It's my sign to FINISH it. I will continue to keep track of the time it takes to make this beauty, but I don't think I will ever do that again. I think that may be why I stopped working on it - the stress of thinking about the time I was investing in it took away the joy of tatting it.
A new goal! Finish this doily (finally) by the end of July. Maybe by county fair time? It doesn't matter when. I'm just so relieved to have found it!