here at Gingham Cherry), but all of them left the premises in the possession of other friends. No more!
Since I started sewing three years ago, I've kept my pins all jumbled up in a small baby food bowl. It worked great - it was especially easy to pull pins out of my project while I sewed and just chuck them into the bowl. Getting them out..was not nearly as much fun. I guess that's why we all have pincushions...and not pin bowls.
Anyhow...I've seen the light. Here's my pincushion! I found this beautiful little cup, all lonely-like, on a shelf at Goodwill. The fabric is a fat quarter from my local quilt shop that I fell in love with. Look closely - it's cherry blossoms and little lucky red envelopes. How sweet is that?! I'd never seen Chinese New Year fabric before...
A little bit of sleuthing on ebay makes me think that this line of china, while not very valuable or rare, is approximately 50 years old. I'm happy to have such a pretty little piece of history sitting on my craft table!