I know I am just playing with this pattern at this point. My floss order is still on back order. I am not playing with the whites anymore - I had changed the bird to a darker red, dmc 815, and the berries to that same darker red. So the stars and snowflakes I will use the original bird color. I had to darken the beak and feet. I used the color from outlining the boxes on the other pattern and it worked great. I am thinking text in the same darker bird red. Pattern is called Tis The Season from the Joyeux Noel book from Blackbird Designs. I probably will mess with this pink version and the green version just to see how far I get.