Quilting in the Garden. She was there with her sister, Kerry, who lives in that area. Then I found out that Deborah lives only a few miles from me here in the Central Valley of California. We didn't really have much contact until two summers ago when we were both at Huntington Lake. I was there because Mark and I used to have partial ownership in some rental cabins and we there doing a week of management. Deborah was there because she and her husband own a private cabin. We saw each other again on the deck at a local restaurant where we were both having lunch. Coincidence? I think not. We both decided that since we kept running into each other in unexpected locations, maybe we were supposed to strike up a friendship back home. So we did. And both being avid quilters, and sharing many other similar interests, our friendship has just grown by leaps and bounds.
Simply Miss Luella for your blog name?
Cindy has an adorable minty green featherweight named Bonnie.
I fell hard for this sewing machine and wanted one of my very own. I found the perfect green featherweight on Ebay. She was meant to be Bonnie's best friend and needed a suitable a name. I wanted a name with a vintage vibe and decided on the name Luella after my great aunt.
Were there other names you considered?
Originally, I was going to name my blog Miss Luella Sews. I liked the double meaning. My sewing machine (a.k.a. Miss Luella) sews. Then I changed it to Simply Miss Luella. I thought the name sounded more encompassing by leaving the word "sews" out. As it turns out, my blog is about my sewing and not much else!
Now that you are known as Simply Miss Luella, are you happy with it, or do you wish you could change it to something else?
I'm happy with the name. I get a kick out of being called Miss Luella even though that's my machine's name. I do think about changing my header to something less busy and less vintage. But that's a subject for another day.
Thanks for playing along this week, Deborah (and you too, Miss Luella--turns out that both Miss Luella and Bonnie enjoy being in the spotlight...)
I hope you will drop by to say hi to Deborah and Miss Luella. She has lots of bright beautiful quilting and crocheting to see. And...I think she may also have a little giveaway going on. Don't leave a comment here to enter the giveaway. Instead, go say hi to Deborah, meet Miss Luella and leave your comment there.