There are just too many cross stitch charts for a whole life time let alone my sunset years. I chose a simple design to add to my tea mat. The outline images are just so clever. I know this is a cup of coffee but I just liked the design. Unfortunately I have no idea where this design came from. I only have it in my screen shots with no details. It is from a long time ago too so I couldn't find it online anywhere. There are lots of similar things around.
I sat outside in the good light to do this one. There are a few bits that I fudged but not enough to redo the stitches. I am neatish but not perfect with my cross stitch. It is just fun to see the image magically appear.
I used a whisper weft type iron on woven backing after stitching it to seal the thread ends.
I had some decommissioned towels in the craft room that I used to make the back of the mat.
I did some free motion random stitching plus a few black lines of stitching.
I didn't make the mat to any specific measurement but it fits quite nicely on my tea tray.
I put the cross stitch off centre so I can still see it when I put my pot and cup on top.
Happy Crafting and Quilting,