This weekend I did a little hand work to finish up a small quilt. I thought I would share a little about why I have more than one thimble!
I like this Roxanne thimble because it has an opening at the top that allows air circulation and also a place for my finger nail to be. Switching to this expensive and elegant thimble made quilting much easier and more fun for me. I can quilt for hours without my finger tip getting sweaty. I can also push the needle through the fabric with the end of my finger which is much easier on the finger joints. I actually have two of these, a small size for winter and one size larger for summer when my fingers swell a little. I have had mine for years. I just linked to the source and they have gone up in price a bit. Still I won't quilt without one.
For other sewing and applique I use a different thimble because I push the needle with the side of my finger.
This thimble works well for that. I also run my sewing thread over a piece of beeswax to keep it from knotting. I find that I feel more regal when using beeswax that has been formed in a fancy mold. I get beeswax from the neighboring farm, melt it in a double boiler, and pour it into candy molds.
Here is the little quilt. It is an interpretation of Grant Wood's "American Gothic" painting.
It will be going in my etsy shop.
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