"Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade" happening, so I thought I would join in too.
Both Fiona & Maria showed some lovely pincushions and how they use them all.
Here is my collection.
I store a lot of mine in a small bird cage. I have cat who would love to not only play with these - but is likely to eat them...so I keep them out of reach.. Even if he didn't eat them, he will pull the pins out and chew off the tops.
This is my oldest pin cushion....Dates back to around 1983/84 I think. I went to a class to learn how to make bullion roses...the instructor's pin cushion was so beautifully done - I paid her to make me one. It is full of horse hair - like they used to use in furniture. I used it for many years.
Two Anni Downs designs - the flower gifted from my bestie, and the turtle because "everyone" was making one.
This collection were all gifts from friends in Loose Threads.
This lovely cat was gifted to me by my late aunt...made by a member of Buderim Craft Cottage....too lovely to stick pins in..
I won this as part of a giveaway from Val Laird.
Two pincushions from the SAL in 2014 - run by Chookyblue.
The simplest one of all - used to be beside my machine - it's filled with rice so its nice & heavy.
Another one I made because "everyone" else was making one...
And another one gifted to me - this is from Teresa in Sunday Stitchers.
Now my favourite (sorry to all the other gifters...) is this one. It's large, its heavy so its stays where I put it and was made as a swap gift in the Nundle Girls Day in the Country 2016 by Dawnie...Thanks again Dawnie.
And my most recent - not a pin cushion, but a "Pin Holder"- is this one...it's very easy to use as it has a magnet inside and the pins just "fly" onto the magnet.
I also have a few Sewing Caddy things - that include pincushions and if I didn't have that pesky cat, one would be sitting on the arm of my recliner. I made the black & white one to match a lot of my sewing gear - I take it to sewing days when I take the machine. I made the pink one for a competition - the others were gifts.
This is the competition one...
(Thanks to Faeries in My Garden for the photo)The competition was hosted by Faeries in My Garden in 2009. It was based on a TV remote control holder pattern and I turned it into a Sewing Caddy. And I won!!!
You can read about it here.http://www.faeriesinmygarden.com.au/Gift-of-the-Month/240/
When I first read the posts by FIona & Maria I thought my post would be quite short...because I didn't really have many....but I think that is maybe not the case at all.