Friday, November 6, 2009

Cajun Corner - Vol. 1, No. 24

Cajun Corner – Vol. 1, No. 24 – NOVEMBER 6, 2009
Bon Jour! Welcome to Cajun Stitchery’s weekly email and welcome to our family.
This has been a busy week. Of course, it started out on Sunday with my birthday. An elderly friend of mine sent a card that said that no one would believe that I was 55 because I only look like I’m 45. This was especially kind because I’m actually 59.

The neighborhood gang gave me a wonderful surprise party on Sunday and my Wednesday night ladies gave me another exceptional party Wednesday night. I’m a pretty lucky lady to have so many good friends.

George’s dental work is finally over. He still goes back but it’s only for follow-up visits. No more reception rooms for me, at least for awhile.

The GIFT CERTIFICATES are here. We have already sold some of them. They are in any denomination that you like, for any occasion. No hidden charges, just the amount you want on the certificate and sales tax, if you live in Florida.

This promises to be a real turning point for Cajun Stitchery. Lois, our wonderful sales lady, has been working hard bringing in business. I’m expecting Lois any minute to bring the largest order Cajun Stitchery has had, to-date. Way to go, Lois! This is our first month that we actually have a dollar goal set.

Among the many beautiful and wonderful gifts that I received this week, was a book titled “Sewing for your Garden”. How perfect is that for me? You know I’ll be making those projects.

Another wonderful gift that I received was a Satsuma tree. Satsuma oranges are in the mandarin orange family. We have decided to rearrange a large section in our front yard to host this lovely tree.

Today we are closing Cajun Stitchery early, going to Mobile, and doing some shopping for sales for Christmas, among other things. Can’t wait to see what we find for you. I have been thinking of putting together some spa baskets that include personalized towels, wash cloths, scrubbers, good smelling oil beads and/or bubble bath. Let me know what you think about pre-made baskets. For instance, I could keep a small stock of various occasion pre-made baskets for those last minute shoppers who need a birthday, or whatever, gift immediately. It wouldn’t be personalized but it would be fast. Let me know if you think that would be helpful to any of you. Of course, it doesn’t have to be a spa basket; it could be anything.
Always remember that we are just a call or email away at or 850-261-2462 and place your order.
Boudreaux been fish'n down by de bayou all day and he done run outta night

crawlers. He be bout reddy to leave when he seen a snake wif a big frog in his

mouf. He knowed dat dem big bass fish like dem frogs, so he decided to steal

dat froggie.
Dat snake, he be a cotton mouf water moccasin, so he had to be real careful

or he'd git bit. He snuk up behin' dat snake and grabbed him roun de haid. Dat

ole snake din't lak dat one bit. He squirmed and wrap hisself roun Boudreaux's

arm try'n to git hisself free. But Boudreaux, he had a real good grip on his haid, yeh.
Well, Boudreaux pried his mouf open and got de frog and puts it in his bait can. Now, Boudreaux knows dat ha cain't let go dat snake or he's gonna bite

him good, but he had a plan. He reach into de back pocket of his bibs and pulls out a pint of moonshine likker. He pour some drops into de snake's mouf.

Well, dat snake's eyeballs kinda roll back in his haid and his body go limp. Wit

dat, Boudreaux toss dat snake into de bayou. Den he goes back to fishin'.
A while later Boudreaux dun feel sumpin' tappin' on his barefoot toe. He look

down and dare wuz dat water moccasin wif two more frogs.


French phrase of the week: lagniappe (n.) something extra given at no cost. [From the Spanish " la ñapa" meaning "something extra," which was originally borrowed from Quechuan.] Pronounced: lawn – yap.

Thank you Kathi Lewis for this Cucumber contribution to Cajun Corner:
1. Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid,

Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.
2. Feeling tired in the afternoon, put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a

cucumber. Cucumbers are a good source of B Vitamins and Carbohydrates that can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for hours.
3. Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up after a shower? Try rubbing a

cucumber slice along the mirror, it will eliminate the fog and provide a

soothing, spa-like fragrance.
4. Are grubs and slugs ruining your planting beds? Place a few slices in a

small pie tin and your garden will be free of pests all season long. The

chemicals in the cucumber react with the aluminum to give off a scent

undetectable to humans but drive garden pests crazy and make them flee the area.
5. Looking for a fast and easy way to remove cellulite before going out or to

the pool? Try rubbing a slice or two of cucumbers along your problem area for a

few minutes, the phytochemicals in the cucumber cause the collagen in your skin

to tighten, firming up the outer layer and reducing the visibility of cellulite.

Works great on wrinkles too!!!
6. Want to avoid a hangover or terrible headache? Eat a few cucumber slices

before going to bed and wake up refreshed and headache free. Cucumbers contain

enough sugar, B vitamins and electrolytes to replenish essential nutrients the

body lost, keeping everything in equilibrium, avoiding both a hangover and

7. Looking to fight off that afternoon or evening snacking binge? Cucumbers

have been used for centuries and often used by European trappers, traders and

explores for quick meals to thwart off starvation.
8. Have an important meeting or job interview and you realize that you don't

have enough time to polish your shoes? Rub a freshly cut cucumber over the

shoe, its chemicals will provide a quick and durable shine that not only looks

great but also repels water.
9. Out of WD 40 and need to fix a squeaky hinge? Take a cucumber slice and rub

it along the problematic hinge, and voila, the squeak is gone!
10. Stressed out and don't have time for massage, facial or visit to the spa?

Cut up an entire cucumber and place it in a boiling pot of water, the chemicals

and nutrients from the cucumber with react with the boiling water and be

released in the steam, creating a soothing, relaxing aroma that has been shown

the reduce stress in new mothers and college students during final exams.
11. Just finish a business lunch and realize you don't have gum or mints? Take

a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for

30 seconds to eliminate bad breath, the phytochemcials will kill the bacteria in

your mouth responsible for causing bad breath.
12. Looking for a 'green' way to clean your faucets, sinks or stainless steel?

Take a slice of cucumber and rub it on the surface you want to clean, not only

will it remove years of tarnish and bring back the shine, but is won't leave

streaks and won't harm you fingers or fingernails while you clean.
13. Using a pen and made a mistake? Take the outside of the cucumber and slowly

use it to erase the pen writing, also works great on crayons and markers that

the kids have used to decorate the walls!!

Please let me know if there is something that you would like to see in the weekly email. You may always call me at (850) 261-2462 or email me at
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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.

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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