I am so proud of and pleased with the work of these stitchers. Their creativity is amazing!
Here is my simple purse design. If you look close, you can see one dragonfly, two butterflies, and three ants. Japanese has counter words that are used with the number, depending on what the thing is - flat, long and thin, machinery, small things, small animals, etc. I thought these three things would fall into the small animal group (piki, hiki, biki), but found out that butterflies are in the category with large animals (to). I piki tonbo, ni to chocho, san biki ari. Nihongo wa muzukashi desu!