Last night I spent a couple of hours trying to learn how to hand embroider. I decided to try embroidering my cousin's name on a small blanket which I will then make into a burp cloth. First I drew the word "Caleb" on the blanket using washable marker (it was all I had at the time!) Then, I used blue embroidery floss to chain stitch over his name. After I have it finished, I'll be sure to post a pix.
Meanwhile, here is the website I used to learn the chain stitch: Needle And Thread The site is really a good tool to use because it has short videos that show you how to do the stitch. Like having someone at home helping you!