If you applied out-land then most people get it before the 11 mths, but don't expect it to be a 3 or 4 mth turn around period. For the record, my husband sponsored me, and we applied at the end of February 2011. I received the request for my passport (PPR), which signals the end of the process and the awarding of the PR visa, on Dec. 5, 2011.
You can get more info from people going through this process here: http://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-discussion-board/thread-for-outland-buffalo-applicants-t41886.8310.html
Plus, ddobro2, one of the posters, keeps a spreadsheet with lots of info that you might find interesting.