I started with two weary and stained potholders that were way too thin, although I was happy to have found them. Or maybe someone else found them for me...Anyway, they looked bad.
I just stitched on scraps and didn't even bother with a binding.
There's still the other side to do. More fun later.
And when I see them hanging on the kitchen wall, I'm delighted.
Neither pretty nor ugly, just useful. No expectations, just utility--what a relief.