I want to start this entry with a reminder to tighten your canvas on the stretcher bars periodically. It tends to loosen over time and exposure to humidity. That eventual loosening defeats the purpose of having it on a frame--so when in doubt, tighten it! Which I just did.
I've been watching the US Open Tennis, and occasionally stitching, trying to get to the ribbons at the bottom of the canvas--and I succeeded! Hooray!
Today I realized that I don't usually stitch one element to a certain point so compulsively, then another element, etc. I'm usually more even-handed with one or two strands of this color, one or two strands of that color, and so on. But the devil seems to grip me with this canvas; and I want to see that white background stitched, or that green ornament stitched. At least today I managed a good stopping point on the white background!