Have fun in the kitchen this Christmas with an old fashioned apron with red trucks and dogs. www.stitchthrutime.com has the pretties Christmas aprons you'll think you just came out of a Rockwell Painting.
Aunt Sophie retro style apron in a stylish 4th of a July with red white and blue. Cover yourself in the kitchen and look pretty in this patriotic old fashioned apron.
The Aunt Sophie apron comes in a variety of colors and petty materials including polka dots, florals, retro, Holiday and Christmas aprons.
Matching mother daughter aprons can also be made in this pretty apron.
Stitch Thru Time has been selling their old fashioned aprons for years and they come in a range of styles because not one size fits all.
Aunt Sophie comes in size small, medium and large. If you have any questions give us a call and we can help you find the right apron size style and material for an apron that is 100% washable and you may enjoy for a long time.
Retro half aprons in white with white rick rack, long apron strings and large pockets is the perfect half apron. We also have this pretty apron in florals, polka dots and many other fabrics including ones for the Holidays.
You'll not only keep clean in the kitchen but look wonderful. All the aprons at Stitch Thru Time are 100% washable to last for many memories with your family and made in America.
you remember Grandma in her old fashioned aprons?This retro red and white polka dot apron will
remind you of times in the kitchen with your mother and grandmother.You can find this and many other fun old
fashioned aprons at www.stitchthrutime.com
Homemade cough drops you can make up in your kitchen without much effort.
Honey Lemon Ginger
1/2 cup freshly washed
ginger root, chopped
1 lemon chopped
1 stick cinnamon
pinch of kosher salt
3 cups of water
1 cup honey
1 package powdered sugar
To a heavy bottom sauce pan, add
the chopped ginger, chopped lemon, cinnamon stick and salt to the 3 cups
of cold water.
Bring the mixture to a boil and
reduce the heat to a simmer. Reduce the water volume to about 1/3 of
a cup and strain the solids from the liquid.
Return the liquid to the stove and
add the honey. Bring the mixture to a boil and clip your candy
thermometer on the side of the pan. Continue boiling until the
temperature reaches 250 degree’s. You may gently stir the mixture to
While the candy is cooking, pour
the powdered sugar into a 9×13 cake pan. Using the back of a spoon
or any form shop you want, create the desired shapes for the cough drops.
Once the cough drop mixtures has
reached 260 degree’s. Remove it from the stove and CAREFULLY pour it
into your prepared molds. Allow the cough drops to cool completely,
toss in the powdered sugar to prevent them from sticking to each other.
Store in an airtight container and
enjoy your homemade cough drops!
A couple of years ago I bought a composter at Costco and
enjoyed the benefits of this modern day machine making old decomposed dirt and
other waste from my home and gardens.This year Costco came out with a double composter that I bought for
Mothers Day. I have found that sometimes
it is a good thing to get what you really want otherwise you will be disappointed.This year I was extremely happy with my
Mother’s day gift.
My sweet husband started putting it together on Mother’s day
and got the two drums assembled and for that I was very grateful as it was a
lengthy chore.It was getting late so he
put it in the shed to finish later.We
are both busy with jobs and the ranch so it has set there for a while and I
decided to get it out and finish it.I
hauled it down to the greenhouse as the drums are quite heavy and I didn’t want
us to have to carry the entire composter down to the greenhouse.My two grandsons age four and six helped with
what they could in the transporting of parts.
Two hours later I had directions in hand and many left over
parts.I was just hoping they had been
generous and just sent extra parts.About
that time my husband arrived home and I asked for more help with this endeavor
of assembling my composter.He studied
the directions that to my opinion and his also were not very good and we found
a place for all the missing parts.
I love my composter and if I were to buy it assembled I am
sure it would have been double in price.I did notice the composter at the store didn’t have all the parts in it,
maybe they had a hard time with the directions also.
My new double composter is a great addition to the large
one.The drums on the double composter don’t
hold as much as the single one because they are smaller but are easier to
tumble than the larger one.Later I will
make an outside composter pile but now I am very happy with the tumbler
composters and look forward to many loads of good dirt.
My grandsons were happy to dig up worms from the garden to
put in the composter, worms help with the decomposition of the green waste, which
doesn’t remain green very long.I also
had them help me with putting in the screws while assembling the composter so
they could feel like they were a part of the building process.It also taught them how to work a
screwdriver, something they will have to perfect over time.We have much to do in the garden this year
and I want my grandchildren to feel like this is there garden also while
learning how to garden.
Throughout our wonderful country of United States of America there is a County Fair that has become tradition. I remember as a girl going to the
Fair with Grandma looking at the colorful bottles of fruit and
vegetables that lined the display shelves with pretty ribbons on them.
It was like looking at a priceless painting. I now take my family to the Fair. This year a granddaughter put pickles
in the fair we made together. Excitement is felt as you watch the
children go to the entry they entered on display on the
tables in the fair. Eagerly they look for there own entry to see
the ribbon (all the kids get a ribbon) and money for their entry, an added
Quilts line the walls, some machine stitched and others quilted
painstakingly stitch by stitch with a thimble, some quilters with older aching
the judging just like the kids women and men look for their entry among the
displays to see the ribbon they received and if they won the coveted scissors
prize or maybe the dozen quart canning jars.
Let’s not forget a very important event, the Princess or Queen talent show and
pageant that the girls are hopeful to be crowned. For one night they are
the darlings of the county. Whoever is crowned goes around the fair
wearing their crown with honor while they help with judging or just overseeing
the highlight of the fair, the rodeo where people from all over the county surround the arena to see the
cowboys and cowgirls rope the steers or ride the bull. The young people
get to go catch a chicken to take home, or whatever is available that the
locals want to donate (mostly roosters because they want to get rid of them.)
This year we got two ducks which we put in the pond and have to feed because
they are domesticated ducks and don’t know how to feed themselves, but they are
sure enjoying the pond.
The young kids get to ride on sheep, which is the picture below; he stayed on
for quite a while. It is anything but easy, spitting out the dirt after
they do a face plant while landing..
Families plan all year for this old fashioned County Fair, Kids in the 4 H
(Head, Hands, Heart and Health) organization raise their animals which are sold
after being judged, and the money is usually put away for a college fund or to
buy another animal for next year. The youth in FFA (Future Farmers of
America) will do the same thing.
They used to have a greased pig chase where all the kids would chase the pig.
They discontinued that event probably because the kids couldn’t catch it and
were so filthy by the time they finally gave up while I am sure the pig was
terrorized. He probably got over it after a good meal.
Whatever the event, the cotton candy and hot dogs that are consumed at the
County Fair, the Dutch oven contest, cooking contest, pet contest and of course the baby contest which
all come out winners (best smile, pretty hair, etc.) the goal is always the
same, to come together as a family and community to share a common goal – the
betterment of the family and the joining of the community as one.
Prized pickles on display at the fair
Riding the sheep at the rodeo. Hold on tight Justin!
Shaving cream can be fun and easy to make. You may leave out the rosemary or you may put in lavender or any other scent you like.
1/3 cup Shea butter
1/3 cup virgin coconut oil
1/4 cup jojoba or sweet almond oil
10 drops rosemary essential oil
3-5 drops peppermint essential oil
In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the shea butter and coconut oil,
stirring until just melted. Remove from the heat and transfer to a heat-safe
bowl. Add in the jojoba oil and the essential oils. Stir to mix.
Place the bowl in the refrigerator and chill until solid. Remove from the
refrigerator and whip using a hand beater or a stand mixer until light and
fluffy. Spoon into a jar. Lid and keep in a cool, dry place.
You always know when spring is here,
the Iris are the first to peak through the ground telling you that it is time
to be done with winter.
As long as I remember the graceful
Iris has been a part of my life.Grandma’s
flower garden was full of them as were my own home.My Mother not only got starts from Grandma
but also from her first apartment after she was married.I have so many colors now it is hard to tell
from where they came.I just know they
came from my family, from Grandma, Mom and Dad.You could probably say they are like family to me, bringing me joy in
how pleasing they are to the eye, while bringing back the memories of days
If there is a flower you used to have around and no longer have it that came from a place you would like to remember, go and buy one or if you can get a start from someone. Many years ago I read that if you have a memory of something that reminds you of someone special, say for example a washboard, go to an antique store and buy one. It may not be the same one but it will still stir within you the same pleasing memories.
You have probably already planted your
tomatoes.The question is - how did you
decide what kind of tomatoes to plant?
I think a lot
of it depends on what area you come from and what kind of tomatoes you have
planted in the past.There are so many
varieties of tomatoes and more being developed each year.
How I decide
what tomatoes I want to plant depend on how long they take to develop and what
tomatoes I have had success with.I have
tried the 4th of July tomato, early girl and many heirlooms.I have had success with the mortgage lifter,
some heirlooms and other new tomatoes.It is very important that you check how long it takes for them to ripen;
it usually is around 63 days to 80 or so days.Two weeks may not seem like that long but it can be when your growing
season is shorter.
I suppose my
best advice to you is to check with the local nursery and your extension
office.Don’t be afraid to try new
tomatoes that others say will not succeed, try a few but always stick with your
season is shorter than most I always have tomatoes that have a shorter
development period but plant the larger tomatoes that take a longer time, love
them for canning.The larger ones I
enjoy at the end of the summer and into the fall until it freezes.
Since I can tomatoes
I always include Roma tomatoes since they do make a thicker paste tomato.Check the label when you buy them, they will
usually tell you if they make a good canning tomato.The cherry tomatoes are always a must as they
come early and you may snack on them while you are waiting for the others to
You can picture your Grandma in this apron. An apron that wasn't just used in the kitchen, but one she wore throughout the day to keep her dress clean. Back then they wore dresses, pants were only for men and boys. Even in the movies they would vacuum in their heels and pretty aprons.
Old Fashioned Blue Gingham aprons in our Aunt Rose style apron. We have the Aunt Rose apron style in many other pretty apron fabrics.
In the fall we are busy putting up all the vegetables from our garden. You just have to keep a smile on your face when you spend long hours in the kitchen. It is very important also to enjoy the apron you have on. This was around Halloween so the Hokus Pokus apron was appropriate.
Mothers Day is around the corner so at Stitch Thru Time we wanted to post a Grandma apron that would bring back the memories of days gone by.
Many of you would probably remember Grandma in her everyday aprons and then the one that hung on the back of the door that she would put on when she had company come. It seemed to have less stains and not as faded.
At Stitch Thru Time we honor the tradition of old fashioned aprons.