I have a problem...with my pins. I can't seem to keep track of them. I have been using the little box they came in, but the top doesn't stay closed anymore. They were driving me a little nuts until I had an "aha" moment. How silly of me to forget, I had not one but TWO pin cushions that had been given to me sitting in a box. Of course, all this time they were right there. Anyhow, old habits are hard to break, but I'm using the pin cushion now and it is a definite improvement.