About Us

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LOCATION:
Embroidery Expressions
13030 Georgetown Road
Owenton, KY 40359
Phone: (502) 535-6733
E-Mail: josborne35@msn.com

HOURS OF OPERATION:
M/W/F: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
T/Th/Sat: By Appointment
Tuesdays & Thursdays Are Generally Reserved for Deliveries and Off Site Client Meetings.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please Call Before Making The Drive As I Have Physical Therapy In Lexington 3x per. Week.

Driving Directions:
Frankfort:
Take 460 Georgetown Rd. Turn Left onto WoodLake Road 1262 to Stamping Ground. After 1.9 miles, continue onto 1688 4.4 miles. Turn Left app. 9 miles on the Right.

Georgetown: Take US 460 Toward Frankfort Turn Onto 227 towards Stamping Ground. We are App. 16 miles on Right .

Black Mailbox 13030 1.2 miles on the Right after crossing Owen Co line

Owenton: Take 227 South - We are App. 13 miles on Left Black Mailbox 13030 Turn Around If You Get To The Scott Co. Line.



Why I started Embroidery Expressions....


I started Embroidery Expressions after receiving grant money through the Vocation and Rehabilitation Department. I had previously taught 2nd grade at Mason Corinth Elem. in Grant County and 1st and 2nd combined at Western Elementary in Scott County. I graduated from Owen County High in 1991. In 1996 I graduated Suma Cum Laude from Kentucky State University with an Elementary Education Degree with a specialty in Mathematics / Computer Science.

It was in late 2000 that I started having difficulty walking, chest pains, and dizziness. I undergone a years worth of testing here in Kentucky. The doctors thought for sure I had M.S., Lou Gehrig's Disease, or an auto immune disorder like Lupus. However, with all negative results, I was sent to The Cleveland Clinic where the Cardiology Department immediately diagnosed my condition: Postural Orthostatic Tachicardia with Diastolic Blood Pressure Drop (Soldiers Heart). I was later also diagnosed with allergies, gastroparesis, interstitial cystitis and hypothyroidism. It was such a relief to finally have a name for my illness, and the majority of my symptoms are being controlled with medications. Although I can no longer teach, I am so thankful to have received this funding and begin working again.

My husband, Jesse Osborne II, actually approached me with the idea of starting an embroidery business after talking with our neighbor Jimmy Coyle. Jimmy and my husband discussed the fact that I enjoyed the creative aspects of teaching as well as had a working knowledge of computers. I served as Stamping Grounds School Technology Coordinator before being offered my first teaching position at Mason Corinth. My husband and I knew that the commercial equipment would be very costly and that we could not afford such a business without financial support. After all, with my illness, Jesse was now the sole supporter of our family, and we had just built a home in Southern Owen County.

I spoke with my Rehabilitation Specialist about starting the embroidery business and she suggested that I apply for a grant. I had to write a very precise business plan and present that plan to a state committee made up of various business owners. I also worked with the Lexington Small Business Development Center and a Pricing and Marketing Specialist.

After about a year and six months I received the funding. My equipment arrived in March of 2006 and my husband and I received software and machine training in June. My husband, a Tool & Die Supervisor, is able to maintain the machine while I do the actual day to day operations. I am so blessed and thankful to have had so many friends and family members praying for my condition. I truly believe that the Lord is leading and guiding my life and without him I would not be here today.

Business Update:
We have moved the business out of our home. We are now operating in a newly built space on our property. The space is large enough for us to have a small retail area with product samples. We have added a four head embroidery machine and a Geo Knight Automatic Press which will allow us to maintain our current production schedule and gain new customers. As far as my health, like most of you, I have good days and bad days. I just praise him for the good days and pray through the bad days.

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