Saturday, February 26, 2011

Thanks, guys!

I want to thank those of you who took the time to leave comments on my posts.  I really enjoy reading them - and like I said - they let me know that I'm not just talking to myself.

I want to thank Julie and Rose for commenting on my ILHQA post.  We may have another meeting in a month or so. (haha)  Maybe we can scrounge up some more members by then.

Julie - I'm glad you liked my "Hello, Kitty" line.  It seems that everyone but me can say that phrase - so I thought the AA formula was perfect.  And I totally agree with you about "left-handed" scissors and other tools.  Right-handers (no offense) have no idea what left-handers need or want.  They think if they just "reverse" it - it will work.  If it were only that easy!  And they usually "reverse" the wrong part anyway.  Why should the blades come apart when you use LH scissors? - that's not the part we need reversed.  Why can't they reverse the blades so we can see the edge we are cutting like RHs can?   And why can't I figure out how to get that done?  Who do I have to talk to?  Hey, you - scissors guys - yeah, you!  Listen up!  Julie and I want to talk to you! (RH - try cutting out a heart or something while holding the scissors in your left hand - see what we mean.  Are the handles comfortable in your left hand?  Do you cut clockwise or counter-clockwise?  Can you actually see what you are cutting - or is one of the blades in the way?  When you are done - are you holding the heart or the part that goes in the trash?) 

Rose - I have problems with rotary cutting, too.  I was thinking of trying to work up some left-handed blocks and cutting diagrams.   What do you think?  And - hey - you need to start a blog so we can follow your projects.  It's not really hard - it's just time consuming - like most things - and it's a whole lot of FUN!!

And I heard from mainer-meinca - one of my right-handed followers!

WELCOME ALL RIGHT-HANDED READERS!  Just because my header says -

A blog for Left-Handed Quilters - my attempt to reduce the global confusion once and for all.

it doesn't mean that you are not welcome.  You may not necessarily "get" some of our left-handed dilemmas - and wonder why we have trouble sometimes - but it might make for some interesting reading.  And I want to post other stuff about what I'm working on - some photos - and whatever else strikes my fancy on any particular day.  So again - WELCOME!!

Oh - hey - I just thought of another example of "just reverse it" for our right-handed friends.  Let's say the "normal" keyboard is left-handed.  What if I "just reverse" the keys for you so you can use it right-handed?

OK - here you go -

= - 0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1  

\ ] [ P O I U Y T R E W Q

' ; L K J H G F D S A

/ . , M N B V C X Z

Now try typing something.  You have to think about it - huh?  Not as easy as it sounds -  huh?  Bet you can't find anyone out there to teach you, either.  Bet there aren't any books or classes available.  Bet all of the typing instructions you find are for the "normal" keyboard - not yours.

Anyway - mainer-meinca gave me some GREAT suggestions - one of which was to join some SWAPS.  I told her -

Swaps are not "my thing" just yet - I have too many UFOs that need to be worked on - have you seen my list? I try to work on them - and try to take photos as I go along - and then try to blog about it - but before I know it - a week has gone by and I have only done part of what I intended to do - and either not sewn a stitch or not blogged a word.  And I thought I would have more time when I retired - yeah, right!!  I have been working on "Jelly Beans" this week - I'm running out of month - and will be posting my progress soon.

So -

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta finish up JELLY BEANS -


Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Interesting reading, I'm a lefty but learned to use scissors right-handed. I learned to use a mouse right-handed and I'll be darned if I can do it left-handed which makes it hard to draw with a mouse.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

And Right-Handers wonder why we have trouble!!



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