I decided to give embroidery a try. I've never actually embroidered anything, so yesterday afternoon I looked it up on the internet. I found a video eHow and watched that. The lady in the video spent five minutes describing how to thread a needle and about twenty seconds on how to embroider. Her little blurb went something like this, "So, after you get the needle threaded, just do a simple backstitch. And that's it. You're embroidering." The end.
Luckily, I know how to do a backstitch. I looked at a few patterns but in the end decided just to wing it. This is how it turned out:
It's a little bit crooked and isn't centered between the heel and the top of the sock, but I figure I can only get better. I'm going to do my stocking next so that I get plenty of practice before attempting Rachel's. That's going to be tricky. Why didn't we name her Pam or Sue? Rachel has so many letters in it.