Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Name Game: Love Affair With My Brother

Welcome to the first edition of the Name Game for 2012.
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.
It was only meant as a joke, but it stuck in my head and lit a fire in me to actually start a blog.

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? 

The only other name I considered was Love Affair for the blog title and ...with my Brother as the tagline. Really just an alternate of the same name. I have a dark sense of humor and I felt compelled to put down the whole thing.
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 am completely happy with it! It's a little shocking, a little funny and very memorable. Which describes me, too!

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.


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Michele said... #

I so got it immediately when I learned of her blog. I have a Brother too and I love her.

Great idea for a series. I can't wait to see who else I'll "meet" this year.

Mary said... #

How cute!

randi--i have to say said... #

that hopscotch quilt is amazing! thanks for sharing this new (to me) blog! :)

randi--i have to say said... #

that hopscotch quilt is amazing! thanks for sharing this new (to me) blog! :)

Katy Cameron said... #

Ha, I only ever thought of it in terms of a sewing machine, must be all the 'Brothers' this only child has!

Christine L said... #

I LOVE her BLog! she's got great ideas and wonderful colors! Congrats Sunni on being featured!!

Needled Mom said... #

She has such a great blog and I love people with a sense of humor!

Quilting "b" said... #

I am a follower of Love affair with my Brother. It is a great blog. The name of my blog is DanNy Boy Quilts and it is in memory of my beautiful son who passed away a year ago. You are right there is so much behind a name. Love, joy, sorrow,sanity and so much more. Thank you for a wonderful blog

Teje Karjalainen said... #

I love her blog, her creations and the name is the best!
Thank you fo an interesting series, so great to hear the stories behind the names!
Wishes from Greece! x Teje

Kris from Duke Says Sew What said... #

That is a great name for a blog! Very catchy! ;)

Lucy | Charm About You said... #

I just recently found Sunni's blog and so glad I did! Gorgeous makes and a great sense of humour :) Fantastic post!

Carla said... #

I didn't "get it" until I started reading...very clever! Just wondering if that last picture is supposed to say BOLGER...didn't get that either. It's not my day!!

Jennie {Clover and Violet} said... #

I'll admit, the name was what first caught my eye...and I had to check it out! Glad I did! This is a great series!

Connie Kresin Campbell said... #

I love Sunni's blog and the name she picked is too cute!

felicity said... #

Sunni is hilarious - thanks for featuring her!

Archie The Wonder Dog said... #

Another great feature!!

Denise said... #

how do you get an invite to her blog? It won't let me in.

Unknown said... #

how do you get an invite to her blog? It won't let me in.