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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!

This prize includes a copy of Embroidered Effects signed by Jenny Hart, an Ultimate Kit, and five different colors of Glow-in-the-Dark Thread.

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


This giveaway is sponsored by Sublime Stitching

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[Update 12/12/11] – Congratulations to member naimhe for winning the Holiday Giveaway Day 8!


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    Dec 9, 2011, 01.13 AMby mismis777

    There are several WIPs in my house, some from many years ago, and for a variety of reasons. That’s actually one of my goals for the coming year…to either finish the project or to give it away (or give up trying to finish it). I’ve already started doing this and it is very freeing.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 12.57 AMby globalgal

    I believe a gap of 5 or 6 years is the longest for me. The good news is I actually did finish it!

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    Dec 9, 2011, 12.50 AMby lpninpaingmailcom

    I am notorious for starting and not finishing a craft project for projects I have completed the longest time has been 8 years.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 12.42 AMby Seeks Corey

    I have a quilt that’s over 7 years old that I still haven’t finished quilting. Not sure when that’s going to happen. Well.. scratch that. I have a dress at my mom’s house that I cut out over 15 years ago, and it’s still not done. :P

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    Dec 9, 2011, 12.27 AMby reLYME

    I have so many crochet projects I started years ago and never completed, unfortunately. I’ll just have to consider those among the many brave little projects that have gone MIA in the course of battle. Most recently, I started making a pair of simple 16×16 throw pillows back in May. All I need to do at this point is sew on zippers and insert the pillow form. Yet for some reason, I can’t bring myself to finish this. I don’t know why! I’ve even gone so far as to BUY new throw pillows for my couch because I didn’t feel like finishing my pillow project. I’m kind of ashamed… :/

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    Dec 9, 2011, 12.24 AMby newgeneration

    For most of this year, I’ve been working on an 8×10 portrait of Florence Welch for a friend who’s obsessed with Florence + the Machine. There are 51 colors in this thing. I’m nearing the end of the lyrics below her, which is the last part. Thank God.

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    Dec 8, 2011, 11.50 PMby yfuller

    my son’s baby blanket. took me 5 month, but I had really good time. blue and white checker one!

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    Dec 8, 2011, 11.36 PMby jojo7

    Wow! So impressed with the length of time on projects. You all remind me of my project of five months: I’ve been embroidering my most epic project yet – a Honey Badger, with a bloody cobra in his mouth under banner that reads “Honey Badger Don’t Care”. Y’all don’t care how long it takes, that project will get done!

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      Dec 9, 2011, 12.58 AMby globalgal

      So awesome!

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    Dec 8, 2011, 11.33 PMby Patricia Spencer

    About half of all projects I start never get finished. I call it the busy mommy curse. I am happy to just complete a project.

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    Dec 8, 2011, 11.32 PMby foliusdesign

    It took 60 years. My great grandmother started a quilt and i finished it for my mother. Both my grandmother and mother did not quilt so the quilting skipped two generations and i happily picked up where she left off!

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    Dec 8, 2011, 11.31 PMby melike sonmez

    4 months to make a miter baby blanket.

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    Dec 8, 2011, 11.30 PMby mcglen8

    I started a quilt when I was pregnant and finished it just after my daughter’s 7th birthday.

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    Dec 8, 2011, 11.30 PMby melike sonmez

    Bought some designs in Austin. Absolutely love her work!

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    Dec 8, 2011, 11.24 PMby themanda

    years…but not working on it that long. Sometimes projects go into hibernation for a while…

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    Dec 8, 2011, 11.12 PMby darby1412

    Ha ha, I found a bag and some lavender filled hearts I started doing over 10 years ago, and aproximatley 3 cities, and up to 12 moves ago!!! I have picked them up from time to time to redo but am not finished yet :-). One day, when the living is a little more slow! GLOW IN THE DARK THREAD….I want me some of that…how COOL!

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    Dec 8, 2011, 11.08 PMby btstars

    It took me 2 years to finish a cross stitch kit that I got for my then-boyfriend-now-husband! I STILL haven’t gotten it framed, though. I should do that as a Christmas present this year though…

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    Dec 8, 2011, 11.04 PMby alissaslagle

    Cute stuff!

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    Dec 8, 2011, 10.58 PMby jmelsha

    Does finishing stuff my mom started count? I inherited a bunch of those.

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    Dec 8, 2011, 10.53 PMby stephiaffi

    I have a lot of unfinished projects from years ago, but I don’t think I’ll actually ever finish them…so I suppose a couple of months would be the longest I have worked on something.

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    Dec 8, 2011, 10.50 PMby Bianca Tye

    I started doing a yearly scrapbook 4 years ago and have not finished the first one yet! am also currently working on a cross stitch which I am hoping to finish within a a month and if was able to learn more techniques to make it perfect, that would be the best.

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    Dec 8, 2011, 10.47 PMby HouseNymph

    The project that took me the longest will never be finished. I worked on a lap quilt for over a year about 10 years ago. Each block of the quilt was embroidered differently. At the time, I was substituting at several schools and I would bring the squares with me to work on during breaks and lunch. The last day of the school year it disappeared form the teacher’s desk while I was playing a game with some of the kids. I had been almost finished with the last square. I haven’t embroidered since, but I would love to start again. This gift would definitely get me going.

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    Dec 8, 2011, 10.27 PMby lecsmiscellany

    Oh, goodness… I worked for a couple of years on a cross-stitch, on and off…

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    Dec 8, 2011, 10.27 PMby verypurpleperson

    I still in the muslin stage of my bombshell dress since 5 months ago. Actually I have lots of unfinished projects, but when I don’t finish them in 6 months, I call them ‘expired’ and chuck out the project :P

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    Dec 8, 2011, 10.24 PMby Cassandraj16

    It took me around ten years to finish a quilt i once made. I started it when I was about 10 and did simple squares then finished the other side as a complicated pattern for a summer when I was about 20. It turned out well and is super warm!

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    Dec 8, 2011, 10.17 PMby MamanADroit

    Not counting ones that never got finished, 3 years (some cross-stitch Christmas ornaments I just finished after leaving them in the cupboard for years, lol).

    I’ve been dying to try glow-in-the-dark thread-I think my toddler would really get a kick out of it!

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    Dec 8, 2011, 10.14 PMby nani

    two years! and still not done with that scaf… i think after all knitting is not my thing.. :p

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    Dec 8, 2011, 10.05 PMby blulagoo

    SO many I have lost count! The cross stitch I started on holiday in 1993, the sofa I started covering in 2000 (I think that green paisley and madras check look sooooooo lovely), the two freecycle chairs waiting patiently for a new lease of life… where does the time go!

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    Dec 8, 2011, 10.02 PMby clare

    I have an unfinished quilt sitting in the cupboard that has been there for a few years now. There is just so much to do to finish it, and so little time!

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    Dec 8, 2011, 09.56 PMby sharonspils

    That would have to be 11 years and still counting, it is a cross stitch sampler that I started on our honeymoon (driving around Western Australia in a camper van) and it is still to be finished.

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