I delivered the deacon stole to Deacon Leah on Sunday; she was delighted. I had customized the fit for this petite woman and was relieved that it seems to suit her very well. Yesterday I began to receive messages from other deacons requesting information on stoles! Leah had posted her photos on a deacon Facebook page (right, who knew?), leading several women to consider commissioning stoles for themselves. Working with the wearer to develop concept and design for a stole is a very fulfilling experience; I have high hopes for this.
Now, back to Pinehaven, which is slowly coming along. I basted the backing fabric onto the piece last night. More stitching this afternoon. I'll post photos soon.