COUNTRY NEEDLEWORKS NEWSLETTER
Hello everyone! This week our sale is 20% off Lakeshore Candles and Wind & Willow
dips. Many of our customers love the Lakeshore Candles. They have such a clean
scent. They are made in Zeeland, Michigan. These candles make a very nice gift. the
12 oz. candles burn for 60 hours and the 18 oz. candles bur for 90 hours.
Our Wind & Willow dips are one of our best selling items. Once you try them, you
will love them. They are so convenient. Just add butter and cream cheese and you
have a delicious dip to serve with crackers, etc. There are many flavors, from
Smokehouse Bacon Cheeseball/appetizer dip to Chocolate Chip Cheeseball and
dessert mix. Both the candles and the dips are great items to stock up on during
"The Line" is a beautiful 3/4 sleeve sweater designed by Ann Weaver. It is flattering
on all body types, and her patterns are nicely designed for fitting petite to large
shapes. This sweater is in Ann's second volume of designs in the "White Whale"
theme, which we carry in the store.
Use this link to view the sweater: www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-line
Dragonfly Fiber is a small indie yarn dyer in Baltimore, MD. The company works
closely with Ann, and has created skeins of worsted superwash wool that are dyed in
three shades for this sweater design. Come in today to see the gorgeous colorways
we special ordered for this project. We have a limited number, and we are the first
retailer in Michigan to carry Dragonfly Fiber Yarn!
Photo of "The Line" Cardigan
Colors of kits available for "The Line"
To pull it together, Ruth Boelkins is offering this sweater project as a new class,
teaching on four Saturday mornings this summer. This class begins in three weeks,
and space is limited. If you sign up for the class, you can receive 10% off your yarn
and needle purchase for the project. This is a great opportunity to treat yourself to a
Dragonfly Fiber yarn kit! You can also shop our selection of Madelinetosh Vintage
and Cascade 220 and put together your own shades of worsted wool.
Class info: Dates are June 8, June 22, July 13 & July 20; 10am to 12pm;
cost is $75; space limited to 6. Please call the store or stop in to sign up and pay to
reserve your place.
Today is the last KAL until Fall. Bring your "show and tell" and we'll have pizza and a
We have some pictures of the bead trunk show going on now.
We also have some bead classes set up for those of you who wish to learn how to
make jewelry. Check them out in the "classes below".
We just received some beautiful summer colors of Victorian Cottage ribbon. These
crinkled ribbons look like a bouquet of sherbert.
Graduation Open Houses are in full swing. Get ready for these with our school die
cuts. It will make your life so much easier. Come in soon and see these for yourself.
A Message to Scrapbookers!!!
Have you heard about PROJECT LIFE? -It is a simplified scrapbooking system created
by Becky Higgins. Her moto is "Cultivate a good life and record it." Photos and story
cards are placed in divided sheet protectors - no cutting and no glue. You can "keep
up" with your photos and create an amazing album!
We will soon be able to order the binders, photo pocket pages and Core Kits
(Coordinating title, journalling and filler cards). Many manufacturers have jumped on
board and are producing products that work with Project Life. For example, Hero Arts
has a new line of stamps for making easy story cards. Chris is SO excited about this
concept and she has already begun taking pictures for her first album!
She envisions workshops at Country Needleworks to create great journaling
and filler cards. Check out www.beckyhiggins.com and let us know if you are
interested in pre-ordering any products. Let us know what you think!!
This is the week of our Stamp Class!
New Stamp Class:
Variations of Washi Tape
Teacher: Bonnie Cost: $10
Thursday, May 23
3 class times available: 11am-1pm, 2-4pm, or 6-8pm
New Class Format! Three cards or projects around one theme.
This time we will explore three different ways to incorporate the popular WASHI TAPE!
In addition, we'll show some other unique ways to add flair to ordinary things.
Sign up soon and prepayment is required because class size is limited!
THIS WEEKS RECIPE
This weeks recipe is from Chris, our scrapbook girl. Love her recipes! She said this
recipe was a big hit! She also suggested you use a glass pie plate because this pie is
so pretty as well as delicious!
WHITE CHOCOLATE SILK PIE
1 - 6 oz. Pkg. Pepperidge Farm Milano Cookies, divided
½ cup finely chopped pecans
3 T. Butter, melted
2 (4 oz.) Bars white chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 3/4 milk, divided
1 ( 3-4 oz.) Pkg. Vanilla instant pudding and pie filling mix
2 cups thawed frozen Whipped topping, divided
fresh raspberries and shaved white chocolate
Place 7 cookies in a resealable plastic bag. Seal bag and crush cookies with a rolling
pin. Pour crushed cookies into a medium bowl. Stir in pecans and butter. Press
mixture into bottom and 1/4 inch up the side of a 9 in pie plate. Cut remaining
cookies in half. Place cookie halves, cut side down, around inside edge of pie plate
Refrigerate 1 hour. Heat chocolate and 1/4 cup milk in a 1 quart heavy saucepan over
low heat until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth, stirring often. Remove
saucepan from heat and let cool to room temperature.
Combine pudding mix and remaining milk in a large bowl and stir according to
package directions. Stir in chocolate mixture, fold in 1 cup whipped topping. Spoon
mixture into cookie crust. Refrigerate 3 hours or until filling is set. Top pie with
remaining whipped topping, raspberries and chocolate shavings. Enjoy!
Print Recipe Only
*Many of our classes have pictures.
Go to our website and then click the class you like.
"The Line" Cardigan Seater Class - 4 session class
Designer - Ann Weaver
Cost: $75 plus supplies
Instructor: Ruth Boelkins
Skills needed: Intermediate knitting skills
We have a beautiful selection of yarn kits from Dragonfly Fiber, dyed in gradient
colorways designed especially for this sweater!
Madelinetosh Vintage & Cascade 220 are also great choices - create your own dark,
medium, & light shades in a favorite color.
Receive 10% off your supplies when you sign up for the class. Class size is limited to
Dates: Saturdays 10am to 12pm
Tor more info on this class go to our website
Learn To Crochet Class - This is a one session class.
Skills Needed: None
Skills Taught: You will learn how to chain, slip stitch, single crochet and double
crochet. You will make a dishcloth.
Materials to bring to class: (Must be purchased at Country Needleworks)
Crochet Hook size H or I
One skein worsted weight, 100% cotton yarn
Dates and Times:
Thursday, May 23, 6pm
Labyrinth Cowl Class - one session
Skills needed: CO, basic knitting skills
What you will make:
Reversible cables, magic loop, kitchener stitch,
graft in the round. You will make the Labyrinth Cowl.
Materials to bring to class-
(Must be purchased at Country Needleworks)
200 yards worsted weight yarn
sizes 10 adn 11, 32" circular needles (1 each)
2 cable needles
Wed., May 22, 1-3pm
Basic Top Down Sock Class - 3 sessions
Skills Needed: Basic Knitting
Skills taught/What you will make:
We will be making top down socks using Magic Loop method
Materials to bring to class: 440 yds. sock yarn, 40" circular needle size 2 or size
needed to obtain gauge of 8 sts. per inch, (make sure needle has flexible cord like
Addis), stitch markers
Dates: Thursdays, 6-7:30pm June 6, June 20 and June 27
Basic Bead Class-This is a one session class
Cost: $25.00 includes supplies
Skills needed: None
Skills taught and what you will learn: You will learn the basics of making jewelry and
you will make a bracelet and earrings
Materials to bring to class: none
Date: Wed., May 22, 6-7:30pm or
Mon., June 3, 6-7:30pm
Wrap Style Bracelet Class - this is a one session class
Cost: $25 includes supplies
Skills needed: None
What to bring to class: nothing
What you will make: You will make a bracelet
Date: Wed., May 29, 6-7:30pm
Caterpillar Bracelet Class - this is a one session class
Cost: $25 includes supplies
What you will learn and what you will make: You will learn how to sew a fringed and
looped bracelet. You will make a bracelet.
Date: Thurs., May 30, 6-7:30pm
Dream Club from Dream in Color
We have a few kits left over for you collectors out there. We have signed up for
Dream Club next year beginning in Sept. 2013. Stay tuned for more details.
Knit Along (KAL) with Ruth and Jerri
Our last KAL will be Monday, May 20 with a show and tell party.
Our next KAL will be in the Fall.
Go to our website and click on classes for more information on this KAL.
Always remember, we would rather have you join us, and work on whatever project,
at Country Needleworks, you have on needles, than miss out on your company.
SOCIAL KNITTING TIMES
Monday evenings 6-8pm
Wednesday mornings, 10am
Friday mornings, 10am
**Anyone who loves to Knit or Crochet is WELCOME! Just bring a project to work
on. No need to sign up, just come and have fun!
If you would like to meet at other times, just give us a call. 616 457 9410.
MON. THRU FRI - 9:30am-8:00pm
SAT. - 9:30am-5pm