Sunday, February 21, 2010

Did I tell you about the day I walked into the local art gallery last month and spied a lovely hat in the items for sale? I was taken by it so I tried it on. It fit perfectly. I wore it about the gallery while I looked at the most recent painting show, pondering whether I should buy it. Did I really NEED another hat??? I even went in the bathroom to see how I looked in it. Rather cute, I thought, if I do say so myself.

So I took it off to check the dangling little price tag and noticed it was marked ........

"$xx - hand felted tea cozy"

Uhm. Oh. So. That's a first for me. I've worn tiaras, crowns, hats, dogs, even starfish on my head. But this was my first time in public with a tea cozy atop my brain.

Fast forward to Valentine's Day. Hubby's gift to me -



The tea cozy hat! I love it.




"Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on." ~Billy Connolly

Yes, but what about a woman?



See the hole in the back? I thought it was for putting a ponytail through. I know, go ahead and laugh. I tried some of my tea pots under it and it actually doesn't work well as a tea cozy at all. Too tight in girth, the hole is too high up to be an use, to hard to take off. So, hat it is. I'm going to sew up the hole.




And all that brown and green behind you? Now under a foot of snow again. So I'll have more opportunity to wear it before the cold weather is gone for the season. Now I just need a purple sweater or jacket to go with it!

10 comments:

Quilter In Paradise said...

it's a very cute "hat",,, wear it with pride!
Beth in Dallas

Julie ZS said...

That's an adorable hat. It does not come across as a tea cozy at all. So I'm glad you're wearing it as a hat because it sounds like it would have been a very unsuccessful tea cozy.

Sophia said...

haha How cute! Either or, it does look adorable on your head. :)

mermaiden said...

that gave me a good spouting chuckle!

spiralowlcreations said...

I love it. The color is really pleasing. And you know, I really would have thought it was a hat myself. I would have never thought it was a tea cozy, it's the wrong shape in my tea cozy experience...

Deirdre said...

Since it was probably made by a local person, I can't wait to see what happens when you run into her! LOL

Laume said...

I thought of that Deirdre.

Stephanie said...

Ha! Perfect and I kind of like the idea of a hole to put a pony tail through!

Anonymous said...

Haven't seen any photos from you for a while so I thought I'd come pay you a visit and say Hi!

Love your new teacozy hat! It's such a beautiful color! Hard to see how it would have worked as a cozy....hmmm......can definitely see how it would fit your head better than your teapot!

Hugs and Happy Spring!
Sue aka Backdoor Buttercups

A mermaid in the attic said...

Love it, love it, this post just made me smile from ear to ear! And it you love it, it's a HAT! And Billy Connolly is a very wise man!