Creative Stitching and Creative Texturing as well as Judith Baker Montano Elegant Stitches. I love these small spiral bound books. It is so convenient to lie open while you follow stitch diagrams. I like Sue Spargo's photos and the Quilt Combination section which shows how to combine different stitches together.
Razzle Dazzle Thread from Superior Threads when using a Scroll Stitch for edging. I quite like the result.
I used Purple, Blue, Red, Green and Gold around these blossoms.
The beak of the bird blends in quite a bit. I am trying to think of an idea. Maybe I will edge stitch this bird as well. What do you think? I will add a few more trinkets but I need to do the quilting first. Next I will work on the top and bottom borders.