Thank you so much for your support.
I think it will work out. It will be critical that I duplicate everything I did on the left side on the right side - which I am starting tonight!
In retrospect I wish I had both right and left sections on two sets of needles and worked on each "section" of the panels at the same time. That way I would be doing everything the same all the way up.
I sometimes have trouble remembering all the good stuff I learned when I put the pattern down for bit.
I do LOVE it for sure and feel like I am doing pretty good on such a complex pattern - for me ;')