Today, I did it.
I took down my Valentine Garland. The one that has seen me through Valentines day, Presidents day, St. Patrick's day, Palm Sunday, Passover, Easter, Tax day, Arbor day, Cinco de Mayo, Mother's day, Armed Forces day, National Maritime day, Memorial day, Flag day, Fathers day, Independence day, Senior Citizen's day, and Labor day. Whew! That was one hard working banner.
It will be hard to replace. But I will do my best. I got out the roving and collected acorn caps. I started to make felt balls using the hot water/friction method and found it to be most unsatisfactory. I then tried the needle felting method and am having much better luck.
I am being extremely careful as I repeatedly jab these 5 very sharp needles into the roving as it sits atop the big brush looking thing. So far there have been no injuries.