Thursday, May 07, 2009

My First Pin Cushion.....

I opened my mailbox yesterday to surprises from a quilter. Mary sent me a continued reminder of how wonderful quilters are. Included in the package was a tagged Skeleton Key.
I’m still trying to decide which I love more --- the key or the tag. She created a pin cushion for me. The first one I’ve ever had… My Mother had a sugar bowl that she kept her pins in. Truthfully, I think I kept my pins in a Tubberware dish until a neighbor about 23 years ago told me about the magnetic keepers. I purchased one…but honestly there just isn’t much “soul” in a cushion like that. It’s completely functional, but this pin cushion I now have will last me the next 25 years. There is even are brass heart medallion stitched to one corner.

The “Pray” block is going to have a home close to me. On the job front, I’m in inventory control. I’m paid to be a control freak---It’s what makes me good at my job. But in life issues, many times I can’t be in the driver’s seat. Things are just out of my hands. Mary and I have chatted about that. This block will keep reminding that sometimes you have to sit in the back seat and let someone else 'Greater' drive….

Thanks again Mary…..

19 comments:

KC Quilter said...

What wonderful mail you received! You'll enjoy all of it for so long to come. Happy Mother's Day!

Pat said...

Lovely gifts Mel.

Sue said...

What a precious friend to send something so special! I love the pray block and the pincushion!
These are such sweet gifts!

Stina said...

This is what makes blogging so special.. there is always somebody out there that touches your soul...
and sending a little gift just to brighten your day !!
ANd I love your NEW pincushion... the old one.. yay.. I have a red one all the same.. not pretty at all..but practical... :o)))
Have a great day!!

Betsy said...

How nice! That is such a nice pincushion. I just got one of those magnetic ones and I agree they are functional but not so pretty. I've been trying to figure out a way to cover it with something so it looks nicer.
Have a great day.
Betsy

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

Very nice gifties :o)

Karen said...

Your new pincushion is, of course, lovely. The key and tag, very fun, but the "Pray" Block says it all;)

Rosemary said...

How nice!

Love the PEACE block!
Rosemary

Kathie said...

ah isn't that just so sweet of her.
what a wonderful surprise
Ilove pincushions too and I have a few very special ones that people made me I will always treasure.
Kathie

Karen said...

I certainly would not mind having a pincushion like that. Love the log cabin block design of it.

Quilt Hollow said...

Bloggers are wonderful people...I so wish that more were this way outside of blogging. The pincushion is adorable as well as those Mother's Day gifts you made!

Libby said...

What a special treat . . . . I know just how much you are going to enjoy it *s*

Julie said...

Cute pin cushion and great thought at the end of your post. I loved it and agree 100%. Thanks for uplifting me today. julie

hetty said...

Lovely gifts! I;ve got one of those magnetic things too, but I agree with you. A real pincushion las a lot more character!

MARCIE said...

Of course you could never be content with a magnetic pin holder! You need something soft and significant! My magnetic one moved to my desk for paper clips. Much better.

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Cute gifts and I have to agree the quilting world has some of the best people in it. Happy Mother's Day and I really like what you made yours and MIL
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

julieQ said...

Cute, cute pin cushion! Love it, don't you love gifts like that? Good mail!

Muddling Through said...

What a great "care" package. Friends are a wonderful gift in and of themselves!

Tanya said...

hey my dear! you won my give away! i need to know where to send it! thanks for participating!
-tanya