This is the scissors case that I've been stitching on for the last two months or so. The canvas was small, so it was difficult to get the needle and thread through. It was also the first time I'd tried stitching needlepoint on my scroll bars. The fella at the shop told me that if you put your needlepoint on scroll bars or stretcher bars, the canvas won't get all stretched out of shape while you stitch. This is particularly important if you want to save thread by using the Continental Stitch rather than the Basketweave Stitch. Since I was stitching with Silk & Ivory (part silk, part wool) I wanted to save on thread. However, I was also trying to teach myself the Basketweave Stitch. So, I did most of the stitching in Basketweave and still didn't run out of thread! Yay!
I found a really nice looking pair of scissors on the web today - they're black and made in Italy. And available through this online needlepoint store.
The scissors I really, really want are OUT of THIS WORLD expensive (only $144 plus shipping!), so I will continue to dream - and hope that someone somewhere eventually puts them in a yard sale for 5 bucks! The Tartan Sewing Set is from Sajou and if you haven't visited their site, you're in for a treat.