After all, I have a lovely, lovely pincushion that I received in my goodie bag at one our our Arizona Retreats. I used to use the bottom half of a travel soap dish (the top half having sprouted legs and walked away). I didn't realize how much a pincushion was *useful* until I got this one! So, thank you, Arizona Hostesses!
Then, I ran across an archived blog for sewing machine pincushions from Kathryn at I Can Find The Tim Blog ... way back from July 2010. I don't even remember if she reposted it, if someone ELSE reposted it or if I found it myself (probably on the way to looking for something else completely!). But ... Kathryn has come up with the most AMAZING, useful, practical pincushion!
When I'm sewing and I remove pins at the sewing machine, I normally just put the pins, loose, on the bed of the machine. I know I have to keep track of them but sometimes they do get pushed aside and fall down the slot between the machine and the cabinet. I find an astounding number of pins on the shelf the machine sits on. :-)
This is an AMAZING idea! (I'm flumoxed that I didn't think of this myself!) I know *exactly* where that pin cushion is; I know it isn't going to move around; I know it isn't going to fall on the floor.
Now, both of the machines that I regularly use have attached (but removable) pincushions! I'm so pleased!
Kathryn came up with a winner of an idea and I'm so glad that I found her blog entry! Thank you, Kathryn, for being so imaginative!