So on to thimbles....#
Months ago, I asked for advice on thimbles, and ended up buying this one
I was sitting sewing early one Sunday morning a few weeks ago, whilst the rest of the house snoozed, and thinking I ought to update you with how I got (just in case anyone was waiting with baited breath!) I actually got on with it very well, and over time, it had softened quite well, moulding itself to my fingers and making it far less cumbersome than any other thimble I'd tried. I'd still probably rather not use one at all, but there are times when you need one.
Then off I went for a shower. I came back down 15 or 20 minutes later, to find Lucy, one of our dogs, sitting very guiltily in the corner, trying to pretend she hadn't got anything in her mouth. Further investigation showed she had, yes, you guessed, my thimble! I did rescue it and although it was very wet and a little chewed, I thought it would still be useable.
It did dry out but was VERY stiff and where she had chewed it, it had left rough edges that caught on everything. So that was that.
Fast Forward to Monday when I had a trip to the fabric shop in Brno, where I bought a new thimble. Last night, I got my EPP snowballs out again, after a short break, and got on with some sewing in front of the TV. I left my thimble on the table, and yes, you've got there ahead of me, Lucy got into the lounge this morning and stole my new thimble. By the time we discovered it, it looked like this.
I don't think there's much chance of rescuing this do you?
Lucy used to steal shoes when she was younger, and seemed to have gotten over that, but clearly nice, fresh leather thimbles are too much of a temptation. As these thimbles are around ten pounds each, which I think is rather a lot for a dog chew, I shall in future be reverting to a plaster on my finger.
I have two recommendations
1) Try the clover leather thimble, but only if you don't have a dog. Or you have a dog, but it doesn't like leather!
2) Don't have a dog unless you really love dogs. Only then can you forgive them for eating two thimbles!
And whilst we are on the subject, you might as well have a photo of the guilty party!
|I was asleep, honest. It jumped into my mouth whilst I was passing!|