Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Going on line to the dictionary is a great place to start a search for a "K-name" for a project that needs one. I usually end up with Merriam-Webster when nothing comes to mind right off considering the designers project's name. For example, Kordova Klosure aka Orca Bay, jumped right out when I learned that Bonnie named it from her visit to Cordova and the colors of her project were of a sunset over the surrounding body of water. You might laugh and say this is a stretch, but hey I've learned my lesson to come up with a name and put a sleeve on each project whether or not it needs one. Because sure enough I will find that I needed it.
I took a workshop with Marti Mitchelle in January at Road to California Quilt Show in Ontario, CA. The project "Seven Sisters Simplified". Nothing came to mind that would work until Merriam-Webster showed me the way.
First I looked up "sister" and came up with this:
: a female who has one or both parents in common with another
a : a member of a women's religious order (as of nuns or deaconesses); especially : one of a Roman Catholic congregation under simple vows
b : a girl or woman who is a member of a Christian church
a : a girl or woman regarded as a comrade
b : a girl or woman who shares with another a common national or racial origin; especially : a black girl or woman
: one that is closely similar to or associated with another (sister cities);
chiefly British : nurse
a : girl, woman
b : person —usually used in the phrase weak sister
: a member of a sorority
Next I looked up "simplify" and came up with this:
: to make simple or simpler: as
a : to reduce to basic essentials
b : to diminish in scope or complexity : streamline
simplify management procedures;
c : to make more intelligible : clarify
Did you notice the meaning of "sister" 1) and "sister" 2)? How about "simplified" c)? Now that would be a mouthful for sure "Kommon Kongregation Klarified"... How about Kommon Kongregation; it sort of has a ring to it. Now a name is born. Don't let me forget to put that sleeve on!