Friday, September 18, 2009

Cajun Corner - Vol. 1, No. 17, September 18, 2009

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


George came home the other day with a new, super-duper, canopy. It just makes him feel safer. He said he would rather not have to chase after the flimsy canopy at the beach. We are set now. We even have a folding table.

We purchased professionally printed business cards earlier this week and will have plenty of cards to distribute at the Art & Wine Festival. The cards turned out so well that the printer asked about the graphic artist that we used. We also purchased printed work orders and waivers for those customers bringing their own items to be embroidered. The merchandise bags have been received for all of the sales were are going to make.

The festival is only a couple of weeks away and although we have lots of work to do, I feel pretty comfortable with what we have done so far. George did so well on the wine coasters that we ran out of fabric. I think they are beautiful.

We completed some adorable t-shirts for a friend’s triplets this week. The photographs will be posted on the blog later.

We are still working on my friend’s Christmas list but almost finished. Christmas presents are such fun.

We did have a sale this week for a 2 In 1 Pillow Blanket. I’ve seen patterns for these and was delighted that a customer purchased one so that I could see how they work, etc. If you can envision a fleece blanket with a pouch sewn at the top center. You fold the blanket lengthwise on each side of the back of the pouch, then fold the blanket up to fit the back of the pouch, then you pull the pouch over the folded blanket and voila, now your blanket is a pillow – with a zippered pouch to store little things. It takes a few times to get the blanket stuffed into the pouch right, but it can be done. The embroidery goes on the pouch. This Pillow Blanket will be the sale of the week this week, so take a look.

I am so thrilled that several of our readers have contributed items for this e-newsletter. Please feel free to send jokes or interesting information for the newsletter and we’ll try to get it into the newsletter.

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


This week’s Boudreaux joke was sent in by Helen:



Boudreaux and his wife were asleep when the phone rang at 2 in the morning.

Boudreaux picked up the phone, listened a moment and said "How should I know, that's 200 miles from here!" and hung up.

The wife said, "Who was that?"

Boudreaux answered, "I don't know, some man wanting to know if the coast is clear."


Two Cajuns are walking down the street. One notices a compact on the sidewalk and leans down to pick it up. He opens it, looks in the mirror and says, "Hmm, this person looks familiar." The second Cajun says, "Here, let me see!!" So the first Cajun hands him the compact. The second one looks in the mirror and says, "You dummy, it's me!"


Boudreaux suspects his wife of cheating on him, so he buys a gun. He goes to his house unexpectedly and when he opens the door he finds her in the arms of a redhead. Well, Boudreaux is really angry. He pulls out the gun, and as he does so, he is overcome with grief. He takes

the gun and puts it to his head. His wife yells, "No, honey, don't do it!!!"

Boudreaux replies, "Shut up, you're next!"


Boudreaux was bragging about his knowledge of state capitals. He proudly says, "Go ahead, and ask me, I know all of them."

A friend says, "OK, what's the capital of Wisconsin ?" Boudreaux replies, "Oh, that's easy: W."


What did the Cajun girl ask her doctor when he told her she was pregnant?

"Is it mine?"


Boudreaux, a Cajun in his fourth year as a LSU Freshman, sat in his US Government class.. The professor asked Boudreaux if he knew

what Roe vs. Wade was about. Boudreaux pondered the question then finally said,

"That was the decision George Washington had to make before he crossed the Delaware ."


Returning home from work, Boudreaux was shocked to find his house ransacked and burglarized.. He telephoned the police at once and

reported the crime. The police dispatcher broadcast the call on the radio, and a K-9 unit, patrolling nearby, was the first to respond. As the K-9

officer approached the house with his dog on a leash, Boudreaux ran out on the porch, shuddered at the sight of the cop and his dog, then sat down on the steps.

Putting his face in his hands, Boudreaux moaned, "I come home to find all my possessions stolen. I call the police for help, and what do they do? They send me a BLIND policeman."


French phrase of the week: fatras (n.m.) [FAH TRAH] 1. trash; garbage. 2. no-account person.


This is from my friend, Courtney:

Here are some facts about the 1500s:

Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and and fall off the roof. Hence the saying "It's raining cats and dogs."

There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence.

For all of the teachers out there, I found this interesting list of environmental projects:

After visiting several of the websites on recycling, complete one or more of the following activities:

Print Out the Fun Book. Its has games to play and pictures to color. You can find it at The Recycle Cycle - Mobius Fun Book.

Play A Recycling Game. You have more that one to choose from - - pick and choose or try them all!

1) Clean Up the Park

2) Dumptown Game

3) Quest of the Ring Leaders

Recycle Some Paper. To get some help with the procedures, visit sites like Papermaking, another 42eXplore project from eduScapes, How to Make Recycled Paper, and Papermaking. You may also find ideas for recycling other types of paper products at Recycled Paper Crafts.

Complete A Home Recycling Survey. You can find the forms at the following websites.

1) Home Toxics Survey (Grades 4-6)

2) Household Hazardous Product Survey (Grades 7-8)

3) Potential Home Hazards (Grades 9-12)

4) Recycling/Precycling Activity (Grades 7-8)

5) Recycling Survey (Grades 4-6)

6) Trash or Treasure (Grades 7-8)

7) Waste Reduction Survey
Complete A Recycling WebQuest. Follow or adapt the procedures found at the following webQuest sites:

1) Paper or Plastic by M. Culp and P. Stohr-Hunt

2) Recycling Plastics

3) Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle (Grades 1-3) by S. Dowell

4) To Recycle or Not to Recycle by D. DeFouw
Print Out And Color Or Create A Recycling Poster. You can find it at Planet Pals. Or better yet, design and create your own original poster that promotes and/or educates about recycling. Display your completed project.
Take A Recycling Quiz. You have more than one online quiz to choose from or you can take all of them!

1) Aluminum Recycling (Grades 7-8)

2) Handling Hazardous Materials

3) Recycling Economics (Grades 7-8)

4) Recycling Quiz

5) Recycling Quiz from Environmental News Network

6) Reduce Through Reuse

7) Supply and Demand Activity (Grades 7-9)

8) Trash Trivia Quiz (Grades 4-6)

9) Trash Trivia 2 (Grades 4-6)

10)Trash Trivia 3 (Grades 4-6)
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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 24, 2009)
Sale: Sierra Pacific - #3004

2-in-1 Pillow/Blanket with embroidered name or monogram for $25.00

Available colors: black, heather gray, maroon, navy, red, royal blue
12" x 12" embroiderable pillow with hidden zipper under black nylon trim. Embellishers pouch conceals the backing of embroidered designs. Unfolds to a 50" x 62" blanket with black whip stitched edge. Anti-pill 100% polyester.

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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