Sunday, May 26, 2013

The. Best. Day. Ever.

Yesterday was the best day of my life, and here's why...

I woke up around 5 am with a new piece of jewelry on my finger.
My left ring finger.
My engagement ring!
Derrick had a wonderful plan to wake me up with eggs Benedict and champagne.  To his chagrin, I woke up early! Luckily, he was right next to me when I noticed the ring on my finger and he proposed! It was the most emotional and best moment of my life!
I simultaneously laughed and cried for about 45 minutes after saying yes.

It was great timing because we had some of our closest friends and family over yesterday. Derrick's mom and step dad surprised me by coming down to our new apartment to bring congratulations and my first wedding planner hehe! 

How cute and creative are these mini champagne bottles! I'm lucky that I will have the best mother in law in the world! In fact, all my future in laws are amazing! :D
Derrick's dad flew in from Los Angeles, my mom and grandmother and step dad and his girlfriend came over (that one's a long story... hehe). My best friends were all here except for one, but she has a great excuse, being as though she lives 10 hours away! It was the perfect day to celebrate surrounded by all my loved ones! 

My step father came over and said he had an end table for our new apartment. This is a running joke because he has THE ugliest end table that he's been trying to pawn on me for quite some time now, so naturally I said "no way, leave it in the car." He and Derrick brought it up and it wasn't the end table I was expecting... It was this beautiful treadle sewing machine that was his grandmothers. She got the machine when she was 13 years old and it is in like new condition!  It is now safely in my studio and I cannot wait to get some fabric on it!

This morning we are continuing our celebration with some mimosa's! I'm taking the weekend off from sewing and quilting to enjoy my time with my fiance, as in, my future husband! Holy crap it's so awesome to say that!!!

Quilt on,


  1. Congratulations, Alyx! That is so exciting!!! I wish you two a long and happy life together!

    1. Thank you so much!!! I am so excited :)


  3. What?? That is a pretty great day. Your bling is lovely and that machine is awesome. Congratulations my friend! I wish the all the happiness in the world. :)

    1. Squeeee I'm so thrilled. Thank you so much, Sudre!

  4. Congratulations and all the best for your future! Really a nice idea!

  5. Congratulations. I'm truly happy for you both. What a romantic way to propose.


  6. eee congrats! Check out my blog for planning ideas, tips and inspiration! (www. You'll love it!

  7. Oh, congratulations, Alyx!! I can't believe I missed this post but I'm so so happy for you!!! What a wonderful, romantic way to propose!!


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