You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'

You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

Friday, August 17, 2012

"ONE" is the Lonliest Number

Surprise! Look what we have here! A half finished potholder with my son John's hand print from 1981. I found  this relic while I was searching in the bowels of my basement for the black fabric I will need to complete yet another project. The surprise wasn't really that I found this potholder but that I would make one. I don't cook so I have little need for it and this was years before I "groomed" Bob for such tasks. It must have been a gift for my mother. Who else would give a hoot about how cute my kid's chubby little hand is? This project will present many challenges. First off it is discolored, stained and very dirty, not to mention trying to camouflage the popular 70's early 80's orange and gold palate.  Martha Stewart will have to advise me. In the meantime as not to show favorites or hurt feelings  I  invite you both, Meagan and Justin to stop by anytime and let me trace your hand print too. Of course that will make for two big-ass potholders.

Probably around 1981 when the said handprint was taken.
Once again stay tuned for the finished project.
Peace and Love


Rose said...

Jackie, This is my favorite of all. What a beautiful moment that must have been for you and John even if you don't remember the details. You have always been a wonderful. Love you. Rose

Rose said...

Wonderful mother.

Jackie said...

Awww....right back at you! We did our best. Can't do more than that right? Thanks for all of your kind words and encouragement. xoxo

uk said...

dont know how to follow, but I am a reader. does that count.

Anonymous said...

Woohoo! It's such a great project idea. I'm putting the idea in my list of want to do projects, someday! :) FYI I have outlines of my parent's hands that I used one year for a holiday wreath. Love to look at them. You should get Ma's hand outline. <3

Jackie said...

Hmmmm Anonymous....Tamara is that you? Reveal yourself OZ!

mrshand said...

You are so funny. I plan on bringing my unfinished projects to school so that your blog will go on forever. Well, gotta go... heading to the attic to find that lace bikini I started in 1975!

Jackie said...

OMG Pat! Believe me I have enough of my own stuff to carry this blog until my kids put me in Den Mar!....Ugh..we are almost back to school....see you soon.