Not so my friend, not so.
I recently discovered a fabulous company called Sublime Stitching. You must visit this site and check out all the fabulous patterns they have for hand embroidery. Turns out, I am not the only one who is attracted to cute little patterns stitched onto cloth--there is actually quite a following of individuals (women and men this time perhaps?) who are trying to bring back this wonderful pastime.
I bought my own starter kit and a few patterns and have multiple projects planned. I will be sure to keep you updated with my progress. In the mean time, here is a rendering by someone else of some of my favorite Sublime Stitching patterns. Enjoy!