Oh my, how I love this pattern. It is so beautiful- I saw it finished in a shop many, many years ago, and it was the first Reward of Merit Pincushion I became aware of that was designed by Blackbird Designs. I loved the colorway and also the simple sentiment. Even though I bought it quite a long time ago, it seemed to take a while for me to pull it out and stitch it. One of my favorite people, my Auntie Janice passed away in 2019, and that is when I started to stitch it in memory of her. I am starting to think that maybe I will stitch another item with her initials on it, as this one does not have a place for initials. After finishing it, it sat in my finishing box for quite a while until this week. The fabric I used for finishing I think matches really well, and adds a little bit of extra color. I added a rusty pin with a few little bits.