The smocking and embroidery on the Poodle Plate is finally done. Whew! (Nothing like spending an evening making French knots and watching UFC!) Angie, you were right, the French knots really "make" the design. I'm glad I decided to do them, although I'm not planning on doing it again any time soon! I have back-smocked, added an eye and nose, and a bow, and this baby is done. Now I'm on to construction! The Princess will be wearing this when she goes back to school after Thanksgiving break!