Monday, February 29, 2016

The Name Game: Pam Kitty Morning

It's that day that happens only once every four years, so welcome to the Leap Year bonus edition of The Name Game! I'm thrilled to have Pam Vieira-McGinnis here from Pam Kitty Morning, a name that has intrigued me for years. You are probably familiar with Pam, as she has designed some of the most beautiful fabrics, the latest being Fog City Kitty. You can find a lot of her fabrics here.

How did you choose the name for your blog?

I started my blog in July 2006, but months before I had begun to read some blogs at the urging of my friend Sandy.   She kept sending me links to blogs with lovely photography and great posts.  No surprise one of the first blogs that I fell in love with was Posie Gets Cozy by Alicia Paulson ( I savored each page and then began to
go through her blog roll and  links to find more blogs and website. And there I found it.  Kitty-Craft. At that time I hadn't heard of the Japanese Craft websites or books and magazines and I went BONKERS over it.  

One morning I got an email from my friend Elizabeth asking what I was doing... normally I had Pam Mornings.. just drinking coffee and looking at blogs.. but that morning I was on Kitty-Craft and was having  a Pam Kitty Morning...and that's how I got the name. 
Of course Kitty-Craft is long gone, and probably forgotten by everyone but me!  I've loved having a blog, and all the amazing opportunities it's brought to me.  I can't believe it's been 10 years this July.   I don't blog as often as I used to, taking pictures of my lunch seems a lot less exciting than it did back in June of 2008 when I blogged about my Trader Joe's tamales, but it still  brings me a lot of pleasure and I have the blog to thank for a lot of great friends!

Were there other names you considered, and can you share them with us? 
I actually went and looked back through old emails to see if there were any other options I considered, but it looks like it was PamKittyMorning from the 

Now that you are known by Pam Kitty Morning, are you happy with it or do you wish you could change it to something else? 

I am happy with it!  It turned out to be a great choice, kind of quirky and one of a kind. 

Thanks, Pam! You can follow along with Pam's adventures on her blog or on Instagram @pamkittingmorning.


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Linda said... #

Really enjoyed this - I had wondered about that name. And reading about her being influenced by Alicia Paulson led me back to Alicia's blog, where I realized that a photo of her 2006 craft room was one I had bookmarked in 2010 as my "favorite craft room ever"!

PamKittyMorning said... #

Thanks for including me in your Name Game!! I sure appreciate the chance to tell my name story!

Unknown said... #

how fun!!

Freda's Hive said... #

I love Pam!

SarahZ said... #

Isn't that funny? One of those names you could never have guessed about! It always seemed sweet before, but even cuter now that I get it! :)

greg @ grey dogwood studio said... #

That was so much fun to read! Pam is one of my all time favorite quilty people - she's inspirational and always looks on the bright side! Thanks for sharing.

Colleen M said... #

Cute story. Pam is a very nice lady, I met her at B & N last year after the Quilt Market in MN. I was also at that Holiday Station behind the Giant Walleye a couple of weeks ago! Much colder than in Pam's picture though!

OPQuilt said... #

Fun to get the scooby-doo on her blog name (I HAVE always wondered!). Thanks for this series!

Anne / Springleaf Studios said... #

I've always wondered about this name and now I know. It's very catching.

Anne / Springleaf Studios said... #

I've always wondered about this name and now I know. It's very catching.

lindaroo said... #

What a perfectly adorable answer to the question! Now I like her blog name even more! Good one, Cindy!

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