This is the piece I've been working on during the evening.
The striped fabric is whole cloth silk. The center squares are dyed linen, backstitched with silk twist.
She had a heart of stone.
Where the world ends in the east you will find a stone lion,
and inthe west, a gryphon made of stone.
At the northern corner a stone turret will baffle you,
and in the south a gritty beach for your feet.
Do not be afraid.
These are the ancients.
Weathered and wise as they are, respect them,
but they are not the everlasting substance.
The body that contains a spirit is
the one true god.
The above beautiful and thought provoking text is by Jeanette Winterson from her novel, Oranges are Not the Only Fruit.