Monday, March 25, 2013

Cajun Corner - Vol. 5, No. 11


Cajun Corner – Vol. 5, No. 11 – March 25, 2013


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Late again.  My only excuse is that it was a busy weekend.

A dear friend from Huntsville visited the beach for her birthday and the girls threw her a birthday party Friday night.  We had so much fun and literally laughed until we cried.  I got home around midnight. 

Saturday I visited a friend in Navarre at her hair salon.  That was a long drive in the rain but well worth it.  She and her staff at Studio 98 Hair Design are so much fun.  I always have a ball when I go out there.

I did get some work done on Saturday but not a whole lot.  Saturday night another friend of mine and I began messaging on Facebook.  She is such a close friend that we consider her part of the family but we never get to see each other until we meet a funerals.  We have a funeral to attend on Tuesday, thus began our conversation.  It seemed like we messaged for hours and it was delightful.

Sunday I worked on orders that needed to get out Monday.

A friend on Facebook messaged me that she is getting married on March 30th and needed some embroidery done.  We met and the embroidery was done and delivered.  She contacted me this past Thursday saying she needs another handkerchief but asked if I’d mail it to her because she can’t get over here.  We mailed it to her this morning.  In fact, it was an easy order because she paid via PayPal.  That girl has done her wedding completely DIY.  The shirt sleeve with the groomsmen’s names embroidered on the cuff for her to make wine bags is such an adorable idea. 

The big project of the weekend was bowling shirts.  Why didn’t George do these on Boudreaux?  There is an explanation.  The design was about 11” by 11” and Boudreaux does not have hoops that big.  Plus there was gold metallic thread involved and, at least at this time, George doesn’t use metallic thread.

George informed me today that he is going to move Clothilde to the house next door in the next couple of days.  When he does move her, I have to give him one whole day of not embroidering with her.  I’m so excited to have her next door and really start getting the business set up there.  This plan is starting to take shape.

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The following Spring Facts were found at

  1. We’ve all heard the term ‘vernal equinox’. Vernal means ‘spring’ and equinox means ‘equal night’. Both words are from Latin.
  2. Despite the term, the day when there are 12 equal hours of daylight and darkness usually happens before the first day of spring.
  3. The first day of spring in the southern hemisphere is the date of the autumnal equinox in the northern hemisphere, usually in September.
  4. Benjamin Franklin was the first American to propose Daylight Saving Time in 1784. However, it wasn’t fully implemented in the US until after the Second World War.
  5. The practice of starting Daylight Saving Time on the second Sunday in March in the US started in 2005.
  6. Daylight Saving Time starts and ends at different times around the world.
  7. In Europe, Daylight Saving Time is known as Summer Time.
  8. The reason that there’s more daylight during spring is that the earth’s axis tilts towards the sun at this time of year.
  9. Some of the plants that have strong associations with spring include dandelions, daffodils, lilies, primroses, hyacinths, tulips, azaleas, iris and lilacs.
  10. Dandelions originated in Asia.
  11. Several singers have sung about spring including Van Morrison (Celtic Spring), Billie Holiday (Some Other Spring) and Frank Sinatra (Suddenly it’s Spring).
  12. Animals and insects associated with spring include the rabbit, frog, deer, fox, bear, bee, butterfly, ladybug and hummingbird.
  13. Spring fever is not just a myth – the body may experience physiological changes due to changes in diet, hormone production and temperature.
  14. Melting snow and additional rain may cause more flooding in spring.
  15. Children grow faster in spring.
  16. Spring is when birds return home after migrating in winter. About 1800 bird species migrate.

Peggy Henshall
Cajun Stitchery
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