So, in my mind there is actually a difference between the two. A WIP (work in progress) is something that I am currently or have been recently (and intend to go back to shortly) been working on.
A UFO is something that I haven’t worked on in a LONG time or have set aside for one reason or another. Usually I need to take a break from it due to frustration.
As I am cleaning the
sewing crafting room more deeply, I am finding many projects that haven’t been completed for one reason or another.
Recently I mentioned the Flower quilt. as having moved from the UFO pile to the WIP pile. Well… they aren’t really piles, but you know what I am trying to say. Today I took a quick turn around the craft room to see how many UFOs/WIPs I could spy right away. Here is a peek:
The first two up are hanging on the outside of the door, so that I can see them often and not forget them. One WIP, is a skirt that I took apart to make it into a smaller size to fit me now. I also plan to add a pocket, because women need pockets too. The black dress, a UFO, is a vintage dress that has a tear in the fabric on the lower part of the skirt.
I’m not sure what my plan is to fix that tear, but the fabric is so cool, I didn’t want to give up on it.
The back of the door looks like this:
The flower quilt is on the top left, a recent return to the world of WIPs. All total there are blocks for 6 different quilts hanging there. I decided not to go too much into what the other quilts are supposed to be right now. I want to avoid tumbling into UFO despair at all the things that still need to be finished.
There is some good new though. I have more flower blocks done than I thought I did:
September is still in progress. I also noticed that October doesn’t have any “filled in” elements. I have been filling in some part of each design with satin stitches. I must have missed that in October.
I have a huge love of the 1930-1940 newspaper quilts. They were serial quilt blocks that were published in the papers on a weekly basis. I have started the Ruby McKim Flower basket quilt: (it is currently in the UFO category, but I really want to move it to the WIP one. I need to finish something (anything) else before I recommit to this one)
There are the Dr. Who kitchen towels: (WIP)
I was sure that I have done another Weeping Angel, but I can’t seem to locate it. I either put it somewhere for super-safe-keeping or I imagined that I had done two. I could totally see why I would have wanted to have already done two, they take a long time to embroider.
Stack of quilt tops: (UFOs all)
There are 6 quilt tops in the pile and one hiding out across the room. I know there are more, but I am unsure where I have stashed them and didn’t have the strength to go looking for them right now.
Definitely a WIP, I am nearly done with my new cotton summer dress. Also known as The Lemon Dress.
I really didn’t have to dig for any of these projects. They are just out in the open, taunting me. What I am trying to say is that there are probably more, many more. When I cross their paths, I will tell you all about them.
In the meantime, it is July. Time to start thinking about projects for Christmas…