Addicted to String, Yarn and Crafts

October 8, 2011

Tying An O-Ring Belt

Filed under: Belt-Sashes, Costumes and Regalia, SCA or Period Dress, Tutorials — weavercat @ 12:54 am

“How to Tie A Ring Belt” CLICK HERE

If you have trouble with this link — try this one:
http://www.twinrosesdesigns.com/, and scroll down the page to find the tutorial.

July 22, 2011

New Items Added to Our Booth

Filed under: Uncategorized — weavercat @ 8:58 pm

JULY 22, 2011

If you see something of interest to you — click through to my Bonanza “Booth”

for our currently available inventory of hand-made items and craft supplies – many more to be added very SOON.

http://www.bonanza.com/booths/catcrafted

Thank you, for visiting — stop by often to see what it’s new.

– Cathy Abernathy

June 27, 2011

Too Much Weaving

Filed under: Uncategorized — weavercat @ 3:05 am

26 June 2011

I have probably 12 to 14 hand-woven pieces that are underway; working on one for a while then moving on to one of the others.

One project at a time?

Not with me…why?

1. Shortage of colored string while on a specific project — it gets set aside until I can match the ‘low’ color before working more with it.

2. Wanting to try a project with a new batch of yarn/thread (new colors, type or thickness).

3. I’m obsessed with weaving…whether tiny earrings, small bracelets or sashes — the day doesn’t feel complete without weaving for a while.

[Sigh]

Yes, I am addicted to strings, yarns and threads.

How about you?

— Cathy

January 12, 2011

Snow Days and Family Trees?

Filed under: Uncategorized — weavercat @ 2:03 am

It has been a snow/ice day in Alabama today.
How does that related to family trees?
Well, since I am indoors from the weather, and have the flu-bug to boot, it means when I have had the brief burst(s) of energy — I have added a bit more to several ancestral branches.
No huge breakthroughs, but have made several connection I did not expect.
Last couple I stopped at was William N. Collins and Permelia Mary “Melia” Smith — don’t ask how I ended up with this couple.
They were somehow connect to the various families that I was tracing, from the Yancey County (Bald Mountain region) of North Carolina.
No family tree is SIMPLE…anyone who tells you that, has not done much research.
Somehow, the folks I have added to my main family tree file most likely are related to my Aunt Betty Jean Davis (Abernathy).
Her ancestral line is where I began today’s research project…
Okay, I am not getting much more done on this blog or the research…guess I need to get something to drink and get back to doing ‘something’ while the dryer is get the clothes done.
Another update will be in the works as soon as I find something news-worthy.
– CATHY

July 8, 2010

Hot Day

Filed under: Prose and Daily Ramble — weavercat @ 12:37 am
7 July 2010
One very hot day.
Dave and I delivered groceries to Mom; then headed back home.
Stopped at a few thrift/antique stores along the way.
Since getting in the AC, and starting to cool off, have been reading messages, and adding/correcting more items on my websites (someone set in havoc by my previous computer dying); as well as blogs, and misc. stuff.
Need to get things sorted out with this new laptop, get it behaving the way I want it; so I will be able to create a backup set of RECOVERY disks — then get Dave to set it for dual-boot (Windows 7 and Linux).
My head is pounding, so I won’t do much more for now.
How has your week been?
Would love to hear from my readers.
— Cathy

7 July 2010One very hot day.Dave and I delivered groceries to Mom; then headed back home.Stopped at a few thrift/antique stores along the way.Since getting in the AC, and starting to cool off, have been reading messages, and adding/correcting more items on my websites (someone set in havoc by my previous computer dying); as well as blogs, and misc. stuff.Need to get things sorted out with this new laptop, get it behaving the way I want it; so I will be able to create a backup set of RECOVERY disks — then get Dave to set it for dual-boot (Windows 7 and Linux).My head is pounding, so I won’t do much more for now.How has your week been?Would love to hear from my readers.– Cathy

June 1, 2010

Death of a computer…a new beginning

Filed under: Uncategorized — weavercat @ 11:19 pm

(Take two…) Attempted this post just but a few minutes ago — stepped away from the keyboard — came back the automatic Windows 7 update had re-started my computer. [growl!] I lost all the text I had written (now have settings a bit different, to prevent this problem from occurring again) — I hate having to re-write things when software/OS updates cause me to lose them. ——————–­—— Now, where was I? Ahhh, heck — I think I’ll do something else and come back to this post. There are things needing to be added, set-up; and yet to be test-driven on this computer. I promise to return – soon. “And to continue…”

— Cathy

May 31, 2010

Today, a favorite quote

Filed under: Uncategorized — weavercat @ 12:45 am
“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the
ability to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the
difference.” — author unknown.

May 3, 2010

William Reese Owsley III – Obituary | Anniston Star – Monday, 3 May 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — weavercat @ 10:10 pm

William Reese Owsley III Obituary: View William Owsley’s Obituary by The Anniston Star

William Reese Owsley III
Photo
Funeral services for William Reese Owsley III, 44, of Franklin, Tenn., formerly of Anniston, will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at Parker Memorial Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Mack Amis, the Rev. Kevin Garrett and the Rev. Jim Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery with K. L. Brown Memory Chapel directing services.

April 14, 2010

J & P Coats Six-Strand Embroidery Floss – How Many Different Colors?

Filed under: Uncategorized — weavercat @ 1:10 pm

J & P Coats Six-Strand Embroidery Floss

Name:
J & P Coats six-strand embroidery floss, a product of Coats & Clark, is also known as Article C 11. The product is sold in nine yard skeins.
Composition:
Six-strand J & P Coats embroidery floss is made up of 100% Mercerized Cotton.
Colors:
There are 131 solid and 11 variegated colors of J & P Coats six-strand embroidery floss.
Characteristics :
J & P Coats Floss is washable, dry-cleanable, and colorfast.
Tips for Working with J & P Coats Six-Strand Embroid

DMC Six-Strand Embroidery Floss – Number of different colors?

Filed under: Uncategorized — weavercat @ 1:24 am

DMC Six-Strand Embroidery Floss

“Cross Stitch Design Stitched With DMC Floss”

Cross Stitch Design Stitched with DMC Floss
Photo and Design © Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Type of Floss:
DMC six-strand embroidery floss, also known as Article 117, is available for purchase as individual skeins or in multicolor floss packs.

DMC is the abbreviation of Dollfus-Mieg & Compagnie, an early name for the company.
Composition of DMC Embroidery Floss:
DMC six-strand embroidery floss is 100% long-staple cotton.
Wide Range of Colors:
There are 454 solid colors and 18 variegated colors of DMC six-strand embroidery floss.

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