In the past week I've struggled with my latest still life composition. It wasn't the apple, but the "simple" spoon I put alongside the apple that became my nemesis. I've decided silverware is NOT simple to translate into hooking. I'm glad I didn't try a fork, thinking about getting the tines right makes me shiver. I'm still not completely happy with the spoon, so it will get tweeked a bit more. I actually already have tweeked it 5 times! This truly was a challenge.