There are many myths surrounding a stork delivering babies - some are European, some Roman and some are from ancient Greece. Many such myths regard the stork as kind, pure and strong as symbolised by its size and colour. And these fabric birds are certainly kind - kind enough to take care of your cuppa and cookie. What a welcome sight in the nursery or on a nightstand. This mug rug would also make a lovely gift for a baby shower or as a thank you for the nursing staff. Suitable for hand or machine stitching this pattern uses my strip applique method whereby the stork is cut from one patched unit saving you time and stitching. (The 'girl' mug rug shown above was machine stitched whilst the 'boy' mug rug was appliqued by hand.) Your feathers wont be ruffled either as this pattern comes with easy-to-follow instructions, colour diagrams and full-size applique sheet. So welcome a new addition to your family with another mug rug pattern from the Patchsmith. This pattern is for personal use but permission is also granted to make this item to sell provided the item is handmade by you and you credit the Patchsmith for the design. No mass production allowed. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Size before quilting: 9" x 5"