At first I thought I'd bring each person one of the square pincushions like these below, but after seeing just how many I had made, I decided instead to bring them each one square and one rectangle.
My idea was that they would have one for the work table and one for right in front of their machines.
I honestly can't say which of the two shapes they liked more, but I can say that they seemed especially happy with their little gifts. I'll have to write a post about the items that they gave later in the week. I was absolutely thrilled with everything that I received. In fact, I used two gifts before leaving the retreat and made plans for one other gift while I drove home.
A special thanks to Amanda Jean Nyberg for her wonderful idea of keeping the completed pincushions in a pretty basket, ready to go to their new owners at a moments notice.
This is a before picture of the basket. An after picture would be a picture of an empty basket...nothing to see there so no photo.
What do you think of giving a quilter yet another pincushion to add to her collection? Is it a good gift or just repeating the obvious?
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