This week I finished the phrases on the quilt, the last seven words. Then I turned my attention to the stars, and I realized that I hadn’t drawn my stars properly in one section of the design and I was going to be four short. My choices were to rip out two rows and redraw them, or add stars in another section (meaning my rows would be uneven). I hate ripping out stitches – all that work – but I knew how much it would bother me if the rows weren’t even, so I ripped out fourteen stars. I sewed 17 stars, so I have a net gain of three stars with a total of 23 stars finished now. There are, unfortunately, many many stars to go. If only I’d done my math right in the first place I could have avoided this! Oh well. I always make some math mistake, somewhere. I still haven’t traced out all the stars I want, but at least I’m getting into the home stretch when it comes to the quilting for this quilt.