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Monday, July 13, 2009

Christmas in July!!

I really love decorating for Christmas, and being a craftsperson who makes items mainly for the Christmas season, it's really looks like Christmas in my Studio all year long! It's not unusual for me to be making snowmen when it's hot outside either.

For the past 15 years we've lived in the East Kootenays (Cranbrook and Golden, BC). While it would get hot in the summer at times, being at higher elevations and in or near the mountains it usually cools off at night, which is nice. Now that we're here in Kamloops, BC, it gets REALLY hot in the summertime (this is semi-arid desert country here) and often doesn't really cool off much at night either (22 degrees Celcius (71.6F) at 7:00 am isn't cooled off in my book!) Lately we've had temperatures in the high 30's - like 38 degrees Celcius every day. That's 100 degrees Fahrenheit by the way! Ugh!

While I don't know if I'll ever get used to the heat here (opening the door to go outside is like walking into a blast furnace at that temperature!), at least our new home has central air conditioning. So it's always nice inside the house even if it's stinkin' hot outside! So, while I've been working away creating snowmen and other winter items this summer, I haven't been melting while I'm doing it! I'm really spoiled now!

Happy Crafting!

Cheryl

Christmas in July!!

I really love decorating for Christmas, and being a craftsperson who makes items mainly for the Christmas season, it's really looks like Christmas in my Studio all year long! It's not unusual for me to be making snowmen when it's hot outside either.

For the past 15 years we've lived in the East Kootenays (Cranbrook and Golden, BC). While it would get hot in the summer at times, being at higher elevations and in or near the mountains it usually cools off at night, which is nice. Now that we're here in Kamloops, BC, it gets REALLY hot in the summertime (this is semi-arid desert country here) and often doesn't really cool off much at night either (22 degrees Celcius (71.6F) at 7:00 am isn't cooled off in my book!) Lately we've had temperatures in the high 30's - like 38 degrees Celcius every day. That's 100 degrees Fahrenheit by the way! Ugh!

While I don't know if I'll ever get used to the heat here (opening the door to go outside is like walking into a blast furnace at that temperature!), at least our new home has central air conditioning. So it's always nice inside the house even if it's stinkin' hot outside! So, while I've been working away creating snowmen and other winter items this summer, I haven't been melting while I'm doing it! I'm really spoiled now!

Happy Crafting!

Cheryl