Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Great Thimble Debate

First let me show you I added one flower for this wednesday.
Still a bit slow going but relaxing and exactly why I wanted something to hand piece.

And now back to The Great Thimble Debate

So, I was all set to reveal my choice from the five I had on hand.


Til I sat down once again to add another flower to the row. Before that, if you thought I chose the black faux leather you would have been right. However, after it popped off my finger several times I decided to try some of the others again. First up, the leather with the metal disc but way too bulky and kept catching my thread.

So...you've probably guessed by now...here's what I settled on:


Yep, the little adhesive leather discs. Took a bit of adjusting but I got a rhythm going and it worked great. So for now, I'm "sticking" with the little leather dots!!

BUT, I've still got other options to explore. I received some suggestions from commenters last week and I'll be back to update after I've tried those as well.

Please feel free to offer more advice as I believe we haven't seen the end of The Great Thimble Debate .

Hope your hand stitching is progressing in comfort!

15 comments:

A Gardner's Cottage said...

That little flower garden of yours makes me smile! and I completely agree with you thimble choice...love those little discs! Take care and enjoy your day.

Nancy

Christie, Describe Happy said...

hahaha... sticking to it! Just wonderful progress and I'm looking forward to hearing more about thimbles you try :)

Stray Stitches said...

Your garden keeps on growing beautifully!! I won't use anything but the thimble pads - love 'em!

Dolly Cloth said...

your garden looks great.

Naturally Carol said...

I am interested to see where this debate leads!

Faith S. said...

Do I know my bff or what?!

-Char

Just One More Thing said...

Your Garden is just beautiful!!

Karen said...

Beautiful Spring garden Wendy! So, the ThimblePad is the winner. I see written on the package; use again and again. I wonder how many times you can use it before the stick is gone. Do tell!

aubirdwoman said...

I adore your garden. Fantastic fabrics.
I like the Thimble Pad too.

Gerda Hartman said...

Your garden looks great.

Kate said...

Hi Wendy,,,Your garden is looking great,,,and will look forward to future posts about the thimbles...xxx

Margeeth said...

I like your garden, it has a real 1930's feel about it. Good luck with the thimble choosing, I just stick with the metal ones, they are cheap and they work for me (perhaps others would work better, but I just can't be bothered....)

Renata said...

Schön sieht dein Flowergarden aus! Mit der hellen Umrandung ganz anders als mit meiner dunklen.

Und...warum bin ich eigentlich noch nie auf die Idee gekommen, mit einem Fingerhut zu nähen?????? Das wäre so hilfreich! Muss sofort auf meine Anschaffungsliste.

Viele Grüße und eine feine Woche wünsche ich dir!

Hennie said...

Your flowergarden looks lovely ! ! !

Gr. Hennie

Roxanne said...

I like your newest flower. And I understand your debate on thimbles. One day my husband noticed I had a new one that kind of curled over my finger and he said "You realize, of course, that you're using a guitar pick". No, the store sold it to me as a thimble. How was I to know? LOL