So, being pretty new to the boards, the shorthand sometimes throws me for a loop!
DH, DD, DS, DGD, etc.. --
-- "Darling" husband, daughter, grand-daughter.. I know that's what it means, but when I see it, my mind automatically says "d*mned" haha
-- Local quilt store, local quilt show - depends on the context!
-- Circle of Friends (the name of the annual retreat? - http://cof2013.blogspot.com/ )
-- Quilts With Love - (do you have a website?)
-- Quilt as you go - a finishing method
-- Quilts of Valor Foundation - http://www.qovf.org/index.html
-- Off topic?
-- Block of the Month
-- Secret Sister Stocking Swap.
-- Crazy Quilting
-- Private Message
-- To The Top - bumps a message up so it gets more attention.
Respond and add to my list so I wont be confused when something else pops up! LOLThis message has been edited. Last edited by: NoraJ23,
ROFL! LOL! Its a RR at the LQS! We're gonna make a bunch of HST and then practice our FMQ!
What the heck does that mean?! Look here: http://boards.hgtv.com/eve/for...4011632/m/4553927667
TTT= TO THE TOP..
my blog.. http://sheysstitchinmagic.blogspot.com/
"it's not the human walk.. it's the human race, if you ain't livin on the edge .. you're takin to much space..." Nickelback.. Dark Horse.. This Afternoon..
I'm pretty sure some have been added since the last time I made this list.
AMHIK = Ask Me How I Know
ATC = Artist Trading Cards
atm = at this minute/moment
att = at this time
BF = best friend or boyfriend
BOD = Block of the Day
BOM = Block of the Month
BOW = Block of the Week/Black on White
BTW = By The Way
Charm - 5" piece of fabric
Coin = 2 1/2 x 5 1/2" piece of fabric
COC = cream on cream
COF = Circle of Friends
COW = Cream on White
CQ = crazy quilt (quilt pattern)
CTM = coffe/tea or me (board member)
CW = civi*l wa*r
CYOC = Choose your own color
CYOF = Choose Your Own Fabric
D = Dear, depending on the mood at that time; usually varies on use with H for hubby
D9P = disappearing 9 patch
DCM/DTCM = Daisythechocolatemouse
DD = Dear Daughter
DF = Dear Father
DG - Dyed Grey (infamous board member)
DGD = Dear Granddaughter
DGK = Dear grandkids
DGM/DGF = Dear Grandmother/Grandfather
DGS = Dear Grandson
DH = Dear Husband
DJ = Dear Jane quilt/book
DM = Dear Mother
DN = Dear Niece or Nephew. content usually tells you which
DS = Dear Sister or Son, content usually tells you which
DSIL = Dear Sister/Son In Law
DSM - Domestic Sewing Machine
DSO = Dear Significant Other
DWR = Double Wedding Ring (quilt pattern)
ETA = Edited To Add
F8 = fat eighth, 9 x 22" (1/2 of 1/4 yd of fabric)
FART = Fabric Acquisition Road Trip
FFG - Florida Farm Girl (board member)
FIUP = Finish It UP
FOMCL = Fell Off My Chair Laughing
FQ = Fat Quarter - 18 x 22" (1/4 of 1 yard of fabric)
GMFG = GrandMother's Flower Garden (quilt pattern)
Honey Buns - 40 strips of 1 1 /2 x WOF fabric
HST = Half Square Triangle
HSY = Haven't Started Yet
HTH = Happy To Help/Hope that helps
IMHO = in my humble opinion
IMO = in my opinion
ISO = in search of
ITH = In the hoop (embroidery)
Jelly roll - 40 strips of 2 1/2" x WOF fabrics
JMO = just my opinion
KYIS = keepyouinstitches (board member)
LC = log cabin
Layer cake - 10" of fabric
lol = lots of laughs/love (I like this one)
LQS = Local Quilt Shop
Mini Charms - 2 1/2" square of fabric
nickel = 5" square of fabric
Nickel roll/roll of nickels = strip of fabric 5" x WOF
noodles = strips of fabric 2" x WOF
OBW = One Block Wonder (quilt block pattern)
OT - Off Topic (non-quilting/sewing/handcraft topic)
OH - Other Hand/Half
OTOH - On The Other Hand
PC = Postcard (quilt project)
PhD = Project Half Done
PIF - Pay It Forward
PIGS = Projects in Grocery Sacks
PIM = Project in my Mind
PIP = Project in Progress
PIT = Project in Tote
PM = Personal Message
POD= Project of the Day
PP = Paper Piece
ROFL = rolling on the floor laughing
ROFLMAO = rolling on the floor laughing my *** off
ROFLMBO = rolling on floor laughing my but t off
Q = quiltaholic
RR = Round Robin
QOD = Quilt of the Day
SABLE = Stash Accumulation Beyond Life Expectancy
SEX = Stash Enhancement Xpedition/Xperience
SID = stitch in the ditch (quilting method)
SIS = square in a square (quilt block pattern)
SS = Secret Sister
STABLE = Stash Totally Above and Beyond Life Expectancy
TIA = Thanks In Advance
TFS = thanks for sharing
TOT = tone on tone
ttt = to the top (to move a thread to the front page/top of the page)
Turnovers - 6" triangles
UFO = UnFinished Object/UnFinished Opportunity (i.e. an unfinished project, usually one that's been lying around for a time)
USOs = UnStarted Objects
VIP = Very Important Project
WHIMM = Works Hidden In My Mind
WIP = Work in Progress
WIWMI = wish it would make itself
WOB = White on Black
WOF = width of fabric
WOMBAT = Waste of Money, Batting And Time
WOW = White on White
WQFC = WillQuiltForChocolate (board member)
WWIT = What Was I thinking
YBR = Yellow Brick Road (quilt pattern)
Study these well; there will be random tests throughout the board. lollll
ETA: Corrections and additionsThis message has been edited. Last edited by: paus4quilts,
I thought you meant real shorthand, LOL
yep, I'm old school and still remember most of my shorthand
I did the same thing. lollll But I found she wanted Acronyms, and not Palmers.This message has been edited. Last edited by: paus4quilts,
so did I lol but I usually know what this shortland means. so thanks.
Welcome to the message board Nora. I would say you have a very good handle on the lingo already with all those that you have listed.
I never think Darling Husband when I see DH
I read DH as "duh husband" lol
I often wondered if anyone else did too.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Miss Lensews2,
UFO — unfinished opportunity.
PIT— project in tote
"Never be afraid to try anything new. Remember, amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic." Unknown.
PIP - project in progress
Ohhhhh my Len I got strangled on my water when I read "duh husband" LOL
" Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile.. "
LOL i always used it as lots of love. seems to mean Lots of Laughs.
YBR - yellow brick road, a quilt pattern.
ITH - in the hoop, referring to machine embroidery
welcome and have fun.
I am sooooo glad you all are adding to this. I am new to the message boards too and had no idea what some of those acronyms were, LOL (ha, some I do). It is another language all together in the sewing world. Here's one I no one has mentioned yet: OT, what does that mean, please.
Thanks for your help. You ladies are amazing!
OT - off topic. A non-quilting/sewing/handcraft subject.
That's my kind of cheat sheet!! I'm ready for the quiz since I knew them (mostly) anyway. My kind of ABCs.
Thanks so much for posting this. I have learned a lot of these since becoming a member of this board, but there are still several I didn't know. I saw one this morning reading someone's post and don't know what it means and now I can't remember what the abbreviation was, LOL.
OK. I found it....on the thread about quilting namesis SAHMquilter iwas talking about her Handiqulter - putting her DSM into a rolling platform... What the heck is DSM?This message has been edited. Last edited by: Bunnybcb,
Maybe Designer Sewing Machine?
Ohh, I guess that makes sense TerryOH, thanks.
DSM -- domestic sewing machine
Paus, I through about Gregg shorthand when I saw the first post!!!! Lordy. I can still do it, but have to stop and think about things now. Not like back in the day.
FFG, that is what I first thought too. I never learned it, took drafting instead, but my friend could take it with the best of them. Loved watching her so much I forgot to take notes in class sometimes.
PIF = Pay it Forward
"We are all here.....because we are not all there."
Thanks for starting this post. There are several that I have to sit and ponder about until it makes sense. I have one that isn't listed:
OH - other half
OH can also mean "other hand", as in OTOH.
It's hard for me to use most of them. The abbreviations for family members makes sense because of privacy issues, but it's just easier for me to go ahead and type out the words.
Speaking of shorthand (Gregg), did you see the TV show last night where they found some notes in shorthand? It was one of the crime/detective shows, maybe Criminal Minds.
No, Pville, Criminal Minds has just gotten so perverse that I can't stand to watch it any more. Used to be a big fan.
That list sure do keep getting longer, don't it? I added the Moda names for fabric groups since they've become a much used part of our vocabulary.
To show how far back my mind can go (senile) I said Palmer's for shorthand. Nope, Gregg is the right term. Palmer's is the method we were taught when learning Cursive writing and not printing. Oops.
I don't really like it any more either but DH was watching it while I was doing some hand applique.
I had a favorite author, read many of his books, mysteries. They were written from a psychologist's point of view. I picked up what was then his latest book, one of the few authors whose books I bought when first released. I haven't bought one since that one. He went into such perversions, my little mind couldn't take it. I know there are really sick people out there but WOW!!!! all that madness in one spot was more than one too many. Still troubles me when I think about it.
Here's another go around the board.
I've just copied all the acronyms to my files and there they will stay until the next time the question is asked about "What Does That Mean?"
BTW, there are 109 of them...that's a good sized vocabulary, don't you think? And most of us know them. lollllThis message has been edited. Last edited by: paus4quilts,
You know, I've officially given up on learning any more abbreviations. i refuse. flimsys? Not going in my brain. no more room. sorry.
Abbreviations are one of my pet peeves. If I see more than 1 in a post, I usually just move on. I'm a pretty fast reader, but if I have to stop and translate, forget it!
Another 'move along' is a post with an unspecific title like 'Need Help'. For the most part, posters on this forum have titles that give some indication of what the post is about, though, so thanks!
On one of my first ever swaps I thought WOW meant really loud and crazy fabrics, as in, "Wow! Those are really loud fabrics!". Had started cutting when I found out it meant White on White.
"It's bad to supress laughter. It goes back down and spreads to your hips."
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