For some reason, at this time of year I tend to set myself a making challenge. This needlepoint cushion cover was a December challenge a couple of years ago. I like needlepoint a great deal, but I don't like the way it can take forever to finish. So I wanted to prove to myself that I could stitch a cover in a week, and I did. I used tapestry wool used double, large-hole canvas, a nice thick stubby needle, and all the leftover colours in my thread drawer. I can't recall exactly which films I watched while making it - they are just a blur now - but I do remember being pretty much tied to a seat for a week. It wasn't exactly hard-going as Cary Grant was involved in the challenge, too.
The details and instructions for this and another needlepoint cushion (single thread, 10 hpi canvas, completed in three weeks) are in here.
This December's challenge is a big courthouse steps quilt.