One stitching term that I wasn't familiar with until a few years ago was "orts". I'd been calling them "thread pieces" or "thread ends", so was surprised when I found out that there was an actual term for them! The word "ort" is short for "old raggedy threads". I also looked the word up in the dictionary and the definition was "a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal". (Huh, food left over?) But I found it funny that this definition also involved a scrap. And when I realized that many stitchers saved their orts and displayed them in pretty containers, I decided to join the fun. My jar is sure to be filled up with lots of colorful orts as I work on my Kitty Kalendar. I'll post an update soon.