My first sewing/embroidery teacher after my mother was the German mother of one of my scout troop mates. At least once a lesson she would cluck her tongue reproachfully at one of us and say, “Long thread, lazy girl”.
I used to sew a great deal but have not done any for well over ten years. As I relearn the details of sewing, the lesson of long thread, lazy girl keep presenting themselves. I’ll share as I go.