I remember picking this kit up from Michaels back when I was in high school (around 1993?), so it was probably 10 years old when I finished it. I really liked the astrological theme and how pretty it was in the picture, but as I had a time with actually finishing it off. Several factors conspired:
1. I lost the original floss, so I had to get new floss (I think in this kit, they actually used DMC numbers, so it could have been much worse!);
2. I had started stitching more and more on non-aida fabrics (I just find it unbearably stiff and difficult to "feel" my way around the underside);
and 3. The backstitching. Sweet baby octopus, the backstitching was killing me.
This is one of the designs I've seen most often out in "the wild." I even happened up on it in the bedroom belonging to a sister of a guy I used to date (and she was not really a stitcher at all).
The model was finished as a pillow, if I recall correctly, and that always seemed like something to do with the piece, but I've never really gotten around to deciding what to do with this piece. It just lives in the closet in a portfolio book.