My name is Theresa Johnston. My nickname is Reese. I am mom to 2 almost grown children. My son is 20 and off adventuring with the Air Force. Right now he is stationed in Guam. My daughter is almost 18 and a senior in high school. She has already been accepted to many colleges and is so excited. I am very proud of both of them. I am also married to an almost RN. He graduates in May. We can not wait!!! We have a houseful of animals as well. We have a dog named Nebula, 4 cats named Frodo, Arya, Freya and Loki. My daughter also has 2 ferrets named Sketti and Noodle. They always keep us busy.
Before owning my shop I worked several different jobs. I worked for almost 11 years in a retail sports business as their accountant. They were mostly an online business so I know the online side of business very well. I did a little of everything there from ordering occasionally, receiving, shipping, customer service and of course the accounting. After than I was the accounting manager at a telecommunications company for a few years. A position opened up at the healthcare facility where my husband worked so I decided to take as accounting was getting a little boring for me. I love my new job. I am a revenue coordinator for an inpatient pharmacy.
While I do like what I do it is not what I am passionate about. It pays the major bills and gives me good benefits. Crafting is my life and part of who I am. I started out quilting most of my adult life. I then tried knitting and crochet. But for 5 years needlework has been my life. I still do all the crafts but my hands always reach for my cross stitch first.
I started selling project bags on Etsy in 2018 and then in the fall of 2021 I added floss tags, decals and stickers. I opened up a sticker shop to sell the planner stickers I was making for myself. While that fulfills a little bit of my creative side my heart wanted to go back to working on my cross stitch shop. Bag sales have been slow so I started to research selling wholesale and I am so glad I did. I applied for a resale certificate and tax number and I was so happy when it got approved. Now I can purchase all the things I love and share them with you.