Friday, February 7, 2014

Don't Let the Door Stop You

This is the final day of the double hop She Who Sews and Don't Let the Door Stop You. There have been some very creative and beautiful projects shared.

I was not going to do this hop. My original intention was to take a break and get some of the other projects on my long list of Things to Do...done. But, when I saw Sunbonnet Sue, I immediately emailed Carla and practically begged to be let into this hop. You see, the only room I need a doorstop in is my bedroom, and I just knew what fabric I would pull from my stash. I used leftover floral fabric from when I shortened the premade floral curtains I had purchased. And the plaid (?) fabric is from a recycled bedskirt from this set as well.

Then, during the hop, another blogger presented Sunbonnet Sue for her project. And a stunning Sue she was. Silly me, I let myself feel intimidated and thought that maybe, I should do a different door stop. Not that I am as design creative as I would like to be, I used another free pattern, but changed it up a bit by using a cross-stitch piece (Vicky Ramage on Craftsy) and I just love how it turned out.




Lesson learned? Do the best you can regardless....so here is Sue. Still in a state of disarray and undress...held together with pins. Will post a picture once she is done. Hoping to have time tomorrow to finish her up!

Until then, thank you Carla and Mdm. Samm for another fun filled adventure...and be sure to visit today's list of wonderful and creative projects!



42 comments:

  1. Your doorstop with the cross stitch is so pretty and I'm sure your Sunbonnet Sue will be as well! Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. Your door stop, Heart of The Home, is beautiful! Looking forward to seeing Sue. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Love your little cross-stitch heart doorstopper. Great idea to have the handle on top. Sue will be lovely when she is all finished.

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  4. I think your cross stitch doorstopper is beautiful. I know Sue will be too, once she is finished. She looks like she is off to a good start.

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  5. Your doorstopper is wonderful with the lovely embroidered heart. And a good idea to have a handle on the top. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  6. Why beeing intimidated? You Sue is going to look wonderful, look at all the work you have done with the dress! I hope you will soon introduce her to us, please!!!
    Your heart is wonderful, I admire the persons doing crossstiches, I don't think I would have the patience to do the same!
    Thanks!

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  7. Love your cross stitch heart and this has made a lovely doorstop. And you Sunbonnet Sue looks very promising, especially made to match your bedroom decor. Can't wait to see how she will look when finished!

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  8. Your cross stitch heart is wonderful and I think it's a great doorstop. But I love that you have reached the point that you are saying don't let others' work intimidate you. Sew for yourself, the things that make you happy. I frequently look at the work of others and wish I could sew that well, dream such wonderful dreams, create those amazing things, but then I remember that God made each of us to be different and unique so what we make is also different and unique! blessings, marlene

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  9. Your cross stitch doorstop is very pretty, and I'm sure Sue will be wonderful when completed.

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  10. Your cross stitch doorstop is fabulous. I love the handle on the top to make moving it easier. You took to the challenge and started Sunbonnet Sue. You go girl. I can't wait to see it completed! :-)

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  11. and with a handle…brilliant…the needlework just lovely …and your SS love to see that one done too...

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  12. Ohhhhhhhhh you did wonderful on your piece...but never feel intimidated. We all get someone else with the same idea eventually with this many hops....good job!

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  13. Love the uniqueness of the cross stitch door stopper.

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  14. I love your counted cross stitch doorstop! I am anxious to see Sue...your workmanship on everything you make is always wonderful Shari ! Marlene's comment was perfect, she said exactly what I wanted to say. So Ditto !

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  15. What a pretty doorstop with the sweet cross stitching and a practical handle for moving. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  16. Fantastic stitching. What a beautiful door stop this is. Thank you for showing your Sue. I have felt that way before, too. It's really silly we feel that way, but been there, done that.
    Thanks for hopping. It is nice to have a little cross stitch addition to the hop.

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  17. What a great doorstop! It looks so sweet and useful, too!

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  18. The stitching on your doorstop is beautiful and I love the handle for ease of moving it around...nice job! Ditto to what everyone else said above about your sewing. We all just do the best we can! My sewing will never be as good as most of the other bloggers, but I have fun and that's what matters to me. :O)

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  19. I just love your door stop. I really like the hearts embroidered around the cross stitch piece.

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  20. Your cross stitch is beautiful! And don't worry about having the same project as someone else. It is always fun to see someone else's version of the same thing. Each individual puts their own spin on a pattern, whether it be tweaking it a bit or just using different fabrics. Think back to the Tammy Bag blog hop. Everyone had to use the same pattern and what a fun hop that was. And remember these blog hops are not a competition to see who sews the best, they are a fun way to get us inspired and learn new things.

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  21. I love your doorstop. I also cross stitch. The nice thing about Sue is she looks different every time someone makes her. Greetings from Oklahoma, USA crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  22. You sure do beautiful cross stitch work. Since I got older my eyes won't lete do fine hand stitching. Can't wait to see it finished.

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  23. Your cross stitch is so sweet. I am glad you are planning to go back and finish up Sue. I think she and the cross stitch heart will will be cute working together.

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  24. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing. vickise at gmail dot com

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  25. Beautiful stitching and such a great door stop. The handle makes it easy.

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  26. Such a beautiful doorstop you have made! The stitching is fantastic. You did a wonderful job. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  27. I think you did a great job! I love your stitching! :)

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  29. Both door stops are wonderful. You choose wonderful fabrics for Sue, She shows promise and I think she will be lovely when finished. You've done great work. The lesson I've learned when creating is to never compare yourself to others for it will quickly take the wind out of your sails.

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  30. That is a truly sweet cross-stitch doorstopper and I think all stoppers should have a handle. I'm feeling a bit sad for Sue, though. Do get her arranged; she'll be so appreciative. :)

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  31. The the cross stitch makes for a sweet door stop and I do hope you finish Sue as I think she ould be adorable as well .

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  32. How Joyful that you have ended up with two door stops. The Heart of the Home is precious. Sunbonnet Sue will be beautiful and special to match your bedroom decor. Thank you sew much for Hopping...

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  33. You did very well, I love your Heart of The Home cross stitch. It is really unique.
    I'm dure that Sue will be wonderful as well.
    Thanks for sharing .
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  34. I love your cross stitched doorstop! It's ready just in time for Valentines day decorating. I think the Sue doorstop is going to be pretty too. I love the fabrics you are using.

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  35. Very creative and love the cross stitching, Sue will get done and be adorable to.

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  36. You are so talented, I hope that you know that. Such an amazing job!

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  37. Your Heart of the Home stop is just beautiful > Really lovely. Can't wait to see the finished Sue!
    Have fun and thank you for sharing.
    xo jan

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  38. We love, love, love your doorstop - it is beautiful - such lovely cross-stitch and we love the colours. Don't forget to show Sue when she is all finished - You rock!!!

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  39. I think you did a fantastic job!!! Lovely! :)

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  40. What a beautiful doorstop, just perfect!

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  41. Thank you for the compliment, first of all. :) At the same time, I didn't mean to make you feel intimidated. Ya know my biggest worry about Blog Hops is the same as yours. I may see something like what I'm doing and I will worry that mine won't be as good. I am not someone tho who would walk away, I would stand up, hold my head up high, and even if it was the worst darn thing I could produce, I'd still be there copy or not. :) One has to realize there is no way that you could have known what someone else is doing. Even in the Think Ruffles blog hop, I've already seen some of what I am doing, but mine is done.. I'm not starting a new project just because someone else has done some and I kinda knew that I'd probably see some .. I'd say, but I still want that element of surprise, ya know :)

    Either or, I hope you will finish your Sunbonnet Sue and I hope you will email me when you do. I to love Sunbonnet Sue. :)

    Great Job on the doorstop you did do.. Hugs!!

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