Oh, I love to handsew. I have mostly used it to make quilt blocks and do the actual quilting stich, but I also enjoy mending by hand and have made many dolls and doll clothes by hand. Sometimes, I just cannot bear the noise of the sewing machine! Or the hassle of getting it out and winding a bobbin and threading it. With handsewing, I just grab my sewing basket and I am ready, even for sewing outside.
SuseyBlue: You can make quilts of out of wool, but probably leave out the batting. You can also use wool scraps to make hooked rugs or "penny rugs" (you can probably find books in the library).