I also belong to an International Pincushion Group. We have pincushions swaps and this month was a BIRD PINCUSHION. A great lady from the UK sent me this lovely bird pincushion, The picture just doesn't do it justice I wish it would come out better. The hand work is just beautiful. I was very lucky to be on the receiving end of this swap. the fabric was even hand dyed. The needle case was embroidered by hand. Just wonderful handiwork. I also received a little pincushion, pins and thread.