It was the last day of summer vacation and we were looking for something special to do. To my delight, Olivia was enthusiastic when I suggested that I teach her to sew. And what a talented seamstress she turned out to be! Patience, creativity, and dexterity with the needle. (Yes, she poked herself a couple of times, but she didn't even demand a Band-Aid.) I was so proud I could barely sit still. She drew a little heart and outlined it in red thread. I'm tempted to frame it.