Saturday, September 23, 2006




Pincushions, Quilt Tops & More

I've had a blast reading all the wonderful comments about my enormous pile of quilt tops. I'm sorry I'm just getting back here to post but it's been a strange week. Thursday I was feeling "out of sorts" - nothing felt right so it was best to just lay low. Yesterday was a full day and it just got away from me. So here I am today to say thank you - I'm hoping to respond to all your comments but please give me a little time. Some had some questions that I'd like to answer so just bear with me.

Evelyn posted pictures of her adorable pincushions and asked about ours. I've seen some great pics of some cute pincushions. Two pictures of my pincushions - the one on the left is of pincushions with a tale. I bought the red one in 1977 when I was garment sewing and doing a lot of Stretch and Sew type stuff and used it till it just wouldn't hold another pin (I keep it for posterity!), the other wrist pin cushion I bought to replace the red one but while at a retreat or in a class someone made fun of it (was I still in 8th grade home ec?) so I quit using it. The one on the extreme right is just a cute one I used for a couple of years - love the tart tin and the one in the center is my newest acquisition and the one I use every day. I bought it in the Country Threads booth at the Chicago Quilt Festival in April. I love it but it's a little "baggy"; not packed very tight! (goodness, does that make sense). And, I have a ton of different tins i.e. mini Chocolate Sampler, Altoids (every size and shape) that I keep pins in, also. The picture on the right some have seen before - it's Gladys and the Peeps (as my DH lovingly calls them). Just gifts from two friends and they just sit on a shelf in my sewing room.

Gratitudes: An afternoon nap and no demands on the day

9 comments:

Linda_J said...

Fun to look at these collections, isn't it? What works and what doesn't--some are gifts or we wouldn't have some of them, etc

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Should we start to worry when our DH's start naming our pin cushions! LOL! I like your mini log cabin pin cushion... and I remember when those wrist cushions were very popular, but I never could get used to using one - mine went into the trash in a cleaning spree, but maybe it would have been fun to save for the memory.

Cheers!

Evelyn

Norma said...

I love Gladys and the peeps! Show us some close up pictures. They look so wild and wonderful!

Libby said...

Oh Gladys and the Peeps -- too cute. I love their hair *s* I have so enjoyed seeing everyone's pin cushions.

KCQuilter said...

What neat pincushions! And, boy, weren't those Stretch 'n Sew patterns just the best? I could make a pair of double-knit slacks in an hour and tee-shirts for my boys in about half an hour. Just loved 'em!!!

Suze said...

Gladys and the peeps are adorable. Hope you enjoyed your nap. I always like a wee toes up on Sunday afternoons.

Dawn said...

Oh they are fun! And I know exactly what you mean about saggy! :)

Finn said...

Hi Darlene, love seeing your pincushions! You have quite the collection of them..*VBS*

And please, don't worry about reading and moving on to the next one. There is only just so much time available, and I don't mind at all..*VBS*
It's always nice to see you, when I do, but I totally understand and am often in that same boat myself..*S* Hugs, Finn

Nadine said...

These pincushions are so cute, Darlene, (all of them !)....
Big smile,

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