Earlier this week another one of my old tomato pin cushions lost its battle of holding on to its saw dust stuffing so I finally dropped the poor thing in the trashcan.
Whether from one too many holes made by needles and pins or fabric dry rotting from age it was time to replace the tomato; I can't find the one or two others I have stored away among my stash etc.
The funny thing is I hadn't used the tomato pin cushion while I was stitching since the 1990's but it had to be in view while I worked on whatever I happen to be making, as silly as it may sound it was more about having a familiar object near by.
The one I had to replace was from 1972, I bought it for my sewing box I used in Home Economics class way back in High School and that particular pin cushion went with me everywhere packed among my sewing supplies. The emery filled strawberry lost most of its filling years ago and than while dusting this week I picked up the tomato and half of the filling leaked out along with a dozen needles and some straight pins.
I checked a few of my storage bins for the other tomato cushions I bought over the years (1973 and 1978) but couldn't locate them so I was off to Joann's to buy a replacement until I can locate one of the older tomatoes I have here somewhere.
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