There's so much fruit in the wood this year! Maybe because of the warm spring, who knows. These are sloes - the fruit of the blackthorn bush - much used to create sloe gin! They are terribly bitter to the taste but the birds still seem to love them.
I made a few sketches of the leaves and berries - they are always useful to bring back to the drawing board ready to prepare new embroidery designs. This is a honeysuckle in fruit ...
The finished embroidery would look like this: