Super excited about the new goodies I just received in the mail. I ordered them from Susan Khalje Couture. I've definitely dreamed about taking a class with her one day, but I'm going to have to build up my skills quite a bit before I'm ready for that.
I've heard that cutting out patterns can dull your scissors so you should always have a separate set for fabric, so I purchased a pair of 8" Gingher micro-serrated shears. I love the weight and feel of them and the serrations should come in handy when working with slippery materials like the two very gorgeous silks I have in my stash, which I will be working with very soon!
I also got this wrist pin cushion. When I'm sewing I have a tendency to stick pins in my mouth for safekeeping after removing them from a garment and inevitably I end up sticking myself or dropping them all over the floor. This gives me a quick and easy place to put my pins where they're never out of reach when I need them. I love the metal band. It's totally comfortable, although it is a little large for my wrist so I do have to push it up my arm a bit to get it to stay in place. I think it goes really well with my watch, no?