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Jul.Christmas.Noel - Eleven days


Jul.Christmas.Noel -  Eleven Days

 

 

 

 

 Jul.Christmas.Noel

Eleven days

 

 

 Is a little distraction I made the other day.

 

The closer we get to Christmas,

the Quicker & Easier my projects are getting.

 

Well, most of them.

 

My Christmas wreath won't be 

Quick & Easy.

 

Which is probably why I have been avoiding it, preferring

to mess about in the kitchen.

 

And, a mess it has been.

 

 A real mess.

 

 

 

 

Jul.Christmas.Noel -  Eleven Days

 

 

 

 

 

Why?

 

Because, Chrummertime has ARRIVED.

 

 

For the uninitiated,

Chrummertime is my term for

Christmas & Summer combined.

 

 

it also refers to the arrival of

the heat, bucketloads of humidity and mozzies.

 

 

It's the heat & humidity

that has been causing havoc in my kitchen.

 

 

Heat inside the oven - great!

Outside, VERY frustrating.

 

 

 

 

Jul.Christmas.Noel -  Eleven Days

 

 

 

 

 

I could be wrong, but I

don't think you are supposed to bake in heat.

 

Well, not in 32c, anyway. 

 

 And I wasn't the only one unhappy with the heat.

 

 

My cookies rioted all over my baking sheet.

 

 

Self baking, infighting,

and not keeping their cookie cutter shapes;

they were all over the place.

 

*sigh*

 

 

 

 

Jul.Christmas.Noel -  Eleven Days

 

 

 

 

 

To distract myself

from the horrors going on in my kitchen and oven,

 

I decided to make something

(between oven runs).

 

A candle holder.

 

 

Fact:

Chrummertime messes with your math skills.

 

 

Eleven Days was actually

meant to be Twelve Days.

 

I just couldn't get the measurement right.

I tried. I really did.

 

 

I don't think running back to the oven every 6 minutes

helped much either.

 

 

 

 

Jul.Christmas.Noel -  Eleven Days

 

 

 

 

Thankfully,

I am pretty nifty with a drill.

 

 

Between the 5 cookie baking sessions,

 

 

I managed to saw,

measure up (badly), drill

and paint my Eleven Days 

candle holder.

 


I may not 'do' numbers, but

I know how to make the best of a bad situation.

 

AND

read a calendar.

 

There's only 11 more days

until Christmas.

 

 

 

 Jul.Christmas.Noel -  Eleven Days

 

 

p.s.

the cookies might look dreadful,

but they taste great!

 

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