|Pincushion of awesomeness making|
the boring blue tomato bow to its
supremacy and no, I don't put pins
in the turtles!
I recently received the most awesome pincushion EVER. I love this pincushion. What a thoughtful gift!
It has a wood base which I have never actually seen before but it rocks. It is one of my favorite color combos….brown & blue and best of all it has sea turtles!!
A friend who knows me well brought this back for me from her recent trip to Hawaii. She knows how much I sew and how my favorite experience in Hawaii was swimming with the sea turtles. Don’t worry, I did not get too close but swimming out over the reef and being about 5 feet from turtles was AMAZING.
|See.... it has sprinkles so it must be|
a baked good.
Now, as I sew I am reminded of that awesome experience. Plus, I no longer need be embarrassed about my pincushion. Up until I received the pincushion of awesomeness, I was using this sad little pincushion I received for volunteering at a sewing convention. It worked but it has squished out of shape. I have no idea what the stuffing is cause it is soft but needles go in and never come out. Some day I must perform surgery and retrieve the lost needles. At least it has personality; I think it is supposed to be a donut. Or maybe it is a sad cupcake. Well it is some sort of baked good.
|Yawn....who doesn't have one of these?|
My other pincushion that I keep on my bedside table because I do like to sew in bed is the utilitarian and ubiquitous tomato and strawberry. Boring. Everyone has one. My mother had a red one; am I being a rebel because I chose blue? But more importantly who ever came up with the tomato/strawberry combination? Why did this become the form pincushions took? I know the answer is out there and maybe next time I don’t feel like working I will search for it.