Weekly Photo Challenge – Mine

This week’s challenge is to show something about which one is possessive, and unwilling to share.  This is mine:-

The silver thimble is very old, it was purchased at an antique fair nearly thirty years ago, but is possibly more than 100 years old.  I use it all the time despite having several from which to choose, and if it is mislaid I  panic until it is found again.  It has the initials MD engraved on it, and when I look at it I wonder about the lady who maybe received it as a gift and used it first, all those years ago.  It does not have any hallmarks on it, but I was told by someone who is an authority on antique needlework tools that it is probably French 19th Century, but who knows?  It has a hole on one side, so has seen heavy use in its long life – I wonder what the stitcher was working on to cause that degree of wear.  I really love it, would be distressed if it was lost for good, and never let anyone else use it.  The gold plated German embroidery scissors are also very special, but could probably be replaced if they were lost but they too, are carefully looked after and only used by me.

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4 responses

  1. poppytump

    What really lovely pictures and story to go with them . The initials on the side make it even more interesting with that sense of its ‘personal history’
    I wonder whether it has seen lots of fun in its time – as in the childrens party game… ‘ Find The Thimble ‘ 🙂

    October 5, 2012 at 8:37 pm

  2. Ohhh, it is absolutely gorgeous, what a treasure. I would most certainly panic to if I had mislaid it. Wonderful post Sue, as always! 🙂

    October 7, 2012 at 6:59 pm

  3. Today I found a tailors thimble in my basket which I had forgotten about. it fit my finger a bit big, but felt somehow right. That sounds naughty but I don’t intend it so. Your photo of the thinble is beautiful

    October 19, 2012 at 6:09 pm

  4. What gorgeous shots of the everyday things that make your life what it is. And a nice post as well.

    December 3, 2012 at 9:46 am

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