Well it is not time for tomatoes from the garden, but it is always time for tomato pincushions.
I’ve been picking these up for years, long before it was popular to collect them.
I’m really glad I did.
Have you seen the prices some of these are bringing on sites such as EBay?
I watched an auction recently that was a lot of 14 strawberry emeries
that brought over 140 dollars!!
I’ve collected some and placed them in old jars; but my favorites are the ones in old sewing machine drawers that Pog connected together
and hung with my old money drawer in our stairwell.
These three are so tiny. The red one on the left is my favorite.
I am also lucky to have my mother’s, my grandmother’s
and my original one from over twenty years ago.
See how the pins are arranged on it?
I came home from work one day to find my son, when he was around five or six had taken all the pins and arranged them into patterns and even left me a smiley face.
I never had the heart to take them out or use it after that, so I kept it as I found it.
I came up with my own version of stacked tomatoes for the top of my
firkins next to the drawers.
I really like how this turned out with the wool, leaves
and a little bird that’s found a strawberry.
This one is a keeper, so I will have to make another for sale in the studio.