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Welcome to Day 8 of our Holiday Giveaway! Win a Signed Copy of Embroidered Effects, an Ultimate Kit, and Glow-in-the-Dark Floss from Sublime Stitching! Comment on this blog article by 10AM (EST) Friday, December 9th to be entered to win!

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Comment to Win: What is the longest it’s taken you to finish a craft project?


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    Dec 9, 2011, 02.06 PMby lennert

    I’m actually still working on it… I started embroidering this table cloth about 1,5 years ago. I know it’s bad but I sometimes get a little demotivated… The tablecloth looks really nice (with teacups and cherries on it) but it’s quite large and seems to take forever to finish. Small embroidery crafts are definitely more my sort of thing!

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    Dec 9, 2011, 01.58 PMby mrshippe

    At least years. Some you can’t put down until they’re complete, and some take years to get the complete vision of what you’re making.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 01.58 PMby rachelnicole

    I still have a few unfinished projects packed away in my craft boxes, been there for years. Recently, as a means of combating this procrastination, I will only buy materials for a new project when once I’ve finished my last. It is really helpful in saving me money, space, and it motivates me to finish things because of the many new projects on my to do list.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 01.35 PMby sarahsews

    Haha… years! I don’t know if those projects count though… you know, those ones that you start, put down, get shoved in a closet and forgotten, and hopefully get finished someday!

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    Dec 9, 2011, 01.35 PMby miaow

    finish?!!! don’t even know what finished means…

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    Dec 9, 2011, 01.28 PMby roxydre

    Very nice!

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    Dec 9, 2011, 12.58 PMby hellokitty1

    I have a quilt that I started in 2002 that is 95 percent done. We’ll see how many more years before it’s finished. As for projects that I did finish, I had a cross stitch that took me 4 years.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 12.54 PMby photodoll

    Most project I start i will work till complete sleep or not. My head does not let me rest if I’m working on something. So its best to start them early and with days off from work so I can complete…But I do make scaves for the grandkids that I have 1/2 one done and it snowing again….it was 80 and 90 out when I started them…haha….

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    Dec 9, 2011, 12.43 PMby gack89

    I started making a stuffed elephant when I was really young, and about 10 years later I finally finished it and gave it to a friend who had a baby!

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    Dec 9, 2011, 12.42 PMby scavengerannie

    Like many, I too am one for starting numerous projects & then never getting round to completing them! The longest so far has been a basic summer dress that I began whilst pregnant last summer. Now my little one is 13 months old, my body shape is back to being a skinny minnie & the fabric pieces have been sitting on a shelf lost & forgotten. Perhaps this coming summer…ahh, who am I trying to kid?!

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    Dec 9, 2011, 12.25 PMby boomer57

    I finished a hook rug after 3 month. It was 3×5 feet. I only used 2 colors, but I wish I had used more. I think a bigger variety of colors would have made the more fun to work on…it got boring after about 2 weeks.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 12.24 PMby mcgjean

    I’ve got lots of unfinished projects from as long as 20 years ago, but the biggest project I worked on regularly and finished was a large cross stitch sampler that took about 3 months of stitching through lunch hours.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 11.53 AMby renatap

    It took me around 4 months to finish my boyfriend’s tailored jacket.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 11.44 AMby Claire Cooper

    I started an embroidery of a celtic knowork pattern when I was pregnant with my first child. He’s just turned 12 and I still havent finished it.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 11.40 AMby Shira B

    two weeks :)

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    Dec 9, 2011, 11.33 AMby Emmy Banning

    hand embroidery is not my strongest craft. i started a project in 2005, given to me by my sister and still havent finished it yet. i think she has forgotten about it (thank God).M

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    Dec 9, 2011, 11.11 AMby Ines Stuppacher

    The longest it’s taken me to finish a project was a crochet shawl, that I started during my internship and finished 1.5 years later. At least that is the longest duration, that I can remember ;)

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    Dec 9, 2011, 11.05 AMby kallie

    About three years to finish a very tricky knit scarf.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 10.59 AMby distie

    I guess that would the dress I’m “working” on now – I started it 6 months ago and it’s still hanging on my dress form!

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    Dec 9, 2011, 10.41 AMby kandahudson

    2 years and counting..my project keeps changing it’s mind on the outcome.(Not Me)..sometimes these things take on a life of their own..lol..

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    Dec 9, 2011, 10.32 AMby Francine McGee

    Well, I have an embroidery project from 1999

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    Dec 9, 2011, 10.32 AMby Francine McGee

    Well, I have an embroidery project from 1999

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    Dec 9, 2011, 10.26 AMby libra-s

    Well… I have to confess that I have many unfinished projects! To mention one, I started a jacket about 15 years ago, and it is still waiting to be finished!!!!!

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    Dec 9, 2011, 09.56 AMby roubidou

    Once I start a project, I’ll finnish it, I’d say 3 months for a big baby blanket.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 09.51 AMby adriprints

    The longest it’s ever taken me to complete a crafting project was my first quilt… it took me two years. From 2009 when my cousin became pregnant with her first child, I planned to give her baby a quilt. Now, having had her second child just recently, I dug up the squares, and finally finished the quilt… it will be a Christmas gift for 2011.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 09.23 AMby careylin

    I’m sure I have a more than a few projects that haven’t been finished. Not really sure which is the eldest of the group. The priority of what needs to be completed next always seems to be shifting. I did recently finish a fringed, beaded scarf (unraveling and knotting chiffon ends) that I started in March ‘11. Feelin’ pretty good about checking that one off of my list. :)

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    Dec 9, 2011, 09.23 AMby squarebob

    i started a patch work quilt 9 years ago it is still ongoing! oopsie :o~

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    Dec 9, 2011, 08.17 AMby Nadia308

    The project that took me the longest time was a beautiful soft and snuggly baby merino crocheted blanket in autumnal browns, and spicey orange. The wool was sooo fine and I used a tiny weeny crochet hook. I started crocheting it when I heard that my first nephew was due. By the time it was ready more than a year and a half later I had a son of my own who got to keep it! After all that hard work I’m afraid I would not have been able to part with it at any price! Here it is in part; http://www.flickr.com/photos/nadiapriestley/430785971/in/photostream/

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    Dec 9, 2011, 07.28 AMby gabila

    I started sewing baby bibs for my cousin when she was born. I haven’t gotten around to finishing them yet, she is now 16. So 16 years and still a work in progress. Maybe I’ll finish them for my kids. . .maybe. So many projects wizzing around in my head. Luckily, that’s the only one I haven’t finished.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 07.24 AMby raving

    Over half a year because I left it at home while I went to university so I couldn’t work on it for several months.

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