Overhaul

I can never keep up but don’t stand still. About the time I was ready to launch my last custom theme, Google started penalizing for mobile compatibility, and I wasn’t designing for mobile. That’s probably why I tend more towards creating child themes of core WordPress themes these days.  When I saw the new twentyseventeen, I thought, “Finally! A theme I can work with.” I converted the ole website over last weekend, and am currently updating content. Already added new examples for Red Silk Essentials, Alpine Leadership, and FUSJR. More to come on all of those pages, as well as… Continue reading →

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River Scarf

This was my first crochet project ever, and for some reason it’s been tough to get a good photograph of the finished scarf. This is a simple design for a beginning crochet project, but I did not completely understand how gauge works or how to change crochet hooks and tension, even though I’d read about it. It took making this scarf to truly understand. About half way through this project, I realized my dimensions were not going to be anything like the pattern. It was about half the size! No worries, I had plenty of yarn to make a second… Continue reading →

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Textiles

I have a new hobby (obsession) and it’s textiles. I’m not even sure how I got hooked. What motivated me? I think I was looking for a project that I could pick up or put down easily throughout the day or at odd times when you have to wait for something… and I wanted something creative that wasn’t too messy or cumbersome (like painting, or my bottle cap art, or clay…) I dunno, but I revisited it. Remember making potholders? This time it stuck. I love scarves! Why not try making my own? I started with crochet last winter and… Continue reading →

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National Parks Trip 2016

I find it ironic that as I post our latest trip to youtube, I pick up the National Geographic at the dentist’s office to read “Can the Selfie Generation Unplug and Get Into the National Parks?” I’m not a millennial. I really don’t do much social media or take many selfies.  I’ve grown up with the evolution of technology and use it daily for work, but I draw boundaries and seek balance. My escape and renewal comes from going out. Getting out and unplugging for a while. It fascinates and disheartens me that there’s a generation growing up without exposure… Continue reading →

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Chaco NM trip

November 14-22, 2014 Now that it’s been a year since we visited, I’m finally getting around to writing about our Chaco vacation that I mentioned in my last post about my Chimney Rock Workshop. I thought about making this post a series like I did for our Utah trip, but I didn’t have nearly as many photos to share. Google maps shows Chaco Culture National Historical Park about 3 hours from us. Between the speed of the bus and some of the back roads we took, I think it took us more like 4-5 hrs. We’d reserved our campsite online,… Continue reading →

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