Five minutes with Catherine Strong

CIW- COM-0203- FIVE MINUTESMeet Catherine Strong, one of the owners of Adkin’s Draperies, located in Westfield.

How would you describe your business? We offer custom shutters and blinds, and we make custom draperies, bedspreads and pillows. We make pretty much anything out of fabric in-house. We offer free shop-at-home appointments, and we’ll measure, offer a price and go from there.”

What do you like most about your work? Meeting and getting to know so many different people from all walks of life, and seeing their homes and helping them decorate.

What do you do in your spare time? I often work seven days a week, so there isn’t much in the way of free time. I do enjoy exercise, watching college basketball and taking care of my grand-dogs on Sundays.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why? I would definitely travel to Ireland. I was planning to go with my aunt and uncle, but they passed away shortly before the trip. They used to go once a year, and I’d like to see what they loved so much and look up some old relatives. Just give me a month and I’ll make sure I see everything.