There's something about sewing that draws me to everything that's related. Take pincushions for instance. I love to look at old ones in antiques shops, and I love finding patterns for quirky ones like this "Crazy Daisy Pincushion" by Kim Borowy. Sorry, I don't have a link for her pattern, but check with your local quilt shop if you'd like to find it. This one is stitched and stuffed, with twirly little tendrils added. Almost Venus-Flytrap like...yikes! But I saw one made by another guild member, and was so taken with it, I had to make one for myself. It's mounted on a candle holder.
The Crazy Daisy is keeping company in my sewing room with several other pincushions. The little spring hat was crocheted by Gwen Hill-Hearn, who is also in the guild. Cute, isn't it? What can I say about the pin doll? She's a popular participant at quilting retreats where she presides over the festivities. And I love Dresden Plates. This little pincushion version, below, is a free pattern from The Quilt Show.