Sunday, September 16, 2012

Cajun Corner - Vol. 4, No. 35

Cajun Corner – Vol. 4, No. 35 – September 16, 2012


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It has been another busy week.  The huge headboard embroidery design is finished.  I am very proud of that project.  Now I am repeating the same project for the same client.  This time the embroidery not only includes multiple hoopings, and puff embroidery, but also some metallic thread.  It is the most beautiful project that I have worked on so far.  Sorry, I cannot share photos of the project at this time.  This project has definitely built up my confidence as a professional embroiderer.

Remember earlier that I said that I planned eventually on George handling not only the hats and caps, but the regular day-to-day logo type embroidery.  We are at that point now.  George is brushing up his skills, learning some new skills, and is back at the embroidery machine, Boudreaux, stitching out those orders.  In the meantime, as George says, I am working on the haute couture embroidery.  I call it my Tiffany embroidery.   Soon I hope to be able to move into larger quarters because we have run out of room in our little studio.

Today I was very tired and George insisted that I take the day off.  So, what do you do on your day off?  My hobby and passion is embroidery.  I spent the day on the computer posting photographs of our embroidery on Facebook.  It initiated some good conversations and I even got an order.  I think the people on Facebook will be happy that I have now stopped posting – at least, for awhile.

This year we have bell peppers all over the garden and not one of our chili pepper plants has grown.  How funny is that?  Especially when you consider that last year we had so many chili peppers that we kept ourselves and a local restaurant stocked.  This seems to be the year of the ginger.  Not necessarily edible ginger, but ginger plants.  We have all kinds of ginger plants – including the edible ones.  They are beautiful plants.  Some we don’t even know how they got in our garden.

The tomato plants are in the garden and they are huge but so far all we have are 2 cherry size tomatoes.  I sure hope the beefsteak tomatoes start producing soon. 

Beans are also doing well in the garden, although nothing like last year.  We didn’t plant nearly as many beans this year.

George did, intentionally, turn over a bucket of sweet potatoes to see if we have any.  He got a handful of little sweet potatoes.  I guess we will leave the other bucket alone for now.  Anyone know when we are supposed to dig those things up?  I think we will be replanting these little sweet potatoes that George harvested.

We planted horseradish, again.  It is already growing.  Can’t wait for the taste of fresh horseradish.

We did monogram a little boy’s jacket this week.  Imagine a Blue Angel’s jacket in miniature.  It is the most adorable thing.  It is for a friend’s grandson.  You did good, Gram.

Hopefully this week we will get our new dishwasher.  This washing dishes by hand is getting old.

The Nereids Splash Party was wonderful.  Everyone was soaked and everyone had a great time.

Have a wonderful week.
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a poem by Robert Frost
HOW countlessly they congregate
O'er our tumultuous snow,
Which flows in shapes as tall as trees
When wintry winds do blow!--
As if with keenness for our fate,
Our faltering few steps on
To white rest, and a place of rest
Invisible at dawn,--
And yet with neither love nor hate,
Those stars like some snow-white
Minerva's snow-white marble eyes
Without the gift of sight.


A little trivia from

What famous document begins: "When in the course of human events..."?
A: The Declaration of Independence.

What current branch of the U.S. military was a corps of only 50 soldiers when World War I broke out?
A: The U.S. Air Force.

What game was created by French mathematician Blaise Pascal, which he discovered when doing experiments into perpetual motion?
A: The Game of Roulette.

Who said: "I'm the president of the United States and I'm not going to eat any more broccoli"?
A: George Bush.

What so-called "war" spawned the dueling slogans "Better Dead Than RED" and "Better Red Than Dead" in the 1950's?
A: The Cold War.

What president was shot while walking to California Governor Jerry Brown' office?
A: Gerald Ford.

Who earned infamy for noting: "A billion dollars isn't worth what it used to be"?
A: J. Paul Getty.

What ethnic group was largely responsible for building most of the early railways in the U.S. West?
A: The Chinese.



C’est tout, mes amis


Peggy Henshall

Cajun Stitchery

(850) 261-2462


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