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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

WHAT'S IN A NAME?

The other day while blog hopping I came across s. o. t. a. k handmade and saw that Svetlana had made a couple different name tags.  It was for a challenge for her Modern Quilt Guild that had just started in her area.  I thought about our Happy Scrappers Bee and how we are getting new participants each month.  It is such a wonderful/inspiring group and I’m anxious to learn everyone’s name.  And, of course, I want them to know me too, so I decided to make my own name tag.  I did this in the hopes of inspiring others in the group to make name tags too.  After all we are a scrappy group and what better way to use those scraps than make name tags. 
Do you recognize any of these fabrics?  Some from the modern pillow I blogged about last week, some from the Monster Patch, some from the quilt I just finished and will bog about next, and some from my Modern Monday blocks.  I wish I had had some cute little scraps on hand like Svetlana did in her first name tag, but I didn’t.  So the above is what I came up with.  Not bad.  I hope you will be inspired like I was to make a name tag.  It really is helpful for old/forgetful people like me.  Rosa in our group made a darling name tag and has worn it from day one.  We sit next to each other.  She has become my best friend.  I never forget her name.  I’ll try to remember to get a picture of it at our next meeting. 

You can get a head start on your Christmas decorations at This Year’s Dozen.  There is a nice tutorial for a Mug Rug Set.

Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

8 comments:

thisyearsdozen said...

Hi there, thanks so much for linking to my Christmas mug rug set. So nice of you.

Donna

Michele Bilyeu said...

Darling, Caroll! I have one that I wear and it always surprises me how much more quickly others remember my name and that I am a one 'M' Michele, too! Now, Caroll, is a quilter's name of another 'l' challenge..but it's a lovely one and a great nametag!!!!

Mary said...

Love your name tag. It is a great idea. In my old age, I cannot remember everyones name anymore! It is not a bad idea, for wearing anytime when you are at a quilty event. Now you have me thinking some more!!

Allie said...

That is so dang cute, Caroll! I never need a name tag, unfortunately, but if I do I'm keeping this in mind.

Barb said...

Great way to use of the scraps...looks fun!!! and spunky!

Sharon said...

This is really cute. The tiny patchwork, how fun!

Vicky F said...

Hi Caroll,
I love your name tag! It's so you!
I lost the formal one I made when joining my bee a number of years ago (it's in some basket). I just need to make a new one to find the old one...
Vicky F

p.s. thanks for including me in your blog roll! Now I have some pressure to get going!

Mama Pea said...

That nametag is so cute! I love it! Well done! Good for you!

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