After 3 days of trying different things...ie, eggs, smaller cactus, pincushions in a mason jar top, etc., etc., etc........... I think I finally came up with the solution. Now, just need to make a few adjustments to the cactus and it'll I'll be in like flint. Here is the original bird, I added a top notch to the bird, then placed it atop the cactus.... I tried several ways to create this cactus and this one, I hand blanket stitched the cactus after I finished it..... So, a couple of adjustments and I think I am in like Flint..... Would love to hear what you think!