In Ireland they called it a TIMBLE, no TH blend sound.
I did get out my Lesley Riley TAP paper, though and using the Graphics Fairy image which has become my logo I put it
onto a nice deep aqua fabric. I "framed it with a simple 12" embroidery hoop, trimmed it with pinking shears and added a big black grosgrain bow. The edge got a banding of thin balck grosgrain as well.
If I had a store I could hang it as a sign. I guess it will just hang out in my computer/art/sewing room that I have started to refer to as THE SHOP.
Blue is my favorite color so these little charmers are among my favorites. The one on the upper left is especially nice as it is a Meissen that I bought in a Meissen shop in Germany. It has a much more matte surface than the picture shows and has the Meissen crossed swords mark inside.
The windmill on the upper right was purchased in...you guessed it, Holland. On the lower right is a Royal Copenhagen from Denmark and is marked Lindnet Mulfs Bavaria.
I haven't made a big study of thimbles as I like them just for what they are, but I do own this book which hasn't been cracked open in awhile.
I would love to hear from anyone else out there who has hoarded these and why. My "why" is spelled out in my first blog entry HERE. Also, do you know the word for thimble in other than German?If you like your thimbles big, go to Toronto, Canada The wikipedia article on thimbles shows this huge one atop some mammoth buttons.