Taking Care of Business

I’ve been reflecting and have found the time to recap some of the things I worked on in 2017, filling in some of the gaps. So far it’s been about crafting and volunteering. From a Business Perspective, I’m proud to report 2017 was one of the most profitable for Subalpine Design; and the first Quarter of 2018 has stayed on trend. It all boils down to opportunities and relationships, the synergy of orbits colliding and helping each other along. A good spoonful of motivation hasn’t hurt. You can never go home again? Subalpine Design pulled our roots in closer last… Continue reading →

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Conserving the Best of The Rockies

Lest you think it’s all arts and crafts these days, I dedicated a good part of my Spring and Fall of 2017 teaching Environmental Education to Kindergartners-Fourth Graders. I think I ran across this exact local listing,  that triggered a ‘lost’ synapse in my brain. Not so many years ago when I worked for the Southwest Land Alliance, I met and worked with Mrs. Hershey, the landowner and amazing conservationist who granted an easement on her property and fostered this Audubon program. In a small town, the connections were deeper than that; and over time and space, became more distant… Continue reading →

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What Up My Knittas?

It’s true. As I said in my last post, I don’t stand still, although I do spend plenty of time on the couch, not idle by any means. So many breakthroughs in textiles over the last year, and not enough time to make notes of it all. Here’s a detailed roundup! And there were so many more… Most of my yarn comes from my ‘local’ store, yarn Durango. Some, where noted, come from my travels and other places, like yada yada yarn in Silver City, NM. My First Knit   …that I teased to in the Textile post, turned into… Continue reading →

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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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