As the year comes to a close, I am looking back and reflecting on all of the artwork that has been taken home by customers throughout the past 11 months. Many of these embroidery floss pieces were made this year, and some were taken home so soon after I finished them that I never got to post the final framed pieces on my website. I remember each event where these were chosen, and the stories I was told for why people chose to purchase the pieces that they did. In the daily grind and the constant churn from one event to the next, it can be easy to lose sight of what I have accomplished and the amount of work that I have put in to these originals. I’ve been panicking for a while about how I am going to make enough new artwork to be ready for events next summer and to have full displays for each show, but seeing this collection helps give me confidence that I will pull it off. It is comforting to see these in one place since I never had them all at the same time, and is inspiring me for what I will make next!