I thought of the little black squares with suns when I woke up this morning. They came in a bag of scraps that Karen sent me.
Those black suns seemed the perfect symbol for the Winter Solstice, the longest night. I designed the potholders in my head as I lay in bed. Blues and blacks for the long night with some yellow for the sun and orange for our Solstice bonfire.
When I got to my studio and went looking for fabric, I found the other scraps with the blue and black triangles. Then the yellow “roofs.”
I also found pulled out the fabric with the little howling wolves and the bears, which I imagined as getting ready for their hibernation.
So each potholder has (or will have when I finish them all) a black sun and a wolf or bear.
I’ll work on them some more tomorrow.