So the completion of Mr Scruffy meant I could return my full attention to this piece. As planned, I started this 10 hour stint with the backstitching, and what a difference! The pattern uses black thread but I swapped it for dark grey 3799 which, in my opinion, would not look so harsh and better suit the blue/grey colour scheme. I don't think I made a mistake.
Here was my progress last time:
And this time:
And the full piece:
On big projects I generally tend to work from right to left and relatively neatly but on this one I'm working from the outsides in and seem to be all over the place! I think it was because I wasn't really getting the vibes for stitching it. I've swapped to another project for the moment but hope the vibes will return soon.