I'm starting to feel the pressure to use hand-stitching in my work. It seems that it's everywhere! I haven't used traditional embroidery stitches since I was in grade 9 (a long time ago). Why not try a small piece? What could it hurt? Ha!!!! It takes FOREVER!!! I've spent a good few hours a day during the past few weeks and weekends. Here's what I have to show so far and there's plenty left to do.