Hello everyone! This week our Tent Sale continues with ever more merchandise added!


For all of you who love to knit animals/characters
this project is for you.

The pattern is "Monster Pillows"
from Knit a Monster Nursery by
Rebecca Danger.
Yarn - 2 skeins Uptown worsted
( 1 skein Turquoise and 1 skein gray )
Black scraps for eyes and mouth.

Below are some of the models we have displayed in our store designed by Beth King, a new local
She is very talented! Stop by and see her models and patterns. These models will only be here
for a limited time.

We have two classes starting this week:

Crochet II Class, Wed., July 23, 6-7:30pm  and
Learn to Crochet, Sat., July 26, 2-3:30pm

Ann Weaver

Ann  Weaver is a very popular knitwear designer and teacher. She will be here in August and will
be teaching 2 classes:  
"Albers Cowl & Color Theory" and a brand new class in the works,
Circular Shawl Workshop"

We have scheduled a section of each class to be held on both August 6 and August 7

Call the store or stop in soon to sign up.  Her classes fill up quickly!

Join us for


in Chicago on Saturday, October 25, 2014.

Cost:  $60.00 per person for round trip on the bus.  Meals on your own.

Leave Grand Rapids at approximately 6 am
Location(s) to be determined and return between 10 and 11pm

When you purchase your bus trip we will give you a password
to buy your discounted ticket to the Market Place.

Phone Country Needleworks (616-457-941)
or email (         

Free fashion shows!  Great shopping!
Check the Vogue Knitting website for more details on the Marketplace.



If you have been waiting for Penny to set up a new "Tangled" class - wait no more!

Stamp Class

All other classes are full except for:

New class date, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 6-8pm
This class will fill quickly!

Cost:  $13 includes a specialty pen

We will be making 3 fun cards
incorporating Zentangle Patterns with
String Technique, Stencils, and Stamps.
Sign up soon. Classes are limited.

Below is a sample of this class.

More news in our stamping dept.!

    New magazines have come in for you to check out:

  Somerset Life
  Stampers Sampler
  Somerset Home

       Check out the above magazines if you have never looked at them.  They have lots of unique

   We have some brand new Memory Box Dies.  See "New Product" rack on Stamp desk.


We have one of our bead trunk shows on sale this week. It is the Thunder Polish Semi-precious
stone strands.
This table only is 25% off. We have a picture below to show you which table it is and
we will have a 25% off sign on this table only.

Our bead teacher, Sue, will be taking a break until later September.  Can't wait to see what
classes she will be teaching this Fall!


This weeks recipe is from our dear friend, Lynn, who worked here for 30 years! We miss her a
lot, but she still shares her recipes with us.  One of the girls made this recipe this week and told
me it would be great for the newsletter. So thanks to Lynn we have a great cookie recipe!



1 cup white sugar
1 cup margarine
1 egg
3 1/2 cups flour
1 t. salt
1 t. vanilla
1 cup Rice Krispies
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup cooking oil
1 t. sour or sweet milk
1 t. baking soda
1 cup quick oatmeal

Mix white sugar, margarine, egg, flour, salt, vanilla, cooking oil, brown sugar, milk and baking
soda.  Add Rice Krispies and oatmeal.  Drop by teaspoon onto greased cookie sheets.  Flatten
with a spoon.  Bake at 350º   for 10-15 minutes.

Option:  add chocolate chips, pecans, nuts, coconut, m & ms - whatever you like! Enjoy.


This week we received an enormous bag full of cute "stuffies" for foster kids! Thank you so
much! These bring so much joy to these children!

Country Needleworks is happy to join with the Department of Human Services to collect Beanie
Babies or other small stuffed animals for children entering foster care. The stuffies will be given to
children who are being removed from their home due to neglect or abuse. This gives them a
comfort object to hold while they are driven to their new foster home.

Beanie Baby type "stuffies" are easily washed and stored, so they would be preferred, but the
brand name does not matter. New or gently used are fine. It doesn’t matter if the tags are still

Donations made to the Department of Human Services are tax deductible, so if you have a large
collection you would like to donate please contact Wendy Wheeler (Jerri’s daughter) and she can
arrange for you to get a receipt. or 616 558-7841

Thank you for bringing a smile to the face of a child during a very difficult time.

Wendy Wheeler, MA
Children’s Foster Care Program Manager
Department of Human Services
121 Franklin SE
Grand Rapids MI 49507
(616) 558-7841

Gloves, Mittens and Scarves For
"Cast Off the Cold"

Bring a donation of hats, mittens, gloves And/or scarves
(handmade or purchased) and hang them on our tree.
Items will be donated to "Cast Off the Cold" to benefit the homeless families and individuals at Mel
Trotter Mission. Thank you for your help!


Click on classes for the classes we have available.


Monday evenings 6-8pm
Wednesday mornings, 10am
Friday mornings, 10am
Spinners meet Tuesday mornings at 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
Closed Sunday