Well I've recieved some really postive feedback on this piece, here's a detail shot. The ones I love best describe the upper area as tendrils, another was the piece looks as if you are looking up at a decidious forest canopy!

I think I'm going to call the piece Malus sylvestris or the common crabapple. I had to stand on a chair in order to get a photo of the piece (see my feet ;-0), and Oh I forgot to turn on the marco, hence the reason it's blurry.

I haven't stitched down the raw muga silk thread yet, I'm thinking it's too yellowish but if I use a top thread that is a bluish brown color that should make it look more like an actual branch.