I made this cross stitch pin cushion to celebrate Australia and South Australia in particular. The Sturt Desert Pea is our floral emblem. I have a cross stitch pattern booklet for Australian emblems and I like to make them sometimes. This pin cushion is a decorative item. I don't use it. I like the earthy colours and I enjoyed creating the design from the motifs I found. Things like this can take quite a while because the stitches are small. I tend do do something like this alongside something else which is short term quick reward.