Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Project Linus Donated Blankets for Children Suffering From Trauma

I am so glad that I can be a part of this great organization. No, I do not make any blankets, but I would like to some day. These women are amazing. They give their time to create blankets for children suffering from trauma.

In the last two weeks, they donated a lot of blankets to different hospitals. This is from the coordinator message:

We delivered blankets to the following hospitals and places:

Kaiser Baldwin Hills                  29
Huntington Memorial                90
Garfield                                    29
San Gabriel                              29
Glendale Memorial                  29
Glendale Adventist                  29
Kaiser Panorama City              29
White Memorial                          9
ProvidenceTarzana                  30
Valley Presbyterian                  30
Northridge                                30
Providence St Joseph              30
West Hills                                   6
UCLA                                     102
Children's Hospital                   66
LAPD Violent Crimes               40
Topanga Women's Circle         60
Fenton Primary Center            54
CATS                                       46

Friday, December 8, 2017

Pumpkin Cheesecake- Yummy!

This time of year, I like to make pumpkin cheesecake. Whether it is for a holiday meal or a get together with friends, the pumpkin cheesecake is a huge hit. The recipe can be found here at genius kitchen.

Don't forget to wear your apron while preparing your family meals, while baking cookies and delicious desserts. We have apron specials at www.countrynmore.com. This time, the cheesecake cracked on top. Not sure why, but that doesn't matter to me. Just can't wait to eat some.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

More Cute One-of-a-kind Cobbler and Vintage Aprons at Country N' More

Well, I have been working and working, because I realized that the selection was slim. Every year, our customers look forward to getting one or more of our latest cobbler aprons. Maybe, it is for a gift or maybe to wear during the holidays.

Here are the latest cobbler aprons at Country N' More:

 Cute Christmas puppies and plaid cobbler apron (only one ever made)

Cute Christmas puppies and I Woof You Cobbler Apron

Rose Tea Party

Birds and wildflowers

Birds, butterflies, and flowers

Gingerbread and Peppermint Candy
Vintage Style Hibiscus Tropical Flower Apron

Monday, October 23, 2017

New Christmas Cobbler Aprons and Vintage Style Aprons

Coming soon to www.countrynmore.com are these cute and beautiful aprons.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Apple Harvest

This is probably the first year that we have had a lot of large apples. I can imagine that the squirrel, who had been feasting on the large apples was looking forward to another apple today. Surprise!!! There are no more apples on the tree. I just don't know why the squirrel will only eat half of the apple and leave the unfinished apple on the tree to rot. Even though we used traps for the codling moth, we are not vigilant in keeping the traps filled. Thus, although we had a lot of apples this year, there are a lot of apples that had to be tossed out. I honestly hate wasting food, especially apples that we have grown and nurtured on our tree.

Here is a close up picture of some of the apples. We filled two very large boxes full of apples.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

New Embroidered Red, Green, and Yellow Bell Pepper Kitchen Towel

Decorate your home with these beautiful bell pepper kitchen towels. The gorgeous bell peppers stand out not only on the black towel, but the white towel as well. We use 100% Ringspun 2 Ply cotton highly absorbent low lint, professional grade waffle weave towels.

The red bell pepper was done in a light and dark red, with a beautiful coordinating highlight thread.

The bell pepper was done in light and medium green shades with a very light green highlight.

The bell pepper was done with bright yellow and rich gold shades as well as highlights.

These are unlike any other you will find. We increased the bell pepper design. Design measures 6 inches wide by 4 1/2 inches tall. There are well over 16,000 stitches in this design. 

The white and black towels measure 29 inches long by 16 inches wide.  Check them out at: https://www.countrynmore.com/embroidered-towels

Saturday, August 26, 2017

It Is That Time For Rodger Red Grapes Again

Taking a short break from making aprons, but I can't wait for this project to be completed, so that I can create the aprons that are all cut out. We will also be making green camouflage aprons for a business. I will post this later when this unfolds.

Every year around this time, we need to harvest our Rodger Red Grapes from our back yard. This year, our vines have produced a record number of grapes. I usually make grape jelly because the grapes have tiny seeds. When my husband had his first glass of fresh grape juice, he was hooked. Needless to say, people still ask about the homemade grape jelly. One story includes a little girl. The girl didn't like jelly. Her father put some of the homemade jelly on his little girl's pancakes. The little girl licked off the jelly and then asked her dad if she could have some more.

The grapes were harvested yesterday. Harvesting grapes is no easy task. Jason and I are wiped. Most of the grapes are hard to get without trimming the branches. Some of the grape vine branches are wrapped around large and small branches. I think that we got them. Lost a lot of grapes to the birds. Birds are not happy that we harvested the grapes.

Today, began the process of taking off all the grapes. It is a time consuming project for sure. Since I started late in the day, I only made it through two large bowls, but I have 3 more large bowls of grapes, just waiting for me to remove them from the vines. With only two bowls now completed, I managed to fill up a large soup pot.

Christmas Holiday Poinsettia and Pink Rose Sweetheart Pinup Aprons from Country N' More countrynmore.com

Not only are these new sweetheart pinup aprons cute, they are downright beautiful. We also have another sweetheart pinup apron that was just finished, but we don't have any pictures yet. The newest apron, features beautiful Hibiscus flowers set against a royal blue background.

Well, we can post the pictures of our other new designs. Many of the latest aprons feature a scalloped bodice and matching pockets.

Check out these gorgeous pinup aprons as well as our many other vintage style aprons.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Blue Polka Dot and Floral Sweetheart Pinup Aprons

We just added some more vintage 1950's style pinup sweetheart aprons to our online store at www.countrynmore.com.

Many of our aprons are one-of-a-kind and once they are sold, we can not make anymore. All of our edges have been top stitched. What makes our aprons different, is that we color match the different colors when top stitching (ie: the purple floral apron has purple, orange, and blue top stitching).

Blue fabric with white polka dots. We have added a white eyelet trim to the top of the bodice.

Cute floral with orange and purple tones. The purple straps, waistband, bodice and pocket accents, fit so perfectly with the purple in the floral design.

Beautiful blue with white polka dots.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

A Much Needed Anniversary Trip

My husband and I took a short 5 day anniversary road trip. We found a bed and breakfast place located in Ponderosa (Sequoia National Park). We stayed at the Mountain Top B & B for the entire trip. We enjoyed getting to know both Dee and Curtis. Now, Dee can whip up a splendid breakfast and you will certainly feel full.

We originally were going to visit the Trail of Hundred Giants as well as drive up to where we spent a vacation further north. Instead, we chose to stay close and check out the local hiking and waterfall spots. I can tell you that I was extremely tired after doing 2 hikes in one day on a very hot day. We also visited Dome Rock. The first hike was to the Nobe Young Falls and the other one was to Peppermint Falls. The following day was just a day to lounge around and you can be certain that we really needed it. We used this time to get to know both Dee and Curtis. On our third day (our 39th wedding anniversary), we spent hiking to see the Stagg Tree (The Stagg tree is a giant sequoia, that is about 3,000 years old and located in Alder Creek). We also spent our anniversary getting to know the people and town of Camp Nelson, but had a nice dinner at the local tavern in Ponderosa. They treated my husband and I to a apple crisp (yummy).

Mountain Top B & B

Stagg Tree

Nobe Young Falls

Trail of Hundred Giants

Mountain Top B & B

The King Room

Delicious Casserole

Anniversary treat. Hubby is taking a picture of me taking a picture of him.

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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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