I made quite a bit of progress and then part way through 2012 my sister offered to stitch the project with me as well. That way it would be a joint present we could both give to our parents and it would also mean that it would definitely get finished on time. On 20th January 2013 it was finished are here below you can see our progress pictures.
This is where I stitched to on my own then my sister and I swapped it between us.
The final completed project finished on 20th January 2013