My mother taught me to embroider when I was a young girl. I still have the first piece I ever embroidered, in fact, I have my mother's, too! I still enjoy embroidery work of all kinds, and also enjoy crocheting and tatting.
I still think it is important to learn these crafts. I've been to Hearst Castle and marveled at the ancient tapestries that used to line the walls of great houses in Europe. Those are hand-crafted long ago and they still survive today for us to enjoy.
Here is that first piece of embroidery. I will share many more with you in the future!