Thursday, October 19, 2006


*****Today's SBQ was suggested by Vash( and is:

Which way do you stitch, i.e. do you stitch /// followed by \\\ ontop, 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 the other way around - some people may call it the wrong way. I'm also left-handed. At first I thought I stitched that way because I was left handed but I've spoken to left handed stitchers and they stitch the other way. I tried to switch it and stitch the other way but it took the fun out of stitching. I don't really think it affects the way I stitch. Sometimes I find it hard to follow directions for specialty stitches and band samplers because they all direct you to start from the left and go right and I'm use to stitching right to left.


Leeny said...

Mercy, I stitch the same way as you do! I never realised that it was the "weird" way until people pointed out that it's normally / then \. I'm right-handed and to me, it's very comfortable to stitch \ then /, and funnily enough, I go from left to right. I don't believe it affects the way I stitch though, and I definitely don't see it as a wrong way, as long as they are all crossed the same way! :) I can stitch the other way, usually for RRs, but I much prefer my normal way.

eileen :)

My Life In Stitches said...

Hi Mercy! How have you been? Hope all is well.
I was looking at the pictures in your photo loop. Love the winter snapper finish! But I was wondering about a couple pair of your scissors...the one w/purple in the handle and the one to the right w/red in the handle, what are their names? I love them...very pretty. I have Olivia, Sophie, Lanell, Jamie and the new one, Julia. I love my scissors! Tho I told DH that I wouldn't be getting anymore, I love the two of yours that I am asking about. If you could email me, , I would be very thankful.
Happy Stitching,