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Since I am new to Quilt With Us, I have a question. What are the letters DH, DD, etc? Thanks!

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Comment by Debbie Snyder/WA on March 5, 2013 at 7:46am

Welcome....I'm glad you asked that questions.  When I first joined years ago, I wondered too but was afraid to ask.  Over the years I've worked out most of them but Prairie Quilter has some on her list that made me laugh.  I can't imagine writing something like....Let's go on a FART and get some more SABLE. 

Comment by AidaCJ/NH on March 4, 2013 at 7:01pm

For those who have some 'UFO' almost done,  you can say you have a 'PHD' (project half-done) as well.

Comment by Irene Gallway on March 4, 2013 at 2:58pm

I agree with you Debra about other quilt sites. I was on one that was very clicky and I was ignored when I tried to chat.  I have been on QWU from the very beginning and have actually met some of my friends on here in person.  It's a wonderful, helpful site and I'm glad you found it.  Welcome aboard.

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton on March 4, 2013 at 9:07am

Thanks, PQ, I didn't even know that translations existed!  WOMBAT made me laugh!

Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on March 4, 2013 at 8:50am

I copied this from Cheryl/NC's page.  It was something she posted several years ago, but I always refer to it for the abbreviations.


QWU~Quilt With Us
DH~Dear or Darling Husband/DD~Dear Daughter/DS~Dear Son and so on...(can also be Darn Husband depending on mood!)
DGD or DGS~Dear Granddaughter/Grandson, DGGD~Dear Great-grand daughter, and so on.
DIL/SIL/FIL/MIL~Daughter-in-Law/Son.../Father.../Mother
DC/DDog~Dear Cat/Dear Dog (must spell out dog, otherwise may be mistaken for Dear Daughter ;)
UFO~UnFinished Object
LOL~Laugh out loud
ROFLOL~Rolling on floor laughing out loud
TBQ~To Be Quilted
DAOTB~Done and on the Bed!
GFG~Grandmother's Flower Garden
DWR~Double Wedding Ring
WTG~Way to Go!
FQ~fat Quarter/FE~fat eighth
FQF~Fat Quarter Friendly
WIP~Work in progress
WIMM~Work in my mind
QIMM~Quilts in My Mind
EPP~English Paper Piecing
PP~Paper Piecing
LAQ~Long Arm Quilter
LQS~Local Quilt Shop
CT~Connecting Threads
BOM~Block of the Month
BTW~By The Way
FFO~Finally Finished Object
WOMBAT~Waste of Money, Batting, and Time
BRB~Be Right Back or Bath Room Break
TTYL~Talk To You Later
TTFN~Ta Ta For Now
CUL8R~See you later
IMHO~In My Humble Opinion
FART~Fabric Acquisition Road Trip!
SABLE~Stash Acquired Beyond Life Expectancy! (my personal favorite!)

Comment by Debra Miller on March 4, 2013 at 8:06am

Good to know.  This is the first quilt site that has been friendly to me and actually answers questions and concerns.  I love the vibe on here.  I feel like I fit right in.  And have been accepted.  That is special. Thanks to everyone for that!

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton on March 4, 2013 at 7:58am

Yes, quilters are a trusting bunch -- that is part of our charm -- but we're not stupid.  Many of the regulars who post have known and trusted each other for years.  Also, CT Admin is pretty protective of this site.  You will notice there is very little "spam" or aggressive soliciting.  We can tell when someone is a little bit "off."   You are right to be careful, but don't worry too much.  This is the only "social network" I even look at.  No one has ever contacted me personally.   

Comment by Debra Miller on March 4, 2013 at 5:50am
Yes I agree on the TMI. Quilters seem to be a trusting bunch. I try to be careful. Thanks!
Comment by Debra Miller on March 3, 2013 at 5:41pm
Thank you! I am so glad I found you all!
Comment by Carol Ann Hinton on March 3, 2013 at 5:18pm

Don't worry, Debra, it took me some time to figure our that convention also!  I still read the first letter as "Dear".  Welcome.

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