Monday, October 10, 2011

DawN AsKeD


What’s in a name?
I have been reading lots of blogs where the owners tell of how they arrived at their blog names and I had thought my story wasn’t interesting enough to share. But a friend actually asked me that question yesterday... so I thought I’d would today. 
Visit Dawn to read other stories.

You may need a nap after reading this..... lol !

Anyways, before I start... 
If anyone would have said to me 18 months ago that I would be a blogger on the computer... I don’t even do facebook... I would have laughed at them and said "NNNOOOO" that’s just not me!
So...
I purchased a pattern off ebay and a little while after the mail arrived I received an email from the seller asking me if I would be interested in joining into a block swap. Of course I said no straight away... that wasn’t something I was ever interested in either.. never even had a BOM at that stage... but the lady said why not think about it. 
I then received a follow up email a week or so later and the lady asked me if I had considered the block swap.  I said “how about I give it a go”. I thought it might force me to make blocks that I may not have ever chosen to make for myself... thus making me a better sewer... so I joined in. 
The lady’s name was Sue and she was starting up 
Quilting Block Swap Australia”.. and the rest is, as they say.... “history”.
Because I joined into the block swap and if anyone out there actually knew me, you would know... I don’t do things by ½ measures... so I wanted a blog like the other members. I didn’t know where to start... but I gave it a go.
Firstly, you have to think up a http address and as I have always sewn in what I called my "cubby hole" I figured that was a good name... so I typed in that address but it was taken. So I simply added stitching before it and all was good. When I went to write the name in the blog title area.. I didn’t like the way it looked so I had a think about it. I couldn’t come up with anything that actually rhymed with Cheryll... ( no nothing!!!) and I couldn't put two "C" words together that wasn't stuffy or made me sound like I was thinking I was a professional ... far from it!.. and remember I was new at this blogging stuff... but I thought well if I’m not at the computer... then I’ll probably be upstairs stitching.. hence “Gone Stitchin”.
It's not a thought provoking name... or it's not particularly witty... but it’s ME!
So if you want to blame anyone for me becoming a blogger... then I‘ll get you to stalk comment to Sue. After all it was all her fault. Love ya Sue!
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I wanted to say a big thank you to all my friends who wished me the best yesterday.
I had a really wonderful day...

and look at the loot I got !!!!   huge grin....



11 comments:

shez said...

Very interesting story Chez,thankyou Sue for getting Cheryll to start blogging.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY,so glad you had a great day.

Teresa Felgueiras said...

A very nice story. Thanks Sue for getting Cheryll to join the blogging world.
Happy Birthday!!! Hope you had a wonderful day.
Hugs,
Teresa

Larissa said...

What a great story!! I know what you mean about the "no way" thinking about blogging ... that was me this time last year!! I wasn't even following any until beginning of the year, just after the Queensland floods, when I read about the call out for sewing kits by the 'Among the Gum Trees' girls in a magazine ... I responded ... started reading the blog ... hopped around for a couple of months, during which I made my first applique and pieced table runner by Joy of JoyPatch ... and became sucked in myself, lol! And I love it! I don't post often, but I do like the fact that I communicate with so many gorgeous women I would have otherwise never have met if I hadn't become involved in blogland!!
I'm glad you enjoyed your day! What lovely gifties you received!!

Janet said...

Who would ever have known - you seem like a total natural now. Thanks for sharing your story.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Love your story and we have to say 'thanks to Sue' as well for your blog. Great loot by the looks.

marth225 said...

I like your name and story. It is fun to share what we do with others.

Maria said...

Great post cheryll and Iam glad you had a lovely birthday with lots of nice loot.

sunny said...

Thank you Sue!! cheryl, you've made blogland a better place, and I'm glad to have 'met' you.

Allie said...

Well I love your story and I love your name - and look at all that birthday loot!!! Woohoo!

Cardygirl said...

Nice story!

donna said...

I am so glad you said yes to Sue. Otherwise we would of never meet. So I say THANK YOU Sue. So glad you had a wonderful birthday. Looks like you got a lot of beautiful things.
Hugs,
donna

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