Georgiana’s thimble is a very personal item and she would have taken great care in choosing it, as it needed to fit snugly as feel just right. She would have used it constantly while sewing new garments for her family; not to mention the constant mending which was necessary. The silver thimble is in good condition and Georgiana would have kept it polished and shining.
Many young people today would not have used a thimble. In previous generations, hours of sewing by hand would have meant pushing the needle through the fabric thousands of times and result in sore fingers, especially with thicker fabrics. The thimble was placed on the longest middle finger and was very ergonomic in allowing the needle to be pushed quickly and with some force.