The first year I started dating my boyfriend I decided to make a cross stitch design for his mom who is a huge Lady Vols fan. I started it in October and proceeded to work on it like crazy even on Christmas Eve. By Christmas is only looked like this:
This was good enough to present as a mock up on Christmas morning, but the final product did not get to her until about Mother's Day. Here is a picture of it mid-process in March.
I will follow up with a post about this years project, but the design and scope will give you hints.