Maybe the rest of you are already cooler than me (figures) and know how to do the french knot stitch (those little green balls). But I didn't know how until last night. I've been wanting to know how to stitch french knots for a long time and then yesterday I was reading about it in a wonderful embroidery book I checked out from the library (see yesterday's post), but it still didn't quite click. Then I saw this wonderful video and it made perfect sense! Oh, and, by the way, it is mega easy. Mega.
When I showed this to Bryan he was (ahem) impressed. As he should be. :) He asked me if I was going to make "the rest of them" all the same.
As in, he was referring to the rest of the set of napkins. This caught me a little off guard. I had sort of lazily thought about making a matching set, but mostly I just did this last night since I was in the mood. I hadn't really planned on embroidering a whole set of napkins.
Then he added, "Because I think you should just make them all different. So they all have their own personality." Aww. :) Well, how could I say no to that? So I've been thinking up some other simple, moderately coordinating patterns to embroider onto the remaining napkins. But if you have any great ideas please feel free to share in the comments.
Oh, and, P.S.
When I showed this to Bry and he was looking it over I told him,
"I really like how it turned out. Simple and pretty and fresh."
To which he promptly responded,
"Just like you."