Today I’m not writing about the Bernat Blanket Stitch Along because I’m not done with this week’s part of the pattern. This week was way too emotional for me and I took a step away from the crochet hook because, in my current state, it started to feel like a chore and I have been having too much fun with the making of this blanket to let it feel like a burden. So, I put my creativity into relaxation by trying to find ways to cheer myself up.
I spent some time in the kitchen trying out recipes. Making small batch recipes is a passion of mine because Josh and I are only two people. He doesn’t like to over indulge so I usually end up eating way more than my share just so we don’t waste anything and it drives me mad. So, when I was craving strawberry cake, I set out to try and make a small batch of fresh strawberry cupcakes using some strawberries in the fridge that I had to use. I made homemade berry jam to flavor the batter.
The color of the batter looked more like a deep velvety pink than the bright pink artificial color (Gosh, I love that stuff!) you get at the grocery store and the flavor was a mild sweet strawberry flavor. It was moist and oh so good. And there was something so therapeutic about baking in Autumn. The kitchen was cozy warm from the oven. I wore my green and white apron Josh got me when he traveled to Italy and the berries smelled so sweet as they cooked down on the stove top. It was pure joy!
I also went out to the garden and clipped the last of my Gerbera Daisies because the weather is getting cold. I made a bright little bouquet of them to put in my craft room to cheer me up while I worked on some designs. I lit my lemon tea candle and took deep breaths as I sat in front of the computer screen. The pop of pink and cream added some much needed prettiness to my desk.
I hope that I’m in better spirits next week but it was nice to be creative with simple pick-me-ups.