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Thread: UFOs or WIPs, which is which??

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    Junior Member QuilterMomOf3's Avatar
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    UFOs or WIPs, which is which??

    I don't understand the difference between a WIP & a UFO...
    please help me!!
    "Some people have bunches of WIPs (works in progress) and UFOs (unfinished objects)....I prefer to think of them as PhDs (Projects Half Done)!!" ~Elena Boen
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    In 'my' world -

    A UFO (unfinished object) has gone into a box somewhere and hasn't even been looked at in weeks (years?)

    A WIP (work in progress) is something that is actually being worked on and will probably be finished in a reasonable length of time.

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    If it's started but you haven't worked on it 'in a while' it's a UFO, especially if you've started another project. If you are actively working on it, it's a WIP. The amount of time allotted to 'in a while' is up to you. If you are a slow quilter, it might not be worked on for a month or more, but it's still a WIP. Clear as mud?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    In 'my' world -

    A UFO (unfinished object) has gone into a box somewhere and hasn't even been looked at in weeks (years?)

    A WIP (work in progress) is something that is actually being worked on and will probably be finished in a reasonable length of time.
    That would be my understanding. Now to get those UFOs out of the box and dusted off.
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    Actually, I prefer working on my Phd.....Projects half done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by linda8450 View Post
    Actually, I prefer working on my Phd.....Projects half done!
    I may have to steal that one!! Lol
    "Some people have bunches of WIPs (works in progress) and UFOs (unfinished objects)....I prefer to think of them as PhDs (Projects Half Done)!!" ~Elena Boen
    "Just keep in mind that your function here is to have fun and not to be someone else's interior decorator! So ... go forth and have fun!" ~Krystyna
    I cannot count my day complete 'til needle, thread and fabric meet.

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    PhD - Piled Higher and Deeper - was my first 'definition' of PhD

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    I like the PhD, both definitions. That goes along with the PIGS, Projects In Grocery Sacks. Guess I have PIGS that are PhDs.
    Lisa

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    I definitely am going to borrow that one for a long time. I have lots of PHDs.

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    I've never heard of PHDs or PIGS before. LOL!
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