If you live in the Northern Hemisphere and 'enjoy' cold winters then what could be more impressive currently than to have a hand-made quilt gracing your bed and keeping you warm on a chilly night.
Quilts last for generations and are considered of great sentimental value and heirlooms passed on through families.
If you are new to quilting then it is advisable to start small, a cushion is a good item to start with. Ensure you have gathered the right tools: needles, thimbles, sharp scissors/shears, thread, iron, ironing board, sleeve board, etc.
There are so many retailers and artisans selling beautiful handmade quilts, even antique quilts and innumerable resources available on the internet to enable you to create a beautiful work of art.
Now there's an idea: Creating a patchwork quilt for the winter! (or buying!)