Hello everyone!

This weeks sale is 20% off the Bead Dept.
(reg. price, in stock only)


Barb is modeling the pretty shawl below:


Yarn: 2 skeins of Malabrigo Caracol

This is a simple and fast knit shawl.

Pattern free with purchase of yarn
This looks so pretty from the
back too!

Cable Lover's Pullover

Yarn: 4 skeins of
Eco Wool

Pattern free with purchase
of yarn.

Our next model is so cute! Everyone who sees this model is wanting to make it!
It is so very soft! A must feel!  Not only that, it has a different look than most baby blankets.
See pictures below:

Block Stripes Baby Afghan.

Yarn 2 skeins Bamboo Pop
1 skein Adriafil

Here's an idea:

Make the afghan and use the color of
one of the block stripes to make a
matching sweater. What a great baby gift!

Knit & Crochet Tutor

Price: $10.00  
Tuesdays, 1:30-3:30pm or 6-8pm

Do you need help with a knitting or crochet pattern or a new technique?
Pat would love to help you!

*Knitting & Crochet classes coming:

*For details on any of these classes
click on classes

by Melissa Schaschwary

Portage is a comfortable, top down raglan
that is worked flat. The sleeves are
worked in the round. Only a small
bit of seaming is required to attach the
deep pockets to the hem.

Pat will be setting up a new class for this after the holidays.
If you are  interested in taking a class for this sweater, please
sign up with your name and number here at the store to set up
a time for the class.
You can call and we will take your name. 616 4579410.

Learn to Crochet Class

Monday, January 16, 6-8pm
Wednesday, January 18, 1-3pm

Price: $20 includes pattern

Crochet II Class

Wednesday, March 15 1-3pm or
Thursday, March 16, 6-8pm

Price - $20 includes pattern       

New Class for 2017:  Knit Cowl, with Ruth Boelkins

The project is Ruth's first pattern for her new design company,
named Spout. It's perfect for anyone wanting to learn to knit,                

refresh their skills, or just get help with the techniques in this  project.  Anyone can sign up, and
each knitter can work at their own pace! See the samples & details by stopping in at the store, or
use this link to view online:
Knit Cowl Class

Chose a set of class dates:
Wednesday, Jan. 11 & 25, 6-8pm or
Sat., Feb. 4 & 18, 10am-noon

                             Price: $35                                            

Simple Pullover “Sweater Club” Class

Make this seamless pullover sweater with Ruth Boelkins in an all new class beginning this month!   
It's a great pattern that is written for sizes baby through adult, and it's unisex, so you can make
it for anyone.  Learn all the basics of knitting a nice fitting & professional looking sweater.  Have
fun with others in a relaxed learning environment: drop in sessions are available once a week, and
you work at your own pace and come as often as you like.  Check out all the info with this link, or
stop in the store to see the model:
Simple Pullover “Sweater Club” Class

Class Fee:  $60 (includes any number of drop in class sessions)
Wednesdays @ 6-7:30 pm:  start date is January 18
Drop in dates are 2/1, 2/15, 3/1
Thursdays @ 1-2:30 pm:  start date is January 26
Drop in dates are 2/9, 2/23, 3/16

Advanced Mitten Class

Dates:  January 19,26, Feb. 2, 6-8pm

Price: $45


Kelly has such a nice assortment of magazines/books for beading.
These are so helpful for new ideas and instructions on lots of projects.
Below are the pictures of these magazines.

Kelly has 5 new bead classes:
Go to classes to view more information on these classes.

ammered, Riveted Leather
Wrap Bracelet Class

Monday, March 6, 6-8pm OR
Thursday, March 9, 1-3pm

Price: $20 plus supplies ($16 and up)

Leather Jewelry with
Sizzix Class

Monday, Feb. 27, 6-8pm OR
Wednesday, March 1, 1-3pm

Price: $20 plus supplies

Shimmer Sheetz Jewelry Class

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 6-8pm OR
Thursday, Feb. 16, 1-3pm

Price: $25

Stretch Cord Bracelet Class

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 1-2:30pm OR
Saturday, Feb. 25, 1-2:30pm

Price: $15 plus supplies ($6.00 and up)

Crochet Bracelet/
Necklace Class

Monday, March 20, 6-8pm OR
Thursday, March 16, 1-3pm

Price: $20 plus supplies

She also added new dates to her other bead classes

Basic Beading Class

Monday, Jan. 30, 6-7:30pm OR
Thursday, Feb. 2, 1-2:30pm

Price: $25 Includes all supplies.

Basic Wrap Bracelet Class

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 1-3pm OR
Thursday, Feb. 9, 6-8pm

Price: $20 plus supplies
Wrap Bracelet Pic.jpg


We have a new stamp class set up:

Encore!  Color-Layering Techniques
(Same stamp companies - different cards)

Teacher: Chris             Cost: $12.00

4 class times available:

Thursday, Jan. 19,  9:30-11am,  noon-1:30pm,  3-4:30pm,  6-7:30pm

We will make 3 cards: One with a color-layering technique
using the MISTI and stamps from Rubbernecker...
and two with color-layering stamp sets from Hero Arts
and Impression Obsession. Beautiful cards!!!

*Sign up early!!!   *Bring your favorite adhesive

Class sample below:


Preheat oven to 350º


1 1/2 cups of flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 stick of cold butter
1/2 cup Semi Sweet Choc. Chips

Mix first three ingredients with pastry knife or blender until crumbly.
Add in choc. chips, press into a 9 x 13 pan. Bake for 15 min.

In a second bowl


Mix together:

1 can (14 oz.) of sweetened condensed milk
1 egg
1 t. vanilla
Then stir in 1 1/2 cup choc. chips
1 cup of chopped pecans

Pour over crust and bake for an additional 25 minutes or until set
and golden brown. Enjoy!



Click on classes to view our classes.

We have a new January 2017 Monthly Class Calendar!
               Just go to our
website to view or print out this calendar.

We have a very large knitting/crochet area available for you and your friends to use.

Stop in anytime to sit & knit or plan a regular time each week to meet.
It's a great way to relax and get your projects done.
We will make coffee and we always have cookies.   

Social Knitting Times

Monday evenings, 6-8pm
Wednesday mornings,10am
Friday mornings, 10am
SockKnitters -
Wednesdays, 1-3pm and 6-8pm

*If you are interested in setting up a knitting group,
give us a call at 616 457 9410. We would love to make you feel welcome!
**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!

Store hours:

Mon. thru Fri., 9:30-8pm
Sat. 9:30-5pm
Closed Sunday


Another great week for donations!

Nancy Hogerheide donated lots of hats . Thank you!

Joanne Nederveld donated lots of nice scarves for Mel Trotter. Thank you!

We would be delighted if you would be willing to donate items to any of
these worthy causes:

Abigail's Attic
Mended Little Hearts
Newborn Hats for local hospitals
Cast off the Cold
Project Linus
Knitted Knockers
Gilda's Club

Click on any of the links above to see descriptions and thanks so much for your support.
Thank you for buying from our locally
owned small business for 34 years.

We really appreciate your support!

Barb Langerak & Cheryl VanHaitsm
This weeks recipe is from Cher,
who has left for Florida for a
couple of months. She served this
recipe at our New Year's Eve Party
and it was a hit! Thanks Cher!