I fiddled around with the letters for my word banner and figured out how to make the lower case "g" look like a letter and not the number 9. I made the upper case G by cutting pieces that seemed to be right and putting them together. I decided there had to be a better way. I remembered that we had done some exercises from Ruth McDowell's book "Piecing Workshop" and we used freezer paper templates. I printed my letters the size I wanted traced them on freezer paper and made the lower case i. Not too hard, except the dot on the i was backward so I read the directions and printed mirror images.
It was at this point I realized something was not quite right. I should have read through the instructions more thoroughly. This is a frequent problem for me. I read just enough to think I know what I am doing and I forge ahead. I am giving up on the sewing for tonight and I am going to read through all the instructions before I begin again.
The reverse image thing is something I have a problem with and I blame it on being ambidextrous.
I did very strange things with paper piecing. If it wasn't for spell checker It would take forever correcting my typing mistakes because I transpose letters all the time. I can write without a problem but that is not an option with the computer.This same problems causes me to mix up right and left on a regular basis. I never had a problem with reading or math so I have learned to live with it and as long as nothing important depends on right and left things work out. I have trouble backing up down a long driveway; I can back out of a parking place just fine but if I am trying to stay out of the bushes on one side and the flowers on the other and I have to think about it I always turn the steering wheel the wrong way. I GO VERY SLOW and make sure no one is standing in behind me as I go.
Now that I am getting older I would start to worry about all this but I HAVE BEEN THIS WAY ALL MY LIFE.