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« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2008 06:15:33 AM »

I can't beat 40 years but I think I've got one thing passed down that probaly makes 30 or more.  My mom was going to do a cross stitched tree skirt of the 12days of christmas.  She gave me the 4 days she got down when I got all her cross stictching stuff, oh 10 or so years ago.  I realized that I was NEVER going to finish them so I used the ones she did to make a table runner with some of my leftover strips from a lap quilt I made them a few years ago.  I never remember my mom working on those things so it must have bee nover 30 years ago.

For non-generational projects i've got a crazy quilt that I'm hand embroidering (twitch, twitch) that is maybe 3/4 done and I've been working on it on and off for maybe 5-6 years.

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« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2008 05:42:36 AM »

It's not my story in the beginning, although it is totally mine now...

So, the story goes...
Mum, the ever zealous crafter of the family would crochet baby blankets for her siblings expecting a child. gorgeous snow white works of art.

12 years ago my aunty announced she was pregnant for the second time and requested a soft snuggly ruggie for her soon to be child. so mum started. My beautiful cousin (Ashleigh) was born on the same day as my mum which pleased mum, let me tell you!

The blanket was 2/3rds complete on the day of Ashleighs birth and there it sat, in the back of mums wardrobe for 11 years, until she passed away, just over a year ago. Now as the oldest child (and recipient of mums treasured crochet hooks) i'm determined to complete the blanket as a special 13th birthday pressie for my cousin!!
One problem, i haven't picked up a hook since i was 7.
But i have time on my side!
08.11.2009, look out. BLANKET DAY.

The only problem with that is that Ashleigh now has a younger sister too! But i've still got 2 and a half years to crochet her something for her 13th!

wish me luck, my fellow craftsers!

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« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2008 11:37:58 PM »

I have a purse all cut out from about 8 years ago...some baby clothes for my cousin, he's about 12 now..some scrapbooks from when I went to Europe, in 2000. Ugh. I'm pretty sure I'll never finish any of those. I think the longest time to finish a project is probably a few months. If i don't get it done by then, it's probably never gonna get finished!

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« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2008 12:18:15 AM »

  • I just finished a sweater out of yarn I bought in 1998. There is older yarn in my stash...
  • I am looking at 12 little quilt blocks right now that are 20 years old. (I found them in my stash, and I'm going to sew them together to make a quilt for my neighbour's baby. They are NOT going back in that box). My mother took a beginner's quilting course when I was in high school, and I ended up doing her homework  Cheesy
  • Last year I sewed up the seams of a sweater Mom had knitted for my sister; she did it on the knitting machine and never got round to sewing it up. My sister is now 32 years old. The sweater was a size 6. CHILD's size six. I gave it to my volunteer supervisor for her beautiful, newly adopted daughter.
  • My grandmother passed away last month. I have two partly finished sweaters of hers, also apparently intended for my sister 20-odd years ago...
  • We are not going to talk about what else is in the stash boxes.
  • There might be 3 pairs of cut out pants that I have got too fat for, then too thin, then back to the right shape TWICE. But I'm not confirming or denying that.

Yeah. ADD is even more fun the more generations are involved!


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« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2009 06:51:22 PM »

I do believe the world record must belong to my MIL.  About 5 years ago she gave me some quilt squares that need to be put together.  Now I haven't done that yet.  But here's the kicker, she made those squares 40 years ago!!!  Beat that!  This is a generational thing now, lol.

I have this stamped cross stitch / embroidery "Mom sampler" which I started in 7th grade (1984) as a Christmas gift. Every 3 or four years I will come across it and do a little more. I lost the original floss years ago. I am using ...

left overs from this bea-u-tifull bed-spread top my mother made in college (1965ish). She finished the pillow cases but that top never got a bottom.

On the generational track, My g-grandmother cut pieces for a 9 patch quilt and made 5 blocks and put it to the side for an unknown amount of time. Her children identified it as being pieced in the late '50s for the first grandchild. The material went to my grandmother when GGM died, in 1987. GM sewed the material into strips - random placement. About 12 years she passed it on to me. I finished the top and started quilting it, but put it to the side and, like the sampler, work on it every few years. I did make my dad, who had helped quilt others my GM sold, do one of the patterns so every generation from the first has done something on it.

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« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2009 07:13:50 PM »

In about 1999, I started a cross-stitch with a millennium theme.  It was huuuge and had a purple angel in the middle.  Heh, I figure one day I'll finish and just replace the "2000" with 2010 ... or 2020 or ...
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« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2009 09:25:21 AM »

In about 1999, I started a cross-stitch with a millennium theme.  It was huuuge and had a purple angel in the middle.  Heh, I figure one day I'll finish and just replace the "2000" with 2010 ... or 2020 or ...

If it has a planet in the background, I had that cross stitch! I moved it three times before I eventually tossed it about 6 months ago because I was missing both the colour chart and the graph (hope that makes sense, I don't know what the technical terms are.)

On topic, I have a quilt that my husban'd grandmother half made. No idea how long ago. My own oldest WIP is just a two year old stuffed amigurimi tiger for my husband. That's when I discovered I really loath making amiguimi, so it sits half finished, taunting me...

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« Reply #17 on: July 29, 2009 09:38:42 AM »

8 Years -- it's what happens when you go straight from stockingknit to cables & stuff, having barely learned to read patterns....


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« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2009 12:32:32 PM »

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« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2014 05:53:22 PM »

So far mine is 3 months going on a year. For my first crocheting project, I decided to make my husband a banner. The thing is about 4 ft. long and 2 ft. wide. It's straight at the top, has two pointy thingies on the bottom, a 4-square checkerboard pattern of red and gold, and a giant T in the middle (for his online nickname).  I put a hole running across the top so we could put a curtain rod through it and hang it up. I had to rip it out several times and draw out endless sketches before it looked even. All I've had to do for the last 8 months or so is tie in the ends. That's it. And maybe iron the thing so it lays flat. My husband also wants some dowel rods in the ends to make them lay straight, but still, that's a short trip to a craft store.
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