Thursday, October 13, 2011

Why Blue Mountain Daisy?

Recently Dawn of As Sweet as Cinnamon asked bloggers to write a post about how they chose the name of their blog. I'm a bit late to the party but I've enjoyed reading about other names so I thought I'd join in too. Better late than never!
I have to honest and admit I really didn't think much about the name of my blog. In fact I didn't really think much about starting a blog. I just wanted to be able to leave comments on other people blogs but somehow I pressed all the right buttons and ended up as a blogger! So the name was an on the spot decision. I already had Rachaeldaisy as my Flickr and Etsy name so I thought something similar would be good. Daisy was the name of my beloved little dog.
Isn't she just so cute!! Don't ask me what breed she was. I would always joke and say an Irish Mouse Hound or a Bed Terrier. She was just the sweetest ever little dog that ever existed!!

So I tried Daisy Quilts, A Daisy a Day, in fact I tried a few different combos but soon discovered blogs including the name Daisy are quite popular! So I tried combining it with where I live, The Blue Mountains, Australia and came up with the winning name!
I'm so happy I ended up with Blue Mountain Daisy, It's fun, flowery and friendly and that's what I want my little piece of blogland to be about. I couldn't imagine being called anything else now. I have joked with Gbf that he could start a blog called Blue Mountain Days but he didn't seem very keen about the idea.

About 6 months after I started my blog I came across a vintage collectors card on eBay. (Ignore the cigarette part, I do not endorse smoking at all) Number 38 is Blue Mountain Daisy!! Of course I had to buy it!

It's like seeing my name in print from another time!
If you want to join in the name game or read some other posts about names pop over to Dawn's post at As Sweet as Cinnamon. Thanks Dawn for hosting a such a great linky party!



22 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

How fabulous having a card, albeit a cigarette one, with your name on it! Blue Mountain Daisy is such a great name! And your dear little dog looked like a really sweetie too!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

All meant to be BlueMountain Daisy, especially after seeing that card...isn't it funny how sometimes something just clicks and you're away...Perfect name Rachael...Dzintra

Janet said...

I guessed where some of your name came from but I didn't know about sweet Daisy. I think the name suits you perfectly.

Marg said...

Love your blog name, and it is fabulous having a card with your name on it!!!! It's a really great name.

melissa said...

I couldnt imagine your blog being called anything else. It suits you to a T , such a bright and happy little flower that you are!!

x

Pinkadot Quilts said...

I am so glad you "accidently" started to blog! I so enjoy reading your posts. I have also seen blue daisies...not sure if they are a true daisy but very pretty....like your header!

bearpaw said...

That was a nice story with lovely quilty photos. I love your name, it is very evocative.

Mary said...

I love the name Blue Mountain Daisy!!! I love the name Blue Mountain as a place to live...it sounds like paradise. And of course the Daisy part fits you perfectly...your personality is fun and happy just like a Daisy!!! I am guessing Daisy was just the same. Thanks for sharing Rachael...it is a great blog name:)

Suzee said...

Your blog name was meant to be!!All cheery and nice. It fits you perfect and I totally love the collectors card you found!
I love your doggie!! I had a chat name YEARS ago named DaisyBlue.I totally forgotten about it til I read this.

Melissa P said...

It's the perfect name. And impossible to imagine it being any different. I'm so grateful that you're here and involved in blogland.

Barb said...

It was fun to read your blog title story.
What a sweet dog!!
love the daisy block

Shay said...

I love your name Rach and it never fails to conjure up an image for me of beautiful flowers and gardens and a ton of creativity happening in a gorgeous setting !

quiltzyx said...

What a cool collector's card you found!
And now we know how you got your name too. :D

Karen said...

Isn't it fortunate that none of those other names were available. This one makes much more sense. And it sounds lovely.
How lucky were you to find that card? Meant to be!

Terry said...

Karma all the pieces for your great blog name came together. I'm glad they did and that your sparkle blooms through in your quilts.

Karen said...

How cool was that finding a real 'blue mountain daisy' on a cigarette pack no less. You have a great blog name and it was great reading about how it came to be. Have a great weekend.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Reading about how your name came to be for your blog was fun! yes, your little daisy is so cute. And you picked the perfect name. I had to laugh about your hubby not being keen on starting a blog of his own :o) And that is so neat about the vintage collector's card.

Blessings & Aloha!
I goofed up on my link, so Dawn so sweetly added me back to the list. I would love if you get a chance to stop by and if you do, please leave a comment so that I know you were there.

Baa-Me Kniits said...

I can't imagine you with any other name either :-) Your Daisy was a real cutie!

Clair said...

"Irish mouse hound"......such an ancient and royal breed.
She does look really cute...her name suits her.
Personallly, I have a rabbit. He's called Prince Poopypants.

It's all in the name, isn't it.


Aren't you glad I'm not your mum, just imagine what I'd have named you.

Melody said...

I think your blog name suits you perfectly. It is delightful.

Nifty Quilts said...

What a great story! It's so interesting how things "just happen" sometimes. I do love the name.

Monica said...

This old post popped up on your Link Within widget. What a great story! Blue Mountain Daisy seems like such a good fit, it's funny to think that it wasn't a big plan, per se. So often that's the way, isn't it?

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