Check-ups, little embroidery and bujo’ing

It’s no fun when you have to convince people you’re actually sick and not a phony, especially when we chronically ill have little physical proof of it. Yesterday was my check up with the Federal government, where they would check if I am ‘sick enough’ to stay home and receive an income. Its the second time, since the previous one only contained a check for my migraine. I was in the middle of my fibromyalgia diagnosis, so it got no chance of being approved as a legal reason. I only hope that this time, I’ll get a pass. Money is no big deal to me, but I have no income whatsoever. If my doctors tell me I have the right to it, I know I deserve it.

But enough about boring money stuff, I got back on embroidery. As a break from the big table-cloth, I bought a square meter of blank fabric to draw patterns on. With some new stitching techniques I started on a new piece.

Its fun to get a break from a long-term project, so doing this went really fast and really well. Its mainly to try out the new fabric and threads, while doing something more creative.

It turned out pretty nice for a first go! I’d give myself a nice 7.

I wanted to go buy a book with all kinds of stitches in, but our local bookstore apparently is so hipster it only sells knitting books. So while I was at the store, I threw some money in the air and bought a bullet journal guide, together with brush pens and calligraphy pens. The guide has some really cool designs for monthly spreads, tracking ideas and creative lettering. More on my bullet journal is coming up in a later post!


Thats all for now. Enjoy the weekend!

xoxo, Shayenne

Catching up on: Sewing and Knitting

During New Year’s eve, I’m the type of girl who sits home with their family and watches TV until its 12 am. I watch some fireworks, and go to bed as early as possible. I’m not the party girl that stays up drinking ‘till 4 am, and never have been. I tried it out, but it wasn’t my kind of deal. So I settled with fun nights in and good dinner, while playing UNO with my grandparents.

After our annual happenings – all mentioned above – my grandma saw me working on a DIY embroidery kit I got for Christmas. I struggled with the patch because it was hard as shit. But I’m persistent, so I wanted to finish it. ‘Wait up a minute, I think I have a piece of cloth to work on,’ She told me as she worked her way through the old rags in her cabin. She magically pulled out a big table-cloth with a stitching pattern, brand new. I was so glad to have a smooth platform to work on. Now, a week later, almost 1/4th of my cloth is done I’m actually glad I catched up on sewing. It’s a nice distraction when my migraine is really bad and I can’t watch TV or use anything else electronic. I’m already thinking about getting an embroidery patch and draw my own designs, and even knitting a scarf!


In the photo you can see

  • my table-cloth, which now is 1/4th finished (the flowers and branches are done),
  • my sewing supplies
  • this cute kitty box I got on sale.

Hope you liked this post. That’s all for now!