Hey there! I'm Colleen... the woman who lives and breathes all the things here at And Other Adventures Embroidery Co. My love affair with embroidery, books, and flowers began when I was a little girl. The summers of my youth were spent digging in the dirt, reading books, working at a flower shop and stitching away. My first embroidery piece was right around the age of 6 or 7. I made a cross stitch piece featuring colorful barn animals. 35+ years later and I still have that piece hanging in my house today.
As life continued, I grew up and things got busier and busier, leaving me less time for these simple joys. I had lots of adventures – I went to college, built an eCommerce career, traveled all over the world, fell in love, married my best friend, and brought two beautiful girls into this world. And as with all people who live life to the fullest, I also experienced my fair share of heartache, loss and dark moments. It was during those times that I would make my way back to embroidery, books, and flowers as a way to ground me and rediscover a slower, simple calmness in a sometimes crazy world.
So it is on that note, that I opened this shop. Because I want to celebrate all of life’s adventures – from the bright and shiny moments to the moments of everyday magic as well as the moments that hurt. There is beauty in all of it. Because, after all, those adventures combined are what represents a life well lived.
Thank you for stopping by my shop. I'm so glad that you are here. It really does mean so much!
The design that started it all - My Wildflower Collection