That is a shock, isn't it? I mean, my waiting until the last possible moment to do something...Yeah, right. This project has been hanging over my head for months. Of course, I am leaving in the morning for Houston and this rug is going with me so for the last two nights I have stayed up until 4:30 and 6:30 in the morning trying to make up for not working on it for all of those many months. I finally got the first coat of varnish on it this morning and am crossing my fingers that I can get it done soon enough to avoid having to hang it out the car window to finish drying, especially taking into consideration the size of this baby (10' x 7'). I think that is called a sail.