Gay Ann Rogers

Needlework Designer/Teacher


Logo of scissors, needle, thread, thimble, crown
     Moving on from E-Week
                  Highlights from My December Deadline


My World of Needlework


Due to my December 6 deadline, I am putting Queendom Website officially on hiatus until the morning of December 7.


I will be back then and will solve problems, mistakes and chat then.

Website updated

November 18, 2018


Above is the map of how far Queendom Website has traveled,

nice for MacSoph and me, but doubly nice because it shows that needlework is indeed alive and well right round the world.

Changing my email address to:


Queendom Website is Officially on hiatus until the morning of December 7.


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Ladies' Toys in the 1880's

A fashion for miniatures in the form of opaline glass eggs arose in the 1880's. The tools are too small to use, but they are charming.


Here is a pink opaline egg on a gilded brass nest. This color pink is sometimes called 'pigeon's throat pink. Inside the egg: bodkin, stiletto, needle case, thimble and tiny scissors.


For size comparison, the thimble in the nest is the size of a child's thimble,



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A Gold Thimble in a Leather Case


If you look carefully at the band of the thimble, you will see women sewing together.


I have no idea if the thimble and the case began life together, but that is how they came to me and I've always kept them together. The case is indeed a good protection for the thimble.


So far I have given away most of my thimble cases but not my thimbles. So even though the highlight is the thimble and not its case, DH and I have put the two in 'Thimble Cases' and they will leave me together, just the way they came to me.