Historically, young French girls embroidered their initials on their finest linens.
The initialled letters were always blood red because red was a strong & endurable dye that could be easily seen.
"French General - Home Sewn" by Kaari Meng contains 30 French-inspired projects for every room in the house.
The French theme is used in the gift range shown below, that includes a sewing case, sewing bag & note book."French General - Home Sewn" by Kaari
Meng ($55.00 + postage)
French General - Sewing Bag ($74.90 + postage)