I started it in spring of 2003. It was going to be a Christmas present for my late partner. Only he died in July of 2003. I didn't touch it for almost a year, and then when I did start working on it again, I would work for a while and then life interrupted and I'd set it aside. So off and on, I spent about 6 years before it was totally finished and framed.kimmyz said:Wow. How long did it take you? Impressive.