Ms. Sue looks pretty much the same as she did last week, but I did do all the french knots since they were conveniently this week's stitch. I also finished her dress and the bow on her hat and decided to save the bird for next week. Hopefully, the next stitch will inspire me to spice up her sleeve and hat. I'm still up in the air about "grounding" the gate.
As a side note, it wasn't until a few years ago after looking at many blogs featuring embroidery that I realized I'd been taught the french knot incorrectly! What I was doing was really a small bullion stitch. Have you ever tried relearning something you'd been doing for a zillion years? So Ms. Sue and her passion for french knots has given me lots of recent practice in doing it correctly.