Monday, October 10, 2011

The Name Game: Fluffy Sheep Quilting


When Sarah was here from Fairy Face Designs, I might have mentioned that the place at the top of my list for international travel is Ireland. Featured today is a fellow Irish quilter, Cindy from Fluffy Sheep Quilting. How did she pick such an interesting blog name? Let's find out!

How did you choose your blog name?

I did not plan to start a blog.

I was beginning my online search for a community of quilters, so I was following a few blogs.  I did not realize that the quilting/blogging world was so huge, but I was dipping my toe in the water.  Anyway, one night I was bored and looking for something to do.  I started writing my first blog post entitled “Why Not Me Too?” (http://fluffysheepquilting.blogspot.com/2011/03/why-not-me-too.html) Well, once you have a blog post you’re going to need a blog. 

What to name this new blog of mine?  Well, I wanted it to be a happy place.  What makes me happy?  Quilting, obviously.  What else? This whole process was happening during spring, a time of year that Ireland is just chock full of little playful, bouncy, warm, cuddly lambs.  Sheep in a field always brings a smile to my face.   Fluffy Sheep Quilting was born.
See what lack of sleep can get you into? 
Were there other names you considered, and can you share any of them with us?
No, there were no other names in the running.  I didn’t plan this at all, so there was no list to choose from.  Boring, I know.
Now that you are recognized by Fluffy Sheep Quilting, are you happy with it, or do you wish you could change it to something else?
I like the name Fluffy Sheep Quilting, so I think I will keep it.  I do, however, get awfully tired of typing it.  Writing the full http://fluffysheepquilting.blogspot.com or fluffysheepquilting(at)gmail(dot)com is a lot to take when signing up for linky parties.  By the time you get the name and the contact information on a business card, half of the printable area is gone!  I wish I had cindy(at)gmail(dot)com or quilts(at)gmail(dot)com to make life easier, but I did not think that through.  It’s too late now because Fluffy Sheep Quilting is here to stay.
Thanks so much for letting me play along, Cindy!  This was fun!
How to fun to get to know a little more about the creative person behind the name Fluffy Sheep Quilting. Please head over to say hi to Cindy and look around. If you are interested in improving your free motion quilting skills, you will want to check out Free Motion Friday! Each Friday Cindy is posting a free motion video and an example photo. Practice your skills for a week and then come back and post on Cindy's linky. What a great way to practice FMQ skills and learn some new design ideas.

8 comments:

  1. I cannot imagine you by any other name. "Ewe's not fat, ewe's just fluffy" is something I say to my mom all the time! LOL

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  2. That's really interesting. I wondered where that name came from.

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  3. Love cinders :-) She's such a hoot! (or should that be a "baa")....

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  4. Loving all the Cindys, Cindies? in one place! x

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  5. You guys are so nice :) Thanks Cindy for the chance to play - this was fun!

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  6. I`m a big fan of Cindy and her blog - lovely to get to know more about her and why she named her blog!

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  7. I love the name Fluffy Sheep. Perfect!

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