A few years ago, my friend gave me a set of beautiful tea cups. We have enjoyed everything from green tea to black tea, to coffee in those cups. For me, it is quite enjoyable to have tea in such a beautiful cup because it relaxes me from a stressful day. To make tea time more rich and fun, I made some coasters to match those cups. I picked dark blue, red, green, and brown fabrics and stitched a geometrical pattern on it. This is called “Sashiko” in Japan.
Even an understated thing like a coaster, can make an everyday cup of tea delightful and elegant!