When I first envisioned a series like this, it was because I noticed that I would often click on the profile name of someone who had left a comment on a blog I was reading, not only because they might have left an interesting comment, but also because their profile name was so interesting. It made me curious about the writer.
I'm thrilled that Sunni from Love Affair With My Brother is here for the first spotlight of the new year. You've gotta be curious about how she decided to name her blog. If you are a regular reader of Sunni's blog, you already know she is very creative and does beautiful work. I can almost guarantee that the first time your read "Love affair with my brother...." your first thought was "Um.....what???"
How did you choose the name for your blog?
I came to love Brothers because of my Grandma. She taught me to sew when I was only 6 or 7, and instilled in me a certain degree of product loyalty. She always told me "You only ever sew on a Brother or a Bernina."
That advice stuck with me and the first machine I ever purchased for myself was a Brother HE-120.
(want the tutorial for this awesome quilt? It's right here)
And I'm always saying "I'm in love..." or "I'm having a love affair with...." usually referring to wine or chocolate or a new fabric line. One evening, I had a moment of cleverness and posted on Facebook "If I ever start a blog, I'll call it Love Affair with my Brother." Most everyone thought I was off my rocker because I have 2 older brothers! Friends and family that sew are the only ones that got it.
To negate the need for an explanation, my tagline is ...and my Janome, and my Bernina, and my Singer. I have received more than a few comments and e-mails from readers who came to my blog because of the concerning title and then laughed when they figured out what I truly meant!
Were there other names you considered and can you share any of them with us?
Now that you are recognized by Love Affair With My Brother, are you happy with it, or do you wish you could change it to something else?
I hope you will head over to Sunni's blog and look around.I'm pretty sure if you aren't already a regular reader, you will become one now.