How did you choose the name for your blog?
I am a Scot married to an Irishman, who until recently worked for an Irish company, so nearly everyone we met through my husband's work assumed straight off that I was Irish too. It was bad enough when we lived in England but at least most people realised their mistake as soon as they heard my accent, but when we moved abroad a few years ago my attempts to convince anyone that being Scottish was not the same as being Irish fell on deaf ears. So when I started my blog whilst I was living in Riga in Latvia, I was determined to ensure that my Scottish background would be to the fore.
Celtic Thistle fitted the bill perfectly; it is Scottish without being too twee and I added the stitches because I dabble in lots of things and stitches seemed to cover most of them.
Were there other names you considered, and can you share any of them with us?
Now that you are recognized by Celtic Thistle Stitches, are you happy with it, or do you wish you could change it to something else?
I am really happy with my blog name, most people including me, forget the stitches bit so I could probably have missed that off but it feels a bit like my Sunday name, which is what we call it in our family when someone is referred to by their full name! For my sons it generally means they are in trouble but fortunately I haven't had to face that with my blog name so far :) So I think I will hang on to my Stitches for now.
Please stop by at Celtic Thistle Stitches and say hi to Fiona, and while you are there spend some time looking around.
And since today is April 1, I have to ask: have you ever fallen for an April Fool's joke? Well, I fell for this one hook, line and sinker. At first I was pretty irate that I was learning of this major life change in a blog post, until Mark reminded me what the date was...now all these years later, and with them living only a mile away, I can laugh about it...
Elizabeth, Occasional Piece-Quilt
Kelli, Seriously--I think it needs stitches
Heidi, Fabric Mutt