It's Day 5 of Celebrate Mom here at Happy Quilting!!! A fun filled week of daily guest posts and daily fabric giveaway's for you !!! Today, I am super excited to welcome my guest Natalia Bonner from Piece N Quilt!!
Natalia is an amazing friend and has some mad quilting skills!! Nataila runs has a wonderful long arm quilting business, has written 2 books, and has been published in lots of magazines and books. Natalia's is always creating something clever and her blog is loaded with lots of free tutorials!! So without further ado, let's toss it over to Natalia!!
Hi there, I'm Natalia Bonner and I blog, quilt, play, design and whatever else over at Piece N Quilt.
Ever since Melissa asked me to share in her Celebrate the Mom series so many thoughts have been running through my mind. Six years ago I decided to quit being a "normal" part of society and quit working a "normal" job. I gave that all up so I could be a mom. Little did I know... I didn't have a clue what was in store for my future and for sure had no idea how difficult yet rewarding it can be to be a mom. My children are some of my biggest joys.
I cannot express how grateful I am that I have the ability to be with my kids all day every day, even though most days are NOT picture perfect, the studio is generally.....lets just say my kids have a lot of toys, our hair is not always done perfect, our lunch isn't always the healthiest but we manage to make it through one day at a time. Even though I only have 2 kids of my own generally we have a 3rd child here with us, my niece. She's become like my 3rd child.
Just this past weekend my grandma was here in the studio for a couple days and she asked me "how do you do it" really I don't know... hahah. Some days I really ask myself how I made it through another day. I'm pretty sure every mom feels that way. One thing that I have learned being a mom, when my daughter was born my husband told me that we needed to have a "schedule" I was so confused by this whole concept. As a child I never had a bedtime, I was very well taken care of, but a schedule was something I couldn't grasp. Now, I can't thank him enough for teaching me about a "schedule" napping, eating, playing, quilting, and so on, at certain times each day are the only way I can survive, maybe I should be celebrating the dad here. :) Really, since my studio isn't actually in my home I've learned that a schedule is the only way I can be productive, actually I don't even have a sewing machine in my home. Every day, my children and I go to "work" from - 5, some days my daughter cries because she doesn't want to go to work, some days she's excited, and my baby, he doesn't care, as long as he has food and toys. :)
I'm pretty sure none of us moms are perfect, we all wish we could do more, but at the end of the day I'm pretty certain that we are all grateful that we have the opportunity to be a mom!
Hope you all have a fabulous mothers day!
Thank you to Natalia for being part of this Celebrate Mom event!
And you know whats next, the Giveaway!!!
Today's Celebrate Mom Giveaway is sponsored by The Intrepid Thread. One lucky winner will win this fantastic Madhuri fat quarter bundle as their Mother's Day gift!! I just love the elephants!!
So what do you have to do for your chance to win???
Leave a comment here of your what Fat Quarter Bundle The Intrepid Thread carries.
That's it. Up to 1 entry per person. Giveaway is open to international entries. It will close on Sunday, May 12th and a winner will be selected randomly and announced shortly after.
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come back tomorrow when Jenny Pedigo will be stopping by and I will be hosting our final giveaway!!!
Linking up to SMS Giveaway Day - And just in case, here is Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, and Day 4