Recently our Nevada daughter and her family drove across country and spent ten days with us here in New Hampshire. She brought me and her sister sweet little hostess gifts -- mug rugs she had purchased at the 2022 Ozarks Homesteading Expo, which their family had attended on their way East. Mine has tufted titmice, as you see, and the one she brought for Carrie had chickadees.
I thought these mug mats were so cute! And they look easy too. The bird postcard motif looks as if it was stitched to the ticking stripe fabric by hand, using a buttonhole stitch and green floss.
These could be made with any type of rectangular fabric motif. I love mug rugs and am always wanting to make more for gifts. Stay tuned ... I may actually make some similar ones at some point.