As of April 1, May’s Stitchery of Coronach, officially changed to May-B-Sew, under the ownership of Shannon Martin.
Martin purchased the business from May Warken, who began the business on her farm at Buffalo Gap in 2002.
Warken moved the business on to Centre Street in Coronach in December of 2006 and has enjoyed a bustling business ever since.
Warken decided to sell the business to free up more time to spend with her family. Her and her husband Paul would like to travel more and have more time for their three grandchildren.
Martin was born in the old Coronach Hospital and lived in Coronach until she was five. Martin has mostly been a stay-at-home mom but ran the community pasture in Barhead, Alberta for three years. Martin moved back to the area in December of 2009 with her husband Brad, and their children, Chase, Clayton and Rylee.
Martin moved back to Coronach to raise her family in a smaller community. Before deciding to purchase her own business, Martin has kept busy raising her family and working at the mini mart for her cousin Wendy Terry. Martin was ready to work for herself and she looks forward to putting her spin on the stitchery business. “I would like to expand to a bigger store, and have a store front to offer more clothing for sale so people don’t have to go to the city.” said Martin.
For now, Martin is “learning the ropes”. Martin will continue to employ Warken on a part-time basis, who also plans to work casual at the Coronach Golf Club.