I’m Mom to twin girls and Granny to 7 grandkids, retired (ha!) and having fun doing what I love.

I started sewing as a young girl, hand embroidering as a teen, creating my own designs as a Mom. I drew stick figures and sketches on overalls, skirts and jeans for my twins then made them come to life with embroidery thread.

Fast forward…machine embroidery and computers provided a whole new approach to making designs and embroidering them. In 2011, I began building JJ’s Appliqués knowing retirement from my “career job” was not too far off, and I wanted an entertaining way to supplement my retirement income. So, I create and test my own embroidery designs to ensure their perfection, then sell them at a low cost so everyone can afford to enjoy creating through machine embroidery!