I was reading Needle n Thread today and Mrs. Corbet has been talking about needles. Well, about needles and pincushions.
It was enlightening.
I was inspired to throw my few, pitiful pincushions into the mix.
I have one for sewing machine needles:
|Pincushion with embroidered labels for sizes and types: B for ballpoint and S for sharp, Roman numerals for sizes|
|Some of the many pins in the tomato, and a few hand needles in the emery strawberry.|
|The embroidery pincushion. It really is a tangle, and even though I tried to separate needles by type, it's gotten rather confused. Still, the needles here are not used for hemming and suchlike. They're for embroidery or for bead weaving.|
If I bust out the embroidery frame and a piece of fabric and tracings on Sulky Solvy to make that picture of the Risen Christ I've been wanting to do, the multicolored tomato is the one that holds the needles to do it. Well, that and the little packages of more needles like those. (Link goes to the Sulky site--you can find their products in lots of fabric stores.)
I have a few ends to tie up before I can start another huge embroidery project. And a few more decisions to make. But the painting calls to me.