About Us

Hey there!  My name is Crystal and I’m your digitizer!   I thought I would take a moment to tell you a little about myself and how Sail Away Applique came to be.  It all began in 2010 when I got my first embroidery machine, a Janome 9500.   What started out as a way to make my babies some personalized items soon grew into a business.   My online children’s boutique started and over the next 5 years grew quite a bit.   In 2015 however, I separated from my husband and knew I couldn’t take care of my kids and run that boutique at the same time so I decided to start digitizing.

I originally named my designs CeCe Stitches.   I always like the nickname Cece and it seemed fitting for me.  In 2016 I reconnected with someone special to me and our love of sailing.   After a lot of thought and consideration I decided to change the name to Sail Away Applique.   My goal is to continue growing this business and take it with us when we eventually live aboard and literally sail away.   Be sure to join us on social media to follow our story!