I use a 'tailors thimble' when I'm hand sewing
that my Mum gave me, we worked out it must be getting on for 50 years old. I can't use any other type so I had to find this one. I dropped it last night and it rolled somewhere but finding where has taken up most of this afternoon.
I hoovered the carpet in the hope of finding it under furniture but all I found was lots of pins. I heard something go up the hose so emptied it to see if it was my thimble but no luck. I even put a piece of fabric over the end in the hope it would suck the thimble up but all it did was suck the fabric up.....
By this time I was getting desperate so there was no option but to pull furniture out. I emptied the shelf unit I have under my desk so I could pull out to look underneath ..... no luck there,
then I pulled out the 3 storage units I bought before Christmas and finally the table I have my sewing machine on. Still no sign of it and I know it had to be somewhere it couldn't have just disappeared into thin air now could it.
So as a last resort I looked again in the hoover found the piece of fabric that had been sucked up and guess what ......... I found my thimble. Hurray what a relief because I don't know where I'd be able to get a new one in Liverpool. I found some here but it would have cost £7.50 post and packing on top of £2 plus VAT the thimble cost.
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