I decided it was time to finally retire my beloved pincushion....
I stitched this pincushion back in the 70's when I was in middle school (remember when mushrooms were all the rage?!). My mom gave me the crewel embroidery kit as a gift, and she helped me add the fringe and stuff it with old pantyhose (back when you did just things out of necessity, not because it was trendy to repurpose!).
I was recently remembering how good my mom was about making sure that I always had a needlework project to work on, whether it was a cross stitch sampler, or pillowcases, dresser scarves or tea towels to embroider. Even though money was tight, I was always allowed to order a needlework kit from the Lee Wards catalog.
I stitched a few new pin cushions out of scraps from the Roman Shade in my sewing room.
I like how they turned out!
But, I think I'm going to still hang on to my old pin cushion. I may find a glass jar with a lid to house to store it and keep it for posterity's sake!