Here's a close-up of some of the thimbles. Yes, they are tumbler shapes, but actually about the size of a thimble, hence the name. I have pieced and basted one with over 200 thimbles; these two have 56 each.
Christmas Thimbles: Second verse, same as the first, just using different fabrics. The fabrics in the center were bought at Lowell Images several years ago. The small reddish border frames the center and I like the way the black vine fabric finishes the piece.
Today I taught 10 wonderful ladies the useful art of binding. French double fold, finishing 1/4 inch. We also did hanging sleeves so they could easily display their new masterpieces. The funny story of the day came at the beginning of class--one of the students said she needed to ask me a stupid question. I replied that there were no stupid questions, but she insisted this was. Her question: "Have you been on TV?" It seems that HGTV aired my episode of Simply Quilts (#827) this morning. She thought the name sounded familiar! She recognized me...probably because I look about the same, just 6 years older!
Well, I'm off to see what mischief I can get into before hitting the hay. For those of you reading this late on Thursday, good night. For those reading this on Friday morning, good morning!