I've been so busy with projects that I haven't had time to post what I am doing. So here is one of my favorite embroidered book bindings from the Love Sonnets from Shakespeare to Baltimore series.
|handmade book by Suzanne Coley|
Then let not winter's ragged hand deface,
In thee thy summer, ere thou be distilled:
Make sweet some vial; treasure thou some place
With beauty's treasure ere it be self-killed.
That use is not forbidden usury,
Which happies those that pay the willing loan;
That's for thy self to breed another thee,
Or ten times happier, be it ten for one;
Ten times they self were happier than thou art,
If ten of thine ten times refigured thee:
Then what could death do if thou shouldn't depart,
Leaving thee living in posterity?
Be not self-willed, for thou art much too fair
To be death's conquest and make worms thine heir.
Shakespeare's Sonnet 6