Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tuesday Treasure

Whilst I am unaware of the age or origin of this thimble I consider it a treasure.

As you can see it is quite well used and it fits perfectly so it is a very useful addition to my sewing kit.

My mother claimed it for me when her oldest sister passed away in 2005 aged 90.
For reasons only past family members know this sister did not grow up with her siblings, but she did get to know a lot of them and the extended family in the last 15 years of her life.
I never met this lady, but from the stories I heard and this small reminder I understand she was quite an accomplished needlewoman.
I guess stitching and sewing really is in my genetic make up.
You can find more treasures by visiting with the queen of treasure.
Happy Tuesday

8 comments:

Janice said...

What a lovely story to go along with your thimble. I think a thimble is such a personal memento to have.

Serenata said...

A lovely story and a lovely very special thimble.

teresa said...

Lovely post and it truly is a treasure. I wonder if you can find out what she made over the years, or if there is any way of finding out more about her creative side.

clare's craftroom said...

That is so special and such a sad story but I was so happy to hear of her last years with family . Thanks so much for playing .

marina said...

How precious!
Is it porcelain?
I love the patterning around the outside. It would be lovely that you can think of her when you use it.

Cybele's patch said...

Lovely story and certainly something to treasure.

martine said...

It's very special to read all the stories behind treasures.
Thanks for sharing

Jindi's Cottage said...

Definitely a treasure...I'm sure she Hoped it would go to someone who would carry on the tradition.