The End of January Already

Wow!  January has flown by.  We are getting settled in to the new place more and more each day.  If you haven’t been by to see it yet, you should come check it out.  With the new place comes a new look for the website.  I hope you like it.


New Canvases.

Look at the super cute tooth fairy canvases that arrived this week.  There’s bound to be some little cutie in your life that needs a little tooth fairy pillow.

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Recipes and Special Scheduled Shopping

We had a group of ladies schedule a special “private” shopping time this week and it was a great time.  For their visit, Meg made soup and salad.  It was so tasty that they asked us to post the recipes for the meal.  So here they are.

Chicken Tortilla Soup

 1 cup carrots, diced
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped onions
½ stick butter
4 15oz cans chicken broth
1 packet Taco seasoning
1 15 oz diced tomatos
1 10 oz can Rotel tomatoes, original style
10 8 inch corn tortillas, cut into pieces
2 chicken breasts cooked and shredded
1 cup milk
8 oz Mexican style shredded cheese

Saute carrots, celery and onions in butter till soft. Add broth, tomatoes, rotel, taco seasoning and chicken. Bring to a boil. Add cut up tortillas. Let boil for 20 minutes. Reduce heat and add cheese and milk. Simmer for 10 more minutes.

Town and Country Salad

Lettuce, sliced strawberries, sliced bananas, sugared nuts. You can be creative with this. Pears and brie cheese can be used. The dressing is the secret.

Poppy Seed Dressing

½ cup sugar
½ salad oil

1/3 cup vinegar
1 tsp yellow mustard
1 ½ tsp poppy seeds
1 ½ tsp onion juice

Speaking of Scheduled Special Shopping… If your group would like to come on a Monday and have the store all to themselves for a time of shopping, we’d be happy to accommodate you.  We need a two week notice and a minimum of three in your group.  Call us to discuss.


We’ve scheduled several beginner level classes.  Three each for Crochet, Needlepoint and Knitting.  We are calling them 101 since they are intended to get you started.  These classes will be great for the absolute beginner and for the person who has been inactive for awhile.  We will do one of each class in February, April and June.  You can see the complete schedule on the classes page of our website or at the bottom of the page where events are listed.

We have also scheduled a knitted cable class.  You can pick a project with cables that appeals to you or if you don’t have one in mind, we will use Bowlegged Washcloth from Needyl.  All you need is some cotton yarn and the appropriate needles for the yarn.  The cable class is March 14.


Here are a few finished objects to inspire you.







New Year, New Digs

Our Grand-reopening party was a great success.  Thanks to everyone who came to celebrate with us. We appreciate your support.


To find our new place…

Front Door
Welcome! Come in.


Take I-10 to exit 16 (same exit as before). When you exit, go north. At the 4-way stop, turn right on West Aloha Dr., the turn left on Indian Hill Blvd (just past Coldwell Banker, across from Family Dollar). Turn right into the parking lot. We are on the end, next to Aloha Dr.

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We are still planning to do our CAL with Michelle.  You can read all about it here.

These are the squares for January

Harlequin Shells 12″ Crochet Square by Carolyn Christmas


Winter Burst 12″ Square by Aurora Suominen



Trunk Show

We have needlepoint trunk shows planned this year.  Patti Mann is the first one coming in March.  Stay tuned for more details.