Sunday, November 14, 2010

A Contest?

How many hours to finish all the backstitching on Sleepy Hollow?

This is what it looks like at 96.5 hours (before any backstitching):

Sleepy Hollow
32 ct Thunderstorm

Rules of the contest:
You can narrow your guess to the nearest quarter hour.
Comments will lock in one week.
The closest guess will win something Halloween related (or Fall if the winner isn't a fan).
The prize will be sent out sometime next year since the rest of the year is no-new-starts. The prize will arrive before Halloween.

Random helpful/useless information

What is backstitched?
The text
Every motif in the border
The outermost part and the innermost part of the border
The trees, the grass, the gravestones, the pumpkin, the horse and the man
If it looks like there's a major colour change, then there's backstitching there
The moon is not backstitched

My record of backstitching:
Legends of Dragons border: 11.5 hours
Weekend in Paris: 6.75 hours.
Christmas Angel:13.75 hours.


Cole said...

Sounds like a fun guessing game!! How 'bout... 17.75 hours?? You're so good at keeping track of the time spent, I don't think I ever could do that! I'm too easily distracted :)

Annette said...

I'm going to guess.... 19.25 :)

Rebekah said...

What a good idea! I'm going with 15.5. I always under guess but oh well. ;)

vEr0n!c@ said...

I'm thinking 21.5 hours? Just a rough guess since there seem like a TON of stuff to backstitch!

Lesleyanne said...

I think 15 hours. Don't know why just the number that popped into my head.

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

well after doing any one of a TWD's this one should be a breeze. I say 12.5 simply because the border and motifs are outlining. Have fun and enjoy every minute of the BS as it will be the finishing touch to make this pop.
Be always in stitches.

Robin said...

Oh the dreaded backstitch. I actually don't mind because I love the affect it has. My guess.....22 and 3/4 hours.

D@isy said...

Blu, I have been precious.

Will be about 13 hours.

Annie said...

The stitching looks beautiful. I never leave the all the back-stitching to the end. I do a little as I go whenever an area to be back-stitched gets enclosed by other stitches.

I'll guess 25 hours to account for boredom.

Silverlotus said...

Hmmm, I'll guess 13.5 hours. You are a fairly fast stitcher, so I think that is pretty reasonable.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to guess about 12 hours

Fiona said...

wow I love this design, I'm going to guess at 14.45 minutes :) Good Luck anyway!!

Kathy said...

Since this is almost finished and you are probably more than ready to move on to Christmas stitching I am going to guess that you will push to finish this quickly.

11.5 hours

That's my guess and I'm stickin' to it. :)

Jules said...

My guess is 10.25 hours. Good luck!!!

Txatxa said...

precioso felicidades

Denise said...

I'm guessing 12 hrs and 45 min. There's a lot there - but some of it should go quickly! BTW - it's gorgeous!

Smiles - Denise

riotpatch said...

14 hours =]

Bronzemom said...

8 1/2 hours!

bronzemom AT gmail DOT com

Angela P said...

It's absolutely gorgeous so far and I can't resist having a guess too, mine is 12.15 hours. Have fun with it!

Carol said...

I'll try 20.33333... It sure is stunning, Blu--good luck with all that backstitching!

Vinniey said...

Sleepy Hollow is gorgeous, Blu. I'll guess 23.5 hours! :)

Lindsay said...

I'm going to guess 12.75

Terri said...

my guess is going to be 9.5 hours.
Can't wait to see it done

Rachel S said...

That looks AWESOME!

Rahenna said...

Looks great! I'm sure it will pop even more after... let's say 18.25 hours of backstitching. :)