Hi! My name is Stefani Martin and I have been digitizing cross stitch designs for embroidery machines since May 2001. I love all types of needlework but especially love machine embroidery. Cross stitch is a wonderful embroidery medium that allows you to create a wonderful project in just a fraction of the time it would have taken you to stitch it by hand!
My background in cross stitch began when I helped out in my mom’s cross stitch supply store. At the same time, I was developing my drawing and painting skills, thanks to a great art teacher. I have also been sewing since the age of 8 and have sewn professionally for a bridal alteration shop, home interior decorating shop and then later on had my own home-based sewing business when we were stationed overseas. When I discovered how I could combine cross stitch designs, my love of art and design layout, and the quickness and ease of sewing with a machine, I was hooked!
My family and I now live in the Pacific Northwest, in central Washington state. I am a part-time bookkeeper and take care of my 3 grandchildren on my off time. I also love fitness and weight lifting with the goal of competing in my first-ever body building competition sometime in 2019. My life is a fun mix of family, weights, and crunching numbers 🙂 it may be an odd combination but to me it’s fun!
I always love to hear suggestions on designs people are looking for! Or if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact me
Thanks for taking the time to browse around! I hope you enjoy your visit 🙂
Stefani Martin, Design Stash