Term of the Week: Finish


Today’s Term of the Week is one used by all stitchers! It’s a lot like the term Kit by the fact that it is used as both a noun and a verb. It’s actually a very basic term used in hundreds of other applications in the English language, but I thought I should go over it regardless. 🙂


A Finish is a term used to described a completed cross-stitch project. It can be used interchangeably as a noun and an adjective, like “my newest finish” or “my finished Love Bug piece.” Whenever someone talks about their finish or their finishes, they mean they have a project that’s been completed! I use it most frequently as “my finished piece”, because I refer to my cross-stitch projects as cross-stitch “pieces” a majority of the time.


To Finish is exactly what it sounds like, and is the exact same usage as it would be for anything else. For example, “I finished my latest project last night!” It also usually encompasses a sense of pride because you managed to finish the project in question and create a keepsake that will last for generations to come!


“Term of the Week” is a weekly blog post highlighting a new word or phrase commonly used among cross-stitchers but not found in an ordinary dictionary. These posts are to help explain the words’ meanings in context and provide a resource for anyone wondering what a term like “frogging” means. Check back every Thursday!