I do all my sewing by hand, since I don't own a sewing machine. I might get one this year, if I start sewing garments as well, but I'm not in a hurry. I like sewing by hand in the evenings, in front of the telly, very relaxing.
I make mostly quilts and small things like purses or cushions. I'd spend a couple of weeks on a quilt, but then again I have no deadline, so why hurry? I'm 10 times more proud of something that took me so long to finish than of something that only took me a couple of hours on the machine.
Plus I love the shocked faces of people when I tell them its completely sewn by hand