Thursday, September 4, 2008

Something Simple

How many of you gals still have the pin cushion that you used in Home EC class? Mine is 40 years old, while some of you it hasn't been but maybe a year. Mine is this red tomato looking thing, with a strawberry thing hanging from it. It sure has served it's purpose all these years. I keep it in my sewing basket, that is also very old. Every time I needed to pin something that I was making, even a simple a task as pining a loose end on a spool of ribbon, I would have to get up and go to another room to get a pin. I came across this little terra cotta red pot, that had originally held a candle. It had served it's purpose and needed a new job. I filled it with some batting, covered it with a crochet doily, embellished it with a ribbon threaded through the doily, to gather it up. I then stuck these little sunflowers onto some pinheads, just to dress it up a little. I think it made a cute little pin cushion to keep on my workspace. Every one take care, especially the ones that live near the east coast, Hanna hasn't decided what route she is going to take yet. Thanks for letting me share with you.

Yes that is what you think it is in the background. Chocolate, Chocolate Chip Muffins.


karen c. said...

This reminds me of my grandma, Mae. She loved her pin cushion and actually made some as birthday gifts to her friends. Another reminder is those chocolate muffins. She always had some homemade (no box stuff.) It may have been homemade cupcakes, muffins, jam/jellies, or old fashion yeast rolls or buttermilk biscuits with homeade butter. I remember drinking real cow milk..Not today..yuck! But when they would have a visitor, someone left with something in their hands from her homeade shelf. Days I wish I could bring back. Shelia you are a creative person.

Pat said...

This is neat!! I still have my old red tomato pin cushion from years ago - can't seem to turn loose of it! Fun post, except for the muffins - you really should share those with the rest of us. I bet they are not boxed ones are they? Yummy.

Anonymous said...

I remember my grand mother and my mother having one just like it and it brings back real memories of my mother sewing for all in our family. thanks for the memories.*