By The Pleasant Times sewing editor, Miss Thread
Pins and needles, needles and pins,
It's a happy man that grins!
(I do not know why, but the above was often quoted to me as a youngster. Could it be I was a bit cranky while sewing?!)
An experienced seamstress and I recently went shopping at the fabric store. We treated ourselves to new pincushions, with the sharpening strawberry on the side.
After transferring my pins to the new pincushion, just for fun I decided to open up my old one and find all my needles that had been pushed too far in and were never seen again. I found ten needles!
I thought that was quite something until I asked to open up the experienced seamstress' old pincushion:
She had fifty.