Yes, I almost quit at the round before the 18 fiddly motifs. It was late and joining when I am tired is beyond my comprehension, so I thought I was done with the Morimoto piece as it was.
However, in the light of day, I see I will indeed carry on. But NOT with the last quarter of the ball of #40 Lizbeth, doomed to the bin, as it ranges from a size #40 to #80 and is splitting everywhere.
It is unfortunate that I had to order a new #40 ball of red in order to finish without maiming GIAN, who has reclined his name! ( It iis spelled differently than the offender's anyway! I still call him MrG too. : )
I switched to the green in the meanwhile, in an effort to use up more Lizbeth #40. Strange combo, I know, but I was also getting bored! This piece is going to finish at over 18 inches! It is 15" now.
Also, I had perfect complimentary beads for the green. Just three on the three picot joins, but enough for a tiny twinkle. Makes me happy!