I'm not really sure what you call them, so I'm going with memory plaques.
Basically we gave the women wooden plaques, threw about scrapbooking supplies and told them to make something that will remind them of this summer.
Our hope is that they can hang these in their homes when the return to campus as a reminder that they belong to an amazing sisterhood of missionaries who are all working towards the same goal of launching college students into lifelong Catholic mission.
It's beautiful how each plaque captures the many different personalities of the unique and awesome women of FOCUS.
I love crafting for several reasons.
1. I love creating things that are beautiful. We were made to do this, it reflects the beauty of God.
2. I love the history of crafting. Since the beginning of time people have been creating things. During the romantic era women were always embroidering, pioneer women sat around and quilted, and our grandmothers gather to knit.
3. I love how crafting fosters thought and conversation. When you are working with your hands you are often doing something that forces you to sit and be. It makes you slow down and it gives you a chance to process life in your heart of with others.