The French knot is one of several knotted stitches used in surface embroidery and produces a knot similar to a colonial knot. This stitch has a reputation for being a nightmare and one of the most difficult but is actually quite simple to work once you get the hang of it.
Also known as: Detached chain stitch. This is often used to give petal designs and small floral patterns. It consists of a single loop of chain than the continuous pattern. Lazy daisy is one of the extremely easy stitches. This stitch need not be limited to just petals and leaves, but can be used for more complicated designs too.
Variations of the embroidery version of this stitch include the whipped (or wrapped) running stitch, laced running stitch, and others. Another way to add variety to your running stitches is to alter the length of the stitches and spaces, forming a pattern similar to the second example above.
In sewing and embroidery, a satin stitch or damask stitch is a series of flat stitches that are used to completely cover a section of the background fabric. Narrow rows of satin stitch can be executed on a standard sewing machine using a zigzag stitch or a special satin stitch foot.
The circle shapes were fun and you can really do some creative stitching there. I like the way the green circle looks like a dandelion or prickly flower. That was stitch #419 on the Bernina 770. You could get the same effect by varying the width of a zig zag stitch or other decorative stitch.