Thursday, October 19, 2006

SBQ: Hand it to them

Thanks for all the well wishes for my birthday. I hardly feel 40. I feel just like a jet-lagged 39 year old! I am almost back to normal, just have to stop passing out on the couch at 9:30.

Anyway, one way to get back to normal, the SBQ:
Which way do you stitch, i.e. do you stitch /// followed by \\\ on top, or the other way around \\\ followed by ///? Are you left- or right-handed and do you think that this affects the way that you stitch?
I stitch /// followed by \\\, and I am right handed. I don't think handedness affects the way I stitch. Best Pal is a righty and she stitches all backwards (\\\then ///). I think how you learned matters more than handedness.

I also think a lot depends on where you start on the fabric. When I was asked to stitch "backwards" for a round robin, I just started on the far right and reversed the way I stitch, stitching what I think of as the top leg (\\\) first, then working my way back doing what I consider to be the bottom leg, rather than starting on the left like I normall do.


Lee said...

Hey! Happy Birthday!! And as for passing out on the couch at 9:30...I do that at least 4 nights a week. If only I could blame it on jet lag. But I'm an ancient 48.

Melissa said...

Happy Belated Birthday and I loved the pics from your trip.

Annemarie said...

I'm a backward stitcher myself (right-handed though). If someone asks you to stitch 'the other way around', you can just turn the fabric (and the chart!) 90 degrees and stitch like you normally do, to avoid slipping into your old stitching mode!