What a great gift!
I love that your Mum makes hexagons while watching baseball almost as much as I love that you fill your pincushions with crushed walnuts - never heard of that before - brilliant!
Love the personalization possibilities you included in the pincushion. Crimsonrabbit commented on the crushed walnuts; I read that they help avoid rusting. Is that why you used them? I used them in the bottom of a sheep pincushion to give weight under the polyfil.
Charlie I've heard that the crushed walnuts may help with sharpening the pins (?) not sure this is actually true. In a prior pincushion pattern I made, it recommended the walnuts - I really liked the additional weight they provided (plus they come in a big bag) so now I'm a convert!
Stitchcat, do you find the shells at a farm feed store or where? This conversation is getting me to start thinking about making some more cute pincushions.
Charlie I got my walnut shells from a pet store in the bird department. It comes in a big bag - so you'll have lots!
Thanks for the info stitchcat.