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Friday five on Saturday - prickly edition

1. Do you have a favorite type/brand of pins you use for quilting? If so, what? I don't really use pins any more than I have to. I'm bad about dropping them and since I never wear shoes in the house, I am very opposed to stepping on them. However, when I have to use them I prefer the flower-head ones.

2. How many pincushions do you own? Show us a picture of your favorite one if you want. I think I threw at least one old one away when we moved - maybe more than one. I still have at least two. I've got the flower-head pins in this one, which was my mother's but she never used it:

Mom's pincushion

3. Do you own any specialty/vintage/otherwise special quilting pins? Those bent safety pins for quilting, which I much prefer for pin-basting. I have a whole bunch of those. And I think I inherited some very expensive extra-skinny applique pins from my mother.

4. What do you use to pick up pins that fall when you work? Well, as I said, I don't use them more than I have to and I try not to drop them in the first place. But I do have one of those magnetic things (also my mom's) to pick them up with. She left a trail of pins all over her house, you had to be very careful there!

5. About how many pins do you think you have? Good lord, no idea. Of my own, probably a couple of hundred, easily, and then I inherited more of my mother's. Probably thousands, easily.

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aikoheiwa
Feb. 24th, 2008 04:05 am (UTC)
Okay, that's the third chinese doll pin cushion I've seen. They're haunting me!!!
mellificent
Feb. 24th, 2008 06:42 am (UTC)
Heh, I noticed that somebody else had one, too. I haven't seen a third one yet!
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