“Some days I feel hopeful”, I said to my friend Kat as we video chatted, “and other days I’m really down”.
So many people I’ve talked to feel this way. It’s similar to how another friend told me she felt when she found out she had cancer.
I made these potholders on a day when I was feeling really hopeful. I tried to put that hope into my work, thinking that when someone reached for one of my Hopeful Potholders in their kitchen they might feel what I did when I made them.