I've been inspired to continue my work on Athena today and here is what I have accomplished. I am going to try to finish the border tomorrow. The owl is one of my favorite parts, it has wisper thread in it.
I have also decided to tackle Mermaid of Atlantis in it's entirety (except the border). I have already ordered the fabric from Enchanted fabrics (looks like about 4 weeks until I will receive it) and all of the beads and kreinik so be looking for that one in the upcoming weeks.