If it's true that idle hands are the devil's workshop, then busy, busy hands that create exquisitely detailed, time consuming embroidered masterpieces, must surely be the work of angels. Or at least some sort of conduit.
Ridiculous. The PATIENCE this must take. The exactitude of laying down each stitch. I tell you, in this day of quick, quick, immediate gratification, very few of us have what it requires to produce something like this.