I often hear “I don’t know you hand stitch all your projects. I would never have the time”. Like many of you, I have a demanding job, a home and “kids” (4 of the 4-legged kind!) to care for, volunteer work, etc., etc. Yet still, I am never very far away from a piece of fabric and my needle and thread. Hand stitching is very portable and you can get quite a bit accomplished in 10-15 minutes at a stretch. And there are many different types – even NASA astronauts use the technique on their missions, out in space!!

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