Happy weekend, indeed. Mike proposed, and we are engaged! It accidentally involved sewing too, which feels very appropriate (my two loves coincide!).

Friday night was Super Secret Sewing Social, where I decided to work on an improvised mini quilt just for myself, just for fun. I picked a couple fat quarters and got to work highlighting the Dreaming in French line from Art Gallery Fabrics. I started binding around 9 pm and abruptly learned my new rule: never sew when exhausted. I screwed up the binding and was cross-eyed tired.

After a good night’s sleep, I sat down with my seam ripper and started to fix the binding. Keep in mind, I was in my PJ’s, and I had just rolled out of bed. That’s when Mike came in, got down on one knee and proposed.

We went ring shopping a few months ago, and he promised to surprise me with the proposal — he certainly did that!

I feel immensely grateful to be marrying my partner and best friend. Mike is an amazing man.We celebrated after with a special lunch:

And later that day, I finished the mini despite continuing binding issues. It’s also the first quilt I’ve machine bound (I usually hand bind one side), so it’s a bit wonky. But I don’t care because it will always be our Engagement Quilt from now on! The plan is to frame it and put it up on our bedroom wall.




PS. I’m linking up for the first time at Sew Modern Monday & trying out Nerd is the Word on Tuesdays. Don’t worry – the nerdy feature is a regular one!!

{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations