I got this really pretty thimble from my grandma this past Christmas, but it stayed in a pocket in my purse because I haven’t been doing a ton of hand sewing these past few months. But I’m so glad I had it with me, because I actually really needed it! Several of the cast members in our production of Much Ado wear jackets with a ridiculous amount of buttons. Buttons that fall off semi-frequently. As I have sewing experience and mending work helps me not stress too much before a show, I have been the default button-mender. After I was backstage for the performance last night, one of my friends brought me his jacket, a needle, and bit of thread, and asked me to reattach one of his buttons. The needle he brought me was incredibly dull, but because I had this thimble in my bag, I was able to complete the repair before his entrance!
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