I was up early because it was the last day of the competition. I knew in order to keep my lead I had to get some serious sewing in before work. I got all of the moons appliqued.
I got ready for work, grabbed a can of soda and my fabric/paper scissors to throw in my purse along with the moons and stars to cut out and off I went.
I got to work to find that my can of soda and scissors was missing but, I had my tube of toothpaste in my purse!!
I was so exhausted that I grabbed the wrong stuff!! On my way into work I do remember thinking, did I rinse my mouth when I was done brushing my teeth? My teeth had that gritty baking soda tooth paste feel to them.
Thank god it was the last day of competition.
When I got home from work I hit the sewing room. Around 6:30 I was ready to drop. I needed a nap. Mike made dinner. I still felt sleepy after eating it. He went to run errands and my mom came over to keep me awake and brought me a bag of chocolate. YUM. Who am I to turn down chocolate? Mike came home from his errands and brought in a gigantic French Vanilla Iced Coffee to give me a blast of caffeine.
Now I was re-energized. I had the gumption to go on. I finished the applique, I added eyes and mouths to my stars using my machine. Put the blocks together, scrounged up strips for my piano key border and wallah, it’s a baby quilt:
You know what the best thing is? I made it entirely from my scraps!! And you all know I’m NOT a scrap quilt person. This planned scrappy is just about all I can take in the scrappy world. It’s just not me. But this sure is cute! The other moons and stars are ready to go as well. I just need to start appliqueing them. Actually, I need to cut the background squares first. I’m sort of low in the blue scrap department so I probably will switch that to a yellow piano key border because I have LOADS of yellow. I think I’ll also put blocks with yellow backgrounds in the corners instead of the blue.
At 11:15 central time I was at an even 184 hours. I knew at that point that Moneik couldn’t make a come from behind win because she had instant messaged to say that as soon as she hit 180 hours she was going to bed; it was 10:15 her time.