When I finally relented and drew in the lines on my Stars canvas, something happened. I started to make forward progress! On Thursday I stitched the inner border on the left. Yesterday I stitched the sashing around Marilyn Monroe. I guess for now, because it's spring, the colors are just saying "stitch me!" All stitching on other things has stopped. While this is happening, I think I will just go along for the ride and see how far I get.
This means I can now stitch the Marilyn block. Huzzah!
And for anyone wondering, I did sign up the Tudor and Stuart Gold Master Class with Thistle Threads. Look for eighteen months of metallic adventures starting soon! Anyone else as crazy as me???