Inspiration Wednesday

It’s shaping up to be one of those days today.  I missed a doctor’s appointment this morning because I slept in.  I forgot about the appointment and forgot to set my alarm.  Hubby forgot about it too, so didn’t wake me up.  Phoned the doctor’s office and got “Don’t call us, we’ll call you.”  Hmm…hope that means they actually will call at some point in time.

Was ready to settle in for the day at home and possibly out crafting with a group of friends, when Hubby told me it’s election day.  We vote for our civic government and school board today.  Guess I’ll do that right away here and then settle in to my day.

As for inspiration…a few photos…

As you can see, it’s still pretty nice fall weather here.  A few more trees have dropped their leaves, and bushes too.  But on the whole, it’s still pretty colorful!  I love fall colors!

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I’m being featured!



A better title for this post might be News and Views.  I received notice yesterday that my Etsy shop, JLT Studios, will be the featured shop on Etsy’s blog for the month of November.  With that in mind, I will be posting more offerings on my Etsy shop between now and the end of November.

I’ve also been working on my own website, due to be up and running in January 2017.

I was going to post a recipe today, but have been pretty busy.  I keep forgetting to take photos of food!  How about a picture of kale growing on my patio…still!  It’s looking really nice these days.



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In my studio…

Hi everyone!  I had a good weekend and hope you did too. 🙂

On Friday I posted more finished hooked wall hangings for sale on Etsy.  Check them out! They are also available direct from me.  Email me at <> for more information.


The Barn


Wascana Creek

Above the Garage

Above the Garage



Dancing Tree


Blue-eyed Grass



Saturday was dreary and rainy here.  So I bundled up more fabric and yarns and posted them on Etsy too.  They are $25 each + shipping. They also are available direct from me. 🙂


This week I would like to post more finished work on Etsy and more bundles as well.

If the weather clears up and it’s sunny, then I’m hoping to work some outside in the yard.  The patio garden still needs some work.  We still have herbs growing!



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Weekly Review

A busy week.  I was fighting a cold.  Hubby’s first full week of retirement at home.  What did I get done?

  • Mailed greeting cards to the SCC Boutique.
  • Some fibre picked out for more bundles.
  • Some knitting.
  • Some photography.
  • Some cooking.
  • Lots of trying to learn Korean.
  • Lots of catching up with friends.
  • Lots of reading.

Time to refocus and reorganize.  I hope everyone has a great weekend!

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WIP Thursday


I haven’t hooked at all this week.  But I have been knitting on the baby blanket.  I can smell the end!  Just need to knit 2″ more in ribbing and cast off.

I’ve been a bit preoccupied since Hubby retired the end of September.  We’ve been running errands, on a trip to see extended family, and busy learning Korean.  Yes, we are going to South Korea next spring.  A friend invited us to meet her family and show us around her home country.  We said “yes!”

So we’ve been busy planning immunizations, travel insurance, booking flights (there was a really good deal if you had Aeroplan), and learning Korean.  At least I am learning some Korean.  Hubby thinks they will all speak to him in English over there.  He’s never traveled outside of North America.

I’ve been trying to think of fiber things to see and do in South Korea.  Not coming up with much.  I know they quilt and embroider.  But I don’t know of any rug hookers in South Korea.  There is a special cloth made from local plant materials on the west coast.  But we will be focusing our visit on Seoul and the east coast I think.  At least that’s the plans so far.

In rug hooking news:  I sent more “Star Rug” blank greeting cards up to Saskatoon for the SCC Fine Craft Boutique.  So if anyone is wanting any for Christmas they can contact the Boutique or me.   I’m hoping to get back to making more bundles today.  Lots of fun and inspiration in those. 🙂


Star Rug blank greeting card – $5 CAD

Other Christmas themed or winter themed cards people might be interested in purchasing are below:

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Inspiration Wednesday

A nice autumn walk today.  Sorry for the late post today folks.  I’ve been tied up with other things.

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Noodles and Tea


Hi everyone.  I’m feeling a bit under the weather today.  But I have to go out in an hour or so for a lunch meeting.  So I’m sitting down with my Wellness Tea from Epicure, generously laced with echinacea and honey.  I admit I slept in quite a bit this morning.


I’m soaking some rice noodles to cook for my lunch (my meeting requires I bring my own lunch).  I use doctored up store bought Classico spaghetti sauce to put over it.  Sorry, no photos of the sauce.  As I’m watching my sugar intake as well as being gluten free I just buy a very simple basil and tomato sauce, add ground beef, onion, garlic, and sometimes part of a chopped green pepper and grated carrot. The grated carrot gives more of a meat taste to the sauce.  If I use a lot of meat I omit the grated carrot.  I usually like to add 1/2-1 lb. of cooked ground beef to a jar of Classico sauce.

Today’s goal is to package up some more “Star Rug” greeting cards to mail to the SCC Boutique in Saskatoon.

Hope everyone has a great day! 🙂


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