As most needleworkers, I have several projects in process. One is a Pascha Basket cover for a friend in my parish. For those who may not know, on Pascha (Easter), Orthodox Christians get together after the Pascha Service and have a meal with foods that we have fasted from throughout Great Lent. These are traditionally brought in a basket (though not really needed) and of there is often a decorated cloth that covers this basket until everyone gathers after the service. This is a cover of my own design, and I will post a photo here when it is far enough along.
I am also working on an Elizabethan crewel kit from The Crewel WorkCompany, Inc. (I generally don’t use kits, but this company’s kits are high quality). The kit is the Elizabethan Stag and I will post a link to it in my next post..
The third project is that of an icon, Christ the Teacher, you can find it here http://www.solaria-gallery.com/gobelins/gob/i34.htm This is a very large project that I began work on in Feb 2003, and I expect to take at least another 1.5 years to finish. I am stitching it in petite-point which does take quite some time and is truly a labor of love.