This pile of fluff is what is left of about a year's worth of stitching.
It seems that way back there I made one stitch too many that threw off the whole design. I didn't notice it until I went to round the top corner. Nothing lined up anymore and I couldn't figure out how to cheat it.
It took a really long time to pick all those blankety blank stitches out.
Now I have to worry about running out of thread.
The only up side of this whole mess is that I bought myself some seriously strong (4.0) reading glasses which should make the journey back around the corner a bit easier.