Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A Plethora of Pincushions

Monday I wrote about the fact, that
I've posted 400 times and
to celebrate that fact I have a pincushion give away going.
Be sure and check it out.
I think you'd love to have it.

That newest wool pincushion is only the tip of the iceberg,
 so to speak, in honor of the Titanic,
of the pincushions I have.  
I know many quilters who are pincushion collectors.
some old, some little

I probably don't have enough pins to fill them all.
But it's fun to have a collection.
pincushions that represent food

My first pincushion has a good story.
When I first got married our first homestead was
actually a homestead out in the Piceance Basin of northwest Colorado.
It was very isolated area for a new bride.
There were 3 permanent families at the ranger station
but that was still 5 miles away.
One of wives that lived there
was  Margo Krager. 
Margo is the owner of Reproduction Fabrics in Bozeman, Montana.
Margo taught me how to needlepoint in order to save my sanity.
So I made a pincushion.
It's filled with sawdust that I confiscated from a lumber
yard in Meeker, Colorado much to the confusion of the guys that worked there.  
The pattern is from a National Wildlife magazine I had.
It's part of a butterfly wing. I'm sure you could tell.
My goodness, that was a long time ago.

But that pincushion was just the beginning of a collection has grown.

 Pincushions  can tell a story or 
remind you of a friend,
or a place,
 or just a fun project.

Or that funny white elephant gift you got from
 someone in your quilt group.
This little fellow has lost the tape measure that
came out of his mouth.  I'm sure someone just
couldn't stop pulling it in and out.

I counted the pincushions visible in my sewing area.

It's fun to get a new one out and
use it for awhile and then trade again.

Until Next Time-


  1. lovely collection! I like the snowman peeking out of the group!

  2. Wow you sure do have lots of pincushions! And I loved your story about the first one you made. You should be collecting pins now to fit the personalities of your cushions.

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  4. Some interesting pincushions. I have a small collection of hand made ones but no ways as many as you.