Thursday, September 9, 2010

“Thank You, Sarah Tobias”

Blackbird Designs released a x-stitch book in 2008, titled “Thank you, Sarah Tobias”.

I found out about it from Kaaren, as she told me of the gorgeous needle case in it. So I was able to get my own copy, and indeed, it was just beautiful and I had to “have it”!! Kaaren completed hers last year.

I was able to obtain the Crescent Colour threads at Janine’s shop, Colours Downunder, that I spoke about here. Then commenced the x-stitching, enjoying any and every moment. I bought the most gorgeous “olde world” rose type fabric, done on a black background.

I also found in a second-hand shop a beautiful piece of rich gold heavy lace (for $1), and knew it would look just right with the rose fabric.

This is the completed x-stitch, folded to form pockets and bound. The felt is sewn on the bottom on the inside. The black and gold button, just made for it!!

My finished version of “Flowers for Sarah Needle Case”!!


  1. Just beautiful , almost too pretty to use !

  2. Stunning, I knew it would be.

    Mine is my most favorite piece.

  3. 'Sew' beautiful - what a lovely job and a keepsake to treasure.

  4. That is absolutely beautiful, Susan! I love your fabrics!



  5. This is utterly gorgeous. love it.

    -Samya :-)

  6. Susan,

    Your needle case is just beautiful. Love the fabric you chose to finish this. Thank you for letting me know about your blog too!

  7. Lovely rose fabric.......I have been collecting some for a pay it forward project.
    Did not see that one in my travels...but love it.

  8. LOL.....oh I am dumb. For some reason I always get you and your blog mixed up. At least you know that some new rose fabrics have arrived to add to the mix. And you do not need that you.
    I have a small project in mind to go with the pieces of fabric when I get a bit more of that energy stuff.