I've put in a little more of the background, and I finally started giving him some hooves. No stitching tonight, I'm going to read a little (if my eyes aren't too tired).
Linda, I feel for you - I have another friend who had some foot surgery a few years back, and I remember how it affected her. We'll just have to let some of those things stack up until we get better, eh? ;-)
Ann, there are diagrams on the pattern for those stitches (satin stitch at the outer edges, hem stitch at the top and bottom, and knotted clusters for the 'holes') that show the stitches, and it took a couple of trials to figure the clusters out, but you're right, they do look like dragonflies. :) That's one of the nice things about her (Teresa's) patterns - she provides good stitch diagrams. The pattern is available from Teresa's freebies page, you just have to download the Acrobat reader if you don't already have it, to view and print. It may seem intimidating, but it's a really small project, or you can always try them out on a scrap piece of fabric.
I even had an oopsie on that design, and I'll point it out, because I don't think it's that noticeable, but it wasn't something I could go back and fix (and I'm okay with that). If you look at the top row, you may notice that the outer stitches are a little taller than on the other sides. I didn't count correctly on the outer hem stitch (the row in between the outermost row of stitches and the knotted clusters), and I didn't realize it until I had already cut the threads and completed the knotted clusters. I just made the plait stitch a little taller so there wouldn't be a gap between it and the hem stitch (over 3 threads high instead of 2). Even after 20 years of stitching, I still make mistakes, but I try not to let them bother me. :D
Up next: who knows??? I'll just let something jump out at me. Have a great rest of the week - it's probably going to be a busy one for me, but I'll post again soon!