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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

My favorite thimble from a friend

by Caron Mosey

It’s not every day that you get to sew with a thimble that has your name on it.  Back in the 1980’s, my good friend Ami took a metalworks class at the Flint Institute of Arts.  One of the projects she worked on was to learn how to make her own thimbles.  She made one for herself, and one for me.  Because my name is spelled so unique, it’s rare that I can ever find anything with my name on it.  So I was thrilled to receive this from her!
Ami used an older thimble that I used regularly as the template for my new thimble… and it fits like a glove!  It has good dimples on the top and side, and the needle doesn’t ever slip when I’m quilting with it.

This is probably my favorite tool, and it still gets a lot of use.  When I wear it in a classroom setting, there’s never any chance of someone grabbing my thimble by mistake.
Thanks again, Ami!


  1. What a great thimble. I assume your friend is Ami Simms (sp?). I learned to hand quilt using her book and have used her rocking technique ever since. I lived in Clarkston MI at the time and always wanted to meet her.

  2. @Heather, Yes, Ami Simms. She just lives about 15 minutes away from me.

  3. wow, how neat, what a great thimble and to have a friend like that - I do enjoy her quilts.

  4. That is really a pretty thimble. How nice of Ami to do this for you!

  5. What a treaure, a really neat thimble. You're very lucky.

  6. I missed this post, what a great thimble! Ami is a keeper, for sure.

  7. I think it is so cool that your friend made you a very beautiful and unique thimble to tresure! Just one of the nicest gifts ever.


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