Another reason I'm pleased about getting finished with this wide border is that I used up ALL OF THE THREAD ON THE ORIGINAL SPOOL! and look what I have remaining on the needle. That is cutting it close! Such a minor thing but it makes me smile.
"Oh, look. All that worrying about matching thread, whether anyone was going to notice a difference in a slight color variation, chiding myself about perfectionism etc. and it worked out just fine with no planning from me!"
Sort of a statement of life in general that I often forget.