dandelion stitches--love the way they "blow" across- would make a great book cover
claire wellesley-smith - Google Search
Taro Hamano Textile Studio
Inchie embroidery by Hanna Andersson
(Lily of the valley pin cushion) would make a great throw pillow... Silk ribbon for the flower and leaf, regular embroidery thread for the stem
Awesome video tutorials for lots of hand embroidery stitches by Mary Corbet: http://www.needlenthread.com/videos
carole mcleod W13 asymmetric collar coat free motion machine embroidery detail
Simply wonderful Japanese embroidery . . .