What was your source for this quilting project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo Two Owls Mug Rug Link to website or photo www.craftsy.com/pattern/quilting/home-decor/two-owls-mug-rug/36175 What are you most proud of? The night-time version is all hand stitched. I love that when I quilted either side of the branch it puffed the branch up a little to make it look rounded. I also love the little bird in the nest. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take your time when placing the pieces for the applique. I appliqued the owl bodies, flowers and leaves initially (tucking the feet under the bodies). Once these were stitched in place I then appliqued all the little details (wings, beaks, eyes, bird nest, etc). I placed the full-size applique sheet next to the mug rug on the ironing board to make sure I got everything in the right place. You could add all sorts of details - sequins, braid, ribbon. Whatever takes your fancy. Just remember though that a mug will sit on top and you don't want it to be unsteady.