What do pin cushions eat?
I found out this week exactly what pincushions eat. I decided it was time to retire my strawberry pin cushion that I had had for about 15 years. So I cut it open and spilled its guts. And out fell a ton of saw dust and 27 needles. Yep, you heard it — pin cushions eat needles.
Actually, I knew this already. I realized years ago that that is where my needles kept disappearing to. I would put a needle in the pin cushion and next time I went looking for it, it would be gone. I actually had several slip into the guts before my very eyes and couldn’t get them back. What I can’t figure out is how the pin cushion actually held all that saw dust and 27 needles!
Well, I have the needles back now. And I made a cute little needle book to keep them in. I found a tutorial here for making an
octagon hexi needle book. And, hopefully I won’t lose them to the pin cushion monster anymore.