Monday, October 31, 2011

the oldest UFO

My oldest UFO (see post below) got some attention! Debbie of Debbie's Cross-Stitch admitted that she has a 30 year old UFO!!! So, that got me thinking... Let's do the Oldest UFO SAL. If you have any, dig it out and start stitching. Post the progress on your own blog with the label "the oldest UFO" and let me know that you did it. You can post the progress of your work (on that UFO of course) as often as you like but you must post it also on the last day of every month. That one will count towards a prize! Yep, you are reading right, there will be a prize for the most stitched UFO!!! It would be not fair to say for most finishes because some UFO's will need maybe 100 stitches to finish and some could have 1000s! The first prize I will draw on January 1, 2012 and it will be a $25 Visa card.

As I mentioned earlier, I will stitch Sailboats and Seagulls. When done it should look like that (sorry for the picture being so wrinkled... it took 18 years to get that look):



Do you have any unfinished projects? Let's stitch them together! If you would like to stitch with us please sign up here.
Happy stitching and spooky, scary Halloween!

27 comments:

  1. I'm proud to be the first one to join! I might even dig it out tonight and post a photo before the night is over!

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  2. What a great idea (I think I would have been to be the first to join if it had not taken me so long to find my oldest UFO). I posted about it on my blog: http://stitchdays.blogspot.com/
    Thank you so much for the motivation.

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  3. This sounds like fun! I will join in. I don't know which one of my very many UFOs is my oldest, but I will dig it out this week and post about it. My blog is wyrdneedles.blogspot.com.

    Lisa D

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  4. Sounds like a neat idea! You are so clever. I will join in. Hope to dig out my oldest (20+ years old) and post able it this weekend.

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  5. This is a great idea, Evalina Maria, but I don't really have any UFOs. I have one that used to be a UFO, but I'm in two SALs with it, so I stitch on it every week on Sunday. (I'm about to add Thursday to that, as I want to have it finished by Christmas.) I think that qualifies it for WIP status! It's a great idea though!

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  6. Hi Evalina, I made a few stitches in it last night, after digging out a scroll frame since the Q-Snaps didn't fit! I posted a pic last night on my blog: http://debbiescrossstitch.blogspot.com/2011/10/oldest-ufo-sal.html

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  7. The problem is...I have too many! And they're so old, I forgot. Haha. Actually there is one that I just might use to participate!

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  8. I will be joining in. I do want to finish Summer Magic by the end of the year. I will pull it out this week.

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  9. This is great incentive for me to pull of my "Angel of Cross Stitch" which I haven't touched in at least 4 years!! I'll make sure to post an updated picture the last day of each month. Thanks Evalina!!
    Hugs from Quadra Island - Janice

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  10. I have a UFO that is over a year old...I know not "that" old but it has a significant emotional impact on me as it is my G'ma's who died last year a week after my 27th birthday.

    I've been working on it for 6 days now and have made great strides. My blog address is http://crochetstashroom.blogspot.com/

    Thanks,

    Randi

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  11. I posted about my oldest UFO on my blog http://wyrdneedles.blogspot.com. Thank you for starting this! :o)

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  12. I can't wait to get started. http://1billion2go.blogspot.com
    Good Luck Everyone

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  13. That's a lovely idea. My UFO's are pre-printed tablecloths, and one I'm actually going to restart one day because I don't like how I did it the first round :-)
    But good luck everyone!

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  14. I'm in! http://homewithlaura.blogspot.com/search/label/the%20oldest%20ufo

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  15. This is a great idea to get some UFOs taken care of. I love the sailboat.

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  16. I'll join you (although I probably won't work on it until I get my ornament gifts done for the holidays... so I'll be a late starter sometime late this month!)

    http://www.measi.net/measiblog/

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  17. hello dear, its me cucki..thank you so much for following my humble blog..i am so thankful for that...
    yup..this is a very lovely idea..i will look for my oldest ufo now..and there is one..i just have to dig it out..where is the poor thing hiding?
    keep well..love for you from far away south africa...with big beary hug :)

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  18. Found my oldest UFO and posted where I am now and chart picture in my blog http://prupertgirl.blogspot.com

    This is a great idea Evalina.

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  19. Brilliant idea... but you've really set me a challenge. I have to figure out what my oldest UFO is. That's not an easy feat since I have so many quite elderly ones. lol

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  20. Hello,
    I saw this Oldest UFO posted on Cucki's blog. I am joining in. I will post a pic sometime today. I have been looking for a break from my other stitching. Thanks for the idea.

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  21. I would LOVE to join. My oldest UFO is from 1999. It is Angelic Ornaments by Dimensions (a set of 8 Morehead angels). My blog is painfully new, but you can find it at
    http://txem-firstday.blogspot.com/

    Thanks!

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  22. I'm in! And ready to go... sort of. :)

    http://musingbadger.blogspot.com/2011/11/news-flash-frogging-causes-stash.html

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  23. Please count me in. I need encouragement to get all the WIP's closer to the finish line! Thanks for a neat idea.
    http://stitchingwitch.blogspot.com/

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  24. aiaiaiaiaiaiai....I've got 1 UFO....and its 27 years old!!! I tried to make a new start in 2010 but I failed....did only a couple of stitches... So I would love to join this!!!

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  25. Count me in. I have one that I was determined to finish last year and it is still sitting in my to finish pile. I am not sure how old it is but it is definitely over 10 years old and is probably closer to 20.

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  26. Hi Evalina, It's the last day of the month and I have posted my Oldest UFO update! Where is yours?

    http://debbiescrossstitch.blogspot.com/2011/11/oldest-ufo-sal-update-1.html

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