Friday, November 19, 2010

Hmmmm, I wonder-again

First posted here

Do you sometimes scratch your head and say "Hmm?" I had to chuckle when I saw these pincushions.

I thought of a couple of things. First, my husband, bless his heart, (where I am from you always know someone is getting ready to say something less than edifying when prefaced with "bless ____'s heart.") has this saying when something is less than optimum but better than dismal. "Well it is better than a sharp stick in the eye." I mean really? Isn't ANYTHING better than a sharp stick in the eye? I asked him once if he had ever been stuck in the eye with a sharp stick in order to know this. Or even a dull stick. How do you know if you have never experienced it?

The second thing I immediately thought was, "How could you stick pins in that? Its an eyeball for pete's sake!" Didn't our mothers tell us for millenia "Be careful you're going to poke your eye out!" I don't think I could stick pins in one of these pincushions. Gives me the heebie jeebies.

The Daily Pincushion

Now THIS is a pincushion I could enjoy!!! I love cute pincushions. You can never have too many. I have several. Though I did think I had misplaced most of them for a few days. My daughter, aka "Attila the Hun Organizer", put them all away in one box together! I was adrift not being able to have all dozen of my pincushions in use simultaneously. Organizing can be overrated.

I'll be home soon. I wonder if it is possible to be sick of pasta? Nah, I didn't think so either.


  1. Eww! LOL

    Actually, those pincushions remind me of something Greek called a mati. They're a jeweled piece you wear around your neck to keep the "Evil Eye" away from you. It's kind of a good luck charm. Many of the Greeks I know wear them. :o)

    My favorite is the sweet pink pincushion. Thanks for sharing. Happy Friday! :o)

  2. Having recently had all types of things stuck in my eyes, I can tell you it is not pleasant. Those pincushions, especially, give me the heebie jeebies! Now, the ones from Daily Pincushion are gorgeous, and I am fortunate enough to own one, along with a sweet matching emery sharpner.
    So happy you are enjoying that pasta. Enjoy it for all of us!

  3. awesome pizza, pasta and the most wonderful city on earth....but, you are missed! Safe travels home.

  4. I couldn't stick pins in those eyeballs! I had the heebie jeebies embroidering the doll eyes I recently did.

    No, you cannot get sick of pasta, especially in Italy. Just not possible at all. I'm sure you are having a absolutely wonderful time.

  5. Eeek! Makes me cringe just thinking about it! ~shudder~

    I had to smile over your "Attila the Hun Organizer". Someone once gathered all of DH's nail clippers & put them in one place. He was NOT happy! (wasn't me!!) Organizing can be sooo true.

  6. Ick! I'm not too fond of sticking a pin/needle into an eyeball...even a felt one. Now the floral pincushion...oh, I would stick that one with no problem. :)


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