The Masterpiece by Javan

The Masterpiece by Javan

We are born into the world like a blank canvas and each person that crosses our path takes up the brush and makes his mark upon our surface

So it is that we develop

But we must realize there comes a day that we must take up the brush and finish the work

For only we can determine if we are to be just another painting or a Masterpiece. Javan

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

All In The Name

As Sweet as Cinnamon at is having a giveaway and the only requirement is to blog about how and why you picked your blog name. Really fun topic and be sure to check out all the blogs that have signed up.
  Make sure you look around her site while there - you will be amazed at the talent that comes from Australia and New Zealand.  I love them all.

SHADE TREE QUILTING came into being because of my beloved dear wonderful husband (DWH).   He had just retired from his second career and thought maybe this retirement thing might stick this time around and was considering becoming a long-arm quilter. While explaining the idea of the business to his son, he described it as "kinda like being a shade tree mechanic" - which men of a certain age would remember as working on their cars in the shade of a tree at a leisurely pace. The son suggested Shade Tree Quilting and the name was chosen and available as a domain site.

The long-arm business could not be started right away - do you know what a fully loaded Gammil costs, which is what he wants? When I decided to start my blog, I borrowed his name knowing that if he did start his business, I could just add "blogspot" for my part of the name. Works for us and I have certainly enjoyed blog land - love that we can make and nurture new friendships every day.

We have entertained several ideas for the heading and these two were our first choices,
 unfortunately they also have a copyright and/or watermark and we cannot use them.

This one below we use mostly - capturing the colors of our seasons but
 hard to get a winter picture if you do not get much snow.
This beautiful white dogwood is imbedded in our pine tree forest where approximately 250 pine trees were planted 40 years ago.
Autumn Dogwood

This is one I thought I could make and possibly use - but just wasn't quite right.

Would certainly appreciate knowing how your blog name came about, so please leave a comment. Be sure to check out As Sweet as Cinnamon for the links of everyone who has signed up to post about their name. Good blog hopping.

Autumn is wonderful and so should your journey be - Judy C


Quilt Hollow said...

You have a wonderful name and fitting!!

Quilt Hollow - - I knew that it would be a longarm quilting business so the word Quilt was a must. Another longarm friend suggested something to do with area I live. Even though we are out in the a country like setting with 3 acres it is a title subdivision called Oak Hollow. SO...Quilt Hollow I am.

taylorsoutback said...

Good morning Judy - what a fun background story to read - had no idea this is how you came about your delightful blog name...

Yes, one of those fully equipped L.A. machines is the price of a basic new car if not more!

Our son was the driving force behind my entry into blogging...and the name comes from what we call our 40 acres of northwoods where we live. Mr. Outback was born in Australia (1943) - my mother-in-law was Australian and was one of the first to marry an American officer during WWII.
So those are my Thoughts From Taylorsoutback this morning!

Have a good day!

Vic in NH said...

Judy, what a wonderful tale of how your blog got its name. Your photos of the crepe myrtle are so pretty and serene.