This is my new love.
It is a leather thimble that absolutely saved my finger when I finished sewing on patches for DaddyMan's cub scout leader shirt. So much so, that when DaddyMan came home with another patch that needed sewed on...I didn't cringe! It made it so easy to push the needle through those tough patches. I love it. You can find it here. Thank you BK for your very awesome suggestion! Did I mention that it's only about $3? Wow!