My son's bear is done. Bear is his totem--his spirit animal, and very much his personality. I **Still** cannot do french knots! I am finishing up some of my smaller projects so I can start some of my bigger projects my Husband got me for my birthday.
I also joined the American Needleworkers Guild and the Embroider's Guild of America. So far the EGA ihas been VERY active and helpful. I will update as I get more info on both.
Also, if you are in the Atlanta area, I have a bi-weekly Crosstitcher's Meetup on Sunday afternoons.
Info about the Meetup can be found here: http://crossstitch.meetup.com/308/