rockingbearranch - love the ATCs! karasu is crow in Japanese, so you probably know which one's my favorite.
craftADDchick - thanks so much! and after a while, it wasn't so much a matter of sticking with it, it was a matter of obsession. it was all I thought about!!! I dreamed about cross stitching, that's how bad it got. lol
roler - thanks for having me! Team Multimedia is where I belonged back when I first got involved in the games, and it's still where I belong now. and like I said above, the cross stitch became an obsession. pretty much everything else took a backseat to that project. I'm still trying to decide if I want to make my current project a research project or just go with the appropriate prompt. I kinda want to go with the "three billy goats gruff" fairy tale challenge since it uses 9 colors, and I'm not certain that this one will take me 3 weeks. my last project like this didn't...I think. but yes, Manson is proudly displayed on my wall. if you go to the project link, you can see a slightly washed-out picture of it (I say that because the color of my wall is all wrong. it's supposed to be a pretty mint green, not whatever color that is in the pic).
also, I love your raven, skull brooch, and Japanese rug mug!!! three of my FAVORITE things!!!
puzzled-penguin - thank you so much! yes, this thing did require some patience. there were times I did have to put it down since I lost mine from time to time. personally, I'm surprised I'm not bald with all the hair tearing I did. but I did it. and I still have my hair.
congrats to the winners of "the first" badges! wish I could snag that billy goats one, but I can't think of anything simpler than my cross stitch to meet the requirements, and it's going to be a while before it's done. oh well. there's always next month.