I have to confess that this really freezing cold spell we are having has left me feeling quite cold and stiff and a bit cranky.
I need warmth! please.....and lots of it. Yesterday evening I came home and realised I needed to create nurture and a gentle place to rest for the evening.
Queue, an evening on the couch, blankets, hot water-bottle, crochet and mollie makes and lots of heat. Just what the doctor ordered!
It was was made even better by the fact I had this waiting for me in the fridge ready to just pop in the oven!
A hearty shepherds pie made from Sally bee's book, The Secret Ingredient. I know, it's just gets better! I had made this yesterday and then not actually cooked it in the evening due to other events. So it was just waiting.......and didn't require any real effort, other than eating it!
I need easy crochet at the moment, I found some colours which are really calling me at the moment. Found a combination that I like and am just staying with them. Nice and easy. Gentle colours, with a bit of zing in the middle all edged in a lovely grey blue, which is most definitley one of my soul colours. Do you have a soul colour? I think soft blues and greys is where I go to rest when I have been working with a lot of colour.
I even found a spot in the midday sun on my bench for a while today.
It's nice to crochet something for me. Something simple and that doesn't require any real decisions...... It's surprising how much decision making can go into bright and random crochet!
I'm enjoying the sameness.
At this point it could be a cushion, but I quite fancy something simple to drape across the back of my sofa. Something that will sit quite easy with what's here. I think this would work. I'm starting to thinking about adding some light and pretty spring colours, to my living space. Perhaps some sweet florals and the colour green is begining to call a little, it's quite exciting really!
I have to say an easy evening on the couch is enough to restore optimism and a concerted effort is needed to do this regularly! If we can listen to ourselves and hear when we need to bring nurture into our lives and be gentle, I think the world would be a better place!!
Wishing you much warmth and comfort,