Sunday, 3 November 2013

Storytelling Sunday - November

In the middle of October I shared the story of how I became pen pals with my friend Cindy and this month my precious is a gift she sent me back in the 70s.  I was a keen sewer back then and Cindy sent me this pincushion.



She had picked it up at a craft fair and thought it was fun. I thought it was fun too and I've kept using it all these years. Her hair's a little greyer and thinner nowadays and she's a little faded and worn which just goes to prove that over time pincushions become much like their owners. (Or should that be 'owners become much like their pincushions')

Here she is, modelling the front of the patchwork floor cushion I'm making for my niece's son for Christmas.  I couldn't have done it without her! 

This post is written as part of Sian's Storytelling Sunday. We've only got a couple more chances to share our Precious items, so quickly - pop along to High in The Sky here to see what everyone is sharing this month.

22 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

And it just shows that there's nothing wrong with 'getting older'!!

Amy said...

Oh, I agree Jacky ... but she does look like she's holding on for dear life!

alexa said...

Nice to be reminded that one still has one's uses despite age :). A lovely story ...

Sheena said...

A really thoughtful gift thats should the rigours of use & time relatively unscathed x

Sian said...

Ha! I love that she is ageing agreeably..a role model of a pin cushion! and definitely precious: what a lovely gift. Thanks for letting us have an admire of her today Deb

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

What a sweet gift and she is ageing much the same as the sketch I shared today!
Loving the patchwork with those cute little cars in the mix.

Melissa said...

What a fun pincushion!

Missus Wookie said...

I like that she is still holding on to the basket and smiling encouragingly at you. What lovely colours in the patchwork cushion too.

Jo said...

She is so sweet, a great gift and it's lovely that you still have her x

Jane said...

she's doing well for her age!

Sinead said...

This is lovely Deb, a great gift and definitely precious! Love the peek of the patchwork beneath it too x

Becky said...

This is lovely! Patchwork is looking nice too :-)

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

She is adorable!

jeanie g said...

A very thoughtful gift and a real treasure. It looks very much like my Mrs Tiggywinkle! Well worn but such a precious!

Cheri said...

what a totally cute and well used little pincushion! I can't believe you have managed to hang onto it for so long!

Karen said...

What a cute little pin cushion. I bet you think of Cindy every time you use it.

Lisa-Jane said...

I know just how your pincushion feels! I love the colours and designs in your quilt. Its funny thinking back to pen friends now isn't it?

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Aw, I love this, Deb! The pincushion I use is one I made YEARS ago from some scraps from a quilt that I made for Carrie - her first "big girl" quilt. :o)

S said...

What a thoughtful gift! And she's not old, she's experienced!

Julie Kirk said...

What a fun thing to have kept all that time. I just hope you're not *that* closely connected ... you don't feel it when you stick pins in her do you?

Ruth said...

She's ageing well!

Gail said...

What a sweet pincushion and she's aging well.