A tea party! In November, two lovely Debbies at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-Main let me decorate a room for an American Girl Tea Party. Neatly tied bows on every chair, curling banners over the ceiling, and few on people. And everything–pink! For each girl and doll, there were magnets and bracelets to make and iced tea to drink and yummy treats to enjoy. The number of attendees was overwhelming and I was put in charge of helping all 23 of them (parents and all) build bracelets for girls and dolls alike. If there is one thing I learned from this project it is that a thread-based bracelet is ALWAYS better than a plastic-based one for beading. Some things simply refuse to be tied.