Country Needleworks has a group on Ravelry.
Here is the link:


Hello everyone!

This weeks sale is 20% off Knit and Crochet Bags & Organizers.

What a great time to organize your knitting and crocheting. We have some very nice
Knit and Crochet Bags and Organizers. This would also be a nice time to purchase a
gift for someone who knits or crochets.
Stop in soon when the selection is the best and save 20%!

"We want to know"

Thanks for your wonderful responses to our request for opinions last week!
Your ideas were great. (One has us looking at an additional line of Superwash DK wool!)
Please keep the comments and suggestions coming each week!


Hello Spring Yarn Quest participants!

That wonderful coupon your received in your "goodie bags" expires August 30! (Actually Aug. 29  because
we're not open on Sunday!) So stop in this week with your coupon and see what's new!

Please join us for


In Chicago on Saturday, October 3, 2015.
Free fashion shows!Great shopping!

Check the Vogue Knitting website for more details on the Marketplace.
$60 per person
Includes round trip to Chicago and driver tip. Meals are on your own.
Soon we will have the password to purchase a discounted ticket for the Marketplace.
For more details go to our

We just received copies of the
Midwestern Knits book we
spoke about in an earlier
newsletter. When they arrived
we asked one of the authors,
Allyson Dykhuisen, to sign them and
she did! So the copies we have now
are signed by Allyson.
So get your copy soon!
The 13 patterns vary from Michigan
mittens to  Ann Weaver's
wool pullover, Furniture City.
A must see!      

New Classes:



Brand New Product for us:


This is an amazing new "Powder" watercolor medium that let's you create beautiful
watercolor backgrounds. It truly is a "burst of color", you need so little powder to create
so much color. It's as easy as "Sprinkle and Spritz".

Another new product:

We have received some of the Rubber necker stamps that have been designed to use with the
Color Burst products.

Check out our next Stamp Party coming soon:

"Tim Holtz Products and Techniques"

Teacher: Chris      Cost: $10.00

Wednesday, September 16:   2-4pm,    6- 8pm,
Thursday, September 17:  10am-noon,    2-4pm,   6-8pm  

Tim Holtz is a ​creative designer and  educator, best known for his "grunge" style  and altered art.
We will make 3 cards using some of his new (and classic)
products: his signature stamps, stencils, dies, and more...

Techniques will include "Enameled Stamping", Distress Marker
Water-Coloring,"  and "Coloring Texture Paste."

Bring to class:  Your favorite adhesive - tape runner, Skor-tape, etc...
**Sign up soon! Class size is limited!

Model of  Stamp Class Below


From Blackberry Lane Designs, LLC
we have
Frosty Weather

The unique part about this is the
fabric that is in the background on the right
is the background of the pattern. So you
don't have to stitch all the snow.  

Barn Star Christmas
Summer House

Christmas Stocking
Ornaments by
Annie's Cross Stitch



This weeks recipe is from Pat Brower, one of our excellent knitters. Pat is a very talented knitter and a great
cook. She gave us this recipe to share with you. I always love to try new barbecue recipes because after a
while, we get tired of the one we use. So I sure will be trying this recipe!
Thank you Pat.



2 lbs. ground beef and 1 cup diced onion -  brown and drain

2 T. vinegar
4 T brown sugar
1 T. mustard
1 1/2 cups Ketchup
1 T. Worchestershire sauce
1/2 cup quick oatmeal
1 cup water

Simmer for 1 hour. Enjoy!



Judy Jelsma, one of our wonderful social knitters had  a great idea for our "Cast Off the Cold"
Christmas Tree. If each of our "social knitters" (whom you are cordially invited to join on Mon. pm, and Wed.
and Fri. ams) and any others who are willing would knit  one hat, we could really fill our tree! It's hard to
imagine now but in a few short months it will be COLD! And these hats, mittens and scarves are very much
appreciated by the folks at Mel Trotter!

We had a generous person drop off a bag of hats for Cast Off the Cold. Thank you so much!

If you would like to donate to any of our service projects,  

please go to our


Hello everyone. Because we have had some people have allergic reactions
to perfume, may we kindly ask you to not wear fragrance at classes?
Thank you so much!

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

*If you are interested in setting up a knitting group on Tuesdays or Thursdays or any other time, 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!

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
Crocheted Cable Hat Class

Learn to crochet cables by making this
Cabled Slouchy Beanie.
You will learn to crochet cables, crochet into the front
and back of posts as well as the front and back of

We will also cover how to evenly
work stitches around the band.  This beanie is easy to
size to fit your head and
doesn’t even require gauge swatching!
For more information on this class, go to our
Here's a brand new sweater for the "Classic
Seamless Cardigan" class
taught by Ruth
Boelkins:  chunky weight yarn, all the same great
basic techniques, and a pattern that is easy to
customize for your perfect fit.
This could be your first successful sweater!  Click
on the
link to find out more.
A great new trend is evolving among
Many adult coloring books are coming on
the market. Why? Doctors have said
that it has several great benefits
for your body and mind:

calms you
trains the brain to focus
generates a creative mindset
exercises fine motor skills
combats stress

On the right we have  three adult
coloring books in now, but more are
coming very soon.

It was another fun night at Knit and Dine.
Lots of good food and great company.
We even had a lesson on how to add a
project to Ravelry. And congratulations
to Penny Daly who won our door prize -
a $20 store gift certificate!

Mark your calendars to join us next month,
September 11th.

For more info on Knit and Dine
go to our