Once upon a time… I decided to try a thimble and a friend gave me a cute little plastic open thimble she had an extra of.. I found I could use it but the open top left it a bit floppy during long use though…
But it let me know a thimble COULD BE an option!!
So I went to JoAnn’s looking for a metal thimble that had an open top like the plastic one did but more sturdy … I like to quilt lots of curves and that is active quilting! lol
No go there but when we got home I did find just what I as after at Walmart online only.. so I ordered it on May 15. Finally… after calling the shipper and waiting some more it showed up yesterday!!!!
|Connecting Threads currently has this on sale under $10!!!!|
I immediately had to play with it… and it was a tad large! Yippee 🙂 I had been concerned my arthritic fingers would play havoc in finding a thimble to even fit like the plastic one had!
The adjustment “wings” were so sturdy once moved it was a breeze for MY HONEY to get it sized to my liking! lol It is not easy or “floppy” adjustment. That is why my honey had to use his expertise to help me size it.. I imagine if you don’t have a handy honey you could use pliers which is how he got involved in my quest for a good fit.
Well the fit is excellent… take a look at my first curves with a thimble on 🙂
And here is a backed up view of my last space to quilt until this circle is complete!!!
I am really pleased with this…
Also this flimsy is now backed up to a work in progress as I am adding borders to it I have decided..
And just looking at this pic again reminds me how much better it will be with the border to finish it off 🙂 I am very excited and will start this process as soon as I finish the whole cloth hoop I am on… it will go inside to “rest” and I will find energy in the wall hanging transformation!!!
Stay tuned… and guess who only visited once this week we were sooo busy….
He turns 1 on June 6 so stay tuned to the birthday loot we have for him… Rick is gonna wrap it for me in a box he can play with as the contents are clothes and a book! lol But it is what he needs!!! 🙂
Well.. I am off to put in some more stitches with my thimble! Hope you enjoyed this Thimble story! lol Pun intended! 🙂 Linking up with Kathy for Slow Sunday Stitching… as I hope my Sunday is full of hand stitches!!!