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A Former UFO

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Definition: Stitchers use a lot of slang terms. One common term is UFO. The use of this term in Cross Stitch Lingo has nothing to do with little green critters. Instead, the term refers to an Unfinished Object. Some stitchers (myself included) have a terrible habit of starting more projects than they finish.

Some UFO's are destined to float around unfinished for an eternity. Others are eventually completed, even if it is by another stitcher. My first Cross Stitch project was completing one of my cousin's UFOs. One great way to jump start a child's stitching journey is to have them complete a small design that has already been started.

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