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Tish | Posted in Gather For A Chat on

Today I happened to be driving past the shopping center in Rockville, Maryland where G Street Fabrics is now located.  A car pulled out of the center and into the lane in front of me.  The license plate had a frame that said, “I’d rather be sewing” and the plate itself said “NDLPT BK.” 

Do you suppose she wrote one?  Anyway, it made me smile. 



  1. JudyWilliment | | #1

    Ok Ok, I'm normally pretty good with acronyms, but this one has me stumped - what does it stand for?!  I'm going to go nuts till I figure it out.


    1. SewingWriter | | #2

      Sounds like Needlepoint Book to me.

      1. JudyWilliment | | #5

        Thank you!  I knew as soon as it was pointed out to me it'd make perfect sense.  I feel so much better now.


        Edited 1/5/2004 4:33:16 AM ET by Judy Williment

        1. SewTruTerry | | #6

          I see a car every now and then that has a plate that reads CRXSTCHR  I can only believe that it stands for Cross stitcher or Cross stitch teacher.  What do you all think?

          1. Tish | | #7

            Oh, Gotta be.  Are there any other visible signs of obsession?  A needle worked seat-cover for the driver's seat, perhaps?

          2. rjf | | #8

            Well, it must be a two-car family.   I wonder what his plate says.    rjf

          3. Tish | | #9

            I wonder what his plate says. 

            Maybe he has a bumper sticker that says, "My wife is a stitch."

          4. SewTruTerry | | #10

            I don't know but it would be interesting to follow them and find out sometime.  I also have a friend that is a sewing teacher that has the plate SURG HER.  I thought that was really clever. 

            Ok now I guess I am going to be the one to send out the challenge to you all. What would you put on your vanity plate if you could and have to keep it to 8 spaces including spaces?  I think mine would be DUSEWIT.  or if not in the sewing or hand work then it would have to be STABKPMS.

          5. carolfresia | | #11

            I might borrow a line from a book I read long ago called "C D B", and use IFNNENRG.


          6. SewTruTerry | | #15

            Ok you now have me stumped.

            "I might borrow a line from a book I read long ago called "C D B", and use IFNNENRG." 

            What does the letters IFNNENRG stand for.

            By the way I also saw recently a car with lettering and an arrow on the front passenger side door that pointed to the front fender damage... It read   "ex-girlfriend damage." I think that says alot.

          7. rjf | | #16

            "IFNNENRG"?     I don't know either but the last 3 letters could be energy?  But it doesn't give a clue about the first 6 letters.    rjf

          8. carolfresia | | #17

            Read it a few times out loud, and you'll find yourself saying "I haven't any energy." I tried to post that last night before leaving the office but failed to get it through--didn't want to leave you all hanging!


          9. Tish | | #12

            While we're at it, why not make custom bumper stickers?  Complete the phrase: My other car is....

            My license plate would say WRP SPD for warp speed and

            My Other Car Is A Leclerc

          10. rjf | | #13

            My other car is lost in the Walmart parking lot.     rjf

          11. SewTruTerry | | #14

            Well at least you have another car.  LOL.  If I had another car it would be lost at any number of fabric stores. 

    2. Tish | | #3

      Judy, I took it as SewWriter did, to mean "Needlepoint Book."  Another possibility might be "needlepoint break," which is a good idea.  I might take one this afternoon.  As long as the driver of the car wasn't taking one while driving up Rockville Pike!

      1. SewTruTerry | | #4

        I have to agree it is probably Needlepoint Book.  If it was supposed to be break I think it would have been brk if I am remembering my high school notehand class as I should be.

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