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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

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Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
15782 Posts

Posted - Jan 29 2022 :  4:38:15 PM  Show Profile
You know you have way too many Thimbles when it takes you 20 minutes to pick one out and it's usually your go-to Thimble! Lol!

I seem to always use the flat top thimble, it works the best for me

These "AD Logo" ones are cool. To garner the women's votes, campaign thimbles we're given out.

Some are pretty,, and the lower left, was made in England.

But these flat tops are my go-to.

I use to collect porcelain decorative thimbles,, had them on display in glass domed display cases... Some where along the way I had to part with them.

So, what's your favorite thimble?

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

15782 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
15782 Posts

Posted - Jan 29 2022 :  4:40:55 PM  Show Profile
I forgot to mention, many have sizes stamped on them .. some say L, M, S while others have numerical numbers, 10, 11, 12...

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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

6780 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
6780 Posts

Posted - Jan 29 2022 :  4:57:58 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message
LOL! I have around 100 thimbles. Ed's sister had several sets of the porcelain thimbles that I got when she passed away. And then, at a local estate sale, I got over 60 thimbles with some small display shelves, for $15. I need a wall to hang all the display sets on. LOL! Some are very elaborate, and some are pretty plain. I've also gotten some thimbles as souvenirs at the different places we go on vacations and cruises. Ed gets the souvenir pins and I get the thimbles. Oh! I also have some of the plain metal thimbles that were my mother's - and a couple leather ones, too.


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Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
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"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."

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Blessed in Colorado
True Blue Farmgirl

5299 Posts

Debbie L.
Oregon
USA
5299 Posts

Posted - Jan 29 2022 :  4:59:34 PM  Show Profile
Grace, those are awesome. I too have a thimble collection packed away, each one is unique. Right now I am using a letter one, I can use them better:-)

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Debbie
#1582
Blessed in Oregon
With Colorado on My Mind
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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

1070 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
1070 Posts

Posted - Jan 29 2022 :  5:57:45 PM  Show Profile
Oh my goodness, Grace, Linda and Debbie, how incredible to have these wonderful collections. I know you treasure them. . . .
jean


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ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

4510 Posts

Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
4510 Posts

Posted - Jan 29 2022 :  6:43:24 PM  Show Profile
I have a thimble collection from the Danbury Mint of the 50 state butteries. Impractical, but beautiful. Love yours, thanks for sharing them with us!

Dawn in IL

"One kind word can warm three winter months."
Japanese Proverb
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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3788 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3788 Posts

Posted - Jan 29 2022 :  6:43:59 PM  Show Profile
I don't use thimbles. I never really learned how. If I have one on a finger, it just gets in the way. Still, I have a very nice thimble I bought for myself when I thought I could teach myself how to use it.



Marie
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

6780 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
6780 Posts

Posted - Jan 29 2022 :  6:54:47 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message
Nice thimble, Marie.


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Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017


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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

3454 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
3454 Posts

Posted - Jan 30 2022 :  04:59:38 AM  Show Profile
My favorite thimble, is the one I can find. hahaha I don't have a collection or anything, I actually think I only have one. lol

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

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Nancy Gartenman
True Blue Farmgirl

8809 Posts

Nancy
West Seneca New York
USA
8809 Posts

Posted - Jan 30 2022 :  05:24:23 AM  Show Profile
Kat,
That is a nice collection. I have a jar of some very old ones. When I
look at them I can't help but wonder who used them and what they were making.
Nancy Jo

NANCY JO
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Dreamer42
True Blue Farmgirl

2129 Posts

April
Central Oregon
USA
2129 Posts

Posted - Jan 30 2022 :  08:22:33 AM  Show Profile
Wonderful collection, Grace... my grandmother had quite the collection of thimbles as well, my sister has them now beautifully displayed in her bedroom. Such sweet memories.

Dreamer42
Farmgirl Sister #7038
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

15782 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
15782 Posts

Posted - Jan 30 2022 :  11:47:00 AM  Show Profile
I use to use the leather ones when I was doing seed bead work... .but now that I have old lady eyes, I don't anymore.. but I keep the leather 'thimble's. Just in case I get a wild hair up my nose and want to do seed beaders again! Lol!

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

15782 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
15782 Posts

Posted - Jan 30 2022 :  11:47:44 AM  Show Profile
Marie, luv the little box that houses your thimble.

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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

8403 Posts

Denise
Beavercreek Ohio
USA
8403 Posts

Posted - Jan 30 2022 :  1:42:13 PM  Show Profile
I have a thimble collection Grace. Some are porcelain and my favoroite of those is a little one with clover on it. It says Ireland on it. Love it! I also have metal ones my great grandma used and were passed to my mom.

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

15782 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
15782 Posts

Posted - Jan 30 2022 :  7:07:25 PM  Show Profile
Each one has a story,,
It amazes me how intricate and lovely some are, some are simple utilitarian and some are simple tin or plastic that were includes with pre-made sewing kits..
But each is sweet and are handy, especially for quilters and beaders.


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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

5276 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
5276 Posts

Posted - Jan 31 2022 :  12:02:26 PM  Show Profile
That’s a lovely collection Grace. I remember my grandmother having a large thimble collection in her home on display. They were all so pretty. Many of them came from the different states. I think I have only used a thimble once in my life when I had a very difficult sewing project where I needed to send some yarn through thick layers of material. The thimble helped save my poor finger from all the pushing.

Krista
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

15782 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
15782 Posts

Posted - Feb 01 2022 :  1:23:26 PM  Show Profile
They take a while to get use to, but they do help prevent punctures into our fingers...

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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

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