I'm not sure if I mentioned it or not but the company I work for was bought out in July by a new company.
For those of you that don't know I am a fabric sales representative and have the honor of visiting quilt shops encouraging them to buy the fabric for the company I represent.
Before the sale I represented one line of fabric and now I have three.
Along with the buyout came a President that is very much present and involved and there are now weekly conference calls. Our main headquarters are in New York so these conference calls are rather early.
7:00 a.m. for me on the west coast.
I am not a morning person.
Especially at 7:00 a.m. but I am a team player plus Jim gets up at 6:30 and can I also say naps are GOOD.
Last week Scott, our president, shared the idea we should bring a little something at each appointment. He liked the idea of coffee or doughnuts.
One of the reps mentioned she embellished tea towels for her shops.
I do make mug rugs and leave at shops I don't have appointments at as a way to introduce myself which have my business card attached.
And I also have made a few shop samples of bags for some of my stores but I don't normally leave a little something at every shop I visit.
While the design surface is smaller than my other design wall, only 54" x 60", I was able to hang it in my sewing room. And if I so desire I can roll it up like a blind and it will all disappear.
I happen to like looking at my work.
Currently I have some of the blocks from my Dear Jane quilt, two of the center blocks from the Garden Medallion by Kim Diehl which I am making with Dru Ann (I'm doing the applique, she's doing the piecing) and basket quilt blocks of my own design I am making for my Jo Morton Basket Parade on display.