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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Don't Let the Door Stop You! My Day and the Tale of Gerty!

                       
Gerty, the Eavesdropper!



Gerty knew it wasn't nice,
but rarely did she take advice!

Her friends had warned her many a time
that nosiness was like a crime.

She thought, and stopped, but then gave in.
She paid no notice of her sin.

She held the glass up to her ear
and leaned against the door to hear.

"Hear" she did, and to her shame
she heard the mention of HER name!

She very quickly backed away.
What did she hear? She'll never say!



Gerty is my own design. She is built on a fabric cone filled with  and covered with her heavy sawdust and covered with her dress. Her face and hands are sewn from stretchy tights and her hair is yarn.She is fairly large for a doorstop, about 20" high.

My thanks to Madame Samm  and Carla for hosting us in this hop! Also, be sure you visit the others on the hop today! (You can find the entire list at Carla's blog.) 


                                                     

86 comments:

  1. Gerty is just too funny! Cute doorstop.

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  2. Linda Linda Linda! I gotta have a Gertie! I hope you make a pattern for her! She is just too adorable!
    Great job! Too cute!
    xo jan

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  3. And a poem too!!! Love Gerty...she is a hoot!!! Great Job!

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  4. Gerty is fantastic! Yes please make a pattern. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. You are SO talented! Gerry is precious!

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  6. You have me in stitches. Your sense of humor is so wonderful and that door stop... well, she is just so perfect in every way. Gerty would make anyone stop in amazement. I want a Gerty.
    Thank you, so much for hopping and adding so much to the party!

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  7. That is funny, love Gerty the eavesdropper!

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  8. She is very cute. We have an ad on television here at the moment for Leggos spaghetti sauce that has an evesdropping Grandma just like Gerty.

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  9. Linda you are sew very clever with Gerty and her poetry of eavesdroping and door stopping! What a Hoot!! I adore her and how you have designed her, clothes and all. Thank you sew very much for Hopping...

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  10. Linda, First let me say that I am thrilled that you have a new home. I know that nothing can replace your losses. I was robbed of some things and they can never be replaced. I lost my second husband last July and through GriefShare I am dealing with that. People tell you time heals and there I've learned God heals. The very next Sunday a lady popped off in Sunday school that time heals. I realized that she meant well and just hasn't been in these circumstances yet. So, I really cannot understand what you are handling as I have not been in your moccasins, either. Blessings to you.
    Second, Gertie is amazing! I always am astounded at your creations. They are fantastic.
    Third, you are an inspiration and I hope you find Peace and have fun making this house home.

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  11. Gertie is just fabulous Linda. And she even has her own poem!

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  12. Gertie is the best door stopper I have seen so far, she is so funny!

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  13. That is so sweet..I love Gerty. I just wonder what she heard.

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  14. What a hoot! I love your humor!!

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  15. Ha..ha...that is so funny - you are so clever - she is brilliant!!!

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  16. Your Gerty is so fun and awesome. I love your humor. Thanks for sharing and putting several smiles on my lips.

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  17. Gerty Gal.... you are the bomb...do you do windows? crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  18. Gerty is fabulous. I wouldn't mind a friend of Gerty to eavesdrop at my door. Since she's larger than usual for a door stop no one would fall over her.

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  19. Linda she is absolutely adorable - oh my goodness how did you ever think of this one? Love it! blessings, marlene

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  20. This is the best! What fun! I love her!

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  21. Oh she is fabulous - thanks for sharing.

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  22. Oh my, what a neat idea!! She makes me smile!!!

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  23. Olá... Muito criativo. Adorei,.
    Bjs.. Mari bein

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  24. Oh, Linda...she is awesome! You are sew creative. Love her!!

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  25. Gerty is fabulous and SO original! Great job!

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  26. I don't know which is more adorable, the doorstop Gerty, or the story of Gerty.

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  27. Lol what a clever door stop! Love the story to go with her!

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  28. Bwahahaha! You crack me up! She is cute as a button! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Hihihi, Gerty is as naughty as my 3 little boys, always wants to hear what is not meant to be heard.... Great!

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  30. Linda!!!! Gerty is adorable....and sweet and funny all at the same time. Love her!!!!

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  31. You did not... OMG that is the cutest thing I have ever seen. I love Gerty! She needs to be a pattern on Craftsy (hint hint)

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  32. Linda, Oh my gosh...that is the cutest thing I ever saw ! The expression in her eyes and mouth couldn't be any better, or any funnier....you nailed it girlfriend ! LOL LOL LOL

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  33. Gerty is adorable, so cute and naughty at the same time :D

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  34. Oh my, I love Gerty! I do believe that I must know several of her closest relatives. She's just the cutest with that glass against the door.....such a perfect door stopper and show stopper!

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  35. Ohhh Gerty, is your nose stuck on your door….lol oh really she is soooo smitten to our eyes and smiles….totally a DOOR STOP HER lol

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  36. Gerty is fabulous! She has me smiling!

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  37. You are so funny but what a wonderful friend to have around. I would be talking to her all the time.

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  38. So cute! Love the fabric for her dress!

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  39. Hahaha, Gerty is THE BEST!! That is the coolest doorstop ever!

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  40. This is just too darn Awesome and I love your new house, how exciting! Can't wait to see what you create and redecorate your beautiful new home.

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  41. Oh My! Thank you for the great chuckle this morning:D
    Gerty is too fun!

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  42. How clever! she's really cute.

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  43. Linda, this is the cutest thing I have seen. Gerty is sooo adorable. I really love her. You really made my day with the funny poem.. Awesome job! Thank you so much for sharing and for the smile.(P.S. She reminds me of my neighbor.LOL

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  44. Oh MY! I love Gerty. Wonderful job!

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  45. Linda Gerty is a hoot!!!! She's so darn cute. Love the dress.

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  46. Gerty is just adorable and your poem to go with her is so funny! I love her sweet face!

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  47. Hi Linda! Gerty is pretty cool, I enjoy the look on her face, priceless! Are these pictures taken in your new house? Congratulations by the way, the house looks gorgeous!
    ~Brandy

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  48. TOO adorable! I love her expression! You are multi-talented!

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  49. Gerty is a cutie. She needs to meet my butler who hangs out on my vacuum cleaner! Woe is me! He doesn't even have a name so I can't introduce them. I guess he and I had better have a chat!

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  50. Gerty is fabulous! So creative! Thanks for sharing.

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  51. Your Gerty is a cutie! Love her. Thanks for sharing! vickise at gmail dot com

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  52. Poor Gerty. I hope she learned her lesson. Your design is great. I love her dress and the expression on her face is priceless.

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  53. Gerty is just too cute…love how creative you are!!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  54. I love Gerty. She reminds me of an older version of Gladys Cravits from bewitched. Perfect. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  55. I LOVE GERTY! I LOVE GERTY! GERTY FOR PRESIDENT!!!!

    I am going to order that pattern...let me know when it is up! Great Job Linda!!!!

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  56. Cute! I like the fabric on her dress.

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  57. So very cute and wonderful poem too.

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  58. I'm lovin' Gerty. She's a happy soul and done sew well.

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  59. Gerty is wonderfully fun. Thanks for sharing her.

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  60. Show-stopper!!!! Amazing work! It reminds me of my grandma (haha). Love it!

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  61. HI!!!! Too cute!!!! Gertie and her story!!!!

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  62. Linda, really!! Gerty is adorable as is your poem. Her face is so funny with that little tongue poked out! BTW, your new house is lovely. Can't wait to see the new sewing room!

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  63. Love Gerty! You are so clever to even write a poem about her. She is gorgeous and I enjoyed that post. So glad you are hopping along! Hope your sewing room gives you many happy hours of peace and contentment - and keep Gerty from eavesdropping!

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  64. Gerty is awesome! Maybe it's time to publish?!

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  66. Gerty is my new BFF. ��. She keeps up with all the gossip in the house, especially the sewing room! Thanks for the adorable doorstop pictures and story! Great job!

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  67. Gerty is awesome.. I think I know someone in my family like Gerty...lol
    Loved the poem.
    Cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  68. Gerty and a poem, what a wonderful doorstop hopping day!

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  69. Love your eavedropping doorstop. Nice post.

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  70. Gerty is just a hoot and I love her along with cute poem. Thanks for sharing her with us.

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  71. Gerty is absolutely beautiful and so very creative. She's going to be a fabulous addition to your new home.

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  72. I have to say I LOVE IT!! very creative. Thanks for sharing

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  73. This is so much fun! You have a great sense of humour! You did a great job on Gerty!

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  74. Hahaha. That was good for an early morning chuckle!

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  75. This is such a fun project, just makes you smile to see it! and your new house looks beautiful!

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  76. Gertie is hysterical! She reminds me of a coworker . . . . ha! :)

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  77. Gertie is Way Cool, would kill for that pattern... just kiddin.. but really she is awesome.. LOVE It..

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  78. Haha! Gertie is so cute, a little snoopy, but cute. She'll be a nice addition to your new home.

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  79. Dear Gertie must have gotten her ears burned; eavesdropping is such a no-no. Your Gertie is definitely a yes-yes. You are just so creative - WOW!!

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  80. Oh, my goodness! she is so cute. such a fun creative idea.

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