When we were young, Mom used to have my oldest sister's friends over after school once a week. She always had a little sewing project ready for each girl, she made treats, and read In Grandma's Attic to us as we sewed. I got to participate even though I was probably just four years old. I probably insisted that I did as they did and Mom probably just figured it was a great way to keep me busy.
Having the "big girls" over thrilled me and I was happy to no end that I was allowed to join them. It made a lasting memory with me and I can't wait to do this with Kate and her friends. I've already planned the first project: tea towels! Embroidering is a simple project that anyone can have fun with. I'll probably pull out the fancy china and have hot chocolate served in tea cups. Childhood should be full of wonderful memories -- as mine was:) It sure does help that my Mom was creative and enjoyed sharing her loves and talents with us. It left quite an impression on me:) To this day one of my favorite things to do is pull out my sewing basket, make a cup of coffee or tea and sit in a cozy chair and embroider. From simple things come simple joys!
Now, if anyone has any ideas on what to do to make happy memories with boys, I sure could use some input! I was raised in a house of girls:)