Note to Self: Thing number one: when it comes to hand sewing, DO NOT attempt to finish it all in one go. Thing number two: find a way to protect fingers so you won't end up in pain for a few days afterwards.
I don't like using thimbles, I rarely use them and only when I need to stitch in tough places. They feel absolutely uncomfortable and slow me down. Sometimes I put a couple of layers of band-aids around my fingers and it seems to help a bit. I think it's time I go and get myself some Finger Gloves, this is what I think they are called. I know, they don't look fancy but who cares about fancy when a project needs to be finished. When it's midnight and everyone is asleep and you are still in the warmth of the kitchen stitching away completely absorbed in threads and needles. So here it is - Finger Gloves are on my shopping list for the next shopping trip.
Happy shopping and safe stitching everyone!