I'm still working on the Pumpkin Parade...have found a new show (to me) which may carry me through lesson #1. Homeland..since it's now in season 5 and I'm on the second episode I'm good for a while.
Here's my compensating on the grass. The idiot proof part is taking a contrasting thread (I'm using the grey from the bricks) and completing the pattern until you get over to the color that you're working on.
And here's where I'm stopping for the night
Have a great week,