Darling Ksenya had a recognition night for activity days where she was supposed to display something that she had created. We talked through a lot of different options and finally decided to buckle down and do what she's wanted to start forever: sewing lessons.
We started with this dresden plate quilt block which she did herself - from choosing the fabrics, to piecing, to finishing and framing. She really did learn a lot about machine and hand sewing and it is a cute wall-hanging.She also played a song on the piano that night called "The Breakers" and did a good job. My little wall-flower has finally decided to blossom and is not nearly as shy as she used to be.
One night we took a drive to wal-mart rather late. It was just Ksenya and I, the rest of the herd was deep in the throes of remodel and we were sent to find something for dinner. On our way there we had yet another discussion about piercing. We told Ksenya after she was 8 that it was her decision and when she was ready we'd get it done.