Cross Stitch Acronyms

Friday, October 1, 2010
BAP
-Big arse project
BF
-blending filament
frogging
-undoing stitches . . . “Rip-it! Rip-it!”
HD
-happy dance - announcing a finish to your friends, acquaintances, and/or a cross stitch bulletin board
LNS
-local needlework shop
NSLNS
-Not So Local Needlework Store
on the wagon
-a period of time where one avoids any new acquisition of stash
ONS
-Online Needlework Store
PRUDE
-Person Resisting Unnecessarily Diminishing Existing stash, i.e. someone who refuses to StRIP.
RAK
-random act of kindness (Usually to do with giving away stash to someone with or without them knowing :D )
ripping
-see frogging
RR
-Round Robin
SABLE
-Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy
SAL
-stitch-along, where two or more stitchers work on a design at the same time
S.E.X.
-stash enhancement experience; needlework-related purchases. Must always be spelled with periods to avoid being listed on the “bad” web search engines!
stash
-your personal needlework supplies
StRIP
-Stash Reduction Implementation Plan, usually done when SABLE has been achieved. Typically, no new purchases are allowed for a set amount of time and/or until a certain amount of stash is used up. A person who does this is a StRIPper. See on the wagon.
SWIP
-WISP
UFO
-unfinished object; haven't stitched it in a while & don't plan on soon
WIP
-work in progress
WISP
-work in slow progress

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