Ida, over at My Sister Made Me Do It..., is hosting a linky party where we can show off our favorite pincushions. I’ve made a few as gifts over the years like this one, which I actually had requests to make for friends.
And this one made one night from a failed Jane Stickle block and gifted to a blog friend.
However, my favorite is one I purchased a lifetime ago, long before I retired, moved back to Texas and resumed quilting.
It is a reproduction of a pincushion designed and used by the Shakers and is a souvenir of a trip we made to Kentucky to one of their former community settlements. The Shakers had a gift for making purely functional items beautiful. Their history has always fascinated me. I really enjoy this practical little cushion that I can clamp to the edge of my sewing machine table where it is stable and out of the way.
Be sure and check out what others have to share at Ida's blog.