I have finished my icon of St. Tabitha. Intended for persons who are not familiar with icons and their symbolic language, this image of her is not strictly traditional. I hope that it will lead the recipients to prayer and reflection.
St. Tabitha is the patron saint of seamstresses and tailors. Her feastday is October 25. I found a beautiful Eastern Orthodox prayer to honor her, and it follows below.
With the flow of the many–streamed river of almsgiving,
You watered the dry earth of the needy.
Showering alms on the widows and the poor,
You shone with the light of your works
And were radiant with grace, O Tabitha.
Glory to Christ who loves you!
Glory to Christ who has blessed you!
Glory to Christ whom you followed as a true disciple and a spotless lamb!
You served the Savior in holiness
By your God-fearing deeds,
And were a model of love as his disciple.
O Tabitha, we praise your memory!