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.
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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!
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....