Sunday, May 12, 2013

Cajun Corner - Vol. 5, No. 18


Cajun Corner – Vol. 5, No. 18 – May 12, 2013


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



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It has been nice this week walking next door to work.  Working in a large room with good lighting and lots of space to spread out is a dream come true.  The creative juices are flowing.  There is a separate room for cutting, sewing, and storage.  George put peg boards up for my thread.  The problem is that it is hard leaving and coming home.

Last week we took the dogs for their annual check-up, shots, license, etc.  They are both healthy.  Sam is keeping Evie moving.  She is in real good shape for a 13 year old Labrador retriever.  The vet, Dr. Armani, was surprised at Evie’s good heath.  He was more surprised at the size of Sam.  The last time Sam was at the vet’s he was 40 pounds.  He weighed in at a whopping 80 pounds last week.  And, he is NOT overweight.

Date night turned out to be Friday night.  We got some Chinese take-out and a new movie and enjoyed the evening at the Cajun Stitchery house.  The movie was the life story of Coco Chanel and starred Shirley McClain.  I’ve always loved the rags to riches story of Coco Chanel.  She was a very tenacious woman.  I also like the clean lines of her designs, her little black dress, and what she did with jersey.

While browsing through some designs, I saw some that I’ve never stitched and just wanted to stitch the designs.  They were horses and created in black work.  Several people commented on Facebook about how pretty the designs were.  I think I’m going to make placemats out of them.  In the meantime, I made some coasters out of one of the designs.  While working on the coasters, I made some butterfly coasters. 

Not being able to upload my photos onto Etsy was very frustrating until I had the bright idea of trying to do it on Google Chrome.  The uploading worked perfectly using Google Chrome.  So, I decided to list the 2 new handkerchiefs.  I got as far as the pictures and realized that I’ve already sold those hankies.  I had nothing to list.  Now I plan on listing the horse and butterfly coasters.  I need to make more things to list in the Etsy store because we have had several sales lately.  It never ceases to surprise me what people will buy.  The “You Have A Booger” hankies still seems to be a hot item.

George has been working on the lawn and garden and we are planning several fun things for the yard.

Ever have a craving for a special food?  George did.  He was craving boiled shrimp.  Yesterday he went to Joe Patti’s and bought 10 pounds of Gulf shrimp.  Wow!  That’s how much I buy when we have guests over.  The shrimp were boiled and we ate our fill, and peeled the rest.  We froze some and have some left over in the frig for snacking. 

Have a wonderful week.

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You’ll need:  1 yard nylon tulle and strong thread

These Bath tub scrubs are much like a body puff except these are for scrubbing the bath tub clean.

Using your tulle lay it out flat and turn over a hem of 5 inches, keep folding it over in 5 inch sections till it is completely folded into a long 5 inch wide pile of tulle.

Pin it to secure and using a strong thread sew the middle of the length together tightly.

Cut the edges of the length to remove and folds and using a running/gathering stitch sew from one end to the other.

Draw up the tulle into a puff that fits into your hand and secure with stitches. Pull the puff around to open up the layers and to create a nice circular puff. Trim it into a ball with some sharp scissors.

Use this puff for cleaning and scrubbing your bath.

Peggy Henshall
Cajun Stitchery
(850) 261-2462
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