cute idea - sew hearts in gorgeous shabby chic fabric and hand in the window on ribbons
Colonial knot is a little different than a French Knot. It doesn't make that little doughnut. It makes a good tied knot by wrapping the needle in a figure eight.
Mini Biscornu Cross Stitch Collection 1
from Complete Encyclopedia of Needlework by T. deDillmont. This insertion seam consists of groups of 3 Buttonhole stitches, with the center stitch about twice the length of the 2 outer stitches.
Humming Needles: Stem Stitch Rose with Knotted Center - Tutorial
Crochet Tape Free Patterns
Crochet Pineapple Stitch Fish Stitch Lace Tape Free Pattern Video - Crochet Tape Free Patterns
Lace-Inspired Crocheted Top
Beloucattoo's Lace Inspired Crochet Top: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Beloucattoo/lacy-sleeveless-top. Free instruction (no charts) available from Better Home & Gardens: http://www.bhg.com/crafts/knitting/clothing/lace-inspired-crocheted-top/
Try this one (I would never be able to make this, but it's too gorgeous to NOT pin!)