Sunday, January 27, 2013

Cajun Corner - Vol. 5, No. 4

Cajun Corner – Vol. 5, No. 4 – January 27, 2013


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Being Queen keeps a girl busy.  Yesterday was the Krewe of Nauga party.  Several of the girls are talking about finding out if this party can go into the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest pajama party in the world.  It begins on Saturday at 10 a.m. and ends kinda sorta around 2 p.m.  It is held in one of the beach bars and the place is packed and overflowing onto the beach.  Luckily, our weather lately has been beautiful fall weather.  It is a come as you are party/pajama party/costume party.  They serve a breakfast buffet and the booze is flowing.  You could easily stand in line for nearly an hour to get in.

After Nauga, I returned to Krewe Den to work and watch the girls trickle in from the parties.  Yes, after Nauga there is another party at the Sandshaker, across the street.  The girls returned with all kinds of stories and laughter. 

Today I returned to Krewe Den to work some more.  The whole krewe was there working on the float, on the dance, on costumes, cooking and socializing.  We had a great time.  I even received my 6th crown, the sleeping crown.

Mardi Gras jackets are starting to pile up in the studio.  Everyone needs decorations and logos embroidered.  These things are so much fun to embroider. 

We did have an embroidery scare.  Boudreaux stopped working.  At first we thought Boudreaux was dead but the tech is coming tomorrow and thinks he can repair Boudreaux.  I sure hope so because we have work orders backing up.

A couple of friends visited last week.  It was such a joy to have them over.  They got the tour of the house next door, the garden, and met the dogs.  It is always pleasant to have friends visit, especially friends that you don’t see on a regular basis.

Sorry for such a short edition but work has to be done.


Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler


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Mardi Gras Mask
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  • Plastic eye maskTreasure Tape dots
  • Sequins
  • Diamond Beadlets®
  • Treasure Tape, 8" x 10" sheet
  • Shallow pan or tray
  • Kreinik #12 Braid in colors to match your theme (we used 1223 Purple)


  1. For a more elaborate design, trace out a reverse pattern on the white backing of the Treasure Tape sheet (we drew swirls). Cut out. Remove the white backing and lay the design on the mask.
  2. Lay Treasure Tape dots randomly on the mask. Remove the red liner to expose the sticky top, and lay a sequin on each. Lay the mask in a shallow pan or tray and cover any remaining sticky areas on the dots with Diamond Beadlets.
  3. Remove the red liner from your larger tape areas, and begin decorating: add thread first, using the #12 Braid to outline the area or make other designs . Then add sequins if desired. When decorating is complete, cover remaining sticky areas with Diamond Beadlets.

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