Just a quick post to show you a little sampler I have made as a Christmas present. I drew small circles on the fabric, and did the lazy daisy stitches around the edge of the circle, instead of the traditional way (like in my embroidered stocking). I then filled out the middle of each flower with french knots.
I have never done french knots before this project, but this tutorial by Sublime Stitching gives very clear instructions. They are much easier than I thought they were!