Yes, Otto is listening to what is going on! His ear is finished. I started by padding horizontally and diagonally and did four layers of padded stitches. I then came back and laid six strands of floss over the gray area. I then did basketweave with six strands of black for the bottom section of his ear. Next I put in a few more rows of muntains under his chin and in the corner. I realized that I should go ahead and finish Otto and take him to his new home at Christmas, so I will work on him until he is finished, which should not take too long!