This book contains LOTS of suggestions for bird stitches but of course, any of these stitches can be used anywhere. The book is set up like a scrapbook with text, pictures, stitch graphs and suggestions written on each page. If you have a bird to stitch, you can flip through the book gaining inspiration and ideas. If you need stitches for some other part of your canvas, there are still plenty to choose from! Little bird icons near the stitches suggest which way your bird is painted on your canvas so that you have the stitch going in the right direction.