tour of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge bloggers this past weekend I came across a Pincushion Parade hosted by Ida over at My Sister Made Me Do It. I can't resist bringing up the rear with a few pincushions of my own!
First up we have a patchwork cushion I made for myself several years ago, along with the traditional dressmaker's wrist cushion.
These live on my cutting table, very near the design wall so I can grab a pin or two when a flimsy gets too heavy to stick to the flannel on the wall without assistance.
This one lives next to my sewing machine and gets daily use.
It's simply a felted wool ball sitting inside a little bowl one of my children made when they were young. How could it not be a favorite? ;- )
These are my more unique pincushions:
A Victorian style pedestal cushion with a velvet top embellished with buttons, a country cardinal, a black-faced sheep made from another felted wool ball and some pipe cleaner, and a log cabin block hen made by a friend. All but the cardinal get stuck with pins and needles. He's so tall and spindly I worry about stability. I don't often look what I'm doing when I have a pin to dispose of!
In the process of rounding up these pin keepers I came across this small, squat jar without a lid.
Wouldn't it make a cute pincushion? :- )
I'm linking up with the rest of the Parade over here.