My favorite thimbles
I have had the steel thimble since I was nine, it was in the sewing box my mother gave me when I started 4-H. I don't really remember learning to sew with a thimble, I'm sure I only used it occasionally when my fingers were sore from sewing so furiously to get things done for achievement days or dress review. I like the goat skin thimbles best for hand quilting and hand binding. They are flexible on my finger but the end gets shredded from the needle. I just got the blue thimble it is soft, flexible and the tip is slanted but I haven't used it. They were out of my size of goat skin thimbles so I thought I would try the blue then in my search for thimbles for this post I found a new goat skin thimble. The fuzzy thimble in the middle is caribou I bought it in Alaska and I like it for hand applique. Notice the little pleats, it is gathered with a running stitches to shape the end to fit your finger and the band to fit over your finger, it is very comfortable.
The four thimbles to the right were my grandmothers. I may start using them since reading all the thimble blogs.
its snowing and its coming down in globs!!
great day for quilting