A week tomorrow is WI craft group and I have been roped into showing them how to make a Pinkeep so this afternoon I went through 'the drawer' to have a look what I could use for my demo piece. It's been a loooooong time since I last went to the bottom of the drawer and it was nice to visit old finishes if only briefly. Some of the projects left me wondering why I stitched them while there were others that I had plain forgotten about. The one thing that really stuck out was the complete change in taste over the years, down at the bottom there are several Teddy Bears and cute type designs. Come up a little and there's some dragons, celtic designs and a few things to make you smile as you read the saying. Alot of the projects reminded me of what was happening in my life at the time inc, the first project I finished after I left my DH, the one's I did in the days after my Gran's death, the round robin projects that made me think of people I stitched with for several rounds because we got on so well together.
My last thought as put them all back was that it seemed such a small amount to represent the huge amount of hours I've spent over the last 18 years stitching but then I realised that really they were only a small portion of the whole. I spent several years Model stitching for companies (one of which got my name in a book, have to brag about that when I get chance,lol) I worked on all the RR's of the freinds whose stitching is in the drawer. I have stitching on my walls, my Mum has several on her walls and there's still quite a lot at Ex's as well. There's the ornaments and exchange pieces I've done over the years along with the ornaments I've given as gifts or donated as raffle prizes. And lastly there's the countless squares I've stitched for SOLAK and the Angel Quilt project.
Just in case your wondering I did find a couple of things that I can use for Demo projects as well as a couple of projects that will go to SOLAK