Just a little off the beaten path, but still relevant to our hobby. I would not consider this a "collection", just that I have a bunch of pin cushions.
The little silohette needle keep was found in an antique store in New Hampshire five years or so ago, during a soccer trip for the daughter. The woven basket pin cushion is Passamaquoddy dated 1990, found in Calias, ME.
The red velvet, jelly jar lid cushion was found at a JUNK store in Pittsfield, ME. The orange pin cushion/compact Niagra Falls souvenir was found in Pineville, NC, last year.
Bees & Strawberries, I picked this one up at The Stitchworks in Tulsa, OK during one of our S-N-B getaways, many moons ago.
We've all seen or had one of these. This is my daughters pin cushion from Home Ec class; she completed her project but never took to sewing or cross stitch. And that's alright.
I made this one!! Quaker Motif Sewing Box pattern by Samplers and Such. I have completed the sewing box pattern also, I just have not completed the finish. I was so excited when I was able to purchase the Shaker cushion and sewing box. Guess I should add that to my finish list. Good idea.
Some of my mother's handy work. Mom made me the red pin cushion years ago. It fits perfectly in a Plano tackle box; she is so clever. My dear old cat, Pokey used to steal mine from the coffee table when I was not looking, so Mom made him one of his own; sans pins & needles. He loved to roll with it on the floor. The brown one is what gave me the idea for this post.
A cherry pie! My mother can finish like nobody's business. I still can't find the begining/end of the crust. And you can see another glimps of my favorite pin cushion.
Saving the BEST for last. Porcupine pin cushion!
Some may say hedgehog, but I have always called this a porcupine. My mother made this over 30 years ago and I used this for my Home Ec class . And this in the inspiration for the name of my blog. Ain't he cute!
Funny too, one of my favorite childhood books was Little Richard and Prickles, about a rabbit and his porcupine friend. Hmmmm.
Not a riveting post that would keep you on pins and needles, but fun just the same.
Keep on stitching! P.J.