How it all began
Common Threads began in 2005 as an entrepreneurial homeschool project with my daughters. I remember the three of us sitting around the dining room table stringing beads into bracelets that Thanksgiving. At that time the girls were ages 11 and 9. In 2010, I opened an Etsy shop and traveled to various craft shows and festivals with my commercial embroidery machine in tow.
I almost quit!
Life came to a screeching halt in August of 2012 when my dad was diagnosed with gastro-esophageal cancer. At that point Common Threads was put on the back burner while I flew out of state several times to attend to my parents. Daddy lost his battle in July of 2014 and mom moved in with us. After a while, I dusted off the embroidery machine and returned to work.
Where we are today
Common Threads has evolved over the past few years. Today, I specialize in all things monogrammed along with some web and graphics design. My goal with Common Threads is to provide you with unique, high quality items that you will treasure for a long time.
My oldest daughter is a talented artist and graduated with an Art degree from Freed-Hardeman University. She is currently working as a teller for a local credit union and enjoys painting and sketching in her spare time.
My youngest daughter is an accomplished cake decorator. She began at the age of 14 by taking Wilton cake decorating lessons. At the age of 17, a high school senior, she started her own cake decorating business. Today, she is a wonderful wife and mother who works as a decorator in a local bakery part time.