Oh, for pity's sakes...get your heads out of the gutter. I'm a spinster after all, so quickies for me usually refer to meals, showers, and/or glances at the evening news.
1) Needlepoint terms that I butchered and misused in my last post: Sorry, kids. I usually think of the stuff that I do in terms of a few basic categories. My names for these categories are probably not correct, but here's the definitions of them that I use/misuse on a regular basis:
a) Cross stitch...just what it says. Work that is mostly defined with a "X" stitch on linen.
b) Counted canvas or canvas work...this is stuff I do on canvas that uses a chart.
c) Painted canvas...when the design is already painted onto the canvas.
d) Hardanger...well, it's..um....hardanger.
e) Crewel...this one is done on ulster linen and usually uses a sharp needle and wool yarn.
I call both "b" and "c" needlepoint since they both use stitches that are found in "needlepoint" books. I always think of needlepoint as mostly basketweave/tent stitch and/or "specialty" stitches like rhodes stitches, jessicas, etc. I think, though, that needlepoint could refer to ANY stitching that's done on canvas, regardless of the stitches.
OK, since I've screwed that up enough for one day, I highly encourage you to go to your reference books and straighten it all out for yourselves. Then make a mental note that I am a boob.
2) Well, you just knew that I'd screw up the shark thing now, didn't you? Thanks To Delfi for explaining that "jump the shark" means a decline in quality. I suppose this means that Happy Days was, in fact, a good show until the shark episode. After that, the series declined. The fact that I got this one TOTALLY wrong makes me think I need to turn in my NPR membership card.
Oh well, what can I say? Sometimes a girl just needs to make stuff up.
Panic, chaos, and disorder. My work here is done.