I recovered from the shock of having to pull out all of those stitches and now have regained momentum by concentrating on just one color thread at a time.
I had been working one motif at a time but I find that by laying a good foundation in a single color dark enough for these tired eyes to see, I could actually get more done at a sitting and make less mistakes. I'm sure you experts knew this all along but as usual, I've been making it up as I go.
I also treated myself to a new fancy lap hoop.
Even better, that giant boo boo caused me to find, quite by accident, this incredible sheep sampler that I can't wait to get started on. That cloud certainly had a silver lining.