Monday, August 22, 2011

The Name Game: Flying Blind on a Rocket Cycle

I have been so anxious for this post. Because really. Don't you want to know how someone comes to name their blog "Flying Blind on a Rocket Cycle"??

This blog is written by Hadley Gordon from England. I think Hadley Gordon is an awesome name. I think I may have mentioned that to her once. Or twice. It just seems so very British to me.
 So I'm thrilled to have Hadley here today. You'll find out all sorts of interesting things, along with seeing some beautiful work. And once again I had a hard time choosing photos, but you won't mind if this is photo-heavy, right?

How did you choose the name for your blog?

When I was thinking about setting up a blog I wasn't really sure what it was going to be about, so I thought I would register a name first and then see what happened.  

I didn't want to use my real name anywhere in the title, I am Hadley after Ernest Hemingway's first wife, and I am married to Mr Gordon, and I was petrified that someone I knew in real life would find out!
One of my favourite films when I was younger was Flash Gordon, and I love the lines "Flash, where are you?" "I'm flying blind on a rocket cycle", and was shocked that it hadn't been taken, so I bagged it as my own.  

I think it suits my whole blogging, quilting and other crafty life.  I plunge headlong into things without really thinking through whether I can actually get the results I want; and sometimes with 3 small children and a husband to muster, I feel that I am often rushing about not really sure what I am doing!

Were there other names you considered and can you share any of them with us?
 I could have ended up blogging about anything; it was 'luck' that I got hooked on quilting so quickly and that I decided to concentrate on this area, so I never got to ponder any sewing puns.... 'Mad Had and Dangerous to Sew' anyone?

Now that you are recognized by Flying Blind on a Rocket Cycle, are you happy with it, or do you wish you could change it to something else?

I love it, especially as I can shorten it to Flying Blind and people know it's me.  Others will call me FB too - it's quite nice to have a nickname that you can say in front of the children!  Although I hope that at least half my posts concentrate on quilty-type things, I am glad that I haven't pigeon-holed myself.

Thanks for sharing how you chose the name for your blog, along with your beautiful projects (and photography!) Be sure to stop by Hadley's blog and say hi.


05 08
Mrs Flying Blind... said... #

Oh thank you so much for having me x

Cripes, I'm not used to making anyone anxious; well maybe just a bit, and only with good reason!

Glad you picked the good pics :)

Mary said... #

I love the name Hadley Gordon, but I REALLY love the name Flying BLind on a Rocket Cycle!!! Hadley has a wonderful Blog!

Riel Nason said... #

The Name Game is my favourite quilty blogland feature! I love reading these posts. Gorgeous work FBOARC! ;-)

Needled Mom said... #

It really is fun to see how people come up with their names. I loved seeing all of Hadley's beautiful projects too.

Sheila said... #

Unforgettable blog name and real name, I count Hadley as a blog pal and hope she feels the same.
Great interview.

Judith, Belfast said... #

Well done to my mate Hadders for a great feature post! Jxo

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said... #

Oh, so glad to see Hadley featuered here, love her blog and her blog name so its great to find out more!

Unknown said... #

yay! I love Hadley's blog and all her sewing and the fact that I think she's a bit bonkers ...

Mama Pea said... #

What a great name! Love it!

Archie The Wonder Dog said... #

Thanks for a great post (I love these features!) - I love Hadley's blog, she makes me laugh every time I read it...and she leaves funny comments, too!