I just received 2 new books I ordered:
"Threadpainting Made Easy", by Terry White
"Couture Sewing Techniques, revised and updated", by Claire Shaeffer
I've only had a chance to quickly flip through them today, but plan to start reading them over the next few days. I think both will be a big help to me based on what I'm seeing so far. I'll let you know more of what I think about each of them as I read them...more on these books very soon.