Saturday, 16 March 2013

FO: The Longest Unfinshed Object, finally finished

This little pink apron is for Little I but originally I started it for a friend's daughter six years ago.  Yes, six years.  The original recipient is now nearly ten and too tall and too old for such a pink spotty apron.   I started it, sewed the applique butterflies and then for some reason the apron was folded away and left in a box under the bed.  Is six years a record for completing an unfinished item of sewing? 

Yesterday I added ribbon ties and sewed the remaining seams and hems.  It has a blue shirting lining on the back and the ties are sewn into the seams.    
This task took about ten minutes while RG slept.  Um, yes, six years to do ten minutes of finishing off.  Can anyone else beat six years for leaving a project half done?  Come on, please confess and make me feel better.


14 comments:

  1. Oooh! Those butterflies are to die for! And yes, I totally have projects that have been lingering for 13 years now! There are quilt tops that probably took 50 hours to make and are 3 hours away from being done ... and they've been sitting under my bed since high school. So don't feel bad at all ;-).

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    1. Thank you I don't feel so bad now...I am curious to see your quilt tops now though! Did you move them with you over the years or are they stashed under the bed at your parents' house? Just idly curious x

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  2. The apron is very pretty. It is very much in your sewing style (that's a compliment!). I can't beat six years but I have also recently completed an apron (not posted yet) that hung around for a year. I am developing a theory that aprons are particularly prone to waiting to be finished, but I don't know why yet! X

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    1. Hmmm...interesting theory, I think you need to investigate it further. Looking forward to seeing your apron. x

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  3. Wow! My only unfinished project is my self-drafted Vertigo dress, but that's only been a year...

    Very cute apron, anyway!

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    1. You have a good (and cute little) excuse not to finish projects. x

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  4. This is so cute! Way to get it off your UFO list! I recently found an embroidery project that I must've started when I was 9 or 10, so that's probably 20 years old?

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  5. I want to see the embroidery! x

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  6. 15 years knitting a jumper for my auntie...

    Apron is fab

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  7. Oh cute! Polka dots and butterflies! Hum, I started knitting a green sweater vest about 14 years ago, however, I don't think I want to finish it. :)

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  8. I'm embarrassed to say I have many items much older than 6 years in my UFO box. But lucky for your daughter that you've just finished this now as she gets to keep it!

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  9. This has to be the prettiest apron , it's adorable! Are you going to make a matching mum version ? Xx

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