Monday, July 13, 2009

Kindred Spirits

When my two older girls were in their late teens they had a study group for younger girls and called it “Kindred Spirits.”  The emphasis was on purity, being keepers of the home and the skills that go with it. 

Since those days both Christine and Sara have courted, married, have children and homes of their own.  What a joy it was to train them up in the way of womanhood!  Certainly we are “kindred spirits!”

This year for Sara and Andrea’s birthdays we (group gift) got them sewing machines.  Soon after, I saw an article about adult ed classes, to my surprise they offered sewing classes!  We enrolled, and sewed!06-10-09 086

Homemaking 101

I was brushing up on my sewing skills over the holidays and made some aprons!  I wanted to give them as gifts but I had given my daughters and my daughter-in-law store bought aprons for Mother’s Day a couple of years ago and thought it might be redundant.  What was I thinking?  Everyone loves homemade gifts so I gave two of them to my good friend for her birthday!  She loved them!  She’s the crafty, artsy friend and I don’t think I’ve ever made her anything before.  Since then I have been on a sewing splurge and made several.