Back in 2003 when I started this blog, I gave little thought to the title of my blog. I was going to start writing and see what happened. Of course, when starting a blog on blogger, one of the first things you do is pick a title. I wanted to get down to brass tacks, not spend time futzing around. Thus my title reflected my unhappiness with my location in relationship to needlework shops. That, literally, was the first thing that came to mind. I had moved from northern Virginia where I had a choices and could even visit more than one shop in a day to a place where getting to any needlework shop was an occasion.
Given this confusion some people have as to where the name comes from, I have considered renaming my blog. In fact, I've thought about this for the past five years, ever since I moved back to northern VA and the status of my proximity to needlework stores changed back to "paradise" (relatively speaking.)
As I see it, I have several choices. Leave things alone. Change the title completely. Or attempt to modify current title. I kind of like Needleworker Paradise. Any thoughts???
On C in DC's comment - easy to explain via my own internal illogical logic.
The "maj" is major which derived from an aol screenname - majmoxie. The travaux, French for work, comes from a rough translation of needlework - travail à l'aiguille or travaux d'aiguille.