Record for unfinished craft stuff??

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Record for unfinished craft stuff??

Post: #224321 battybird
Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:08 pm

Inspired by a thread about lovely quilts made by ishers...I went and found that quilt I started, and realised it was back in 1980 :roll: I keep putting it back in the cupboard and it is really pretty. It was intended to go on my sons cot but he is 30 yrs and 6ft 5" now so I guess it wont fit anymore :iconbiggrin: Is this a record for "not finishing" ?? I feel quite ashamed of myself :silent:
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Post: #224324 niknik
Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:30 pm

well....................
I do still have somewhere., a skirt I started making in the mid 70s :oops: :oops:
sewing never was my strong point!

But I also have absolutely STACKS of various stuff accumulated over the years for various "projects" that just never got done!
Could probably open a shop with it all!

I do DO crafts,. just nowhere near as much as I intend, not that I´d have the time for ll the various projects I´d purchased for!

Luckily, I never had enough spare cash to invest in any expensive equipment ( kilns, polishers etc.........) but then again, maybe with a hefty investment I might have gotten around to using these a fair bit.who knows!

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Post: #224329 Big Al
Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:12 pm

Not at all a record, sadly for I feel I should lay claim to that. I started a crocheted blanket when i was 7 and I found it again still with the hook in the ball of wool and i'm 50 this year....... maybe i'll finish it before my death.
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Post: #224438 MuddyWitch
Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:29 pm

Is it shroud shaped then, Big Al? :lol: :lol: :lol:

When my Aunt taught me how to patchwork, she showed me the quilt she'd made for her 'bottom drawer', that had taken her twelve years. Being a cocky preteen (I was about 9, I think) & thinking twelve years was in fact a lifetime, I KNEW mine wouldn't take so long. Needless to say it's still unfinished!

In my Aunt's defence, she made hers during the war with all the rationing. She gave it to me as a 21st present. One of my most cherished items.

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Post: #224499 JillStephens7
Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:32 pm

Hmmm ... there's the cherries tapestry I started about 26 years ago age about seven, for a pincushion (honestly, attention span of a gnat) :roll: ...

... the shirt pattern I cut out a mere seventeen years ago intending to make me smart for my first 'job' or rather work experience ...

... The feet of a hedgehog I knitted about six years ago, just waiting for a body! ...

... or the first few rows of about six scarves (I attempt a scarf every few years these date from the mid eighties onwards). I should have given up when I couldn't finish one for a doll :dontknow:

Nice to see I'm not the only one :sunny:

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Post: #224567 battybird
Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:57 pm

JillStephens7 wrote:Hmmm ... there's the cherries tapestry I started about 26 years ago age about seven, for a pincushion (honestly, attention span of a gnat) :roll:... the shirt pattern I cut out a mere seventeen years ago intending to make me smart for my first 'job' or rather work experience ...
... Happily distracted, ... Jill


Ok, so I am old as well as lazy :lol: :lol:
And nowJill has reminded me that some of the patches were made from a dress I cut out but never finished when I was at school...makes it even worse add another 14 year to the record :oops: looks like the mid 70's was the time to start projects which would not be finished!!
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Post: #224593 JillStephens7
Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:12 pm

Happy to help :iconbiggrin:

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Post: #225241 mrsflibble
Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:39 pm

I can't beat 1980, but my mum gave me some fabric which she'd bought in 1985 to make into cute, wintery clothes for me as a 3 year old lass.....It had een shoved in a box, forgotten about and moved house with use twice before she gave it to me and I made this...

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Post: #225544 mitcham clay
Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:30 pm

umm...yup, found some half finished patchwork the other day, got brave and sorted it into another bag, taking the 'extra' bits to the charity. The baby it was for is now 24. At this rate it'll be...... well, after yours is done I guess!

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Post: #225568 fruitcake
Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:29 am

wow, those records will take some beating - I'm just really chuffed cos I've just finished a cross stitch that I started for my mum's 70th birthday - she turned 78 two months ago......
Am taking it to get framed today. The worrying thing is it is part of a set of three and I'd quite like to do the other two (I've not bought the stuff for them yet) but I'm not sure I want to take 17 years to finish them, lol

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Post: #225585 Millymollymandy
Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:05 pm

I just want to get the chunky jumper finished that I started last winter but with the lighter evenings and so much to do outside I don't think it will get done until next winter now. It's just the neck and the sewing up that's left which is the horrid bit. :roll: :(

When I got back into knitting again last winter I finally undid all those unfinished projects that had been sitting there for up to 20 years. I decided the Wham style baggy short jumper look was not for me now. :lol:
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Post: #225642 Susie
Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:18 pm

I can't finish cross stitch. I've got an unfinished cross stitch hanging about that just says, Bite Me. I don't know what I thought I was going to do with it. And if I can't finish a cross stitch that's just two (short) words I don't think there's any hope for me :-(.
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