Saturday, September 18, 2021

Happy Birthday, Blog!! -


Eleven years ago today I posted my very FIRST post –


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 -


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 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 -

Watercolor -

And SEW - ;))

Talk to you later – gotta go – gotta sew –


Barbara said...

Delightful post! It’s filled with a number, ELEVEN, but I loved it anyhow. 🥴 It’s funny, I have seen numerous celebrations for the day of one starting a blog, but I honestly cannot even remember even what year I started blogging. I think it had to be at least 10 years ago, but maybe it’s 15. Lol! Thanks Kitty, for the great post, and also for being a pal!

Gene Black said...

I started a few years before you did. I am at over 15 years. Congrats on your eleven years. Let's see if we can make it to 20 or 25, okay?

Cindy Quilts said...

I'm not a lefty, but my husband is so I know some of the struggles. I'm glad you started a blog. I enjoy reading it every day and seeing what you are working on.

Linda Swanekamp said...

Thank you for keeping the blog going. I have learned so much from you and found a friend. I read every post. I would not be Upstairs, downstairs without you.

Sue said...

Happy blog birthday! :)


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