After posting the photo of my Heart of Scraps potholder, I went to work my first afternoon at the Cambridge Co-0p. On the drive there I saw the heart ,in my mind, on a black background. The idea excited me so much I wanted to turn around and go back to the studio to make another potholder. But I didn’t really have to make it to know what it would look like. I could see it very clearly and knew it would work beautifully.
I spent the next four hours at the register ringing out customers and restocking shelves. Not creative work, but work I enjoy, especially once a month.
When I got home and checked my email and comments, I was overwhelmed by the response to my heart potholder. When I posted it, I wasn’t even sure if it was good. But it obviously touched something in many of you. And your comments made me realized the true significance of making a heart of scraps. I hadn’t even seen the meaning until Jon mentioned it and then many of you reinforced the importance of the idea.
So what I’ve decided to do is make enough Heart of Scraps Potholders to fill the orders and requests that I received today. I think about 20. They will have different backgrounds, some black, some checkered (I’m also thinking of a blue/grey wool I have) and some using colors I haven’t thought of yet. If I have extra, I’ll offer them for sale. They are $20 each + shipping.
So thank you. It’s a wonderful thing to come home to.