Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Pincushions and Red Nickels
Evelyn asked to show our pin cushions and asked whether or not we use them. Here is a picture of pin cushions I got in a swap last year. I keep them on top of my scrap cabinet along with Miss Rose. This is a doll that is holding a quilt made of 1 inch squares. I bought her at the first quilt show I went to last summer. Her body contains pebbles or small marbles, something that is weighty so that she stands up very straight. I think of her as my quilt studio mistress.
I don't use my pincushions. I prefer to keep my pins in a magnetic needle dish. It's not the most attractive way to keep pins, but it works for me. I have spilled my pin dish a couple times and I keep a mganetic wand handy to pick them up. Maybe if I used a pincushion I wouldn't have pick up pins from the floor?
I suppose you're wondering what's up with the red fabric in the picture. Well in yesterday's blog I mentioned a red and white scrappy quilt I want to make. Believe it or not I do not have enough red and white scraps to make the quilt. This is my collection of reds so far. Even though the picture looks like bright reds, I'm aiming to use deep or dark red prints that read red. I'm also want to use bright WOWs. So here's my question - would anyone like to trade some red or white nickels or scraps for nickels or scraps of another color? If so, let me know.