I have finally finished the doostop that would have been useful in all this windy weather to stop the backdoor slamming. I made it from the pattern in Lotta Jansdotter's book Simple Sewing. It's a fairly simple pattern and I added a couple of panels 'of stitch and flip' (as usual!) to add some colour to a plain fabric.I filled it with split peas because I have run out of wheat, which seems to have worked ok, but it did take 4kg which is more than the pattern said. I think it's another useful pattern from a great book.