i really like your pincushion organizer nancy.
may be about time i get one of those made too... but my pots have been trusty and helpful friends for more than 20 years... (you're right - over-pot is certainly not the correct term - i just straight translated from the german because i was too lazy to think... believe in english, cachepots is more commonly used - from the french
the important thing is that we have something nearby where all the throw-away scraps can go. i generally have a plastic bin in the area for the reusable fabric scraps
If you get around to making one of these organizers, I'd suggest a filler other than rice. I used rice because it was cheap and handy, but rice doesn't give the organizer enough weight and so my organizer is constantly falling off the edge of my sewing table. It's been frustrating to the point where I plan to open the weighted pincushion part and refill it with something else (e.g. crushed walnut shells, buckwheat hulls, sand, or emery)--maybe I should start saving the walnut shells from my holiday nutbowl
I just read, by the way, that magnetic pincushion holders should be kept away from electronic equipment and data storage devices. That's not a problem for me, because my old sewing machine has no electronics in it.