I received the The Mystery Sketcher's book two weeks ago, and the art work was a delightful patchwork of designs that I mimicked in this embroidery piece. Originally, I intended to complete each of the squares with different designs, a way to practice different stitches. However, I ran out of time, so decided to focus on the four corners, giving myself permission to leave it incomplete. But then, I decided to look at this piece differently and see the empty spaces as intentional. I need those empty spaces in my life-unscheduled time for family, friends, and myself-to do with what I want, or to do absolutely nothing at all.