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Hello Friends, I’m Emily, designer, and creator of Emily B. Designs by Skip ‘N’ Stitches.  My husband, Tom, and I live in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York State.  If you’ve ever traveled to this area, you know, it is wine country and some of the most breathtaking scenery in the state.  We also own a second home in Durham, NC.  We bought there because 3 of Tom’s kids live in the Raleigh-Durham area and we wanted to be close to those grandchildren, as well.  We fell in love with Durham!  It is an awesome town and we can’t wait to be down there to explore.

If you know me, you know I adore all my grandchildren.   You also know how attached I am to my grandson, Jack, aka Skip.  He is Skip, I am Stitches. That’s how my business name was born.  For years Skip ‘N’ Stitches was all about beautiful crocheted hats and scarves. Then, last year, I had a crazy idea.  Why not make some jewelry, too.  I started crocheting beaded necklaces and bracelets. Tom and I were traveling to Durham on one of my school breaks.  With little else to do in the car, I created jewelry.  By the time we were ready to go back to NY, I had a lot of jewelry!  I knew someone who was having an anniversary event at her salon with vendors.  I asked if I could set up a card table and try to sell what I had made.  I sold a lot of my inventory and took a lot of orders. That’s how it all began.  Suddenly, I was in the jewelry business.

That was just over a year ago.  So many things have changed!  I have moved my operation from my kitchen counter to an actual workroom/studio. The quality of my product has improved as have my designs.  And I am much closer to retirement than I was last year.  Please, check out my designs.  I’m sure you’ll find something you like.  And remember, custom orders are always welcome.

Until next time,

Emily