I didn't get here alone!

I am one of those people who loves music.
Mostly country music.
Kenny Chesney is my favorite.
Yes, my daughter is named after him.
today I'm feeling really thankful to those who have helped me get to where I am today. 
I still have a long ways to go and I don't think I'll ever be perfect but I just can't get this song out of my head and I thought I'd share some favorite lines with you.

To everyone who helped pave my way
If it weren't for you I wouldn't be here today
To all my friends...........
All the critics, sinners, doubters, y'all know who you are.

Mom and dad and all your prayers
And those looking down from up there.

I didn't get here alone
That road is just to rough and long
I might be the one the spotlight's on
But, I didn't get here alone
Yeah, I know I didn't get here alone.

As many of you know I've decided that I wanted to pursue a dream of pattern designing. I needed a lot of help from my family to pursue this dream. Thankfully some crazy situations have happened and Krachel (my sister) has moved right next to my studio and has been able to help me in designing the actual patterns.
(Krachel & her husband)
With that I am super excited to announce that my patterns are well under way and besides the new Blessings pattern I will have 5 more new patterns coming soon!
 (a new design well under way)
Also, thank you to Kathleen for all of your help, for staying up with me all night long on more than one occasion to finish a project and for binding all of my quilts! Thank you to Whitnee for your help with Chesney and being supportive. Thank you to my dad for showing interest. Even if you really don't care, when you come by the studio and show interest it keeps me going. 
Last but definitely not least, thank you so much to Brad (my husband) thank you for supporting me and letting me live a dream.

As crazy as this may sound I am also thankful for the people who doubted me.
You never knew but you lit a fire under me and made me want to prove you wrong!

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  1. I'm so glad you have so much support! That must make things easier!

  2. I wish I were in your inner circle of support....it sounds crazy but it also sounds like a blast! Sending you good luck (not that you need it!) Keep up the amazing work.

  3. You do wonderful work. I can't wait to see your new patterns.

  4. I also wish I had your inner circle of support ; I always had to 'do what I had to ' , so at age 53 I don't even know what my dream is !!! So you keep going , girl ! You are doing an amazing job !! Your whole family sounds pretty amazing !! You are truly blessed and doing WONDERFUL things !

  5. Love your philosophy and yes, the doubters are our best allies. I have to prove to them, that they are wrong;)


  6. YOU GO GIRL!! You only get one life, so live it full and continue doing what you love. You have been a great inspiration to me. I've truly enjoyed your blog as well as your Moda Bakeshop goodies. Keep it up! This is what you were meant to do!!

  7. Way to Go! Be proud of how far you have come and keep reaching for the stars!

  8. How exciting for you. I can't wait to see what you come out with.

  9. XOXO always to you! (insert BIG hug)


  10. So exciting! I already ordered my Blessings kit and can't wait for it to get here!!

  11. Can't wait to see what you come up with! (just hope you don't stop quilting until you're really famous...like Eleanor Burns..lol)

  12. Woo hoo! way to go Natalia! Congratulations on the first five and I know there will be lots more!

  13. Awww how sweet are you. Best of luck to you and your family.

  14. I'm a firm believer of getting back what we give - so obviously your incredible support systems is there because you're such an incredible support to others! waHOO!

  15. Well done on making your dream become a reality. You go girl!!!!!

  16. Congratulations on your new patterns coming out! Very exciting :) You have a great talent that inspires us!

    Angie - www.craftedAngles.com

  17. Thank you so much for sharing that piece of you here. I am looking forward to seeing your designs...knowing that all you do will be fabulous!

  18. What a great post! It's so awesome (& necessary) to have a great support system. Don't forget to thank yourself (little pat on the back every now & then) for your dedication & drive.

  19. I don't know who'd doubt you... they're crazy!

    So glad you had all your family... and I've always wondered if Chesney was named after Kenny! (hey -- we named Steiger after a tractor). ;)

  20. Great post Natalia! You are blessed :)

  21. Natalia.. Congratulations on making your dream a reality!!


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