Needlework is like the textile equivalent of miniature painting, you focus more on the "pixels" and minute details, instead of big strokes and blops. Boo and Buena discussed about the art of embroidery, and I think that field trip to Lumban already gave us enough appreciation.
I love the Lazy Daisy technique because it's easy and there's already a flower for my Dios de La Muerte skull piece. But, yes, it's for the lazy like me. I would love to create my own Gothic lace someday, but I think I'd rather use a computerized embroidery machine.