Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Happy Birthday, Blog!!

Three years ago today I posted my very FIRST post –


So - that makes today my Blog’s Third Birthday!!

Some call it a Blogoversary -

So – for them - today is my Blog’s Third Blogoversary!!

I just say – “Happy Birthday, Blog!!”

And what I said last year is still true -

Only the number of years has changed - ;))


These past THREE years have been very interesting.

I have met some wonderful people - from all over the world.

Some are left-handed.

Some are right-handed.


To the lefties – I say – 

  • TIHIDI - This Is How I Do It.
  •  I hope this blog has helped you.

To the righties – I say –
  • Just reverse the directions. ;))
  • It’s not as easy as it sounds.

Right-handers have all the resources in the world available to them.

Left-handers aren’t so lucky. Our resources are very limited. We have to use patterns, books, and tools designed for right-handers and are constantly told to “just reverse the directions.” It’s NOT that easy! Some of my right-handed friends have come to realize that when they tried to “reverse” some of my tutorials.

For the past THREE years - I have tried to reduce the global confusion once and for all by offering hints - tutorials - resources - or whatever else I could think of - to help with quilting challenges. I wrote some tutorials and tried to explain how I do things and then showed you how I do it. They are listed on the "Left-Handed Quilting" page - if you're interested - ;))

For the past THREE years - I have also tried to be perfectly clear that there is always more than one way to do things. I'm not saying that my way is the fastest - or the easiest - or the best. But maybe, just maybe - it will help you figure out a way that will work for you.

For the past THREE years - because doing things left-handed really is like speaking a foreign language - I created a new language. I wrote my instructions in what I like to call - "LEFTISH" - and I got to say - "If you are right-handed - just reverse it." That's one of those phrases that - as a Lefty - is REALLY fun to say - ;))

For the past THREE years - I have also said that I don't pretend to know everything - and can only tell you how I do it. I even made up another new word - "TIHIDI" - "This Is How I Do It" - if you say it out loud, it sounds kinda like "Tahiti" - and that's still kinda cool!!

One year - I had planned to turn my tutorials into books.

Left-Handed Quilting books.

But I changed my mind -

Unlike some other blogs out there -

I decided not to try to sell you something -

I decided to just blog -

And SEW - ;))

Talk to you later – gotta go – gotta sew –


Linda said...

I'm glad you decided to just blog. And sew. So I could get to know you better. Happy Blogoversary!

Linda C said...

Definitely Happy Birthday to you and your blog as it is an extension of you. (I have been at it since Feb 2006 and amazingly, I can usually find something to talk about. LOL)

I may be right handed but have family members that are lefthanded so I figure it could have gone either way.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Thanks, Linda - ;))

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Thanks, Linda - funny how there is always something to talk about - ;))

Julie Fukuda said...

I might add that you have turned left handedness from an affliction or handicap into something really cool. (and you have given advice so generously to my right brain) We celebrate with you!

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Thanks, Julie - what a sweet thing to say! I think that being Left-Handed IS really cool - we get to see the world from a slightly different perspective - ;))

Katie M. said...

Happy Blogaversery! Yeah, I know, I'm a day later... but I was out of town and no internet access.... Hope you ate cake :-)

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Thanks, Katie - and YES - we had CAKE! - ;))


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