Check out this adorable tutorial for a patchwork table runner with embroidery by Revoluzzza! The tutorial is in German, but just about any browser these days has a "translate" button (I use Google Chrome). If you're not feeling patchwork-y, the circular shape of the pattern is perfect to frame in a hoop, and voila, you're done. Last minute Christmas present or decoration! :) Go to the tutorial!
p.s. Am I the only one that thinks it's super sweet that snowman is "schneemann" in German? ;)