Tuesday, May 07, 2013

A Cute Gadget

It's a brooch.


It's a magnetic pincushion.


I found this little thingie when I went to pick up my sewing machine from servicing a couple of weeks ago.  The young Mennonite salesgirl was wearing one on the capelet of her dress, and of course the shop was selling them.  It's handy, since I usually end up carrying my pin container from sewing machine to table, and leaving it in the wrong place.  This would also work well on the sleeve I think.

In other news, all the blocks on the vintage reclamation project are sewn together, and I'm ready to take final measurements, do some math, audition some fabric for the inner borders, sew them on,  and then start piecing the outer border.  I hope it goes smoothly.

The weather is so beautiful here right now that it's hard to stay inside.  I hope everyone else is enjoying spring too!

6 comments:

McIrish Annie said...

that is a spiffy one. I could use that. I have three pincushions. one on the sewing table, one on the cutting table and one at the longarm. Of course, I can never find one close when I need it. this would eliminate that problem!

Debra Spincic said...

Looks better than sticking pins in my mouth (which is my only bad sewing habit!).

Liz said...

I have something similar and it really is handy. My problem is I forget to take it off and it winds up in the laundry! Not good!

Libby Fife said...

That little magnet looks very Atomic Age-sort of like The Jetsons:)

Definitely get outside! That is my vote over anything else:)

Rian said...

You've waited so long for spring, you should get out and enjoy it. That is one clever gadget!

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