Friday, August 13, 2010

Cajun Corner - Vol. 2, No. 31

Cajun Corner – Vol. 2, No. 31 – august 13, 2010

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


Don’t forget to visit our catalog at and often.

REMINDER: SPLASH PARTY, August 21, 2010, beginning at 3 p.m. at Paradise Bar & Grill on Pensacola Beach. I will be selling caps, visors, and tickets to games. Come join us and Love It Local. A portion of the proceeds will go to fight breast cancer.

The Etsy store finally has a new item. It is the cutest little beachy cell phone pouch ever. The next several working days should find me taking care of the Etsy Store which has been neglected this summer due to caps and visors. This morning the Etsy Store had a convo that one of our red lips hankies is in another treasury.

We are still getting cucumbers from the garden. Not a lot but 3 or 4 which is much better than ever before. George read an article that you need to plant them with hot pepper plants, which is what we did and voila, we have some cucumbers. I love hot peppers and plan to have them everywhere now.

We are still harvesting beans and bell peppers. The tomato plants are covered in flowers but it’s still too hot for fruit. The marigolds and sunflowers in the vegetable garden are doing great. We actually have flowers on the sunflowers but, alas, few marigolds. But the marigold plants are huge and lush. Marigolds are good for your garden anyway.

August is a busy month. Last weekend was our Mystic Lagoon, this weekend is my anniversary, and next weekend is the Splash Party. My social calendar has been so full that I hardly have time for work. Oh, and remember the photo shoot? We made it to the front page of the Island Times with a huge article on page 2 featuring Cajun Stitchery’s caps. The Island Times is online at, then go to the news, then open the latest issue. There we are.

The Nereids wanted to wear a very special shirt to the Splash Party. Unfortunately, the shirts are no longer on the market. In collaboration with one of the Nereids, we came up with an idea for a similar type shirt that would be cost effective. However, it required me learning to digitize appliqué. I did, indeed, learn some about digitizing appliqué and given enough time, I believe the shirt could become reality. However, there just isn’t enough time between now and the Splash Party. We’ll have to do this for another event.

George has created a new cap design and plans on selling caps at our booth for the Arts & Wine Festival in October. After the Splash party we will be geared towards the festival. So watch out, we should be introducing some new items soon.

Gift baskets have come to our attention. I know. I have played with this idea for awhile. The most recent birthday presents that we did with the fingertip towels in the wine glasses was my first attempt at something along the gift basket line. (Pictures are on earlier blog posts.) If you would like to give gift baskets, call or email me and let’s talk about it. I’ve seen some of those baskets online and they can get real expensive. I think I can do better than that. The basket will contain more than just embroidery. It will depend on your theme. We should be able to put together something very specific or something more generic. Give us an address, pay the postage, and we will have it shipped for you, as well. One idea that keeps popping in my mind lately is football baskets for the football lover. Just remember that I cannot sell things with licensed team logos. However, I can sell items with fleur de lis, “Who Dat”, etc. Maybe someday we’ll deal with the licensing issue.

Christmas is coming and customers are starting to do their Christmas shopping at Cajun Stitchery. Get this out of the way as soon as you can. For all who have businesses out there, refer back to the gift basket paragraph, above.

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


Thibodeaux was fishing one day when he had a heart attack and died. The next day Thibodeaux's wife, Marie, placed the obituary in the Crowley, Louisiana newpaper that read, "Thibodeaux done died!" The newspaper called Marie and explained that she could add some details since the obituary could be 10 lines long. She corrected the ad and the next day it ran stating, "Thibodeaux done died! Boat for sale!"


French phrase of the week: Nonc Octave veut aller en Ville avec nous-autres. (Uncle Octave wants to go to New Orleans with us.)




Prepare a solution of water and white vinegar – one part of white vinegar to four part of water; soak your feet for 20 to 30 minutes twice day. Sprinkle some baking soda between your toe fingers and rinse your feet after fifteen minutes. It is as effective as an expensive antifungal powder. Rub tea tree oil between your toe fingers, it has antifungal properties. For immediate relief from itching or burning, soak your feet in an antiseptic mouthwash like Listerine. Corn starch is effective in soaking moisture, so keep your toe fingers dry by sprinkling some corn starch on them

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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 catalogs and pass some time with me, cher.

SALE OF THE WEEK (Good through Thursday, August 19, 2010)

SALE: Tee shirt with name or initials in left chest area = $20.00

Anvil - #1441

Ladies 1x1 Rib Scoop Neck Tee

Colors: Black, carolina blue, chocolate, heather gray, frost pink, hot pink, navy, red, white

6 oz. 100% ring-spun cotton (heather grey is 90% cotton/10% polyester). Bound-on self trim neck & sleeve hem. Double-needle bottom hem. Cap sleeves, fitted silhouette & side seamed.

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