marykz.. I thought of the book cover also..I've never seen one knitted but I'd seen some beautiful embroidered bible covers... but yes, cushions and a table runner or similar would be a nice gift. Not TOO personal yet considerate in the sense that that kind of item - a cushion to support the back etc..may not be thought of by many others.
The satchel was a handy gift of course in terms of taking things around the community but I guess bags are always 'gettable'..still..something now and something around the Christmas period perhaps..
A bag at Christmas might be nice as you could treat it like a 'stocking' and put all manner of nice things treats inside.
Forgive me.. I'm uncertain whether Greek Orthodox celebrate Christmas but I think so.