The words came from a conversation Jon and I were having. The idea to make a potholder from them came from Gill.
Jon was saying how both of our blogs were places where people could go to find a little peace from the news and politics. As we talked about it, I felt more than intellectualize our conversation and saw, in my mind, a hollowed-out space, a pocket where people could go for good news. I said our farm and blogs were like a pocket of joy.
Jon wrote about that idea on his blog…”It is to work hard and faithfully to create a Pocket of Joy in a troubled world. That’s what I can do. Make the blog a place for good. That’s my choice.”
A week later Gill left a comment on my blog saying she would like to cook with a Pocket Of Joy potholder.
I liked that idea. It took me a few days and some experimenting with sewing pockets onto fabric to get back to the original image I pictured when Jon and I first spoke about our blogs and their place in our society.
After that, the image for my potholder came easily.
I made twelve of them earlier in the week. I finished sewing them into potholders and they were already sold before I could even put them up for sale in my Etsy Shop. So I’ll be making a few more for anyone who didn’t get one from this first batch.
I plan on having them all done early next week.
5 thoughts on ““Pocket Of Joy Potholders”, Sold Out For Now”
These Pockets of Joy are delightful! A perfect description of Jon and your blogs, and the farm. If you’re starting a list for the next batch of potholders, please add my name. Thanks!
You’re on it Cheryl, Thank You! I’ll be in touch.
Thanks so much!
Maria they are so lovely. If you have enough in the next batch, I’d like one for a friend. How do you keep up with demand?!
What a wonderful problem to have Carolyn :). I will make sure to have one for you for your friend. I’ll be in touch when they are done. Thank you!