Will You Marry Me?

So yeah. We need to talk about something. I freakin’ got engaged on Wednesday. Then Thursday I had cereal for breakfast. Exciting week, eh? Goodness, how long have I been wanting to tell YOU, the Glitterati for Charo’s sake, about how many times I’ve been shopping for diamonds! Let me just tell you now how much fun, and stressful it is buying diamond rings: the best and worst! I started shopping around November of last year, finally purchased from Australian designer Canturi in May, and after being custom made, they were delivered in early July. So yes, I’ve been sitting on this little secret for quite a while. Over brunch on Wednesday, 05 August, in the presence of two close personal friends (who ironically have both received quilts from me) I dropped to bended knee and asked the love of my life to marry me. Thank the Holy Madonna Veronica Louise Ciccone he said, “Yes!”
This is the chorus of a song by Jessie Ware titled You & I Forever that I recited as part of my proposal. It’s a bit of a sentimental song for us. Of course in all my nerves (yes, Molli gets nervous too!) I messed up part of the lyrics. I had a swift recovery though, and I think Mr. Sparkles was so shocked at what was happening he didn’t notice too much!
I don’t wanna try alone
We could dream it all
Don’t wanna stop the thought
With you and I forever
I only wanna team with you
We could dream it all
Don’t wanna stop the thought
With you and I forever

This is the base design for our rings from Canturi — of course I bought me one, too. Are you crazy? Imagine this ring, but with more diamonds scattered around it and you’ll get an idea of our engagement ring. The wedding band? Oh yes, there’s definitely more diamonds to come. Molli can never sparkle enough! So that’s that, sorry ladies and gents, I’m officially off the market. Now once the Australian government believes in marriage equality, Mr. Sparkles and I will be getting hitched. I guess I better start making that wedding quilt!

72 Responses

  1. Ali W says:

    Congratulations! You can always pop over to NZ where we are a bit more progressive and tie the knot here if the Aussie Govt take too long!

  2. Quilty says:

    Congratulations guys!!

  3. Christina says:

    Congrats! The rings look amazing! Wishing you both tons of love and happiness!!!!


  4. Woo hoo! Congratulations! It's legal in Canada so I say destination wedding!

  5. Congratulations!! Get married in Canada. All the best to you both.

  6. Sarah L says:

    Beautiful post to read this morning. Congratu-freakin-lations!

  7. Congratulations, Molli (and Mr. Sparkles too, of course!)! And don't forget, Canada has had legal same sex marriage for ten years. There's no way they wouldn't let a super star like you immigrate! 🙂 And Anja @ Anja Quilts will soon be legally able to perform the ceremony! I wouldn't presume to give myself a role in your nuptials as well, but I make a damned fine cupcake!

  8. Congratulations to you both! Best wishes for a long and happy life together. x

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  11. Come on Aussie Government I want to see this spectacular and sparkly wedding!!!! Congratulations x Infinity to you both xxx

  12. Auntie Pami says:

    About time! Congratulations!

  13. Kathy S. says:

    Congrats!!! What a great pic of you and Mr. Sparkles. Best wishes to you both for a very, very long time.

  14. Julie says:

    YOu just need to move here 🙂 Thanks for trusting me with the secret. It was so much fun sharing in your anticipation. I never had any doubt he would say "Yes" 🙂

  15. That is so super exciting; congratulations!

  16. Jayne says:

    Congratulations! I hope you both find the perfect place for your wedding! What a joy to see!

  17. Jessica says:

    SO happy for you too!! That first picture makes me a bit teary 🙂 Congrats!!!

  18. magistra says:

    Congratulations! What a joyous occasion! The rings are beautiful, the couple is beautiful, and most importantly, the love is beautiful! I can't wait to see the pictures of this super sparkly wedding! Party!! Party!! To whom should we send our letters telling The Australian Government to get a move on?!?!!


  19. Paula says:

    Congratulations babe! Here's for a lifelong of happiness together! #LOVEWINS

  20. Katie says:

    Woot! Congrats! 🙂

  21. Nicole says:

    OMG OMG OMG Hooray to you both and congratulations!

  22. ~Diana says:

    So happy for you both~thanks for sharing your *WONDERFUL* news 🙂

  23. Laikabear says:

    Yaaay, congratulations!!!!!!!! 🙂

  24. Laikabear says:

    Yaaay, congratulations!!!!!!!! 🙂

  25. Enny says:

    That's great news! Congratulations!!! Now all we need is those darn politicians to pull their heads out of their asses and make gay marriage legal in both our countries (I live in Germany where they're just as stupid).

  26. Wendy says:

    Congratulations molli! And congratulations mr Sparkles! Let's hope that the Australian government sees how discriminatory they're being soon

  27. Frau Hiltrud says:

    Wow, Molly, congrats! I hope you'll be able to get married soon. Every girl (and boy) deserves a Honeymoon, right?! 😉

  28. So happy for you Molli!!!
    Sending best wishes, lots of love and laughter to you both…

  29. suz says:

    Congratulations guys! Hope you can get married soon!

  30. DebbieSFL says:


  31. Julie says:

    Congratulations – you may have to plan on a Kiwi wedding – might be quicker. Great rings too.

  32. Rike Busch says:

    Congratulations and all the best from the other end of the world. I know this feeling and it's sooooo good. 😀
    Greetings from Germany, Rike

  33. Nancy says:

    Congratulations – come to Canada or now the US to get married. I am so happy for you….

  34. quiltyVal says:

    Love the pic, love the rings, love the poem/song lyric, love everything about this post!

  35. Jen Barnard says:

    Congratulations to you both! I love that you bought yourself an engagement ring too, I hope you can get married very soon.

  36. CitricSugar says:

    Molli, honey, that is just incredible, wonderful news! I wish you two nothing but happiness. Like, 'David Butler riding sparkly unicorns in an endless rainbow, wrapped in free but quality fabric, and getting perfect seam allowances just before the long-armer understands EXACTLY what you want' kind of happiness. With cheesecake.

    I seem to have dust in my eyes…

  37. Congrats and yes, you better get busy on a wedding quilt!

  38. Huge congratulations to you both!! That's fantastic news! Of course you could come to the UK or Ireland but I really hope that Australia does the right thing and you can legally have a glittery magical wedding soon <3

  39. Luisa says:

    Congratulations, beautiful of you to share, I wish you both every happiness for the future. And may I say, those rings, WOW, I LOVE them!

  40. Wishing you both lots of love and happiness for the rest of your lives <3 …loving your photo and your rings 🙂

  41. Jo says:

    Congrats, congrats, congrats!!! Your rings are beautiful, wishing you both the best!

  42. Congratulations! Of course he said yes! Will that be a double wedding ring quilt?

  43. Paul Burega says:

    You will need to remind your shower & wedding guests that fat quarters are great for wrapping gifts, and the wrapping is reusable! Those large gifts can be wrapped in your favorite yardage.

    Congratulations. Doing a double wedding ring quilt?

  44. MareMare says:

    Congratulations! 😀

  45. SewPsyched! says:

    FOREVERRRRRRRRRR!! Yes! So thrilled and excited for you 🙂 Yay! XOXO!

  46. Sue Moore says:

    Congratulations what fabulous news!! 🙂 🙂 The rings are amazing!

  47. Dawn says:

    Congratulations to you both. May you live happily ever after. 🙂

  48. Kate says:

    Squeeeeeeeeeee! congratulations! You look so happy, and I do love yo' bling. I'm teary! and so happy for you. Of course, back here in the ol' US of A we finally have marriage equality as the law of the land … Just sayin'! I do hope Australia sees the light soon too. You rock, o glittery one!

  49. Julie Reuben says:

    Congratulations. What a fun shot to get in my blog feed.

  50. Laurelle says:

    C'mon Aussie C'mon get with the program! Marriage equality for all !…….. But you do know, speaking as an old married, "ball and chain" for 22 years, (yikes) it means once you say 'I Do" you will talk like a married couple from now on ! Which sometimes means you can go for Days! without talking lol. I love my Hubby but he works so hard for us 🙂 I am very happy for you two. xxx

  51. Such happy news, congratulations!

  52. RNC says:

    So happy for you both! Congratulations, and best wishes!

  53. Clumsy Chord says:

    Congrats to you both! (And here's hoping Australia gets on the equal marriage thing soon! How ridiculous that they're still twiddling their thumbs about it… somehow I always imagine Australia being more progressive than, say, the US at least, so I find it a bit weird and very unfortunate.)

  54. Congratulations to you both!! How exciting. I hope you're both getting used to your new status now, and looking forward to the wedding.

  55. memmens says:

    How did I miss this news? Sending the biggest congratulations to you both, finding the person you want to spend the rest of your life with is a pretty awesome thing. I guess the Australian rules may give you just enough time to plan the sparkliest wedding ever 😉

  56. Susie says:

    Congratulations to you both. Such wonderful happy news.

  57. Congratulations! Finding that one person you want to spend your life with is amazing! I'm curious to see what your wedding quilt will be 🙂

  58. Alison says:

    Congratulations to you both. Fantastic news!!

  59. JB says:

    Congratulations to you both! Can't wait to see the wedding quilt, it's going to be a total winner.

  60. Lisa J. says:

    More congratulations, for your wonderful news. Aw, I'm getting all misty eyed.

  61. Leanne says:

    Congratulations, such lovely news! Your rings are beautiful. I'm sure that your ceremony will be soon, but if now come to Canada and get married here?

  62. June Garner says:

    Yay!!!! Excited for you two. Happy happy happy.

  63. Kristin says:

    Oh My~ Hooray!!! Congratulations! It's about time you made an honest man of Mr. Sparkles! This is fantastic news and I wish you both the best. =) xoxoxox

  64. CONGRATS! Throw the confetti it's happiness from around the world 🙂

  65. Donna says:

    Lovely engagement photo! Wishing you both much happiness. 🙂

  66. Pat V. says:

    OMG, congrats! So happy for you both!

  67. Jo says:

    Of course congratulations. I love no. 43, Paul's suggestion…. I think you have the start of a well signed petition… Keep up the good work for all of us to follow. Everyone deserves happiness and that comes from all the people around you too.
    Enjoy your day….

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  69. Cheers! Big congratulations! And if our American government was able to pull it's collective heads our of their asses for marriage equality then surely Australia must be past ready too.

  70. Brenda says:

    Very late reading this, but congratulations all the same and wishes and hopes for a wonderful life together continuing ad infinitum.

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