Friday, February 19, 2010

Cajun Corner Vol. 2, No. 7

Cajun Corner – Vol. 2, No. 07 – February 19, 2010

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


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Well, did you miss me? Last week there was a Friday without Cajun Corner. This week Cajun Corner is coming to you late in the day. Hopefully, next week we will be back on track and timely once again.

Mardi Gras, for the most part, is over. For the most part because we still have to clean up Krewe Den and take all of our krewe belongings back to the storage facility. We’ll do that tomorrow.

The Krewe worked hard on the costumes and float this year. We played hard, too. It comes down to the moment when we all get on the float in our costumes and start rolling down the street. After such terribly frigid and wet weather, Sunday morning the sky cleared up, the temperature rose, and there was no need for us to even wear coats or jackets. A more beautiful day could not have been ordered. I’ll spare you all of the details of the weekend and just suggest that you read it all in an earlier blog.

The most noteworthy item is that we won the Grand Marshall’s Trophy. It was totally unexpected. For many years now the judges have been tourists. That’s fine except the tourists do not know that the local small krewes make a new costume every year and create a new float every year. Bigger krewes from off the island can afford big, expensive, fancy floats and costumes. They have the same float and costumes each year and consistently win. No sour grapes here. Good for them. That explanation shows that it was not because we thought we had bad costumes or float that we did not expect to win; it was because we are just a small, home grown krewe that really cannot compete with those big, beautiful floats and costumes. When the announcement came out for the Grand Marshall’s award, we were not really paying attention because we did not expect to win. The award had to be called again, and yes, it was the Mystic Krewe of Nereids.

Needless to say we partied hard Sunday night. Several of the girls went in different directions but we all met up at Krewe Den in the end and partied together. We could not stop saying “WOW”.

Here we are, back at work and trying to get back in the flow. We have embroidered the jacket back logo for the Krewe of Junkanoo countless times. We created a new, casual, non-tuxedo jacket with a gorgeous new embroidered logo on the back for the Mystic Krewe of Nereids. We have created a “Love Lady” logo for our non-member Love Ladies for the Mystic Krewe of Nereids. The fingerless gloves were a hit, especially with the Mardi Gras embroidery. It’s been wonderfully crazy these past few months. I almost want to take on the subtitle of “Embroiderer for Mardi Gras Krewes.” I do not want to limit us, though. There is so much more out there.

Now, I guess, we look forward to St. Patrick’s Day and Easter. Here come the pastels! But wait! Something else is coming up. March 9th will be Cajun Stitchery’s one year anniversary. Yes, we have been in business for one whole year. Yay!!!! I want to do something really special for our anniversary month. Please send in your ideas of how Cajun Stitchery can celebrate their anniversary month. In fact, let’s make this fun. Let’s make this a contest. Send in your ideas and the winner will get a set of four napkins embroidered with your initials or other napkin friendly design. The winner will be announced on March 1, 2010.

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


Boudreaux was out in da field talkin' wit his frien Thibodeaux.

Thibodeaux said, "Boudreaux, you see dat ole barn out dere?

Well man, it's completely infestered wit rats. I tried everything

I know an can't get rid of dem."

Boudreaux say, "Thibodeaux, I know xactly how to get rid of dem rats. You gotta get you one of dem bull constriptors."

Thibodeaux say, "What's a bull constriptor?"

Boudreaux explains, "Man, dats one of dem big ole snakes and he loves to eat rats and swallers dem whole, all at once."

Well, da nex day Thibodeaux went down to Klibert's Reptile Farm and bought him da biggest bull constripter dat dey got.

He brought dat snake to da barn an let him loose right in da middle and just sat dere and watched.

Well, Thibodeaux was watchin' for a long time, I mean long, an dere wasn't nuttin ' happening.

Dat big ole snake jus curled up hiself in da middle of dat barn and slept all day. He didn't even move and dem rats jus run all around.

So Thibodeaux got real frustrated and he called up Boudreaux on da phone, "Boudreaux, man dats some bad advice bout dat snake..

Dem rats is still runnin' al around and dat snake jus lays dere sleepin' all day long."

Boudreaux says, "Man, Thibodeaux, I know just what to do. Give dat snake some Viagra."

Thibodeaux say, "What! Viagra! What's dat gonna do?"

Boudreaux say,"I was just listening to da radio and de man say dat Viagra is da best ting to use for a 'reptile dysfunction'!!!!!!!!!!"


French phrase of the week: Marie et Jacques s'adonnent bien avec leurs voisins. (Marie and Jacques get along well with their neighbors.)


Aloe Vera contains many enzymes and amino acids and has been shown to be beneficial to skin. So, grow some aloe vera and use it to wash. I’ve always known aloe vera was good for burns but never stopped to think that it would be good for bathing.

But that’s not all:

Aloe vera is one of the only known natural vegetarian sources of Vitamin B12, and it contains many minerals vital to the growth process and healthy function of all the body's systems. Numerous studies worldwide indicate that aloe vera is a general tonic for the immune system, helping it to fight illness of all kinds. Various research studies are underway to explore the potential of aloe vera components to boost immunity and combat the HIV virus, and to treat certain types of cancer (particularly leukemia). It may even have a role to play in managing diabetes.

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C’est tout, mes amis

Peggy Henshall

Cajun Stitchery

(850) 261-2462

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