I've reached the stage in this canvas where I feel like I'm treading water, stitching a little on the ribbons and a little on the background. Progress that only one who scrutinizes the canvas will notice.
I keep looking at the dark blue ornament on the left side of the canvas that I have already stitched. It is just too dark for my "eye", so I can see some frogging in my future. That demonstrates the drawbacks in trying to use your stash--sometimes you compromise on a color and you later regret it.
I don't want to look at this pillow in future years and kick myself.