For my newest nephew Mason, I am doing a 3 part Indian Blessing. I've managed to complete the first part in just 1 week as they are reasonably simple. The hardest part is the metallic thread - it always breaks and shrinks and is never straightforward - but it does add a sparkly feature to the designs. I will get them framed in matching frames when they are done.
The patterns are from a CrossStitcher Magazine Feb 2006.