WOO HOO!! -
So - that makes today my Blog’s Eleventh Birthday!! -
Some call it a Blogoversary -
So – for them - today is my Blog’s Eleventh Blogoversary!! -
I just say – “Happy Birthday, Blog!!” -
And what I said in previous years is still true -
Only the number of years has changed - ;))
These past ELEVEN years have been very interesting -
I have met some wonderful people - from all over the world -
Some are left-handed -
Some are right-handed -
THANK YOU ONE AND ALL!! -
To the lefties – I say –
- TIHIDI - This Is How I Do It.
- I hope this blog has helped you.
- 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 ELEVEN 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 ELEVEN 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 ELEVEN 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" - or "LEFT-EZE" - 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 ELEVEN 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 designed a LEFT-Handed Ruler -
For cutting HST and QST - LEFT-Handed -
That I call my LEFT-EZE™ Rule -
And I added a tab at the top to tell you all about it -
Last year I discovered the wonderful world of "watercolor painting" -
Now I blog -
And SEW - ;))
Talk to you later – gotta go – gotta sew –