Today was an amazing day. I got up and went to the gym (of course) and weighed in (even though the challenge is finished.) I lost another 2.6 pounds and broke another major milestone for me!! I am close to another girl in the gym so we decided to see which of us will break the next 10 pound marker first, a little contest for us both! Then they did their monthly measurements and guess what?? I have lost 23 inches overall so far!!! I am so excited about that too. I just had to share that with you all.
I almost forgot to tell you, the ABS crunch challenge was today. That is where we had to crunch for a whole hour without stopping to raise money. I had my DD1 come and count all my crunches and guess how many I ended up doing in an hour? 1680!!!!!! Who knew I was capable of that?? Where did that come from?? At one point when I was about half way through and groaning a little DD looked at me and said, "C'mon fatty you can do it!" We both busted up laughing and it is so difficult to keep crunching when you are laughing!! (she was kidding and I knew it, so don't think she was being mean or anything) I raised some money for St. Jude Children's Hospital and now my body is incredibly sore!! The crunches were after my hour of aerobics too. I feel pretty good about all that. Then I came home and had to make the label for Matt's quilt. You want to see it all done? Here ya go:
Can you see the quilting that is the star, within the star, within the star? Probably not, but it is too cool. LTW quilted it in red thread.
Now for some close ups of the quilting.
PTM did the binding for me and it is beautiful as usual. She also made a pillowcase to put the quilt in. You can see it here along with the book I put together with photos of all your blocks, notes and some of the finished quilt top.
I thought and thought about how to do the label. I finally decided to make the label like I usually do but before I sewed it together I embroidered a purple heart around the label. Then I put all the words on it. If you notice I wrote the names of everyone that sent me a block all around the inside of the heart. I just remembered I need to put my stamp on the label so will take the quilt out and put that on the label, sorry no pic of that! What do you think of this idea? He received the purple heart so I wanted to incorporate that somehow.
Oh and here were my helpers. They stayed there the whole time keeping me company while I worked. Big help huh?
There is a BIG party at Matt's house tonight so I will be able to give the quilt to him tonight. I am so excited!! (and a little nervous) I will try to remember to take some pictures tonight to share with you all tomorrow too. Now I am off to relax for a little while and then get ready.