I submitted my inburgering portfolio and waited a month for them to tell me it wasn't good enough. They are SO VERY specific in what they will accept, yet they don't actually tell you what they want. Some of my things were rejected for being "reading evidence" instead of speaking or writing evidence, but their "reading evidence" is perfectly appropriate for other things. Apparently this is a big problem with a LOT of people so I tried not to be too devastated and only spent half the afternoon wailing and stomping around. I fixed the
It's been raining the all day and I wish that it would stop but the forecast for the next several days looks quite wet.
Life isn't all bad though. I finally found my Holy Grail Orange Sewing Machine. I already posted a picture a few posts back, but you can never have too many. We tuned it up a little and it sews like a dream. A DREAM!
Next on the list is selling two of the other ones I bought to tide me over until I found THE sewing machine. Martijn keeps teasing me about having 5 sewing machines (which I don't- only 4 and a serger) which isn't really fair because he has WAY MORE than 5 computers. I think it's a bit of a double standard, don't you?! Really though, I need to unload a couple so I can make space for other awesome things.
I'm starting to feel like my creativity is coming back. For awhile I felt like all I was doing was filling out paperwork and asking Dutch people to take pity on me and sign my papers for my portfolio, but now I'm FREE since I can't do anything else with it until they approve/reject it again. Now I can start making monkeys again. And maybe finish Mrs Yummy.
Tomorrow I'm going to brave the rain and meet up with a couple of pals in Utrecht. I love hanging out with them but we live on opposite sides of the country (shut up people in great wide expansive America... I'm turning European and 2 1/2-3 hours of travel is JUST TOO MUCH) so we don't see each other very often. I look forward to it very much.