Do you embroider? My good friend created an embroidered 11 x 14 photo for me years ago. Her and her daughter worked on it for a good long time before they gifted it to me. It has a nice saying about good friends on it, and it is a gift that I have always (and still) cherish.
I have never tried my hand at embroidery, but I do think it would be an enjoyable way to pass the time. If you embroider, be sure to check out the DMC line of linen floss. It is made with 100% Wesetern European linen fibers, has a six strand divisible thread, and a lovely matte finish. These are all colourfast.
You can purchase the DMC embroidery floss online for just $1.90 a skein.
Happy flossing! :)