I enjoyed doing needlepoint as a kid, and continued it on a very occasional basis through my early thirties. Usually I did small pictures that I gave as gifts. Then I got too busy with full-time work and life and all that, and gave it up.
Here is the last needlepoint project I finished back in my early thirties:
As you can see, after three decades, I still haven't gotten around to framing it, though I did add that to my recent list of "things to spend money on when I have a little extra". We shall see. It is 18" x 24", with over 44,000 stitches. My mother did the same needlepoint picture back in the day, which I admired greatly, and when I discovered she had kept the charted pattern for it, I managed to find similar color yarns, and recreated it.
Fast-forward thirty years -- now retired, with Winter approaching, I decided to tackle needlepoint again. I bought a lovely lighthouse kit, and set to work on it back in mid-October. It was perfect for the gray, rainy, cold days ahead, and after three months, I finished it. This one is 16" x 20", with 22,960 stitches.
I am not planning to wait thirty years to get it framed.
As we still have more Winter ahead, I already have another needlepoint project ready to begin!