My mom's birthday is in March. I intended to make her a tablerunner for her birthday last year, but I didn't finish it in time.
I saw Mom when she came to my daughter-in-law's baby shower in late December. I had only recently finished her belated birthday present and gave it to her then, nine months late:
The fabric is Easter Peeps. I love this pattern because lets everyone around the table see the Peeps right-side up. Most table runner patterns don't allow for directional fabric like this one.
So, I was late for Mom's birthday and Easter 2013, but I was quite early for Mom's birthday and Easter 2014. I choose to view this as a positive achievement.