I have been hand quilting my work for some time. I've built up quite a callous (sp?) on my index, middle and thumb on both hands. Unfortunately, I live in the Northeast and the cold is reaking havic on my skin. My callouses are peeling and hand quilting has become very painful lately. I find it very relaxing to quilt and don't want to stop. I've tried numerous over the counter lotions. Is there someone out there who knows a solution or product that might solve my problem? Please don't say thimble. It doesn't work for me because I use my fingers to feel where the needle is going in the quilt layers. Any ideas?