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.