HAND MADE PRODUCTS FOR YOUR HOME
Hello! My name is Jane Townsend. Welcome to my “town”! This is my business which I created from the ground up. I own, manage, market, and do the embroidery all myself. Quite a challenge and keeps me very busy. My main and lifelong hobby is golf, but I enjoy a wide range of activities and interests and I’m usually game to try anything once.
Embroidery Town was ""born" in 2003 because I wanted to move my mother into my home so I could care for her myself. She had been in a nursing home for over two years. She had multiple medical problems, but did not need daily skilled nursing care. As a member of “the greatest generation” I felt she deserved a better quality of life. I was highly motivated to give it to her, and by leaving corporate America and starting my own business working from home I was able to do that. After many months of planning I knew it would work and I could do it. I just had to find a way to have an income. I looked into several things, but when I came across a lady selling her embroidery business (also home based) I found my answer. Although not an expert in either sewing or computers, I felt I knew enough to embrace the challenge and also develop my creative side. So I did. I’m a firm believer in the old saying “Where there’s a will there’s a way.” You have to make things happen. You never gain anything if you don’t take a risk once in a while. Believe in yourself and trust in God’s guidance. The sky is the limit.
Mom came to live with me in May of 2003. I was able to achieve my goal of improving her quality and enjoyment of life and preserving her dignity. She was a wonderful, loving, caring person who raised a family of four children along with my father and she certainly deserved to spend her last years in the best environment possible. I would like to thank my family and her caregivers for their help and support in the effort. Without them I could not have done it. In February of 2006, she passed away at the age of 85. Embroidery Town will be forever dedicated to her.
“The Town” continues to grow and its’ resident cat, Miss Kitty, keeps an eye on things. She's the official welcoming committee when someone comes to Town. Embroidery Town is located in a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, where the beautiful Gateway Arch adorns our downtown riverfront. Missouri is the Show-Me State......so let me show you some great embroidery. Let’s discuss your ideas and together we will make it appear in stitches.
Thanks for spending time in our Town! Come back often!