Monday, April 14, 2014

What is Your Super Power Hop


TA DA!  It's revealing day for my Super Power!

 

When I first saw Madame Samm's stitchery challenge I thought how much fun it would be, and then reality set in.  Super Power?  Me?  I love to quilt and craft and paint and write . . . the list goes on and on, but none of those things give me super power.  As  I poured myself another cup of coffee and pondered what it was that made me feel empowered, it hit me -- caffeine!

I love coffee!  I am a true java junkie.  It wakes me up in the morning, refreshes me in the afternoon, and soothes my weary self at night.  I even cook with it.  Who doesn't love mocha frosting on chocolate cake?  I confess I even add it to stew, chili and gravy recipes for heartiness.   So what would be more fitting than for me to choose coffee as my super power?  Popeye had his spinach, Samson had his hair, and I have my coffee!
 
Armed with a strong cup of joe at hand, I began to sketch what I wanted as my Super Power banner.  Satisfied with the drawing of my perk-y gal, I embroidered her on white cotton backed with a square of white felt as a stabilizer.

The embroidery went fairly fast since I mainly used the outline stitch.   There is a small amount of fill-in work.  Her pupils and head band pattern are French knots.


To finish my project, I made a frame out of cardboard in a coffee pot shape and covered it in fabric.  I cut my embroidery piece to fit and sandwiched it between the frame and a poster board backing.  A big red button was glued to the top.  I intend to attach a ribbon hanger on the back so I can hang her on my pantry door. 

This is my first hop and it's been great fun.  A big thank you to Pauline for organizing this hop, Madame Samm for the fun challenge, and DMC Threads for their sponsorship.

Thanks for stopping by.  For more fun, check out the Super Powers of my fellow bloggers on today's list.

47 comments:

  1. Ohhhhhhhh my word you mist be the sibling i never had....totally get you...love love love everything about your super power project wow

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    1. P.s you better come back for another hop...love to see more

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    2. What a wonderful Superpower coffee hanger, everything is perfect! Thank you for sharing and hope to see you in future hops.

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  2. Congratulations to your first hop, you did an excellent job! Love your stitchery.

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  3. Love your superpower project!

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  4. A girl after me. Coffee. My drug of choice anytime of the day

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  5. Wonderful looking super power stitchery. So cheerful too.

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  6. Now this is a superpower I can truly relate to! Love your stitchery...WOW!

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  7. lol what an awesome representation of a widely-shared super power! Fantastic stitchery, and truly original frame!

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  8. What a great wall/art quilt! You must have giggled every time you put your cup down to pick up the needle again. Love the shape of the pot and that you chose DOTTED fabric! What fun!

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  9. Very cute. I am a Java Junkie too!

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  10. I am sitting in Starbucks right now ...... how appropriate. Love your perk-y gal!!

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  11. This is totally terrific! In to my inspiration files it goes!

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  12. I LOVE HER!!!! Oh my gosh Charlene...you did a fantastic job...so glad you're here...congrats on your first hop...just amazing!!!!

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  13. Great interpretation. Another coffee junkie here understands perfectly well the value of caffeine as a super power. Actually, I would call it a superpower enabler since it seems to enable you to access depths of creativity and productivity that would be otherwise unreachable (IMHO). I love it.

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  14. I love this! This may be your first hop but you excel! Cute, cute, cute! blessings, marlene

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  15. How absolutely perfect!! I love it!! Wow!

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  16. This is a great stitchery and so fun in it's custom frame!!

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  17. Oh my Gosh! I love it! It's super cute!
    Ursula

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  18. You really made a grand entrance with your first blog hop...I love that lady! She is adorable and a great way to show off your superpower. :O)

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  19. That is fantastic. She's amazing. What a cute idea!

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  20. Hahaha, awesome! I know a couple people who this fits wonderfully, are you going to create a pattern to share with us? Great stitchery, thank you for sharing!
    ~Brandy

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  21. Love it, it's bright fun and fabulous stitching. She looks like ma after I've had my morning Coke. I don't drink coffee....but I still get me caffeine. I think she is going to brighten your morning everyday.

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  22. Waoooo, this is fantastic!!! I am a Sumatra-Junkie, so I fully understand you!!! I love it hot, cool, cold, old, any time of day and night!!!
    Congrats, it is just wonderful!

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  23. OMG, if this isn't about the cutest thing I have ever seen. From one java junkie to another...well done. We all need these in our homes! :-)

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  24. WHOOOOAAA! GREAT GREAT JOB! Your stitching and your design ROCK!
    which brings me to say this...I WANT one of ME!!!!
    So cute...love the idea and execution...and I believe you do all those things above...the creativity of this just shines!

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  25. OMG Charlene....your java project is awesome!! I luv it!! I'm so glad you joined the blog hop...you aced it. I just know we are going to see many more of your superpowers in future hops. I envie anyone who can draw, it is a superpower I wish I had! Thanks for the inspiration!! Happy stitching, Pauline

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  26. This is the best! You have a superpower with color, fabric and the needle. But your main superpower is creativity. Great project.

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  27. Welcome to the wonderful world of blog hops! I would not be a bit surprised if you do not find yourself as one of the day's picks with your java jolt project. She does look a bit like your profile picture but those eyes might be showing she should have had one less cup of caffeine? LOL Too cute!

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  28. Hi Charlene! Welcome to the gang! We are a fun, happy supportive group and you put up an amazing post! I live for caffeine as well. The dots are great, the design is great, the color too!

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  29. I had to come back for another looksie....I've been thinking about your SUPER cute project all day! Please oh please....tell us you will make a pattern for us to buy....I would love her for our shop!!! Just too dang wonderful!

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  30. Love, love, love your posting! Awesome job! Love your super cute, adorable, would look great in my kitchen project! Thank you for sharing today.

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  31. I am happy to follow your blog. I love your stitched Ode to your SuperPower. Uber clever indeed. Thank you sew very much for Hopping...

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  32. Welcome to the wonderful world of Madame Samm's blog hops. They are very addicting. Your project is stunning and so very creative.

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  33. What an awesome project. The stitching is fabulous! And welcome to one of many blog hops with Mdm Samm. It's kinda like lays potato chips, you can't do just one!

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  34. You really did a great job of nailing down your superpower. I love your stitches and that frame finishes it perfectly. Really? Your first hop? Where have you been? You did an amazing job. Welcome to blog hop land. So happy to meet you and follow your adventures. Congratulations on your pick of a top 2 of the day. Well deserved.

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  35. Great post, and even greater super power. I love your embroidery. I am still smiling.

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  36. Oh that is so cute. I love the Lady and your stitching is perfect. Hope to see more in the future.

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  37. Oh that is so cute. I love the Lady and your stitching is perfect. Hope to see more in the future.

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  38. Coffee Lover here to, absolutely love love love your project.

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  39. Wow, never realized coffee drinking could be a superpower. I'm doing great then! Love your embroidery, it's wonderful and perfect.

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  40. I do not drink coffee but I love Tea. Your Java Junkie SuperPower is also. Really so cute!
    Thank you for sharing!
    xo jan

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  41. How cute is that! Love 'you' and your mug. I'm a coffee lover, too, though I'm not sure if it gives me superpowers like it does for you. Great project!

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  42. Oh my goodness Charlene... this is adorable! I love how you framed it... so creative! And the design is just perfect... love the caffeinated eyes!

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  43. Charlene ... I think this is so, so cute!! I'd think you couldn't help but get a chuckle every time I looked at it ... Great job and thank you for sharing such a super stitchery!

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  44. Congratulations on your first hop, you did an amazing job as a Java Junkie Super Power, she looks awesome!

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