Until several months ago, Paulson, an avid knitting enthusiast, was the elementary music teacher at North Warren Central School. She took the option of an early retirement from the position she held since 1986.
The store is open from Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with hours extended to 8 p.m. every Wednesday.
"I'm encouraging people to come in, hang out, have a cup of tea and coffee while they knit and crochet or read a book," Paulson said. "I see this shop as a community venture."
Paulson said she was looking forward to meeting all the needle-arts enthusiasts in the region.
"This has been a lifelong dream of mine," she said. "And I'm now having so much fun with this."
For more informaiton, Paulson can be reached at 494-4334.