How quiet it is as an activity.
How different it is from my daily life.
I appliqued a piece of silk by hand onto painted cotton.
Did you know that basting a work using a tailor's basting stitch holds the layers of the work better that a running stitch?
I wasn't sure about the embroidery. I did not want it to fight with my painted design. I can always take it out if I decide it is the wrong thing.
For now I like it.