Happy 2011 to all of you! It's that time of year again - sort, purge, reorganize - as we put away the Christmas decorations and bring out the snowmen. When we were hosting retreats, I changed the decor every other month for the seasons - quilts on the walls, collections in the entryway, small vignettes on the bedside tables and in the bathrooms, as well as in the main gathering space with lampshades, table toppers and pillows - in fact, right down to the tissue box covers. Whew! Now that I no longer need to "foo foo" up 2000 sq. feet each month or so, I need to get rid of a TON of stuff. I spent last week sorting thru most of my Christmas decor and boxed up anything I did not use this year. The rest? Up for grabs! We're adding a new link on our website called KT's Attic. We'll have items for sale, mostly in groups by season, for you to decorate your home at flea market prices with a little bit of KTQ. (Christmas items will show up throughout the year.) Watch for the first items later this week. I just couldn't part with my collection of Deb Strain snowmen (pictured above), but I have plenty more for those of you who enjoy these seasonal friends as I do. One of our Attic offerings is a set of 3 wooden snowman boxes with a couple of adorable ceramic snowman head ornaments - all for just $4! We'll also have some antique sewing accessories such as bone needle cases and advertising thimbles, quilt tops and other collectibles.
Our first giveaway this year is an assortment of goodies found in the back room that were favors for retreats. In the Moda Designer tin is a pack of Kathy Schmitz notecards, a ceramic pie bird, several Ragspun appliques using KT Plaids, a sewing themed notepad and a wire basket that holds a special Easter egg perfectly. Comment here by noon, Sunday, Jan. 9th to win it! And who knows what else may find it's way into it before it's closed and sent. We have a few more of the Moda tins for sale in KT's Attic for $5 each if you missed them the first time.
Did you make a quilting resolution for this year? Finish UFO's? Take a quilting retreat? Make more gifts this year? I'd love to hear about them.