It took me three tries but I finally completed Nancy Tracy's owl! I need to contact Nancy and ask her to check the text. I actually completed 2 owls without the beak but something was wrong each time. Finally I just followed the diagram only and then I still made one join one picot off but I'm done for now. I'm not normally an owl fan but this little fella just charmed me right away! He is Nancy's free pattern from Be-Stitched this month. It's not on the page yet but if you join the mailing list and request it, I'm sure she will send it.