This year it meant that there were a few less lights and decorations. And a few less cookies and goodies in the house, but our waist-lines will appreciate that fact in January. **wink, wink**
So, as I was relaxing and (again) scrolling through facebook I found a blog that had an adorable Tea Cup pincushion tutorial (www.everythingsewing.net ). Check it out!
I had to make one for myself! I have a set of everyday dishes that had been my grandparents' sitting in a box in the basement because I just couldn't bear to let them go to the second hand shop when my daughter was moving (and was done with them). I am such a sap for sentimental things. I don't think I am a hoarder, but I do love to repurpose special things. So, with that said...
Here is my pincushion!
Some avid sewers collect all sorts of pincushions... I don't. In fact, I now have only three! One is the traditional "tomato & strawberry" cushion that I have had since 7th grade home economics and the other is a little girl that is made of an empty spool of thread with a bead and "hat" on it that my oldest daughter bought for me when she was in Kindergarten.
My "tomato" is now tucked away in a drawer and my tea cup is proudly displayed on the shelf by my sewing table.
What is your favorite pincushion? Does it have a special place in your studio?