We’ve implemented several of those “windshield-planned goals” written about earlier. Since Durango temperatures are keeping us inside more, it’s a perfect time to tackle that list of improvements (or at least try them out in the case of furniture arrangements). As you can see from the lead photo we’ve moved the GlimakraStanna's is a Glimarka Standard with 10 headles loom so that it’s more accessible from all sides. One of us spends more time on the loom than any visitors have ever spent sitting on our sofa, so we swapped places. (One comment already is that we now have a wooden sculpture in the center of our great room.) We’re already used to it, but have yet to learn if the ease of the warping & weaving process warrants taking the focal point of the room. Main thing is that it doesn’t appear to block the light, so it’s passed the primary test.
We can show off the couch placement and Stanna’s latest weaving with this photo. The weaving was warped before our winter junket and since her return has only had to spend a couple days running the weft and tying tassels, before it has made it to the couch as a throw. I can see it needs a little better promotion so below is the enlarged version.
And for those who wondered how the accent wall turned out we’re including a photo of the new green in the all-white bedroom. Cutting in a dark color next to white is proving to be a skill yet to be learned.
The real fun for me has been experimenting with “smart home” technology, specifically learning about controlling lighting and appliances remotely. I’ve been fascinated with the prospect, and after many years of following the evolution, I decided to literally “buy-in”. Having solar on the roof was the big step in energy management, and that’s been such a boon and savings, that it’s time to take the next step. Plus, now being able to control your home energy from an iPad has made it too hard to resist.
I decided to go with a “Mac” based software product called Indigo since it’s totally integrated with OSX and iOS, meaning it will work and be served with my home Mac and can be controlled remotely from any of my mobile devices, i.e. iPhone or iPadMini. The system is up and running and I’ll try to see how best to blog about it with photos soon.
I will say at this time the remote IR light sensor in the master walk-in closet is the best of all upgrades. Why didn’t I think of that before? Now I want one in the pantry closet!