Hi! I'm Melissa Averinos. 

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I'm a longarm quilter and fabric designer for Andover Fabrics. I wrote Small Stash Sewing. I illustrated The Family Doodle Book. I wrote and illustrated DIY Mason Jars. I have another craft book coming out in Spring 2014. I am a lifelong painter. I am a Cape Codder, good listener and lover of pie. I love yoga and roller derby. Let's be friends!





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316: i said yes

Actually, I nodded yes with tears streaming down my face:

Stuart, my sweetie of  7 years, proposed to me yesterday morning at The 40 Steps.

On one knee and everything. With a perfect vintage platinum ring. (It's so sparkly!)

Love that guy.



Reader Comments (153)

How exciting! CONGRATULATIONS! What a great thing to hear on such a lovely day, too.
April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCicada Studio
Awww congratulations, so lovely!
April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMsUnreliable
This is soooo exciting!! CONGRATULATIONS! Soo very happy for you! Have a good merry happy day and love to you and yours!
April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJacqueline
Eeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!! Congrats! Wishing you both much happiness& love!! Xoxo
April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMary
What a stunning diamond! Yay Stuart! Congratulations!!!
April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJona
Conratulations!! We are SO happy for you. Have you set a date?
April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSteve Witt
April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah J
"Insert appropriate comment here"
or just "WOW"

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBill & Kristina
Congratulations!! How wonderful and romantic! I am so happy for you both. The ring is gorgeous and Stuart is a keeper! Love you, XOXO
April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAunt Theresa
Oh, Melissa you deserve every happiness! How wonderful. Congratulations.
April 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlizzy
YAY!! What a pretty ring.
April 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersusan
Congratulations Melissa! How sweet and romantic.
April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDawn Horton
Yay! And that ring is absolutely gorgeous!
April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle
Aw! I'm getting a little teary! Congratulations! I'm so excited for you! LOVE the ring! kiss hug!
April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMegan
How wonderful! Congratulations!
April 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermolly
Congratulations, Melissa. I'm thrilled for you and your sweetie!
April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah
Reader, I married him.

(hell yes!)

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBeth
Congrats! Beautiful ring!
April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy
Congrats! That is so sweet! And such a pretty ring too.
April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCaitlin
April 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermissy

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