Thursday, January 7, 2010

WIP's vs UFO's ! Smackdown !

This is a Nativity wallhanging that is a gift for my mother. Ummm, yes, it's a Christmas gift, and no, it's not finished. So! My question is--- is this a WIP (work in progress) or a UFO? I really need some help with my definitions. The pictures yesterday are a project in the same boat. Not finished but almost. These haven't been waiting a long time but I have stopped working on them to work on other things. So let's have it folks! When does a WIP stop being a WIP and start being a UFO?
Pssst - I don't want to twist any arms or anything but my resolutions for 2010 did not include any WIPs, just UFOs. Bye-bye!


  1. If you get it out, look at it, and put it back three times, then it's a UFO (you ain't never gonna' finish that one!).

  2. I agree! Once a year has passed and its still not done, then its not happening!

  3. A year is just maturing the fabric, letting it gently age, letting the fabrics mix, like a really good marinade or pasta salad that tastes better the next day...WIPs for me are I touched it and I still love it. UFOs give a guilty feeling. You feel bad for the money you spent on the fabric/pattern and feel like you SHOULD do it, rather than still want to. I don't do guilt, (funny GUILT/QUILT too similar!)or try not to. If I don't love it, really love it, then it will now be pronounced UFO and I will unload those at our WT meeting. SO I am changing my 2010 NYR to say no UFOs and only WIP completed...I need to dig out Mona Lisa and see if I still love it.