I made a little present for Sophia, who turned 8 yesterday. It's the first thing I've made in a very long time. I used to make things constantly. My first major purchase as an adult was a sewing machine. I learned to knit when I was 8 and used to spend hours studying sweaters to figure out the stitches by myself. I have always made things, but somewhere along this past year, with all the upheavals of my life, I stopped making things. Some days I dream of just sitting down at the sewing machine in a room of my own to make beautiful things.