All of us who use a needle and thread love our tomatoes and here is a prize-winning specimen from the ‘buttoned-up berry patch’. Tomatoes are traditionally a sign of prosperity and good fortune and were often placed on the mantel of a new home. Turning this good luck symbol into something permanent evolved into the pin cushion we now know, and it was often proudly displayed as part of a varied pin cushion collection.
Both the pin pillow and berry designs are included as well as the hand-dyed buttons.
Pin pillow: 102 x 88
Berry: 127 x 72
Picture This Plus: 36 count Tycho linen
Weeks Dye Works: Clockwork, Grape Vine, Louisiana Hot Sauce, Lucky, Squash
Weeks Dye Works' wools: Collards HT, Louisiana Hot Sauce
Lady Dot Creates: Sizzle rick rack
Hand-dyed buttons are included.
No known errors
HEIRLOOM TOMATO, Copyright 2022. Original counted thread designs by Linda Stolz for Erica Michaels Designs.