Friday, 24 September 2010
Am I Left or Right?
There are lots of activities I do with my right hand; using a knife for chopping, slicing etc, using scissors, using a knife and fork, knitting, crocheting, playing tennis, darts or bowling, waving and many others. However, there are some that I can only do comfortably left-handedly such as writing, using a spoon, knife sharpening, golf, cricket, pining of fabric and hand sewing. Then there are the occasional activities I could do almost as comfortably with either hand, like beating a cake mix or cleaning windows. This doesn’t mean I’m ambidextrous since that means having the ability to use either had with equal ease in all cases but I would say I use my right hand much more than my left. Is it only writing that is counted when defining a persons ‘handedness’?
The left-handed activity that causes me the most problems is pining of fabric. If I pin seams with my left hand, the pins are facing in the wrong direction for machine sewing. I’ve tried pining the opposite way but it feels awkward and is not very accurate. I put the pins in horizontally quite often but that’s not always possible.
Apparently, the left side of the brain controls the right side of the body and vice verse. My DS is more left-handed than me and has a t-shirt with the slogan “only left-handed people are in their right mind”! Which side of my brain is in control, I’d like to know!!
I've joined a quilting bee!!! I'm so exited to be involved with this. It's the first one I've been asked to join that I feel I have the time to actually take part in. It's organised by Bellsjo and is called the Tag Square Bee. I'll keep you posted on my progress.
Bye for now
P.S. My DD has informed me that the rabbit I identified as a 'Dutch' in my post about Usk Show is in fact a 'Rex'!! I thought I'd remembered one breed but even that was wrong :-(