Friday, July 27, 2012

Cajun Corner - Vol. 4, No. 28


Cajun Corner – Vol. 4, No. 28 – July 27, 2012


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


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Ha!  The round monogram never needed to be washed.  It turned out that when I digitized it, I forgot to put underlay stitches.  Once the underlay stitches were placed, the fabric didn’t show through.  The customer picked it up this week and just loved it.

Every time my son called me this week, I answered the phone, “Do we have a baby yet?”  So far we don’t have a baby.  The due date is August 2nd.  So, any day now we will be great grandparents.  My granddaughter is ready for this baby to come into the world.  She is very tired.

A friend of Mama’s, who has since become a friend of mine, visited us yesterday.  She lives in Abbeville, Louisiana and she and her significant other were vacationing in Destin and stopped by for a visit on their way home.  She is everything I expected and more.  They are just darling people.  We have a lot in common: animals, gardens, wildlife, Scrabble, etc.  It is a shame they couldn’t stay longer or we would have played a game of Scrabble.  In fact, we both have male and female Labrador Retrievers.  This may mean that we are related.  Our dogs look identical.  Lol  Her significant other is a wildlife photographer.  You should see his photography of Louisiana wildlife.  It is absolutely gorgeous.  Go to

On a very sad note, a dear friend has been hospitalized.  She had some aches and pains that seemed to commence during the Mardi Gras season.  She just thought it was bursitis.  However, the pain not only has not subsided, but has increased.  When she went to her doctor’s appointment earlier this week, he put her in the hospital to do some tests.  It turns out that she has multiple myeloma.  That is cancer.  She is still hospitalized and has begun chemotherapy.  She is one of those totally happy people who walks into a room and creates a glow; always cracking a joke; always has a smile on her face.  Please pray for our friend, Lois.

A young lady from Michigan called me the other day inquiring about a handkerchief.  Apparently, she was doing some searches on the internet and ran across the blog from July 28, 2010, entitled “Wedding Handkerchiefs and Benefits of Ammonia.”  Now that is a quirky title.  What was I thinking?  Nevertheless, she is getting married on August 10th and wanted a special handkerchief for her godmother.  I made the handkerchief and she is delighted.  It will be mailed tomorrow or Monday.  This hanky was made entirely in-the-hoop (ITH).  Now that I have the large hoops, a 10” handkerchief is a piece of cake.  The poem was a bit more difficult but ended up lovely and just what she wants.  The edges were not serged as usual.  Instead, the edges are a beautiful white satin stitch. 

Have a wonderful week.

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Thanks to Paulette Provost for the following song.  Listen and enjoy:

It ain’t heaven but it’s mighty close

Thanks to Marshall Larrivere for the following:

Three Cajuns go down to Mexico to celebrate their college graduation. They get very drunk and wake up in a Mexican jail, only to find that they are to be executed in the morning, though none of them can remember what they did the night before.
 The first one, Henri, is strapped in the electric chair, and is asked if he has any last words. He says, "I just graduated from Nichols State in Thibodaux, Louisiana, and I believe in the almighty power of God to intervene on the behalf of the innocent."
 The Mexican jailers throw the switch, and nothing happens. The Mexicans immediately fall to the floor on their knees, beg for Henri
s forgiveness, and immediately release him.
 The second Cajun, Gaston, is strapped in and gives his last words, "I just graduated from McNeese State in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and I believe in the power of justice to intervene on the part of the innocent."
 The Mexican jailers throw the switch and again nothing happens. Again, the Mexicans all immediately fall to their knees, beg for Gaston's forgiveness, and immediately release him.
 The last Cajun, Boudreaux, is strapped in and he says, "Well, den, I'm from de University of Louisiana in Lafayette and I just graduated wit ma degree in Civil Engineering, and I'll tell you rat now, you boys ain't never gon' be able to electrocute nobody if ya'll don't plug dis damn ting in."


C’est tout, mes amis

Peggy Henshall

Cajun Stitchery

(850) 261-2462

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