I read somewhere a while ago that repeating your thread path tends to make beadweaving projects look nicer. I scoffed, but I tried it and decided there was something to it. This project is definitely one that benefits from retracing. Happily, if you follow the pattern, you will find that she has built this in. I did end up changing the order of the steps a little bit, but once you get a few motifs done, it's easy to look back and figure out where you're going next, so you don't have to keep referring to the pattern.