It's been a long time, but I have had a yen to do some handwork. It's not on my February goals list, but I got out my hexie flowers anyway, and have started to stitch them together. I have never been able to tolerate a thimble for stitching - - just awkward! As an alternative, I would put a couple of layers of electrical tape on my middle finger, and that worked pretty well. But I'm giving a 'new' thimble another try - - I found an old thimble when I was sorting out my sewing notions last month. It's a good fit - not too tight, not wobbling around or falling off. I think I'm getting used to it! My poor finger thanks me.
I've been using little binder clips to help me hold the flowers together as I stitch - - it's flat, holds firmly, and doesn't get in the way. Of course the cat likes to bat them off my table and chase them around, but that's my cross to bear.