All of us at eQuilter wish you a wonderful Mothers Day weekend, and we hope you are able to spend this time with your mother, your children, or all of the above.
I’ve spent most of my career as a mother, working at this company…18 out of 27 years. I started quilting when Mason was one year old, so I’ve been quilting for 26 of those 27 years. My life as a quilter is measured against my years as a mother.
When I was a young mother, I sought out older mothers to give me a reality check as I navigated milestones like Kindergarten, Puberty, and Graduation. Now that the last of my 3 kids is in high school (almost done with her Freshman year!) I am on the other end of the scale.
Today Sophie and I took my mom to an annual tradition – the Mothers Day Tea at a local Victorian mansion owned by the Longmont historical society. We wore fancy hats, we munched on cucumber sandwiches, and waved our pinkies in the air as we sipped from antique teacups painted with flowers.
This is the first year we’ve been to the tea since our dear friend Eleanor left us at the age of 100. They have her portrait hanging in the hallway, and her fancy hat was on the bed, as if she just took it off and went into the adjoining room. We drank from the teacups she donated to the historic home, and we toasted her as someone who was like a mother and grandmother to us.
The love we give, the meals we prepare, the quilts we make, the sage advice we give…all of these things are kept in the memory of our children and those we mentor. I feel lucky to have had so many wonderful women mentors in my life, and that I have a chance to pass that on now to younger women who are mothers and businesswomen.
I am also thankful for my husband and business partner of 22 years. Today Paul and I celebrate our 22nd wedding anniversary. We feel so fortunate that we’ve been able to share this journey and make so many people happy with our business!
If you need a last minute Mothers Day gift, our eQuilter Gift e-Certificates are sent via email for an instant gift. The only thing better than chocolate or flowers on Mothers Day is…instant gratification!
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