Sunday, November 19, 2017

Visual Faith Community - Metro Detroit Meet-Up

Ten of us met this week to complete our devotion time on the book "Waiting" by Sharla Fritz. Member Marie Schwartz demonstrated some ideas for painting rocks to keep or share. Painting rocks is a revitalized craft creating much interest. She showed how to insert a pin into a pencil eraser to make teeny-tiny paint dots, how to use the end of paint brush for a similar effect. Marie brought photos of rocks she had completed for her daughter's church and we followed her designs.
Another design she taught us was to put drops of fingernail polishes on the top of water in a container wide enough to dip a rock into. 

When you dip the rock, the polish adheres to the rock creating an interesting design. The water container no longer has polish in it...or at least not much.

The tree of life was the most popular so everyone completed that design first. Some of the rocks will be kept my the maker and some will be shared by leaving them in a place where some lucky person can find them. This is a trend where "finders" either keep the rock or replace it with another.

Thank you to Marie for sharing her techniques and for all who participated. I may take mine to North Carolina where I'll be spending Thanksgiving.

May you have a blessed Thanksgiving with safe travels, and fun times as you make new memories!

If you are interested in joining us in January (we meet once a month), please let me know.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

OPC a Great Place to be 50+!

Nine participated in my class today at Rochester's OPC. We folded, painted, glued, glittered and chatted the afternoon away. Sure was a pleasant way to spend a Fall afternoon in this beautiful building. You would not believe ALL the activities this center hosts! There motto is "OPC, a Great Place to be 50+!"

Today each person received a book and diecuts and other embellishments to adorn their book's sky and snow. I encouraged each of them to go home and make another right away as a gift. 

I will be back there in January with a couple of classes. If you are a Rochester/Rochester Hills resident, be sure to sign up when classes are announced!


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

In Loving Memory of Our Beloved Nephew

Thirty nine is much too young to leave this world, and my handsome sweet nephew/godson passed away this week.

He was born 9 days before my husband and I married and we were so eager for him to get here!

Scott Thomas Schwark will be missed so much by his family and friends, and as we celebrate his life over the next couple of days, we ask that you lift the Schwark family up in prayer.

I just can't believe he is not here with us anymore, but his everlasting life has begun!

  1. Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling,
    Calling for you and for me;
    See, on the portals He’s waiting and watching,
    Watching for you and for me.
    • Refrain:
      Come home, come home,
      You who are weary, come home;
      Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling,
      Calling, O sinner, come home!

    "Why should we tarry when Jesus is pleading,
    Pleading for you and for me?
    Why should we linger and heed not His mercies,
    Mercies for you and for me.

    a portion from Softly and Tenderly
    Will L. Thompsonpub.1880

Hug your loved ones.


Thursday, November 2, 2017

Rochester Hills Holiday Home Tour & Boutique

Be sure to stop by to visit me and other vendors at the Boutique in the library's auditorium before or after your visit to the beautifully holiday-decorated Rochester area homes. This is a popular event benefitting the beautiful Rochester Hills Public Library.

Tickets for the tours are available at the Friends' Shop inside the library,  Lytle Pharmacy, Sharon's Hallmark - two locations, Dillman and Upton, and Hepplewhite's Furniture. Choose Friends' Special events to make online payment via PayPal or credit card at .

See you,  Saturday, November 11!!


Saturday, October 21, 2017

Visual Faith - Metro Detroit October meeting

It was a beautiful weather day in Michigan, and we had another enjoyable afternoon with our Visual Faith group.

Six of us met, including Karen, our long distance member from Texas. She joins us via life feed through Messenger on FaceBook. (see the photo with the computer screen). What a delight to have her join us. She is able to participate in the discussions, as well as observe and complete the projects!

We are studying "Waiting" by Sharla Fritz. Today we reviewed the chapters on Esther, Anna and Veronica, and discussed our times of waiting. We admire all the women we are studying but each of us has a favorite - today Anna received the most "likes." She exemplified waiting with purpose, devoting her life to prayer and worship. She immediately recognized baby Jesus! What joy she must have felt in that moment after her years of devotion, anticipating his arrival!

Our project today included some acrylic paints and 90 lb paper to make little journals to keep or giveaway. Some might use them as gratitude book or for those times when we are waiting....a place to add prayers and thanks to our Father.

We also discussed our plans for studies beginning in January. We will be creating a journal page (or two) at each meeting - basically altering and old book in the process.

We welcome new participants - we meet again on Saturday, November 18 from 1 - 4 me for the location.


Our long distance friend Karen is "live" from Texas on the computer screen!

sample idea for booklets we made today