Important Stitching Terms


Term

Definition

FROGGING

Correcting a stitch mistake - you have to "Rip-it, rip-it, rip-it."

FUPpie

Finished Unfinished Project (finished means all stitching is complete) (also see UFO(2) below)

HSSY

Haven't Started Stitching Yet (pronounced "hissy"), which can lead to a HSSY Fit.

IFF

I'm Finally Finished

LNS

Local Needlework Shop

ON THE WAGON

A period of time during which one avoids any SEX

ORT

Old Raggedy Thread. Also, that little bit left over.

PENELOPE STITCH

Reverse stitch. She "...unraveled by night what she wove by day...."

PMS

Protecting My Stash

PRUDE

Person Resisting Unnecessarily Diminishing Existing stash. Someone who won't StRIP.

RR

Round Robin - a group stitching exchange project

SABLE

Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy

SAL

A Stitch-A-Long - two or more stitchers working on the same project.

SEX

Stash Enhancement eXperience

STAT (also STET)

Strip Threads All the Time (also Strip Threads Every Time)

StRIP

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.

StRIPPer

A person who is StRIPPing.

TOAD

Too Old And Disgusting to ever work on again

UFO(1)

UnFInished Object

UFO(2)

Unfinished Finished Object

WHIMM

Work Hidden In My Mind

WIP

Work In Progress

WISP

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.