Thursday, June 14, 2007

Collection Reunion #3, Pin...cushions???

Who decided that the place we store our pins should be called a cushion. Shouldn't it be a poker, or a stopper, because that's where the pins stop as we poke them there? I have a collection of pin storage units.
The tomato seems to be the most popular form for pin stop-overs. And strawberries.

This pinelephant was in a very pretty sewing box that came from England via EBay.

I like this group a lot. My daughter, now 22, made the little chair when she was little herself. (not as little as the chair, of course)

A tower of Chinese children holding giant Chinese beachballs for pins:

Some that are very old:

And this is what I would call a pincushion:

And that's all I have to say about that.


Vallen said...

Even though I make tons of pin cushions for other people my favorites still are the Chinese ones. I snap them up whenever I see them.

Anonymous said...

You left out one big pin cushion, ME!
Ouch my toe! Ouch my you know where! :-) Not all pins return to their cushion.
You know who.....

Carol said...

I wish I could sew!

linda t said...

Oooh I loved all your pin 'stoppers'! What a treat!
I am a pin cushion addict! I have spent hours looking through the many pin cushion sights and dream of making them all! Come see some that I have made or collected!
I love your blog... but now even more having seen your collection!