Friday, June 11, 2010
Cajun Corner - Vol. 2, No. 23
Cajun Corner – Vol. 2, No. 23 – June 11, 2010
Bon Jour! Welcome to Cajun Stitchery’s weekly email and welcome to our family.
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Tar balls are on the beach but that hasn’t stopped or even closed down the beach. I read one article that said the tourists are taking their little sand buckets out and picking up tar balls, too.
Wednesday night we attended the Fiesta Ball. And we had a ball. There are pictures taken by our wonderful photographer, DJ, on the web. If you are on Facebook, go to the Krewe of Wrecks page to see the great pictures. This year the Fiesta Ball was at the Corrine Jones Center on Johnson’s Beach. I hadn’t been to Johnson’s Beach since before Hurricane Ivan. What a difference a hurricane makes. The apartments and condos are all gone. Corrine Jones Center is now a beautiful, large center with picture windows overlooking the bay. It is simply beautiful. The Ball tickets were sold out weeks ago. The only down side to the ball was that everyone who wanted to attend, couldn’t. We were lucky and had our names on a waiting list. We got the call a week ago that there was a cancellation and we did get tickets. I wore my green Mardi Gras costume and George wore the matching bowtie that I made.
I had a couple of visor and cap deliveries to make Wednesday and it just happened that the customers were going to be at the Ball. Yep, we brought the orders to the ball and one customer wore her hat the entire evening. Great PR for Cajun Stitchery, don’t you think?
Needless to say, Thursday morning arrived much too soon. It was slow moving Thursday morning. The infamous DJ started posting Ball photos and there is a good photo of George and me. Later in the day she posted, with my permission, the cutest picture of me dancing with a nice, young Marine (cigarettes and drink in hand). Oh yes, and a cute little sailor taught me to moon walk. My heart just melts over a man in a uniform. I took my sailor home with me about 40 years ago.
The wholesale company where we buy our hats has a monthly sale. We have been able to take advantage of their monthly sales since we began embroidering ball caps and we are able to pass those savings along. The patriotic visors are an example of one of their sales. The normal ball cap or visor would sell for about $10 but we are finding that we can sell the ones on sale for $5. Good deal for everyone. Of course, when the sale is over we can still get the caps or visors but at a higher price for us, and hence, a higher price for our customers. So, take advantage of those sales. We still have a few of the patriotic visors remaining. Don’t forget Flag Day is June 14th and the 4th of July is just around the corner. This week we have the $5 sale on a couple of colors of the ponytail caps: the burgandy cap and one with a green bill and khaki crown. The $5 sale, of course, is without embroidery. We’ll be glad to embroider on it, but that is an additional charge.
The garden just gets prettier and prettier. We have been harvesting tomatoes every day this week.
I’m still working on Etsy. I’ve rearranged our store on Etsy several times. I’m trying to get a new item on their everyday, although some days I don’t. Now I’m reading the forums and participating in that way. Etsy says that by participating in the forums you get your name out to other Etsiers and that’s a good thing.
I do have a special order for a “droid” holder. She wants a mermaid. I made one prototype that is for sale on Etsy now. I have other ideas. Please visit our Etsy shop.
Today we have to fill some more cap/visor orders and I’m finishing up some pillowcases. Hope I don’t forget to take pictures.
We still haven’t decided what plants to put in Mama’s Garden outside the embroidery room. We’ll get it done eventually. At least the hydrangea is out there and has lovely blue flowers.
Our monthly Nereid meeting is tonight and I’ve embroidered a beautiful set of pillowcases for one of the girls whose birthday was a week ago. Sunday we are having a birthday brunch for another Nereid. Next Thursday is my son’s 42nd birthday. And in a couple of weeks is another birthday. On top of everything else, I’m busy making birthday presents.
I better get back to work. Have a wonderful week, everyone.
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One day Boudreaux saw Thibodeaux and asked him why he was so bruised up. Thibodeaux replied that he had been riding a bull, and his foot got stuck when he fell off. The bull kept dragging him around until the Wal-Mart manager came and unplugged it.
French phrase of the week: Marie s'a engagée à nous trouver une place pour rester. (Marie took on the responsibility of finding us a place to stay.)
Here are just some of the ways to do eco-friendly Spring cleaning.
• Garage sales: Instead of just throwing things away, hold a garage sale. If you don’t want to hold one on your own, then see if there are people in the neighborhood that want to have a garage sale with you.
• Donate: You can use Freecycle or donate your used items to your local church. This can include household items, computer equipment, cell phone and even building materials.
• Sell Items: If you have items that you don’t want to just give away, use eBay to sell your items. You can also use Craigslist or some local second hand shops buy used items.
• Reuse those Ziploc bags by washing them out and letting them dry.
• Use the library where you will find books, movies and cds available for borrowing.
• Set up a neighborhood share program that allows you to share items like lawn mowers and ladders.
• When cleaning up dust in the house use plant based cleaner to make them better for the environment and the health of your family.
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C’est tout, mes amis
P.S. You are always welcome to stop by and look at all of the catalogs and pass some time with me, cher.
SALE OF THE WEEK (Good through Thursday, June 17, 2010)
PONYTAIL CAP SALE!!!
We have one dozen of each of the burgundy and green bill with khaki crown ponytail cap styles in the photographs. This sale is for these 2 dozen visors. First come, first serve.
The ponytail caps have a brass slide closure.
Sale: one ponytail cap without embroidery is $5.00 plus tax/shipping. We will be glad to embroider on the cap, upon request. Most embroidered names or initials are only $5.00.
(Note: We still have a few of the patriotic visors for $5 each, first come, first serve, until the are gone.)
See attached photograph.