How We Got Started:

Hi! Thanks for taking a minute to learn about Shinysun's Cross Stitching
My name is Dawn Jachim and I currently operate SCS out of my home in North Canton, Ohio. We are a family owned business that started at the beginning of 2005 for 2 reasons...  

The first and most important reason is my wonderful, loving, 21 year old son, Ryan. On July 10, 2003, at the age of 5, he was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes. He was and still is the type of diabetic that never has stable blood sugar levels. Because of this, he has been labeled a 'brittle diabetic' by his endocrinologists. At that time, Ryan received anywhere from 5 to 7 injections of insulin daily. Most days he only received insulin first thing in the morning, with all meals, and at bedtime. I had spent such a great deal of my time caring for him and his condition that I was unable to work outside of the home. So, I had to make good use of what spare time I had and started cross stitching again, an amazing skill that my mother taught me how to do when I was only 5 years old....  

That brings us to the second reason. I obviously had some time on my hands and started to look around to find good quality patterns that weren't cartoonish, samplers, or houses with just trees that were all back stitched and flowers that were all french knotted. Due to the limited availability of craft stores, no matter where I looked (I covered 5 states trying) and with over 35 years of cross stitching experience, I was tired of those typical run of the mill patterns. So, I began to look at a variety of things on the Internet and an idea began to unfold!
It was then that Shinysun's Cross Stitching was born and began to take shape

With over 50 contracted artists and still counting, the last 14 years have been very exciting! SCS is becoming well known all over the world. We are in several catalogs here in the US and Internationally, selling to your local stores or right there in the catalogs that come to your home mailbox. If you see a pattern or 2 that you would like to purchase, ask your local store to contact us or you can purchase them right here on our website. It is now our goal to continue further development and growth all over the world. We take pride in knowing that our patterns are some of the best to be found and fun to stitch. With the excellent customer service that we promise to offer and some of the largest variety of pattern genres, we know you won't go wrong. We are always adding new patterns, so check back often. You never know what you might find! 

And as always.... Happy Stitching!