"Tomato pincushions?" I cried. "We've got to make some!"
They looked easy enough to make so we read the directions, made notes on dimensions, cutting instructions and the supplies needed and agreed to meet at Lucie's at 9:30 a.m. the next morning.
I arrived on time with all my paraphernalia in tow. We had cut the fabric ahead of time in order to save time and to be able to get down to business right away. Lucie made a fresh pot of tea and we were set to go. Tomato pincushions...yes!
They were surprisingly easy to make and by 11:30 a.m. we had each completed three of them.
Here are the 'fruits' of my labor...
to compliment a few from my collection of antique ones...
and a few more scattered about.
What better way to spend a morning than with friends, stitching and drinking tea?
The moral of this story? You can NEVER have too many pincushions!