With Christmas hastily approaching, it seems almost mundane to go back to the whole subject of thimbles, doesn’t it?
But you see how it is! And if you don’t, I suppose I shall have to tell you…
Last week, I stopped in at a local quilting shop, to pick up a special something for the 12 Days of Christmas Series coming up next week. While I was in the quilting store, I perused their notions wall. There’s just something about the notions wall in any sewing or quilting shop, isn’t there? I always seem to find something on that durned wall that has to go home with me!
This time, it was a package of these stick-on thimbles. Last time we spoke of thimbles, I was musing over thimble pads, which are stick-on suede-like thimbles. Many readers commented on their preference for these stick on thimbles, which are actually metal and dimpled like a thimble, but instead of a full-fledge thimble, they are little disks, and they adhere to the finger with a little double-sided sticky dot.
Hey! I’m game for trying anything, so I picked up a package of these.
As luck would have it, ever since I bought them, I haven’t had one iota of a split tiny second to do one smidgeon of stitchery. I think I cursed myself by buying another thimble product!
Well, the notions wall at a sewing store is bad enough. But when you approach the sales register, and you find all kinds of delectable little impulse items staring you in the face, what are you supposed to do?
“I’m just a girl who can’t say no…”
I couldn’t resist this tin of Poke-A-Dots. Also mentioned by a reader on the last thimble post, Poke-A-Dots are stick-on thimbles that come in a little tin and have a really cute name.
Like I said, I’m game for trying anything, so these are both on my list for my upcoming stitching adventures. I’ll let you know how those adventures go!
In the meantime, I’m avoiding all Notions Walls and Sales Registers for the next six weeks.
PS – Wouldn’t the Poke-A-Dots make a great stocking stuffer for the stitcher in your life? And they’re red, to boot.