Blankets Tossed!

At Christmas, Sandy and I discovered the cutest pin cushion ever under our trees!

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Santa (a.k.a. sister Sue) gave us each a Blanket Toss Pin Cushion from Alaska.

What is a blanket toss you might ask?  The Travel Alaska site describes it best.  A native Inupiaq hunter was tossed in the air from the hides of  walrus or seal in hopes of spotting game on the horizon.  The blanket toss is now used for celebration purposes…yikes!  Maybe it was the inspiration for bungee jumping?!

I like the fluffy white against the dark blue velveteen fabric.

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Here’s a side view — check out those cute, fuzzy, little bright blue legs holding up the cushion!

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What’s the story behind your favorite pin cushion?  We’d love to hear about it!