It may not seem a big thing, but I have been unreasonably excited about the arrival of these pins. Many a time I have attempted, in my somewhat slapdash and impetuous way, to make something out of material - a bag, a cushion or a cover to protect the back of a chair. Each time I have managed to drop pins on the floor, prick myself on the ones holding the material together, or lose them altogether, only to see something shining on the rug several days later when the cats and Chris have been walking about and could have had a nasty injury.
So, with great excitement, I ordered these proper, grown up quilting pins. They are longer than the normal ones and have an obvious flower shaped head. I dropped one of the on the floor as I was creating the pattern above, and saw it straightaway, so am full of enthusiasm for future projects. Hoorah, no more lost pins. Now, where did I put the box?