The last two years she did not give us the last clue until after Christmas. She mentioned in one of her blogs that this one is going to be a little easier than the last two. So who knows, maybe it will be completed before Christmas. I have not finished the two I have done until the end of January, both years. I cannot keep up during Christmas week. I think I am a little slower after I finally finish all the blocks putting the whole thing together. I always use her colors too, I am not experienced enough to go off on my own colorwise, not knowing what it is going to look like!