Last time, I'd finished the first apple in the design, with two more to go. Here's the first:
And the second:
The fabric has puckered a bit around them, as you can see; This fabric - an organza - is too fine to stretch as tautly as I would normally do with linen, but as all of this is still an intermediate stage, I'm not too bothered about it - it shouldn't make any difference to the finished piece.
A bit more to do with the apples, to add the detail at the bottom. I filled in the 'X' on each of them with Madeira 0511, a slightly darker red, in split stitch, and then added a small cluster of red beads at its centre:
All the apples completed:
I'll start the leaves next time.