Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Dog Neck Coolers

I have been asked for some time about making neck coolers for dogs. It has been so hot and I decided to make a version of our neck coolers. I made this sample for our dog, who is finding that the heat this summer is just......too hot. Eventually, I will make them for our on line store, but I am thinking of what to call them.

Here he is modeling his new neck cooler. 

These neck coolers are basically similar to the ones that we made for soldiers, having several pockets with the cooling crystals. What do you think?

Monday, August 18, 2014

On Line Fabric Store at www.countrynmore.com

Many of you may not know it, but Country N' More has a large selection of high quality cotton quilt fabrics. They are perfect for your next sewing project. Customers have made lovely curtains, quilts, and other sewing projects using our fine fabrics. The below Minnie Mouse fabrics are adorable, and they are the latest fabrics that have been added to our on line store. There are hundreds of fabrics to choose from. It is a quilter, crafter and sewer's paradise.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Re-posting a Post- What I Learned After Taking a Homeless Mother Grocery Shopping

I don't know how else to do this, but I wanted to share this with others. This story touched me very deeply and I wanted to pass it along to others. A woman writes about taking a homeless woman shopping.

It is a must read.


Grape Harvesting Time-Time For Some Jelly

The grapes are ripe for the picking and we sure have a large crop again this year. As of today, I have plucked over 40 lbs. of grapes and there are still plenty more.

These grapes are the size of blueberries and if you didn't know that they were grapes, you would think that they were blueberries. These grapes are picked at their peak and they are so sweet. After doing this for years, I have found that the best way to juice them, is to use our juicer. I have used other methods, which I have mentioned in the past, but I found that using our juicer is a huge time saver. Some of the grapes will be for juice for drinking, while others will be used to make jelly.

I decided to back to using our juice extractor for juicing these small seeded grapes. It worked well, but I needed to run it through a second time. That did the trick. Today, I am going to make grape jelly.  This will be the first time that I am going to make sugar free. The grapes are very sweet on their own, so this should be very tasty.

Here is my first posting about another process that I tried.

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Country N' More specializes in handmade reversible cobbler aprons, cover up and vintage aprons, custom aprons, toddler and children aprons, hanging oven door kitchen towels, embroidered kitchen towels and neck coolers. Each apron is made with the utmost care. Our aprons are perfect for wearing for cooking, crafting, cleaning, gardening, plus so much more. We also have an on line quality quilt fabric store.

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