This is a link to the website of Novo-Tikhvin, an Orthodox women’s monastery in Ekaterineburg. Aside from some interesting information about the monastery, there are links to beautiful photos of the needlework that some of the nuns do to help support the monastery.
I still haven’t had time to get those pictures developed…. I will TRY to remember to take care of it tomorrow 🙂
Here is a link to a photo of a very special pillow for Clean Monday, and a story that was translated from Russian about Clean Monday (not by Theodora in the mountain, whose site this is found on). While you are there check out the rest of her site. She has photos of icons she has embroidered, and very interesting stories about life in the mountains, she is a natural story teller.