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Jul.Christmas.Noel - Eleven days

Jul.Christmas.Noel -  Eleven Days






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








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.







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.




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






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.



read a calendar.


There's only 11 more days

until Christmas.




 Jul.Christmas.Noel -  Eleven Days




the cookies might look dreadful,

but they taste great!