I had lots of fun cross stitching a couple more freebie designs recently. Two partner designs, with two naughty partners in crime, by Sylvia and called “Der Dieb” and “Der Dieb 2”. Der Dieb being German for “the thief”.
I wasn’t sure how I was going to finish these two designs until the stitching was done, and then it came to me. Two little coasters! Which then winged their way to NanaCathy and Mr E (because I don’t see why husbands of crafters shouldn’t celebrate an un-birthday from time to time!).
I didn’t send the matching mugs & spoons (sorry Cathy lol) but I did make them in two different colours, being inspired by the cross stitched border on each.
They were very quick & simple to make. Two 5” squares of patchwork fabric for each, and a square of wadding.
I went for contrasting print fabric on the back.
Hopefully these will come in useful to protect wooden furniture from either hot mugs or from cool glasses, with condensation dripping down. As to which one is for Cathy and which one is for Mr E . . . I’ll let them decide.