There is no more useful gift than a pincushion

There is no more useful gift than a pincushion. That for the guest chamber should be well stocked with pins and sufficiently firm to hold the long hat-pins in an upright position. It is a good plan when stuffing to weight the bottom with a piece of lead

This dainty cushion is stuffed with emery powder, and its one and a half inch diameter makes it useful for keeping in a work bag so that the emery is ready for removing the rust from needles

This dainty cushion is stuffed with emery powder, and its one and a half inch diameter makes it useful for keeping in a work-bag so that the emery is ready for removing the rust from needles

A round pincushion is something of a novelty

A round pincushion is something of a novelty. It is useful for packing as it takes but little room. This example is made of embroidered yellow linen with a cord to match

A box pincushion is a real comfort

A box pincushion is a real comfort. Safety-pins or coloured headed pins can be stored inside. The box is a tin which once held boot polish covered with brocade and galon and the lid stuffed to hold pins

This pattern lends itself well to the idea of matching the chintzes of the room

This pattern lends itself well to the idea of matching the chintzes of the room. Ribbon of the right colour should be threaded through the net and adorn the corners