I wanted to use both my embellish/felting machine and my sewing machine. I had no design or plan in mind. I picked up the scraps and they consisted of: recycled green dyed by me drier sheets (2); orange felt, pieces of brown, dark green and yellow felt. And one strip of cotton green/brown fabric. I did take a new sheet of golden felt as a background from my stash.
As I turned and twisted the drier sheet strips (I also denied myself the use of scissors...I had to use the pieces as they were unless I could tear them by hand)...so I tore strips of green dryer sheets and as I twisted the drier sheets it became apparent that I was making a cactus. Okay tomorrow is Cactus Monday so this needed to be completed by late tonight so I could post it on my blog by tomorrow.I invented a cactus modeled by none I'd ever seen. I machine felted all the scraps onto the golden sheet of felt; I added some threads from my thread nest that sits by my machines, but they are hidden now by other pieces of fabric; and the brown strip of felted felt twisted itself into a large long snake. More felt pieces elongated the piece and added depth, some plant life and rocks.