Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Ta Da! My long arm machine now has a name.
Here and forever more she shall be known as
I just knew that the perfect name would come along for my new-to-me long arm machine and last night it did. While surfing through my blog reading, low and behold on someone's blog she posted about her new puppy Penelope. I tried to go back and find who's blog it was but I couldn't. Anyway the instant I saw that name I knew that my search was over.

According to it means "Weaver". Pretty appropriate I think. I'm using the more modern definition here, not the old one according to Wikipedia. I wanted a name that was a bit older in origin but still works for to today, a girly name that wasn't too weak or wimpy; she is a work horse of a machine after all.

It suits her perfectly. Now I don't think of the color White when I think about the word Penelope and although I'd love to paint her a better color that matches her new name, I'm not going to do that. I'll just know that in my eyes she is a as colorful as any Penelope can ever be.

Yes it makes me happy to finally have found the name for her. I wasn't stressing over it but it was a tad bit annoying that something just right hadn't popped into my head before now. My machines have to have names. They are an important part of my life, my partners in everything quilting related.

If you haven't named your machine(s) yet, you should! If you treasure your babies as much as I treasure mine, you'll want to bestow them with a name...they are a part of your family after all.

Update: I found the blog. It is Maureen Cracknell Homemade. Here is her Penelope.
(picture borrowed from Maureen's blog. I'm sure she won't mind since she wants to show off her new baby). This Penelope is a Morkie (I'm going to look that one up). Some day, when the kids are older and bugging so much for a pet that we can't stand it any more, we'll get one. Until then I'll keep checking out what others have to figure out what breed will be best for us.

5 of you added your own colorful comments:

Unknown said...

Love the name of the machine!

Needled Mom said...

Carole of Quilting Adventures named her long arm Penelope too. Great name.

beaquilter said...

yay! I was just about to say it was Maureen :)

Chris Dodsley @made by ChrissieD said...

As soon as I saw your post I thought how funny because Maureen Cracknell has just named her puppy Penelope too, then I carried on reading and all made sense!!! I've been busy liking Maureen's puppy photos on instagram but what I feel for you and your Penelope is pure long arm envy, lucky, lucky you!

Rachel said...

Great name! Cute pup, Maltese/Yorkie would be my guess. LOL.