We are about to reach a milestone...our 1000th order! That may not seem like much to you, but 1000 orders represents 900+ wonderful customers, 38 States and at least 1000 things that have been monogrammed. That's a lot of stitching! Approaching this milestone in monogramming has caused me to be reflective, pull up some statistics and to be thankful.
To give you a little history, this business officially started not too long after our second son was born (he's now 5 1/2 and starting kindergarten in a week or so---sniffle, sniffle). I bought my first embroidery machine...a Brother Pacesetter 8500 off of Ebay! I had always wanted an embroidery machine, but never imagined that having one would cause me to start a little business. A simple website was launched, doing the HTML coding myself, and paying way too much for web hosting. But in February 2006, I launched what is known as www.stitchesbyapril.com today, where my customers could do all their shopping online and place an order with the ease of a key stroke. February 1, 2006 I got my first online order--Order # 001! Now we are at Order #992! Over the years, I've met some wonderful customers, stitches lots of names and initials, made many custom handbags and diaper bags, and learned a plethora of lessons along the way. For those of you who have been a customer for years, THANK YOU SO MUCH! For new friends that just found us, THANK you too! What a blessing from the Lord!
To celebrate our milestone, we'll be giving away a $25 gift certificate to our 1000th order!