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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
the cookies might look dreadful,
but they taste great!