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Monday, February 3, 2014

Howdy Partners - Welcome to Don't Let the DOOR STOP You and She Who Sews Blog Hop

Howdy, partners.
Welcome to my spot in the
She Who Sews
Don't Let the DOOR STOP You

Blog Hop
2 Blog Hops in 1
We are having a
Door Stop
Here in the Sticks!

Every rodeo has sponsors.

Thank you

Madame Samm
Quilting Treasures
First up:
a little pre-rodeo entertainment
for all you buckaroos

Remember our Rodeo Queen, "So Last Year?"
Now she's stopping doors with a new attitude.
But, her reign as Miss Duck Creek is over.
It's time to crown a new
"Miss Rodeo"
to stop
that Duck Creek door.
Burlap Duck
Made of burlap and canvas with Kona fabric wings and pearl bead eyes.
she represents Duck Creek much better.
She'll block that door with her aquarium gravel stuffing
and plastic canvas bottom (the plastic canvas is inside).
Her free motioned feathers will delight
"Duck Creek Rodeo"
Now for the Main Event:

Ride 'em, Cowboy!
*The crowd cheers...*

cowboy silhouette in burlap and felted wool
Sometimes, sitting on the fence is the best way to see
the rodeo.
The "Main Event" is made of burlap (canvas behind) and felted wool with a rope handle.
The handle will make it easier to move.
This contestant had never played with wool before.
After cutting and appliqueing with it,
she'll be back for another round, for sure.
Putting burlap and wool together...love
This one is heavy with aquarium gravel and will keep a door in place,
especially in a
door stop rodeo.
Once again, hidden inside on the bottom, is a piece of plastic canvas to keep it nice and flat.
During intermission
count on our
 Rodeo Clown
aka Molly
Some clowns steal the show.
(If I lay down in front of the photographer, maybe she will rub my belly...)
Pull up your boot straps.
It's time for the
Grand Finale.
cowboy boot door stop in teal fabrics
 The door won't hit you when you have a
Cowboy boot
holding it back.
The lighter teal fabric was a treat from For Quilts Sake.
The darker teal fabric was a treat from Dye Candy Fabrics.
The brown for the boot sole is, once again, Kona solid fabric.
You can find the pattern, here.  I did modify the pattern a bit (it was for a pincushion) and added the decoration.

I used decorative stitching from my Janome for the top of the boot and
stuffed it with Aquarium gravel and fiber stuffing.

western door stops for a rustic room
Perfect door stops for my "Dodge City" bedroom.

Go west
and visit my
February 3rd

Don't forget to cheer for these creative blogs!
A kind word will make some one's day.

 Please say a prayer for Linda J
who has had a loss in her life.
Thinking of you, Linda.


Check out all of the Door Stops:



Happy Trails, to you...singing.
(you should be glad you can't hear me)
That other, other lady made me think I should be singing
as I was thinking of her and her cattle crossing when I decided to post this...
Our neighbor's bull in our yard.  I wasn't going out to take a picture.  He's big!!
 The bull stops here...
On hubby's newly planted grass.
Free fertilizer ;)



Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh my - love the sock idea and may have a play date with grandsons' with that. But the boot is just the 'kicker' - all lovely.

Wendy said...

I love each and EVERY single one of your door stops!!! couldn't pick a favorite ... Love the make over ... the hands holding up the door ... way cool! the silhouette wool and burlap ... sweet! and that Boot!! Well ... Ya know I'm gonna have to go hunt down that pattern :) Thank you for the link Lady!! Awesome job!!

Scrapatches said...

Yee-Hah! ... :-) Pat

Amy said...

The whole rodeo event was a hoot! An awesome job!! I absolutely love the duck, the silhouette, the boot, the fuzzy sock with hands. Did I miss one? They are all just adorable!

Createology said...

Molly has truly entertained this Rodeo of Door Stops. Yee-Haw you are one creative lady with the boot and sitting on the fence! Thank you sew very much for Hopping and Cheerleading...

Judy B said...

What a whole lot of Rodeo goodness! Thank you for sharing and being such a fantastic Cheerleader.

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

What wonderful creations. Great idea to use aquarium rocks. The cowboy silouette is my favorite :)

Anita said...

Fantastic projects!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

All your projects are such fun…especially love that boot!!!! Thanks for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

Well, Carla, I visited your compadres, with or without bulls hanging in the garden, LOL! And I find it very FUNNY and WONDERFUL, that 2 of you made shoes, another madre with beautiful high-heel shoes (definitively NOT for a rodeo) and your beautiful boots (tried some ruffles, mmmmh, smile....)
Waouh is just I can say, that is a big bull LOL,. No, of course, I meant ducky duck (would fit perfectly with my quack-family...), your cushion and your howdy boots!

Britt-Inger said...

I love all your projects, but the boot is my favorite.
Thanks for sharing and being a super duper cheerleader.
Hugs from Sweden

Mdm Samm said...

You did it again ....you kicked this out of the sticks lol...and so downright appealing too...you know how to bring out the smiles...thank you for being you.

charlotte said...

Oh, Carla, such fun out there in the sticks! I haven't been to a rodeo in years. Love love love the cowboys on the fence. Your duck is sublime. Great use of burlap. My favorite is the boot though. Love me some cowboy boots. Yee Haw.

Teatime Creations said...

Love the rodeo visit. Wonderful fashionable boots - I too would not disturb the bull - Plastic canvas is a great idea for the door stop base.. Clever stitching projects.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Fantastic projects, as usual! The cowboy boot is outstanding.

Shari said...

Love your fuzzy doorstop's new do! And the others are just ducky! Great projects...such fun!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I have burlap and I have wool - that cowboy silhouette has my brain going in all directions. Love it! blessings, marlene

Doris Rice said...

Oh girl, you won this 8 second ride! Bet it took longer than 8 seconds tho! This DOOR didn't STOP you! That boot is a must have for my "Texas" room but then so is the Main Event. Thanks for all the creativeness coming from the Sticks!

Leah said...

Love the boot, the colors are bright and cheery. Love your fuzzy sock too. The hands are fun. All your projects are wonderful!

Thearica said...

Love them all but the makeover on the fuzzy sock had me at all smiles... The boot is gorgeous! My granddaughter would love that!

MooseStashQuilting said...

You are something else. Our energizer bunny of sorts! What an incredibly fun way to keep those doors open. I love the fuzzy sock and the boot!!! WOW!

Robin said...

Oh, they are all so cool! I have to tell you though, that fuzzy sock stopper sure made me giggle. Love it!!

Anonymous said...

Your creations are so fun and they always make me smile. (I love the "new look" to your old fuzzy door stop, very cool.) The boot is the best thing ever! It really was the show-stopper. ;) Nice work!!!

Vickie said...

Well Carla....You put on a mighty fine entertainin rodeo with them thare boot scootin, fence ridin, duck shootin, door stoppin e-vents. AND THAT AIN't no BULL !! The fuzzy clown looks like he's in a hold up.....after all,it did all take place in Dodge City !

Sherry Von Fumetti said...

Where to start? All of your rodeo projects are perfect for your decor! I love the practicality of burlap, canvas and wool for something that will sit on the floor. I'm not a cowgirl but I'd love to have those boots! svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

InGa said...

So wonderful, all your door stoppers. The boot made me smile, a lot.
Thanks for the inspiration. :-)

Kathy H said...

Those are all so cute. I love the boot the most, maybe the colors or just that it is cute! Glad Molly got in there too. Always fun.

Linda said...

That fuzzy door stop is hilarious! Love it!
The boot is perfect! What a great door stop for a Western theme!

Linda said...

Oh, your pillow is also perfect for a Western theme! I love the texture and design!

jan said...

Thanks for showing us a boot stopping good time! I love the fuzzy door stop too. And Molly is adorable!
xo jan

Joyce Carter said...

WOW! Carla! Everything is way too cute. I wouldn't know where to start in trying to pick a favorite--maybe the boot. They are all wonderful for any Rodeo fan. Thank you so much for sharing. (Love your post, too. Funny.

JanesQuilting said...

OMG..What terrific ideas you had. I love them all. I love the country cow boy theme. And your cowgirl boot is adorable! Thank you for sharing them all.

Carol said...

Wowzers! That boot is gorgeous! I love the cowboy silhouette and your fuzzy stop is pretty funny. Great job with all your doorstops! As usual, you amaze me with all your talent. :O)

vicki said...

Love them all! Thanks for sharing. vickise at gmail dot com

quilter said...

I love the teal boot

Lou said...

Love the boot!!! Yeehaw!!!!

gpc said...

What cute doorstops but OH! that boot!! Love it! :)

tink's mom said...

Ridem cowgirl. What a hoot. Great job all the way around. Thanks so much for brightening our day.

Carrie P. said...

what a super fun post! and all the door stops are so creative. thanks for sharing.

Janarama said...

LOL your fuzzy doorstop cracks me up. So cute. Love your blue boot.

Lydia D said...

The crowd cheers is a classic. I like the contrast in the colors.

Baa. xxx said...

Great rodeo time with you! What fun and make em' smile door stops - we giggled together in happiness at the fun of your great creations. Love them all especially the boot. Baa would be very scared seeing that bull through the window! Yikes!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

YeeHaw love the cowboy boot doorstop. And your neighbor's bull he is quite the specimen.

maggie said...

YAHOO! Great rodeo door stops. You are amazing!
Very impressed!


Lisa in Port Hope said...

Fantastic and aa you said so fitting for your home. much better than 80's pink and blue patchwork...which is what I envisioned when this hop was announced.

DebraKay Neiman said...

This was great. I already got the tutorial and pattern for the boot...I love what you did with it. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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Mary Pat Callihan said...

Oh Carla! I read your post before work (6am) and was so blown away I decided to wait until this evening to respond so I could say more than a word or two. Your silhouette is amazing, skillful...ranchful (I made that word up), but the boot and the redesigned sock...well oh my goodness, I don't know if you got the wow award, but I am giving it to you now!

sandra said...

They are all cute I am glad that you kept Miss Fuzzy and the Blue Boot is my favourite. They are all very creative and I enjoyed seeing them all.

Theresa said...

Love your door stops. The cowboy boot is pretty and the fuzzy stop is too funny. I noticed you used a Kroger coffee can. That's some good coffee, lol

Sheila said...

Great doorstops , I especially love the cowboy boot , just awesome !

MoeWest said...

I love a good rodeo! Your doorstops all look great! I have to make the boot and cowboy silhouettes for my Calgary Stampede decor in July. Thanks for the link.

Carol said...

Incredible doorstops! I am amazed and inspired! Thanks for lining up such incredible hops and thanks for sharing!

Brandy Pettit said...

Yes! Thank you for the boot, this is exactly what I need for a birthday present, awesome timing! I love how you trimmed it, and thanks for getting the happy trails song stuck in my head... lol

Mara said...

Love the cowboy boot the best! It looks so real.

Marian said...

Their is lots to love on this page today... Love the fuzzy door stop, that is sew cool with the hands on the door.

The Cowboy boot also reigns supreme.. Love It!!

LJ said...

So darn cute and all look like they'll fit in perfectly with your decor. I'm especially fond of the boot - love those colors!