COUNTRY NEEDLEWORKS NEWSLETTER
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SALE

Hello everyone!  This week our sale is 20% off knitting needles and crochet hooks.
(Excluding Addi needles)
So check out your needles and see what you may need. This is a great time to purchase new
needles.  You may even want to try the Knitter's Pride square needles. Wouldn't this be a great
time to purchase a set of needles?

YARN


This week we received 20 new colors
of the Panda cotton.
This yarn is 59% bamboo, 25% cotton
16%  elastic nylon. A fine yarn
worked on a 1-2.5 US needle.




 







ATTN. SOCK LOVERS!
We have a new sock yarn called
Naked Sock by Universal Yarns.
It works great for sweaters, shawls or socks.
It's 93% acrylic, 7% PBT, 470 yds.
The price is  only $8.00!










        

We have some new models for you to view:

This is such a pretty Spring Sweater!
A must see!
It is called Opium Easy Knit
It takes 3 skeins of Opium yarn












       This pattern is called "Shibui Mix"
The yarn is Meadow
1 skein Pennyroyal and
1 skein Larkspur













         This next model is so pretty we have to show you both sides.
It is called "Tulip Shawlette" by Knit One Crochet Too. The pattern is by Helen Rush 2118
The yarn is Cozette Fucshia 760.  








         




Additional Class for "Monomania" Chevron Cardigan Sweater
(Below is a sample of the Chevron Cardigan Sweater Class)












If you have been thinking about taking this class with Ruth Boelkins, now is the time to act!  
There is one spot remaining in the evening class, and she has added a new afternoon class for
up to 8 additional students.  
Evening class begins Tuesday, April 29 & then meets Wednesdays, 5/14, 5/28 & 6/4.  
Time is 6-7:30
Afternoon class meets Thursdays, May 1, 15, 29 & June 12.  Time is 1-2:30

We also just received a large shipment of gorgeous colors in fingering weight from
Neighborhood Fiber Company.  This is perfect for the Chevron Cardigan, and you receive 10%
off the yarn and needles you choose for a class project.  Don't wait!Come in today to get the
best selection of the yarn that is becoming a customer favorite.


STAMPS/SCRAPBOOKS

Stampers, have you ever wished that you could make an envelope for that specially designed
card?  We now have  "Envelope Punch Board" you can purchase that helps you do just that.
Come in soon to see it for yourself.

The pinks are back!  We have just replenished our Spring colors of Vintage Cottage ribbon.
The box is full with Spring crinkle ribbons!


GIFTWARE

We received an order of pretty scarves this week.
Our giftware dept. is filled with pretty Spring items. Our jewelry includes necklaces, bracelets and
earrings. We also have great cookbooks, candles, signs, purses, cards and so much more. Stop
in soon and check out all our giftware items.

THIS WEEKS RECIPE

This weeks recipe is from Laura, our bead girl.  She said this recipe is addictive and delicious!
This recipe is one of her family's favorites. Thanks Laura!

CREAM CHEESE SQUARES

Ingredients:

2 -  (8 oz) cans refrigerated crescent roll dough
2  - (8 oz.) packages cream cheese
1 cup white sugar
1 t. vanilla
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup white sugar
1 t. ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350º.  Grease a 9 x 13 pan. In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese,
1 cup of sugar and vanilla until smooth and creamy. I use my Kitchen-Aid mixer for this step..
you could also use a hand-held mixer.  Spread evenly over the crescent layer.

Unroll the second can of crescent rolls and lay them on top of the cream cheese layer.  Do not
press down.  Pour the melted butter over the entire pan.  Combine the remaining 1/4 cup of
sugar and cinnamon, sprinkle over the top.  Bake for 25-30 minutes in the preheated oven, or
until the top is crisp and golden. Enjoy!

PRINT RECIPE ONLY

SERVICE PROJECTS

"STUFFIES" FOR KIDS

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
attached.    

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.  wheelerw@michigan.gov 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

We did receive some donations of "stuffies" this week for this worthy cause. Thanks to all of
you who donated!

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!
          
CLASSES
Click on classes for the classes we have available.


SOCIAL KNITTING TIMES

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.

STORE HOURS:

MON. THRU FRI - 9:30am-8:00pm
SAT. - 9:30am-5pm
Closed Sunday