I am nearly done with Magenta's mystery birthday gift and - like her - it is fabulous. I just have a little hand sewing left and (hangs head) I am avoiding it. I sat on the couch, gift in my lap, all of last night, not sewing. I don't like hand sewing (read: I am not good at it). Specifically, I detest the slip stitch, which is used in any number of sewing projects.
It never seems to come out as smooth or as invisible as it should, and then I get impatient (sloppy). But I won't see Magenta until Easter, so I have time to get it right or at least to continue procrastinating for another week.