Do you have special tools that you don't use just because they are "special"? While hand stitching the binding on my little Superpower wallhanging, I got out a treasured thimble and decided to use it.
What am I saving it for?
So my descendants can gawk at it 100 years from now and wonder what it was for!?! LOL
So I took my beautiful porcelain Meissen thimble out of it's box, admired it, and actually used it!
What good is a thimble sitting in a fancy box?
I used it.
Yes I did.
I don't know how long a porcelain thimble would hold up to the harsh treatment of having pins and needles stuck in it and scraped on it, but I am trying to put my new mantra into practice as often as possible, and find out!
The experience of using this thimble was lovely, although I would have liked it more if the indentations were a little deeper to catch the needle in a more sturdy way, but it did the job, and I felt extravagant while using it!
It's Slow Stitching Sunday - take out your beautiful tools and fabrics, and USE them!!
Today is the day to treat yourself to something special! Then link up your blog post below and share what you are hand stitching today.