Thistledown Shoppe
  Summer Time
June 23, 2010
In This Issue
Featured Article
Art Walk in Suttons Bay
New and Updated

Phoebe's Sweater


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 Commerce
Empire Chamber of Commerce
Leland Chamber of Commerce
Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce
Northport-Omena Chamber of Commerce
Suttons 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 Season this past week with a bang!

For times & locations of the 6 markets, visit

It's strawberry season!!

Making an appearance this week:

Fresh Produce:  Arugula, Beans, Beets, Carrots, Chard, Cilantro, Garlic, Herbs. Kale, Lettuce, Radishes, Rhubarb, Salad Mix, Scallions, Snap Peas, Spinach, Strawberries, Summer Squash 

 Fresh Cut Flowers , Fresh Brewed Coffee 

 Fresh Baked Goods: fruit 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  

Potted PlantsPotted Rosemary, Tomato Starts, Vegetable Starts  

 Other Yummy Local Products:  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 noon near the playground.
Visit our local shops and markets and enjoy the summer!
Art  Walk
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.

SB Art walk

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.


Zoe Cardigan


Miley Tee




Think Outside the Sox
Knitting Green
Vogue Knitting Stitchionary 5
Deborah Newton's cable collection
Magnificent Mittens & Socks
The Stockings were knit


Lantern Moon baskets, clutches, bags, tape measures, stitch markers

brown sheep

Income 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 Vietnam.

Fish Bags - tote and messenger  fish bag

Made in Cambodia, these practical and durable bags are made from fish feed bags.

fish messenger

Cotton lining with inside zippered pocket. Adjustable shoulder straps. Plastic buckle closures.

12"h x 14"w 

 Maya Floral


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

Straw hat


 Red, White, and Blue

I 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

red white blue
Or knit a flag pin.  Here is the web site for the pattern.

Thistledown Shoppe
Suttons Bay, MI  49682
231-271-YARN (9276)

The Wee Shoppe with a Big Heart

Mon through Sat 10-6  Sun 12 -4

Yarn Lover's Night: every Monday 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Kathy Dawkins, Betsy Eike, Ruth Ziter, Diane Cavagnini, Doreen Tyrrell, and Susan Curtis