Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Two Finishes and A List of Cross Stitch Terms!

Here are 2 finishes, yay! They are small but I'll take it!

The first is Barbara Ana's little pinkeep from the Fall 2016 issue of Punchneedle and Primitive Stitching Magazine. I have a digital subscription to this magazine-I truly love it! There are always projects in every issue that I want to stitch, inspiring punchneedle, and there is usually even a rug hooking design as well.
I also finished a little wool applique pin cushion top. Now I just have to finish these little pieces into pin cushions and I will have two of what is known in the cross stitch world as FFO's= Fully Finished Objects.

Here is my progress on Houses of Hawk Run Hollow. I don't have much time to actually work on it, but I am going to make it my focus BAP (Big A**ed Project) for 2017. I've been stitching this with q-snaps, but I have decided to switch to scroll rods because I don't want the q-snaps to distort the stitched areas. I ordered some big ole 30 inch scrolls, and wowzer! They are B-I-G!!! I think I will like this much better.

Hanging around Floss Tube I have picked up some new cross stitch abbreviations and terms that I had not heard of before. One is the afore-mentioned term:  FFO. I thought it would be fun to share a list!

Frog- when you have to rip out stitches you have done in error, because the sound of it is "rippit! rippit~"
UFO- unfinished object
WIP- work in progress
BAP- big a**ed project (those huge projects that take a long time to complete even when you are totally on it!)
FO- finished object (the stitching is done)
FFO- fully finished object (meaning it is framed or finished into an ornament, pinkeep, etc.)
YOW- year of WIP's (you are focusing on your wips for a year)
Floss Tube- videos on Youtube of cross stitchers sharing their work
SFS-stitch from stash, there is also a Facebook group by this name
SAL-stitch along (people working on the same design and sharing their progress with one another)
Stitch MAYnia- starting 15 new projects the first 15 days of May-there is also a Facebook group by this name.
SABLE- stash acquired beyond life expectancy!

I'm sure there are more that I have forgotten.
 If your favorite abbreviation or term is not on the list please leave a comment and share,
 and I will add it to the list!

Happy Stitching!

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