I am the oldest of 7 children, a "pre" baby-boomer by a year or so. I like the saying "you don't quit playing because you get older; you get older because you quit playing".
I earned my BE and MST from UW-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI, and taught Business Ed at Berlin High School over 26 years before retiring in 2005. I broke up my teaching career for a period of time to be an at-home-mom for two wonderful boys. Before a teaching position opened up again, I worked in a business as a bookkeeper/secretary. Because of my background working in a business and teaching, I always had an urge to have my own business.
Cheryl's Stitchery Nook evolved in 2003 when a local businessman sold me his cross stitch shop and my husband, Alan, bless his soul, went along with my ideas. Our boys, grown by that time, encouraged me to start a webstore.
Our business, at that time, offered all things cross stitch. We downsized our cross stitch offerings over the years as other web businesses grew on the Internet and we have now found a very comfortable niche by specializing in Just Another Button Company buttons.
We enjoy having our small business because we 'meet' the most wonderful people. We don't keep JABC inventory so we avoid dealing with unsold inventory and this allows us to offer our discounts. We order JABC buttons weekly and the other products as needed.
I created and maintain the CSN website myself so I apologize for its unpolished format in today's world of professional websites and shopping carts. I handle, personally, all of the computer work related to an order and Alan handles the receiving of product and the shipping of your orders. Basically, we are a small family business with the mission of providing quality products with quality service.
Alan and I thank you for visiting our website! ~~Cheryl
On June 4th, 2013, I lost my best friend and husband of 47 years to AARD, or Acute Adult Respiratory Disease. The doctors were never able to determine its cause but he is now with his Lord. I will be continuing our small business and taking over his job as our receiving and shipping 'expert'. I will now be ordering bi-weekly instead of weekly from JABC as a way to spread the work load of a business and a home to take care of. Thank you for your business. I continue to look forward to working with you, my wonderful customers. ~~Cheryl