As I'm not buying any new fabric for a while to finish quilts, I've been looking through some of the patterns I've saved on my computer. One of them was this applique bunch of cherries.DMC threads blog. I did try to do it by machine, but the hand applique block definitely came out better.
The leaves and cherries are appliqued, but the stems are embroidered using stem stitch. I'm not exactly sure what I will do with this, though I do have a couple of ideas floating around. Whatever I do will have to wait until after my fabric diet ends.