COUNTRY NEEDLEWORKS NEWSLETTER
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SALE

 Hello everyone! We have a great sale for you this week - 20% Off Encore Worsted
and Bulky yarns.  (In stock only, reg. price only)
 This is such a popular yarn for us.
Our customers tell us they love it!  It makes great afghans, sweaters, hats, etc.  So stop in
soon and save on this wonderful yarn.   

YARN

Below are some new yarns we received this week:

















       Cascade Swaddle is an exciting 100% Polyester super bulky yarn. This super soft yarn
has a unique ply combining one thinner strand with a thicker to create a comfy knitted or
crocheted garment. Offered in a variety of soft pastel colors, Swaddle is great for knitting
super quick baby blankets or accessories without the hassle of being hand wash. Each ball
of Cascade Swaddle is a hefty 200g with 197 yards.
As you can see, we have a lot of colors in stock.

Below is another new yarn from Cascade.
















Cascade Pinwheel is a 100% acrylic, easy-care yarn in a worsted weight.Pinwheel is made
with two contrasting color strands, wrapped around each other for a candy-cane effect -
which creates a delightful visual texture. It's also self-striping, with long color changes. This
yarn is machine washable.

We have some new models to share with you:













    
Boxy Sweater is by Maison Delaunay
Berroco Booklet 349
The yarn is Berroco Vintage Chunky
The sweater took 6 skeins

Our next model used Cascade 220.











     Children's Kangaroo Sweater
by Amy Bahrt
Free pattern with purchase of  yarn
Yarn used is Cascade 220.

Knitters and Crocheters:  Would you like to see a demonstration on how to "block"
finished work? Come at 10:00 this Wednesday, September 17, for a special free event in
our classroom.   
A customer of ours, Judy Jelsema, has completed a beautiful wool lace weight circular shawl,
and she and Ruth Boelkins will be immersing it in soaking water and then pinning it out to
its finished dimensions on blocking  mats.  This is a necessary step for almost all fiber
projects -   sweaters, shawls, colorwork items, socks, and more.  No need to sign up.  Just
come and join us in the learning and fun!  

Below is the shawl we will be blocking











DREAM CLUB 2014

Beginning in September, we will have six months of exclusive, glorious hand dyed yarn by
Dream In Color!

Join the Dream Club today so that you don’t miss out on these wonderful new colorways,
and patterns by well know designers, available to members only!

Every month, for 6 months, we will receive a shipment with a beautiful yarn dyed just for
Dream Club members, and an exceptional pattern.  The designers include Ann Weaver,
Laura Nelkin, Connie Chang and Kristin Omdahl.  Prices will range from $22 to $36 per
month.  To join, just sign up at the shop,  give us a call or email.  Your name will be entered
as a club member and you will be one of the first 10 people to have the opportunity to
purchase each month’s yarn.  We will contact you as soon as each yarn arrive.

As a special bonus for our Dream Club members, we will give you the February Kit FREE as
our thank you for purchasing the September through January Kits.   No other discounts will
apply to the Dream Club Kits.


September’s Dream Club Offering

Dream in Color’s wonderful yarn Smooshy, has arrived in a gorgeous fall colorway made
just for club members.  Flight of the Maple Seed by Ann Weaver is the exclusive pattern
that you will receive free with your yarn purchase.  620 yards in one skein for $36.

The scarf features a simple eyelet pattern shaped after the “helicopter” seeds that drop
from maple trees in autumn.  Knit on large needles, it goes fast and the eyelet pattern
keeps the knitting interesting.  The pattern includes both fully written and charted
instructions.

Below is a picture of the beautiful yarn used in the September Dream Club












The 1st shipment of Sept. kits sold out in one day.  
For our 2nd set  of Sept. kits coming this week we only have three available.

As you can see the color is so pretty in this yarn.  The price of the
kit is $36.  So if you are considering joining the Dream in Color club, sign up soon.

STAMPS/SCRAPBOOKS

Another fabulous stamp party!
Our Sept. stamp party was the best response yet!  6 classes were filled to
to capacity! Below is one of the
classes and everyone had a great time!












OUR NEXT STAMP PARTY - OCTOBER

"EXPLORING LIQUID PEARLS"

Teacher: Bonnie         Cost: $10.00

5 Class times available:

Wed., Oct. 22:   2-4pm or 6-8pm
Thurs., Oct. 23:  10am-noon or 2-4pm or 6-8pm

In Bonnie's last class, she used copper liquid pearls on one of her cards.
It made a beautiful "POP" effect.  
In this class, you will use liquid pearls on three cards, exploring 3 different ways to use
them.

Bring to class:  Your favorite adhesive - tape runner, skor-tape, etc...

Sign up soon!  Class size is limited!


GIFTWARE

We received some new giftware this week:

Michigan Totes and
Pillows.
















New Tote Bags, Zippered bags and insulated Totes to keep your items cool.  



  










BEADS












Tamie will be here the following dates:

Thurs., Oct. 2, 12-8pm
Fri., Oct. 3, 9:30am-8pm
Sat., Oct. 4, 9:30am-1pm

See our
website for free class dates and times.

VOGUE KNITTING LIVE!

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 (616-457-9410)
or email (sales@countryneedleworks.net)         

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

THIS WEEKS RECIPE

This weeks recipe is from Chris, our stamp/scrapbook girl.  She served this to her family
and they told her they loved it!  It sounds delicious! Thanks Chris for sharing.

SLOW COOKER MASHED POTATOES

Ingredients:

5 pounds red potatoes, cut into chunks
1 T. Minced garlic, or to taste
3 cubes chicken bouillon
1 (8 oz.) Container sour cream
1 (8 oz.) Package cream cheese, softened
½ cup butter
salt and pepper to taste

In a large pot of lightly salted boiling water, cook the potatoes, garlic and bouillon until
potatoes are tender but firm, about 15 minutes.  Drain reserving water.  In a bowl, mash
potatoes with sour cream and cream cheese, adding reserved water as needed to attain
desired consistency.

Transfer the potato mixture to a slow cooker, cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours.  Just
before serving, stir in butter and season with salt and pepper to taste.  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

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