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.







8 thoughts on “The End of January Already”

  1. Love the new look of the website. You all have been very busy. Deanne, the pattern for the tank is beautiful. Can it be increased to allow for plus size also? That would be an awesome class!!!!

    • Crochet 101 for February had to be canceled due to the Diamondhead Mardi Gras parade. The next one will be on April 11.

  2. Am so excited. My husband and I are buying a condo in Diamondhead and The French Knot is a bonus. Needlepoint and golf both within walking distance. I hope to come in to sign up for the beginners needlepoint class. Is it on February 21 or 28? The web pages list both. I am self taught and was in the car accident where I damaged my right had so I may be a challenge to teach. :-). Look forward to meeting you all.

    • Needlepoint 101 is February 21. The 28th is Knitting 101. We look forward to meeting you and getting to know you. I’m sure you will do just fine! Thanks for the heads up on the mistake. I’ll fix it.


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