i was inspired. it was going to be fabulous. i could NOT wait. i would make a minimum of 25. maybe 30. even 40. different sizes. different colors. different patterns!! the fabric store was having a sale on eco felt, and in my enthusiasm, i bought nearly 30 yards of felt. at once. i brought the husband along so he could lug the bolts around for me.
the lady cutting for me naturally was curious as to why i needed so much felt in the middle of july. i explained. she made a comment implying that she would not want a bright pink or peacock blue tree skirt in her house.... and ever since that encounter, she has greeted me as "the christmas lady" every time i enter the store. if you heard the tone of her voice, you would realize what she is really thinking is, "the crazy christmas lady".
i kind of really don't like her.
maybe she's right. maybe i am the crazy christmas lady. and maybe no one will want a bright yellow tree skirt with green dots all over it, or a bright pink one with tiers of lace (although people do seem to want a floral pink ones).
so now i am on a personal campaign to deplete my stash of nearly 30 yards of felt. i entertained the following thoughts. I could...
1. hide the leftover felt in boxes somewhere deep in a closet
2. give out felt to strangers on the street
3. write 30 blogs in 30 days on 30 felt projects with tutorials
what i promptly did to these ideas in my head:
- i am out of storage space
- deep down inside, i'll always know the felt is lurking there
- people will question my sanity
- especially concerned strangers may try to commit me (fairly easy to do in
- as mentioned above, i have a full time job
- we don't have a maid
- i can barely write one blog a week
- i have a full time job (oh, did i already say that?)
so instead, i propose that i begin a series "ways to rid yourself of 30 yards of felt". i will post when i have time. when i feel like it. at random. this could be two posts. it could be twenty-eight (ok, probably not...). it could be ZERO. who knows? not even me.