Above is the original thimble given to me at Lucy's 2nd birthday party that I mentioned in my first post.
This thimble was given to me by a blog reader. (I can't remember who! Please tell me if you are reading this...I love it.)
And it has a compass on the top!
This one is made of olive wood from Jerusalem.
I love this one. It's from a blog reader-turned-friend, Becca Jeppson. She got it at an antique shop.
This one speaks for itself. Vic gave it to me the Christmas after Lucy died.
This sweet thimble, with two girls, Vic gave to me when we found out we were having another baby girl and Lucy would be getting a sister.
This pewter one is from This is the Place Heritage Park. During Lucy's stay at Primary Children's Hospital, we stayed at a friend's home right across from the beautiful park. The day after taking her off life support, we walked the grounds of that park with my siblings. I remember being wrapped in a blanket. We go there every Christmas now for their "Candlelight Christmas". It's a special place for our family.
Vic gave me this hand carved, hand painted kiss when my parents left for their first mission to Russia. He gave them one as well (slightly different) that they keep on their desk at their mission office, reminding them of Lucy.
This Peter Pan thimble was gifted to me the same Christmas as the Tinkerbell one.
We bought this thimble in Cancun, Mexico while I was pregnant with Peter.
I'm missing my lighthouse thimble that Vic bought for me on a trip to Boston after Lucy died. In the note it said that it was "from when I kissed you on the edge of the sea."(He bought it for me in Maine.)
Again, I would never be collecting thimbles if it weren't for the Peter Pan/Wendy/kiss/Lucy thing. It's just not my jam. BUT... I love what it means to us.