Tuesday, October 25, 2011


I wanted to post earlier today and say thank you to all of the people who have stopped by and made such beautiful comments on my first two ever blog posts, but of course life got in the way.  It is now evening, dinner has been eaten and everyone has settled in for the day, so here I am.  I was thinking a lot about the cross stitch abbreviations I mentioned the other day and I googled it and you would not believe what I found.  It’s a whole other language.  I didn’t know that there were STRIPs, WIPs, SINS and SEX in cross stitching; I must be shopping at the wrong LNS.  There are animals like SABLE, Frogs, SWANs, it sounds like some kind of zoo to me.  I even found two old guys name SAL and ORT and then there were OAAT and ONS who have got to be UFOs.  Well it’s time to let you in on my little secret:

·         STRIP – Stash Reduction Implementation Plan, never going to happen.

·         WIPs—Work in Progress

·         SINS—Stuff I’ll never stitch

·         SEX—Stash Enhancement Experience/Expense, always good.

·         LNS—Local Needlework store

·         SABLE—Stash Acquisition or Accumulation Beyond Life Expectancy, definitely what I have.

·         Frogs—Refers to having to remove stitches

·         SWANs—Society of Women Addicted to Needlework, I’m a lifelong member.

·         SAL—Stitch Along

·         ORT—Old Ratty Tails

·         OAAT—One At A Timer

·         ONS—Online Needle Store

·         UFOs—Unfinished Objects

·         HD—Happy Dance

·         WISP—Work in Slow Progress

·         DH—Dear Husband

These are I’m sure just the *TOTIB but I thought they were worth at least a mention and I may be able to help out someone in the process.  I do have one question and I hope someone will feel sorry for me and explain what the heck a TUSAL is? I know the words (Totally Useless Stitch Along) but how is it useless?  I **DHAC.
*Tip of the Iceberg
**Don't Have A Clue


Joysze said...

TUSAL is this thing Daffycat ( continued on for this year, and basically you keep all your ORTs (Old Ratty Threads) in a jar and post a pic of it every new moon. :)

MarchAnn said...

As a member of the TUSAL I can say it is called totally useless only because you don't end up with a finished piece. You do up with a lot of ORTS and if there is a big change in my jar I can say I got a lot done that month. Ohhhhhh or I had a coven of frogs and did a lot of ripping out that month.

Freddysmama (Kirstin) said...

LMAO Minnie!

There are a couple in that list that are completely new to me too!


Minnie said...

TUSAL sounds like fun and I could always use a place to put my ORTs and I have the perfect jar. That list was a hoot, some of them I really like. Thanks all for stoppin' by.