Greetings!|To those of you who go away in the cooler weather - welcome back. It has been fun greeting you and hearing and seeing what you have been doing while you were gone from northern Michigan.
And as those of us who live here year around know - the busy season has started.
To help you stay on top of what is happening; we have sites to guide you.Leelanau County Chamber of CommerceEmpire Chamber of CommerceLeland Chamber of CommerceGlen Lake Chamber of CommerceNorthport-Omena Chamber of CommerceSuttons
Bay Area Chamber of Commerce
And don't forget our Farmer's Markets. Here is the 6-21-10 email from MSU Extension.
The Leelanau Farmers Markets began their 10th
past week with a bang!
Making an appearance this week:
Fresh Produce: Arugula, Beans,
Chard, Cilantro, Garlic, Herbs. Kale, Lettuce, Radishes, Rhubarb, Salad
Scallions, Snap Peas, Spinach, Strawberries, Summer Squash
Flowers , Fresh
pies, artisan breads, muffins, scones, cinnamon and chocolate
croissants, and cinnamon
rolls, organic specialty breads, cinnamon rolls, scones, cookies, and pecan
rolls, artisan breads, granola, and muffins
Plants: Potted Rosemary, Tomato Starts,
Dried Cherries, Eggs (duck &
hen), Honey & Honey Products,
Maple Syrup & Maple Products Art & Designs: Birdhouses,
Hand Design Knits,
Matted Agricultural Photographs, Stepping
Stones & Garden Art
Music at the Market this week performed by Cindy McElroy from 10 am to
near the playground.
Visit our local shops and markets and enjoy the summer!
Friday, June 25, 2010
5 pm until 9 pm
Thistledown Shoppe is participating in our fifth art walk and we are proud to announce our featured artist, Vanessa Fox-Gruenwald.
Multi-media artist and educator for more than 25 years,
Vanessa Fox Gruenwald of Laughing Fox Studio in Suttons Bay, Michigan is also a
published, award-winning photographer and writer who incorporates architectural
glass and clay with found objects from nature, junkyards, and recycle centers
to create one-of-a kind jewelry and art works that grace people, homes and
gardens across the country.
For the 2010 kick-off Art Walk in Suttons Bay on Friday,
June 25th, she will show current work with a highlight on her collection of custom buttons designed to
compliment the full range of artisan yarns available specifically at the
Thistledown Shoppe. These miniature
artworks are in high demand by fiber artists and have limited availability.
New and Updated
We are stocking a new line from c2knits. Garments are knit from the top down, so little seaming.
Knitter'sBooksThink Outside the SoxKnitting GreenVogue Knitting Stitchionary 5Deborah Newton's cable collectionMagnificent Mittens & SocksThe Stockings were knitNotions
Lantern Moon baskets, clutches, bags, tape measures, stitch markersIncome derived from sales of this item provides
income, education and self-reliance for Vietnamese women and their
families and revitalizes the traditional cultural handicrafts of
Fish Bags - tote and messenger
Made in Cambodia, these practical and durable bags are made from fish feed
Cotton lining with inside zippered pocket. Adjustable shoulder
straps. Plastic buckle closures.
12"h x 14"w
A popular small project bag
in beautiful Vietnamese floral print silk. In six
luscious color combinations... they're all so pretty it's difficult to
choose just one! Loop and shell button closure.
7"h x 5.5"w x 5.5"d
| Red, White, and BlueI have to say that I love this color combination. Brown Sheep
makes a sock
yarn, Wildfoote, and we picked it up with these colors.
Try it out using our Patriotic Socks by Heartstrings pattern.
You can also use American Flag Socks
Patriotic Mini-Sock Pin
Or knit a flag pin. Here
is the web site for the pattern.
The Wee Shoppe with a Big Heart
http://thistledownshoppe.blogspot.com/ Kathy Dawkins, Betsy Eike, Ruth Ziter, Diane Cavagnini,
Doreen Tyrrell, and Susan Curtis
Mon through Sat 10-6 Sun 12 -4
Yarn Lover's Night:
every Monday 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm