When cleaning out our Mom's sewing room my sisters Joan, Cathy and I sorted through all of Mom thimbles. Now remember, these pics are just 1/3 of them! We did a fun round robbin 'you get to pick one now'! I found this wooden box at Marshalls for $2.00, threw out the contents and added some beautiful pink wool and turned it into my Thimble Keeper.
These thimble are so much fun. The red thimble in the top pic is a 'peep hole' thimble. Looking through the end of the thimble you see Alice in Wonderland..what a riot.
The gold thimble in the purple box in the next pic is my maternal Great Grandmother Elsie Cornaby's thimble. She used it so much is has worn through on one side. This one is a TREASURE.
Some of the thimbles are for show but my favorite ones are the 'working' ones. Some smashed flatter to fit my Mom's finger. I have wonderful memories of my Mom sewing and teaching me how to sew. I am intent on making memories for my family.
Hugs and Happy Stitching