Luke bought me an interesting new book all about embroidery called Embroidered Effects by Jenny Hart. The designs and techniques are very modern, it's not your grandmothers embroidery!
There are many stitches to learn so I came up with a little project to work on as I learned the stitches. Split stitch is by far my favorite. Check out these napkins I monogrammed with different fonts and colors of the letter "D".