Wednesday, September 2, 2015

For the Love of Pincushions


As I said on my last post, Ida at My Sister Made Me Do It blog is having a Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade starting today.  Link up a pincushion post with your favorite pincushions and you have a chance to be a winner of some lovely gifts, including a gift certificate from Green Fairy Quilts.
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I have a few lot of pincushions in my creative world.  One would think that I would spend no time searching for my pins with my collection, but somehow that isn’t the way it is.  They always seem to hide themselves under piles of fabrics.  I guess they think I enjoy a good game of hide and seek while sewing.  I remember my mom and my grandmother always having pins between their lips while sewing.  Maybe they got tired of looking for their pincushions too.  Winking smile

Here are most of mine in one grouping.

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Of course, they all have a certain place where they belong in real life.  Over the years I have received pincushions from swaps...............

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as gifts............

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Made by my DIL with the grandchildren's thumbprints

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Made by a  granddaughter when she was young.  It's filled with little bits of fabric and is a great pincushion.
......and pincushions made for hops.

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Then there are two "oldies" in the collection.  My dad brought me the green one when he was traveling and the old red tomato is one that I remember from when I first started sewing - over 60 years ago.  These are treasured and not used.

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So........do you have a special pincushion to share?

25 comments:

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

I love your pin cushions Mary! Some of them look good enough to eat! I love the treasured ones from your Dad and grandchildren❤️. Thanks again for spreading the word😊

Rhonda said...

What a great collection you have. Hope they don't go hiding from again...LOL
Thanks for sharing!!!

Wacky Woman said...

I also collect pin cushions. One of the valley quilt guild's had an all boutique day for a fund raiser. Their best sellers were Aprons and Pin Cushions. Love your collection!

PugMom said...

Hi Mary
I even did a blog post on pin cushions earlier this year: http://pugmomquilts.blogspot.com/2015/02/pin-up-girls.html

Pugs and kisses,
Nancy

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

What a wonderful collection of pin cushions Mary!! How fun to see them!

CathieJ said...

You have so many pretty pincushions. I don't have any. I have one magnetic pin-holder and all the rest of my pins are in little boxes. I think I may have to make myself one in the future.

Nat Palaskas said...

They are so so cute Mary. So many varieties of them! I used to be crazy with pin cushions, but when I moved into the treehouse I had to find them new homes :( Thanks for your inspiration - Hugs Nat

Createology said...

WoW! you really do have some wonderful pincushions. In a previous life I collected lots of fun pincushions but they have all gone to other homes. I do have more pincushions now but do not collect them. Creative Pincushion Bliss...

QuiltShopGal said...

What an amazing collection of pin cushions. I love them all, but the turtle definitely caught my attention. I don't think I've ever seen so many beautiful pin collections. You may have just inspired me to start collecting them too. Gorgeous.

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creations.1 said...

Awesome collection of pincushions - you truly are a collector!

Maria said...

Mary you have sew many gorgeous pincushions with wonderful memories. Love the ones made by your DIL and GD. And I remember my Mum having one like your one...
Wish I was home sew I could have joined in this Linky...

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

What a sweet collection of pincushions. I love them all, although I'll have to admit that I'm partial to the sunflower and the one with your grands' thumbprints.

Stephanie said...

All wonderful. The donut is so tasty but my faves are made by the children. :o)

Sheila said...

Some really unique pincushions , thanks for sharing your wonderful collection :-)

Jeanna said...

You have a great collection of pin cushions. I was having a hard time selecting a favorite until I found the one with you grandchildren's thumb prints. Your DIL knew what she was doing there. A treasure for sure.

sunny said...

A lovely collection! I have that sunflower one, and it gets used daily - sitting beside my sewing machine.

Lara B. said...

What a sweet pincushion collection Mary! I especially love the sentimental ones! Love your faithful old tomato and the one with your grandchildren's thumbprints! I went over and joined Ida's linky party too - thanks for sharing about it!

kiwikid said...

You have a fantastic collection of pincushions....the ones from your grandchildren and your Dad are very special!

Lin said...

What a gorgeous collection you have - thank you for sharing. xx

KaHolly said...

Your pincushion collection is amazing! I have just a few, use most of them throughout the house. I'm still have my tomato from junior high school! Plus a few more I've inherited from older friends who have passed away. All treasures!

Magpie Sue said...

Your owl pin cushion is a hoot! Love him!

desertskyquilts said...

What a wonderful collection you've shared. I could feel how special your green one is to you. I remember those from when I was young. I always thought it would be nice to have one, but I never did get one. Lucky you!

The Crafty Creek said...

I love the birds and their house :-)

OPQuilt said...

For some reason, even though I am not a pin cushion user at all, I have several pin cushions. I've noticed a lot of people are in the sewing world like pincushions, with swaps and the current pincushion thing going on for a new fabric release. I think that donut cushion is one of the really charming ones in your collection!

Ivory Spring said...

Your pincushions are sooooo cute! What an amazing collection.