Sunday, December 23, 2012

Cajun Corner - Vol. 4, No. 49


Cajun Corner – Vol. 4, No. 49 – December 23, 2012


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The other night the dogs began barking.  They were barking the distinctive bark that means, “Someone is here.”  George was outside, so I let him deal with whatever it was.  I went outside at the tail end.  Two little girls from down the street had stopped by to give us a bag of lemons from their tree, and wish us a Merry Christmas.  Their daddy was letting them do this alone but was just a few yards behind them in the driveway.  I must say that it would take a lot to out do the sweetness from that little bag of lemons in the brown paper bag that says “Merry Christmas” written with crayons from a child’s hand.

Another neighbor dropped by this week delivering Christmas goodies and a card.  We are so blessed to have such good neighbors.

Last Wednesday night was our Wednesday night girls Christmas party.  I would love to share some of the pictures from that night but don’t really want to humiliate my friends.  Needless to day, we had a wonderful time.

Cajun Stitchery made it.  We got all of our Christmas orders done and delivered.  Cajun Stitchery is closed until after Christmas.

I’m still playing with the snap and grommet presses.  My red hoodie that I’ve had longer than I really should, has a broken zipper.  George gave me the idea to replace the zipper with snaps.  I simply cut the zipper off, rather than ripping seams and re-sewing.  The snaps were then placed appropriately.  The very top snap is on backwards, but the rest are perfect and functional. 

I made another little in-the-hoop purse that I plan to list on Etsy.  The black webbing strap is embroidered with a tiny floral motif.  The only thing that I don’t like is the grommets are both next to the side seams toward the front of the purse.  The seam was too thick for the grommets to connect.  Otherwise, the purse is adorable.  It is also fully lined. 

We have received some sad news this week.  George’s mama has pneumonia.  We are praying for her health.


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Funny Christmas Facts

Christmas is a great period mostly because of the revelry, the feasts, good company and best of all the time off from work. There are many things that most people will know about Christmas; these are the more conventional Christmas associations including Santa, the Nativity story, the star of Bethlehem et al. However, there are other things that only those who go in search of the bizarre may know off hand. With this in mind, here is a list of funny, yet interesting Christmas facts.

  • Pig head, it's what's for dinner. The traditional Christmas dinner in England used to be a pig head prepared with a mustard sauce. Most English folk are possibly quite delighted that this isn't the case anymore.


  • Witches and Evil spirits are the greatest broom thieves. The Norwegians once believed that witches and devious spirits were likely to steal their brooms on Christmas Eve. Who knows maybe a mischievous prankster stole a few brooms during that period and the legend stuck.


  • “Bah Christmas”. Perhaps not the best line created by Dickens, mainly because “Bah Humbug” just has that extra something special about it. Most people would probably agree that Dickens' decision to work on the famous catchphrase was a good move indeed.


  • There is a special act in Britain that actually makes it mandatory to go to church on Christmas day. The act that is deemed the Holy Days and Fasting Act still exists, however, not so much enforced. Additionally no vehicle of any kind is to be used to get to the Christmas service.


  • Forego throwing out your Christmas tree and make it lunch. The Evergreen is actually edible, well most parts of it anyway. In addition, it is nutrient enriched, so if you take the advice stated previously you'd be getting a good source of Vitamin C and roughage. Don't mind that you will be eating a tree; it's just one step away from any other vegetable.


  • Bake your bread on Christmas Eve and it will remain fresh forever. If only. There is an old wives' tale that actually suggests that bread baked on Christmas Eve is mould resistant. While it cannot be known now how many people believed this, it's pretty obvious that any believers would be converted after the appearance of mould on their bread beyond 5 days or so.


  • Kris Kringle really lives in the North Pole. But guess what he foregoes the reindeer and drives a 1984 Ford Tempo, additionally; he delivers Pizza instead of working in a magical toy shop.

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C’est tout, mes amis
Peggy Henshall
Cajun Stitchery
(850) 261-2462
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