Why did I buy three yards of rust-colored felt?
After a hiatus of about 15 years, I’ve taken up sewing again. Now I’m going through old boxes of materials and supplies from back when I used to sew a lot, seeing what’s there and what’s still good. It’s been stored in the garage, out of sight, out of mind.
I just ran across a large piece of felt—about three yards—in a beautiful heathery rust color, and a spool of unused matching thread.
I have no memory of buying it, much less of what I bought it for. I can’t think of anything that anyone would make out of a piece of felt that big. Little craft projects, little bits of felt, ok—but I didn’t do stuff like that.
What in the world might someone sew out of that much felt? Surely not a garment, but what? The matching thread says I intended to stitch something out of it and the appearance of the stitches mattered.
I probably won’t use the felt at all. I’ll probably donate it to a local place that collects and recycles all sorts of classroom materials for teachers. But what might I have been up to with this?