I love this design but I think it has taken over my life. I stitch anywhere from 3 to 6 hours a day but not straight, broke up through the day and night. Since I don't work, I get to stitch everyday but as far as the actual stitching goes, I must be a slow stitcher because there are a couple ladies in the facebook group that have finished the entire design already.
I have only made a few small changes in this design. I used a variated thread for the border that included dark gray, purple and medium blue shades (it is a needle necessities floss and I think they are now threadworx. The floss # is 1832. I did this instead of alternating 3 colors of floss and beads just to do the border so I simplified.) I also used red mill hill beads for the ravens eyes (mh 3049). And then I added a small moon in the upper right corner of the design using dmc 762 (9 spaces down from the top border and 7 spaces in from the right border), I am including the chart here for anyone who might want to use it (I created it myself).
Fyi: If you use this moon chart on this Raven Queen design be sure to stitch the tower first (not the backstitching though) and then the moon so you will know where to skip over the stitches in the tower. The backstitching should be added after the moon has been stitched.