In my part of the world we say you are a fool if your passion for a pursuit overcomes all practical sense. I am a stitching fool, and I stitch foolishness.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Pudgy fingers

Last night I decided to start putting Pocket for Posies together, and it was going quite well.  I made more progress than expected and actually thought I might be able to get it together completely tonight.

Famous last words.

Here, you see the beginning of the pin cushion/thimble nest.  It needs to be stuffed. To make sure the thimble nest remains open enough while being stuffed, you need to put a thimble into it.

Like a lot of the stitchers I know--oh, who am I kidding--like most of the stitchers I know, I collect "equipment."  Scissors, pin cushions, needlebooks, laying tools, and thimbles . . .I probably have a dozen thimbles and that's not something I've actively collected.  However, all of those thimbles fit my pudgy little fingers, not delicate thimble nests. None of my thimbles fit. Believe me, I've tried. I started feeling like Cindarella's ugly stepsisters.

Dearly Beloved has been informed that, while doing our errands tomorrow, we must stop somewhere that perhaps carries thimbles and purchase a little tiny thimble so I can finish putting this together.

Baby Girl, who has delicate and tiny little hands and slender fingers, is definitely getting this set.  After, of course, I have played with it for awhile.

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