What is it about pincushions that are so endearing. This one was given to me by a good friend as a badge of courage for the expression of femininity.
I’ve never seen one like it before. I wonder if it’s a one of a kind or a one time popular design from a women’s magazine. Maybe girls used to make it in Home Ec Class. Maybe it was a mother’s day gift, or a birthday present for a friend from the sewing circle. (Although my mother was in a sewing circle and she said they never sewed, it was just an excuse to get together). Maybe who ever made it looked at it when she was finished and realized what a good job she had done and it inspired her to sew some more.
Some one kept it all these years, not wearing it out with too much use. It was either loved or forgotten to have made it this far. What ever it’s story, it’s now safe with me. A reminder of the women who sewed before me, and didn’t give up on their creativity, no matter what form it took.