It's July 1st today!Â And what does that mean?Â I live in Western Washington, so it means that summer is almost here, yippee!Â We really don't see any true summer weather here until after the 4th of July, so we're almost there!
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I don't know where the "Christmas in July" idea came from, but perhaps it was the brain child of someone who was looking for something to craft one hot July day, or maybe it was a reason to go shopping to enjoy some cool air conditioning!Â Either reason makes sense, and it certainly is plausible to get a headstart on things for Christmas!Â Not that I'm for decorating for Christmas in July--oh, no!Â I don't think I've ever decorated any earlier than the first week in December.Â But, without fail, I start coming up with lots of terrific ideas for things to make for gifts--mere days before Christmas!Â Does that happen to you?Â I like to make really cool things to give my family.Â I've sewn clothing, not just utilitarian stuff, but original and really neat things.Â I've embroidered, painted, built, cut, beaded, glued, and written handmade Christmas gifts and decorations.Â Perhaps you like to do the same?Â I like giving gifts that are from the heart, things I have put a bit of myself into.Â Of course, this doesn't always work, as Christmas Eve is a bit too late to start handcrafting something or to make a quilt, but July would be a great time to start, wouldn't you agree?