Believe it or not....I am often asked questions about my particular habits when it comes to this thing of ours. One of the questions that I'm asked most frequently is "Hey, Spinster Stitcher! Why the heck do you start all of your projects in the lower left corner?"
I've pondered and pondered and pondered how to answer this in a way that will convince you that I am NOT, in fact, a nutball of the highest orders, but alas, I am unable to do so.
So with that in mind....
I start all of my projects in the lower left corner because I have the compulsive need to create a piece from the ground up. When you combine that with the fact that I also have some sort of warped and twisted fear that the stitches I've put in will somehow slide off the bottom of the piece unless there's a border there to stop them, you can see how my epitaph rings so very true.
(Remember....tombstone?...."It wasn't easy being me")
So there you have it. I start my projects at the lower left corner because of a pathological need to control everything around me (except, apparently, what I stuff into my gaping maw each day), and the pathological fear I have that if we stray too far we might just fall off of the edge of something like a needlework project, or the Earth, depending upon your perspective.
See? Told ya.