I love this piece. There are so many little oddities and I'm barely into the first band! The border isn't square across the top...yes, I had to frog a little. Each repeat of the motif is raised by one stitch. Notice the space between it and the red backstitch inner border from left to right.
The vine in the first band is done in two different, but barely discernable, greens. And both dogs (one in lower right and lower left of the first band) are two toned. I wonder if they were pets.