Author: Denise Inkson

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My lockdown diary is nearly at its end, just one more week to go. Reading this a year later I should have realized health wise I was not being careful. Day 93: Trellis Layout, white perle thread. Diary Entry: Not able to get up until after dinner, even then my body did not want to…

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It is amazing how hindsight can give us perspective. As I read further into my diary entries I can see the weariness creep in. Day 86: None down today. Diary Entry: I did some much needed weeding today followed by coffee with a friend. Step dad came round and had a coffee and I got…

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Had I known at the time of writing these diaries that we would have to endure further lockdowns, I might have kept the stitching up, I did consider it at one point. As it is, I would have struggled because my health and mental wellbeing got worse. Day 79: Cross Stitch, brown shaded perle thread.…

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Re-reading my diary posts and knowing what I know now, I can see how my energy levels are getting worse. I had no way of knowing how in a few months time I would be basically sleeping twenty four seven and be in much more pain. Day 72: No sewing. Diary Entry: I achieved my…

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Continuing the diary catch up from last year, re reading it reminds me how things can change in the blink of an eye. Day 65: Running stitch with variegated thread sewn in the round to resemble back stitch. Diary Entry: Could not walk properly today, or lift or bend. I had to get my husband…

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Continuing with the posts of the final sections of my lockdown diary. Day 58: Thorn Stitch, hand dyed cotton thread. Diary Entry: A day of blah, low, tired, not sure really, just could not seem to find the energy for anything much. Not sure if it’s the coming down off the meds or just general…

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A year has passed and I am continuing to play catch up with posting these blogs. Day 50: Encroaching stem stitch. Four strand thread, two blue and two black. Diary Entry: Not much to write about other than housework which I cannot , not do due to OCD. I spent most of the day in…

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It has been over a year since I started this diary, due to ill health I never had chance to finish posting it up. I would still like to share it, so here we go. https://ukqu.co.uk/blog/2020/04/13/the-cheap-procrastinator-stitch-diary-in-lockdown-1-13-days/ https://ukqu.co.uk/blog/2020/05/05/the-cheap-procrastinator-stitch-diary-in-lockdown-14-28-days/ https://ukqu.co.uk/blog/2020/06/05/the-cheap-procrastinator-lockdown-diary-days-29-35/ https://ukqu.co.uk/blog/2020/08/05/the-cheap-procrastinator-lockdown-diary-days-43-49/ https://ukqu.co.uk/blog/2020/08/22/the-cheap-procrastinator-lockdown-diary-days-36-42/ Day 43: Today was a no stitch day. Diary Entry: It was a semi productive…

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Warning: this post discusses mental health, suicide and depression. Mental health should not be a taboo. It’s okay to not be okay.   Husband and I talked while I was there, and he realised that he needed to change the way he worked and that the stress of his job was affecting our relationship. Stress…

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Warning: this post discusses mental health, suicide and depression. Mental health should not be a taboo. It’s okay to not be okay. I have not been okay for months now; both my mental and physical health went into a downward spiral. I have lived with a chronic pain condition for years and have accepted the…