Completely unable at the moment to complete a piece with machine stitch only. It seems that the hand stitch not only adds character (not saying anything new here) but acts completely differently in its relationship with the fabric. The machine stitch squashes the folds, holds them in quite an aggresive way, almost strangling them whilst the hand stitching, even if its solid as in back stitch is allows the cloth to breath – to play a role in the confluence; the machine stitch is very controlling. A somewhat uneasy relationship.
In meditation the breath in and out should be the same !!