Winter in Memphis is the usual rollercoaster ride: it’s warm, it’s cold; it thunderstorms, it freezes.

One unusually cold snap froze a sheet of ice on the pond, upon which the ducks waddled.

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We’ve had a busy month of hand makery.

El-D finished building the pallet wood coffee table.

herringbone top

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It is fabulous, of course.

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I spent most of December tying knots in string to make little wash cloths.

 I paired them with fancy soaps to create little ensembles…

 which I wrapped and put under the Christmas tree.

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While I was away on errands

Moon Pie unwrapped a few to better lick them.

I like to imagine she barked bubbles afterwards.

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