Sunday, July 21, 2013

Cajun Corner - Vol. 5, No. 28


Cajun Corner – Vol. 5, No. 28 – July 20, 2013


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



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Good news.  We now have a new water heater.  We have learned to run the hot water next door so we don’t have issues with that water heater.  Remember:  when it comes to plumbing is you don’t use it, you lose it.  We did have another issue next door with the plumbing but our plumber said it was just a minor thing to replace the pump in our toilet.  The water saving toilet didn’t pump enough water to flush into the septic tank.  That’s all fixed now.

Once our hospice neighbor’s family learned that she was on hospice, they started arriving.  One of the sons told me that his mom doesn’t seem that ill.  Well, the lady hasn’t been able to go outside of her home for nearly 2 years.  She perked right up when they all started arriving.  She was enjoying the company, obviously.  We once had a dog that everyone kept saying we should have put down.  He was blind, deaf, had all sorts of physical problems and wasn’t able to do anything but lay down all day.  Every time we would take him to the vet he would perk up and jump around and wag his tail. 

Thank you for the feedback on the laundry bag last week.  Your feedback is vitally important to Cajun Stitchery.  Every suggestion or comment is given a lot of thought and taken very seriously.  You are the consumer.  I made another laundry bag with a shoulder strap and a pocket on the front.  A pocket large enough for laundry soap and the other laundry accoutrements probably would not be necessary.  Those items can be placed in the laundry bag, itself.  A pocket for those items would be huge and probably not practical, unless the items were small. 

Remember the trapunto technique that was described some time ago.  Trapunto is a method of embroidery similar to quilting.  In fact, it is used frequently in quilting.   A layer of batting is place between some cutaway stabilizer and the fabric.  This sandwich of materials is then hooped and embroidered.  The embroidery design has some open areas and some more dense areas, almost like a negative.  Once completed, the unstitched, open areas puff up while the more densely embroidered areas are stitched tight.  It does create a beautiful effect.  There are some trapunto designs in our stock designs.  Some were stitched out this week and a new one, of a zebra, was digitized. 

Our young horse rider’s order was completed and mom picked it up.  She loved it.

One of my friends came over this week to place an order and we had a wonderful time.  She was served coffee in one of Mama’s Fiestaware coffee cups and saucer.  She was able to view a lot of our wares.  She ordered one of our red, white and blue baby bibs and needed some embroidery on a baby blanket that she purchased.  She also ordered a clock but didn’t need that order filled right away.  It was such a delightful visit.

The huge embroidery design is coming along.  The digitizing process is extensive.  Each piece of the design must be stitched and tweaked until perfect.  At this point the design is about 500,000 stitches.

This coming Friday evening a very dear friend of ours is coming over to spend the night in the house next door.  We are going to have a slumber party.  We will be celebrating her birthday and her graduation from college.  We seem to see each other every few years at a funeral or some other type of affair but that is all.  There is a lot of catching up on what is happening in each other’s lives.

Don’t forget the flour sack towels with the little mermaids on them.  They are $15 each.  There is one for sale in our Etsy store.  More can be made.  Get ‘em while they are hot.

Have a wonderful week
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Thank you Sandy Goodman for the following:

Facts you may not know………….


It takes glass one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times!


Gold is the only metal that doesn't rust, even if it's buried in the ground for thousands of years.


Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end.


If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. When a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.


Each year 2,000,000 smokers either quit smoking or die of tobacco-related diseases.


Zero is the only number that cannot be represented by Roman numerals.


Kites were used in the American Civil War to deliver letters and newspapers.


The song, Auld Lang Syne, is sung at the stroke of midnight in almost every English-speaking country in the world to bring in the New Year.


Drinking water after eating reduces the acid in your mouth by 61 percent


Peanut oil is used for cooking in submarines because it doesn't smoke unless it's heated above 450F


The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.


Nine out of every 10 living things live in the ocean


The banana cannot reproduce itself. It can be propagated only by the hand of man


Airports at higher altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower air density


The University of Alaska spans four time zones


The tooth is the only part of the human body that cannot heal itself.


In ancient Greece, tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional proposal of marriage. Catching it meant she accepted.


Warner Communications paid $28 million for the copyright to the song Happy Birthday.


Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.


comet's tail always points away from the sun


The Swine Flu vaccine in 1976 caused more death and illness than the disease it was intended to prevent


Caffeine increases the power of aspirin and other painkillers, that is why it is found in some medicines.


The military salute is a motion that evolved from medieval times, when knights in armor raised their visors to reveal their identity.


If you get into the bottom of a well or a tall chimney and look up, you can see stars, even in the middle of the day.


When a person dies, hearing is the last sense to go. The first sense lost is sight


In ancient times strangers shook hands to show that they were unarmed


Strawberries are the only fruits whose seeds grow on the outside


Avocados have the highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per hundred grams


The moon moves about two inches away from the Earth each year


The Earth gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust


Due to earth's gravity it is impossible for mountains to be higher than 15,000 meters


Mickey Mouse is known as "Topolino" in Italy


Soldiers do not march in step when going across bridges because they could set up a vibration which could be sufficient to knock the bridge down


Everything weighs one percent less at the equator


For every extra kilogram carried on a space flight, 530 kg of excess fuel are needed at lift-off


The letter J does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of the elements.

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