Thursday, September 10, 2009

Cajun Corner Vol 1 No 16

Cajun Corner – Vol. 1, No. 16 – September 10, 2009

Bon Jour! Welcome to Cajun Stitchery’s weekly email and welcome to our family.


I posted an earlier blog this week about the episode with the new canopy. That was a hilarious situation.

In the earlier post, I also told about the new applications on my Yahoo and now I can accept PayPal payments via Yahoo! We haven’t put it to the test yet. If I’m understanding it correctly, you are free to order from me and pay via PayPal on Yahoo. That is a great concept.

The patches and placemats are done. We have begun production on the wine coasters. The wine coasters from earlier this year fit my wine glasses but were too small for the larger based wine glasses. The new design is 4” and looks like it will be just fine. George is getting the hang of the new project and I’m expecting wine coasters pouring out of the embroidery room any minute. Lol

Yesterday was definitely a fun filled day. One of my friends came over in the morning with her Christmas list. Our catalogs filled our kitchen table and the order began. Woohoo! The designs are now done and the quote sent out. As soon as we receive her approval, we will get her Christmas shopping done.

Not long after the first friend arrived, another arrived with a rush order for a birthday party last night.

Last week’s sale of the 3 tote bags was a great success. All 3 bags have been purchased. Wish I could find more.

We ordered new business cards this week and should have them tomorrow afternoon. Our wonderful artist, Valerie, created the cards and they are absolutely beautiful. We will have plenty of cards to hand out at the festival and elsewhere.

Always remember that we are just a call or email away at or 850-261-2462 and place your order.


A friend sent this week’s Boudreaux joke:

Boudreaux and Thibodeaux went camping in the desert. After they got their tent all set up, both men fell sound asleep. Some hours later, Thibodeaux woke Boudreaux and said, "Ma sha, look towards da sky, what you see?"

Boudreaux replied, "I see millions of stars." "What dat tell you?" asked Thibodeaux. Boudreaux pondered for a minute then said: "Astronomically speaking, it tells me there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Astrologically, it tells me that Saturn is in Leo. Time wise, it appears to be approximately a quarter past three in the morning. Theologically, mother nature is all-powerful and we are small and insignificant. Meteorologically, it seems we will have a beautiful day tomorrow.

Whats' it tell you, Thibodeaux?" Thibodeaux says: "Boudreaux, you dumber than cow dung. It mean somebody done stole da tent!


French phrase of the week: eclair (n.m.) lightning. Variant: éloize.

Yes, this is the same word that we use for the pastry, éclair. Mama was always fascinated that a pastry was called lightning. The only reason we could think is the shape may have been thought to look like lightning. Well, I have now looked it up in the etymology dictionary and following are the results:

1861, from Fr. éclair, lit. "lightning," from O.Fr. esclair, from esclairare "to light up, make shine," ult. from L. exclarare "light up, illumine," from ex- "out" + clarus "clear." The sense is perhaps the "lightness" of the confection.


This is from my friend, Courtney:

Here are some facts about the 1500s:

Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it. Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the Bath water!"

Five Simple Ways to Pack a Waste-Free Lunch


REUSABLE carrier (cloth bag, lunchbox) NO throw-away bags

REUSABLE containers NO plastic wrap, foil or styrofoam

THERMOS for drinks NO single-use cartons or cans

CLOTH NAPKIN to wash and re-use NO paper napkins

SILVERWARE to wash and re-use NO plastic forks and spoons

Lunch Waste Facts

ALUMINUM FOIL More than 20 million Hershey's kisses are wrapped with 133 square miles of foil every day

ALUMINUM AND TIN CANS In the time it takes you to read this sentence, more than 50,000 12-oz. aluminum cans were made

BANANA AND ORANGE PEELS Food debris in a landfill decompose only 25% in the first 15 years (try composting or vermiculture!)

JUICE BOXES Most inorganic trash retains its weight, volume, and form for at least four decades

PAPER BAGS AND NAPKINS It is estimated that 17 trees are cut down for every ton of non-recycled paper

PLASTIC BOTTLES, FORKS, WRAP U.S. citizens discard 2-1/2 million plastic bottles EVERY HOUR

STYROFOAM U.S. citizens throw away 25 billion styrofoam cups EVERY YEAR


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C’est tout, mes amis

Peggy Henshall

Cajun Stitchery

(850) 261-2462

P.S. You are always welcome to stop by and look at all of the new catalogs and pass some time with me, cher.

SALE OF THE WEEK (sale good through Thursday, September 17, 2009)

Sale: Jerzees T's and Fleece - #773MP

NuBlend™ Cardigan, with name or initials on left chest area -- $30.00

Available colors: Birch, black, true navy, white

8 oz. 50% cotton/50% polyester. Pill resistant, double napped fleece. Self-material patch pockets. Four dyed-to-match buttons. Two-needle placket. 1x1 ribbed spandex cuffs & waistband. No side seams. Two-needle coverseaming throughout.

Christmas is right around the corner – have you done your shopping yet? Take advantage of this week’s special and get ahead of the shopping rush.

Cajun Stitchery

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