How did you choose your name?
Honestly, choosing a name was the hardest part! It all began with Etsy. Encouraged to start a shop by my daughter, I agonized over a name. Eventually I decided to go with my heart, pick a name that was personal and had meaning.
When I started my blog, I considered picking an entirely different name. In the end I thought it was best to tie the blog to the shop. After all...I wasn’t even sure I could keep a blog going let alone write a post!
(Go here to read more about this Confetti quilt. Seriously. You will want to see more pictures. We'll wait....)
It was always a huge deal to visit my Grama Opal in Minnesota. Because of the distance we had to travel it always felt like an epic event once we arrived. She was a tough old gal, full of vim & vigor (I guess Minnesota winters will do that)! It never failed that sometime during our visit she would say to me, “Jayne, you're thin as a twig’! A memory that has always stayed with me.
As a tribute to her, Twiggy & Opal was born. She lived to the ripe old age of 99 and is missed dearly.
Were there other names you considered, and can you share them with us?
Oh lord yes! I’m sure ‘Sew, Designs, Fabric, Quilts, Modern’ were in many of them! Can I remember them? I think they are probably best forgotten! Think of every sewing/quilting related cliche and it was considered in one form or another!
Now that you are recognized by Twiggy&Opal, are you happy with it, or do you wish you could change it to something else?
At this point, I wouldn’t change it for anything! I feel like I have established me, my blog, my shop and my name. And every time I see Twiggy & Opal, I think of my Grama!
These are the latest beauties from Jayne's blog and I had to include them. They are just so beautiful.