It's inevitable: Every time I purge hoarded objects, I discover "I really could have used that." These and more great ideas here for applique (perhaps inspired by a hoard of pretty scraps) by a talented artist !
Citrus Slices: stem stitch an outer circle; chain stitch just inside; stitch two long chains in the left and right of each segment, finishing just inside the top edge. Use varying tones of the color on each slice.
Since flowers & leaves are probably the most common motif in hand embroidery, it’s good to have a whole arsenal of stitching techniques on hand for embroidering them. Here are sixteen different ways you can embroider leaves & flower petals.