About those "first" projects? Gang, those were the projects that I could find. Don't go 'round thinking that those were my VERY first stitcheries. I kind of remember stitching some things and putting them in hoops, trimming them with eyelet lace and hanging them in my house somewhere. We were very into "country" back then. But as time went by, they got dirty or faded or I just didn't like them anymore. So I either threw them away or gave them away - usually to Goodwill or the Salvation Army.
I'd like to think that they found nice homes, surrounded by women sporting big hair and shoulder-padded jackets and leggings that fit down into their shoes.
Hmmm. That kind of brings me to fashion.
There was a time that my mother had a wardrobe that was fabulous. (That changed after my younger sister was born and then our family grew from two kids to five kids in what seemed like overnight.) Still, Mom tried. And there were certain codes. For instance, she wouldn't be caught dead in John Wanamaker's unless she was wearing a dress and gloves. It was the 60's and there were standards. There was a "look" for places like Wanamaker's and a "look" for Woolworth's. Totally different.
But back to today? I love those 60's clothes, and they certainly aren't hard to find in stores. But I find that I'm still pulled towards fashion that has that 80's influence! I know....it's nuts! So I think I'm going to be in tab collars, cardigans, golf shirts, trousers and blazers until I'm ancient. What's one step beyond a fashion rut? A fashion grave, I guess.
Ewww. Sometimes I scare myself.