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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 14, 2011, 11.02 AMby greenajah

    Does still ongoing for 3 years count, I will finish that and the other 20 or so projects I have on the go

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    Dec 11, 2011, 09.59 PMby mad14kt

    About 2 yrs :)

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    Dec 11, 2011, 02.55 PMby Rivkah B'racha

    It took me 6 years and the birth of two children to finish an Amish Quilt Scene cross stitch. We call the things UFOs , UnFinished Objects!

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    Dec 11, 2011, 03.53 AMby Monkee Boo

    i still haven’t finished some of my projects and they are in the closet forgotten. years!

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    Dec 10, 2011, 08.46 PMby yrartisok

    yeah, can i second that? i never finish anything…

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    Dec 10, 2011, 06.47 PMby jessdunstan

    I think there are still projects that need to be finished that I started years ago.

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    Dec 10, 2011, 05.53 AMby PeachRainbow


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    Dec 10, 2011, 12.24 AMby dobleufa

    Two years. I made a cathedral window quilt!

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    Dec 9, 2011, 11.26 PMby sherris

    I am still knitting on a Christmas stocking I started in October. Of 2010. Le sigh. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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    Dec 9, 2011, 09.57 PMby peaudane

    I guess a month, for a coat.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 09.26 PMby Tabitha M

    I’ve had a few that took a year or so but I didn’t work on them consistently. I get distracted by other projects when I get stuck at hard parts and it takes me a while to get back to my original projects.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 09.19 PMby Caoilinn Byrne

    Probably about 8 months! I have a terribly short attention span, I’m always getting distracted! I find it hard to make sure i finish projects! I have so many half finished ones lying around! :L

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    Dec 9, 2011, 09.09 PMby Christi Woglemuth

    I don’t know. I take breaks on projects and start new ones. I still have unfinished projects.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 09.08 PMby MajaC

    hmm…the embroidery of one of Alfons Mucha’s pictures…I started it last year and is still not completed:(

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    Dec 9, 2011, 09.00 PMby euma

    A year and a half, crocheting a bedsize afghan.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 08.57 PMby taysha1128

    I am in the midst of a million projects… the longest probably a year or so

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    Dec 9, 2011, 08.53 PMby Grannylisa

    I would say a couple of years. I skipped over projects to do other things.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 08.21 PMby catran

    I can’t actually say because I’m still working on it and it’s been over a year so far.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 07.59 PMby sarahcw

    I am so impressed by others who have had answers like “two weeks!” I have a number of projects that have been in progress for 20-25 years… it might be high time for me to reevaluate and abandon some of those projects!

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    Dec 9, 2011, 07.48 PMby csiu

    Oh, what a great question — months and months! I can’t resist when a new idea comes to mind, and then the in-progress ones get shelved…It’s quite sad, really.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 06.57 PMby Kareen Fagan

    It all depends on the difficulty of the project. If it’s super easy then I will knock it out in no time, but if it’s a bit of a challenge I easily get discouraged then put it down maybe for a couple months or unfortunelty sometimes longer while I work on something else. I wouldn’t recommend doing things the way I do, you wouldn’t get a lot accomplished. I even said to myself yesterday that I need to finally finish a couple projects that have been collecting dust since June and not putting them down until I have finally completed them.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 06.29 PMby moorjenn

    Ouch, true confessions time! I have projects that I have had sitting for years unfinished, and frankly, will probably never be finished. But for active WIPs, I have a sweater that’s going on about 7 months now.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 03.52 PMby Natalshok

    As any normal person I sometimes cold to some my projects and they may lie in wait for years (specially my knittings) and all this time I feel remorse, but do next and next new thing!

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    Dec 9, 2011, 03.39 PMby terimelisa

    considering that I have a SEVERE case of craft ADD and have tons of infinished projects because something else always catches my eyes it can take me years. But of the few I have finished the longest on took maybe 10 years. I startred a quilt 10 years ago that had a lot of hand embroidery work on it. I would come back to it every few months and earlier this year I finished my part now we just need my Mama to quilt it! LOL

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    Dec 9, 2011, 03.02 PMby Tracey McGowan Wirth

    My husband likes to call me a 90%, because if I am making something for myself I only complete it 90%. If it is for someone else- I will finish it all the way! But the longest to complete a project for myself I would say 2 months…. it was the Gretchen Bombshell Dress….. I would pick it up work on it…. then put it down and work on somthing else… and go back to it

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    Dec 9, 2011, 02.53 PMby dgporter

    Ouch! Confession hurts: Four years, and it’s still sitting there in my “To Do” basket.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 02.51 PMby mellowpuff

    My first scarf is still a work in progress after almost 7 years. It turns out faux fur yarn is not ideal for novice knitters…

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    Dec 9, 2011, 02.49 PMby theDuck

    I’m still working from time to time on a knitted sweater, so going on two years I think?

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    Dec 9, 2011, 02.45 PMby Amy Gabarra

    I’ve been making two dresses for two years. Sad really!

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    Dec 9, 2011, 02.11 PMby lindzsnyder

    Oh my gosh, I’m still working on a knitted afghan. Also, I’m in the middle of embroidering the US state birds on white linen for a queen sized quilt. I have a feeling it’s going to take my years!

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