I must confess - I have been using the same pins for a long time. I hate to buy straight pins - they happen to be in the same "I hate to buy" category as toilet paper, laundry soap, tissue.............etc. In fact, I don't think I even bought these - most of these pins are taken from my Mom's stash, and I got some from my Grandma when she gave me her sewing machine. Anyway - I have finally cleaned up the not so straight pins and they are in the garbage - Mom would be proud!
Here's my fresh new batch of straight pins, but I am not sure how long they will last as "straight pins" since I like to sew through them on my quilt projects. It's a very bad habit of mine and I maybe should consider changing that...........ummmm....... I probably won't.
I love these roses my honey gave me - they are sitting so nicely on my cutting table and they scream happiness!