Thursday, October 1, 2009

Cajun Corner Vol 1 No. 19

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


What a week of ups and downs with the tote bag sale. First off, by Friday at noon all of the little tote bags with the bows were sold. We then put satin bags on sale for $5 for the bag and initials/name. Then we received more of the little totes with the bows and still have some. That sale is over. We still have some totes with bow and some in satin and we are going to put little designs on them and hopefully sell them at the Arts & Wine Festival this weekend.

The gorgeous tote with the mermaid on one side and Nerius on the other side was auctioned off and the winner was Mrs. Kathy (Daisy) Long for the sum of $28.00.

No sale this week simply because we are slammed with the festival this weekend. George has been running around taking inventory and picking up change and price tags and all of the what nots that we feel are needed for a successful booth. Say a prayer for Cajun Stitchery’s first art festival.

I finally digitized Cajun Stitchery’s new logo with the shrimp and our helpers and myself will be sporting brand new, bright red aprons with the logo embroidered on them for the festival. I do see a few flaws in the digitizing but still think it looks good enough to wear this weekend.

I’m continuing to make sleep masks on Doris. Compared to Boudreaux, it’s a slow process but we will be able to sell sleep masks, too. I need to remember to take pictures of everything before the festival.

We purchased an “in the hoop” design for a bottle apron. We really didn’t think anyone would want them but after we made one and showed it to various friends, all we received was accolades. There probably isn’t enough time to make more before the festival. We are slammed against the wall for time now. We would be interested to hear your thoughts regarding “bottle aprons” though. The design we bought has a reindeer design but the design can be changed out with anything, including personalizations. Just interested to know if anyone has ever thought about purchasing these from anywhere. They could be used in the event that someone was giving a bottle of wine or bottle of whatever in place of a bow. It would pretty up the gift like a bow would. My friend, Valerie, just loves them, not so much the reindeer, but the bottle apron. Valerie is the most talented artist that I know and I learned a long time ago to bow to her knowledge when it comes to anything artsy. So, please let me know what you think of bottle aprons. No time to put photographs in this Cajun Corner, but after the festival the photos will follow. If enough of your respond in the positive, we may offer them for sale for Christmas gifts, etc.

Tomorrow is our last day of preparations for the festival. Sorry, no sale this week. I’ll make up for it next week. I promise.

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


One day while Clotile was washing Boudreaux's clothes, she found a piece of paper in Boudreaux's pants pocket. She opens up the paper and it has the name "Mary Lou" written on it.

Clotile got real mad and stormed into the room where Boudreaux was and said, "Mais Boudreaux, you better explain to me who dis 'Mary Lou' is, rite now!"

Boudreaux said, "Mais Clotile, don't you go worryin bout dat. I went to de race track today and dat's the horse dat I bet on!"

Clotile thought about it some and said "OK, but don't you ever let me find out dat you been messin around with somebody else."

The next day the phone rang and Clotile answered it, after a while she hung up the phone and then went over to Boudreaux carrying a big iron skillet. Clotile hit Boudreaux on the side of the head with the skillet.

Boudreaux, rubbing his head, said "Clotile, mais what you done dat for?!"

Clotile said, "Mais, your horse just called!"


French phrase of the week: festival is the same in English and French.


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C’est tout, mes amis

Peggy Henshall, Owner

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 (no sale this week. Check back next week or better yet, visit Cajun Stitchery at the Pensacola Beach Second Annual Arts & Wine Festival this weekend.)

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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