I have loved tomato pincushions for years but was inspired by Country Living Magazine years ago when I saw them in a large glass jar. They weren’t hard to find even 10 years ago and didn’t cost much money but my favorites were those old worn out ones that had seen years of use. My very favorites are in this jar and it’s been years since I’ve looked at them so I dumped the jar and took pictures so you could look with me. Aren’t they wonderful? The shades of red, orange, maroon and faded to almost pink are all here – even a dull green one that I wonder if it didn’t start out as a red. And the old pins! Oh, if they could only talk.
I never did make tomato pincushions but the ones I made called Grand Piano Pincushions were actually a small star with tiny log cabin strips around the star. I sold them for $20 and every bit of that money went into my fund to buy my piano. I know many of you purchased more than one over the years and I thank you again – I enjoy my grand piano every single day. It’s my very best purchase ever!