Ha, that's ME today, feeling euphoric ( very ).
The other night I stayed up very late, and put the last stitch in this quilt that I think I started making, way back in 1998. All those years ago I had just opened a little patchwork and quilting shop, I had three teenagers and two pre-teens and it was a busy and somewhat chaotic life, but lots of fun too.
I chose this quilt to teach classes on piecing, applique, putting together as a quilt-as- you-go, and of course hand quilting. Over the years, other quilts have come and gone, but this has been a stayer as a UFO for a long, long time.
It is very large, and covers our queen sized bed with the sides reaching the floor.
I first saw the design in an Australian Patchwork and Quilting magazine, and I think from memory it was made originally by Sarah ? around 1840. ( The magazine disappeared many moons ago).
This center medallion derives from a German design. Sarah (Someone) lived in the States and came from German forebears.
I have used reproduction fabrics that I had in my shop at the time. The reproductions have been taken from the quilt museums and faithfully reproduced exactly.
Another reason for me feeling so happy is that our orchestra is putting on another concert on this Saturday night. We have had long rehearsals all week and it is sounding wonderful.
I am enjoying it all so much that I won't want to be playing it for the final time on Saturday.
This is what we are performing.
Schumann's Symphony No.4 ( that he wrote for his wife Clara, when she had just given birth to their first child...and he was feeling euphoric ....definitely some great euphoric passages in this one)
Paganini's violin concerto no.1
Bull - Et Saeterbesog
The Merry Wives of Windsor Overture
Sorry, I can't give you links to this music. Our internet is on and off this morning, probably because of all the rain we have been having !