Jackie also asked me to make four potholders from the clothes and linens she sent me. But I was having so much fun, I got carried away and made five before I stopped myself. I used some of the hand embroidered linens and made sure to put a piece of a hat or shirt that belonged to Jackie’s father in each one.
There was a small hole, just above the leaves, in the linen hand towel that these flowers were embroidered on. I decided to cut the place where the hole was and put the blue denim between the leaves and stems, and shifting the design so they no longer matched up. It seemed a visual of the name of Jackie’s blog Quilt of Missing Memories. The light blue becoming the forgotten or lost. The rest of the potholder rearranged around it.