Even if you prefer to sew by machine, there will come times when hand stitching is your best option. Hand stitching is usually preferred for finishing waistbands, linings, and hems, when you want to achieve a flawless finish.
Hardanger Embroidery // VERY difficult. High skill level, and always treasured, rarely used (unfortunately). Some find smaller sized ones and frame them w/clear glass -- hang in window -- like snowflakes, almost.