Hello everyone!  This week our Tent Sale continues with more merchandise added! We added
more yarn, stamps, embellishments from the Bead Dept., Clover circular bamboo needles, floral
stems and more!


We have a new yarn for you.
It is Serenity Glitter Sock yarn from
Zen Yarn Garden.
It is 80% superwash merino,
10% cashmere and 10% sparkling nylon.
It is done on a 1-3 needle, 400 yds. and
hand/machine wash, air dry.

This is a beautiful yarn with just a hint
of sparkle. A must see!

We have a Learn to Knit Class starting this Tues., July 29, 2:30-4pm.
For more details on this class, click on the link below:

We have two more classes starting this week. Both classes are Continental Knitting.
For those of you who may not be familiar with this type of knitting, here is an explanation for you:

If you want to learn how to knit continentally this class is for you. Beginner or not, this is an
opportunity to add speed and consistency to your gauge. During this one hour class you will
learn the basics you need to start knitting continentally. Sometimes this method is referred to as
"picking" or "European style". The left hand holds the yarn to create the correct tension. This
style of knitting allows you to knit faster while also reducing hand and wrist fatigue.

For more information on dates, times, etc. on this, please click on this link:

We have a new model to share with you.
This cowl is called "Afrato".
The yarn is Malabrigo Finito yarn.
The color is Marte.
(2 skeins)


For all of you stampers who continue to look for ideas for masculine stamps, we just received
some 1 1/2" corrugated adhesive backed tape in natural and black colors.  It's very cool!

Also just in:  A new order from Memory Box. Stop in and check out our new supply!

We even have Memory Box brand new Fall and Winter 2014 catalog!
We will have it on the stamp desk so you can browse through and see what's new.


This week we received a large order of our $.99 greeting cards. These cards are so nice!  Stop in
soon and check these out! Pick out a few and keep them on hand next time you need to send a


This weeks recipe is from Barb, one of our owners.  This is probably the most requested recipe
we have ever posted.  I make these so many times in the summer because everyone seems to
love them! If you are asked to bring a dish to pass, this is my all time "go to dish".  I have
received many calls to repeat this recipe. So here is the recipe for the best baked beans ever!
Thanks Barb!



1 large glass jar of Great Northern Beans
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup catsup
1 can fried onion rings
2 T. vinegar
2 T. Molasses
1 1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 lb. bacon, fried and crumbled

Combine above ingredients and put in 2 quart casserole and cover.  Bake for 2 hours at 350º.  
Not only are these delicious, they are quite easy to make! Enjoy!


This week we received an 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