Important Stitching Terms
Correcting a stitch mistake - you have to "Rip-it, rip-it, rip-it."
Finished Unfinished Project (finished means all stitching is complete) (also see UFO(2) below)
Haven't Started Stitching Yet (pronounced "hissy"), which can lead to a HSSY Fit.
I'm Finally Finished
Local Needlework Shop
ON THE WAGON
A period of time during which one avoids any SEX
Old Raggedy Thread. Also, that little bit left over.
Reverse stitch. She "...unraveled by night what she wove by day...."
Protecting My Stash
Person Resisting Unnecessarily Diminishing Existing stash. Someone who won't StRIP.
Round Robin - a group stitching exchange project
Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy
A Stitch-A-Long - two or more stitchers working on the same project.
Stash Enhancement eXperience
STAT (also STET)
Strip Threads All the Time (also Strip Threads Every Time)
Stash Reduction Implementation Plan - usually done when SABLE has been achieved. Typically, no SEX is allowed for a set amount of time and/or until a certain amount of stash is used up.
A person who is StRIPPing.
Too Old And Disgusting to ever work on again
Unfinished Finished Object
Work Hidden In My Mind
Work In Progress
Work In Slow Progress
The basis for the directory is an article by Kathryn Narron, newsletter editor of the Cardinal Chapter. It is included here with her permission.