About three years ago, after a horrible bout with my health, I discovered that to live a pain-free, healthy life, I'd need to adopt a rather Spartan lifestyle...no grains, no dairy, no caffeine, no refined sugar, no alcohol. I sat and cried, realizing that I was now utterly vice-less. The only addiction I could hold onto was beading. I figured the hallucinogenic form of peyote cactus buttons wouldn't fly with this new lifestyle, so I set about to stitch some. The design came together so smoothly, and I feel the color and design hits at the heart of where I was at during that time--celebrating my last vice.