Monday, March 31, 2014

Monday Shmunday

Monday's used to be my favorite day of the week. Filled with new opportunities and new beginnings. I used to start over clean every week; start a new project, organize a closet, go to the gym bright and early. Now when I wake up on Monday's I just want to go back to sleep.

Quilting gives me that zest for life that I lack Monday through Friday 9-5 (more like 6:30-5 or 6 or 7 some nights...).

Quilting is really my passion. I feel that it's what I was put here to do. I'm here to quilt, and now I know it.  So I'm going to quilt, and I'm going to bring the joy of quilting to others.

That's right bitches, I'm breaking out into the world of teaching!!!! (insert giant smiley emoticon here)

I will be holding workshops sometime after the wedding, no date has been set yet, but I'm thinking June is a fabulous month to start being as though I have my first trade show in May post-wedding.

I'm very excited to share this with you all. Now I know I'm no Karen McTavish (not even close), Leah Day, Maddie Kertay, okay I could go on and on and on with the list of quilters that I admire, but I won't; however, I am Alyx Patterson and I'm pretty damn good at thread painting and making other women feel good about themselves. So that's what I'm going to do. I will be teaching workshops for women only, and hopefully, making them feel good about themselves through quilting.

I am so so so excited to embark on this next journey of my quilting career!!!!

Unfortunately I have no quilty pictures to share with you this week as what I'm working on is top secret for my eyes only, but here's a picture of a mason jar with glitter in it.

These are part of our centerpieces for the wedding! Huzzah!

Here is a photo of my dog. This will make everything better instantly. Yes she really is that cute IRL. 
Finally, a picture of my man crush. It is man crush Monday after all.

Now go quilt on with yo bad self!


  1. That's great that you want to have quilting workshops! Teaching truly is a selfless way to make the world better. I'm sure you'll have a blast! I can't wait to attend your wedding! I gotta RSVP to that soon...

    1. Thanks, Lisa! I'm hoping to empower women through these workshops, in return making the world a better place! :D You have until the 19th to RSVP, I'm so glad you're coming though! :) :) :)

  2. Super cool! Teaching is a crazy amount of work and preparation, but totally worth it! Whatcha gonna start with?

  3. Congratulations! I hope all goes well. Your dog really is cute!

  4. ALyX! I want to learn how to quilt! I wish you lived closer!!
    -KAtie K


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