I guess I joined this group just in time. ;-) I have started Bothy's Cut-Through Rocket. I don't think I will be able to stitch it on Fridays since my schedule is so dependent on travel, but I know I will be working on this for the next couple of months until it is finished. It is on my yearly goals list. Over half my goals are done, so on to the rest.
You might notice that I am not stitching this on the supplied navy Aida. Instead I substituted some Midnight Fantasy 32 ct Opalescent Belfast Linen from Silkweavers. I just don't like the finished look of aida, so I substitute fabric for any kit that includes aida.
This pattern has a lot of backstitching. When I finish the first section (the nosecone), I will start on the backstitching and try to keep it up, section by section. Can't wait to see what everyone else is stitching. Maybe I will get inspired to start some Miribilia mermaids or a Wentzler dragon next.