I definitely needed one by the sewing machine. I would always forget to grab my pincushion and was too lazy to get up and grab it. Then I would just pile the needles beside the machine. Now that won't happen anymore!
Another project from Sewing to Sell; the boxy pincushion. The only difference I made to the pattern was make a scrappy rainbow for the top. I also filled it with crushed walnut shells. The pinchushions filled with polyfil were always so light. This one now feels like good quality. It's so fun to push the pins in (it doesn't take much to make me smile).