The first thing to do is outline all the shapes to be stitched in split stitch, using two strands of stranded cotton.
For the leaves, I’m going to be using Madeira stranded cotton numbers 1410, 1411 and 1412:
For the branches 2211, 2213 and 2214, and the acorns 2208 and 2209:
The leaves outlined:
And the branches and acorns:
Next time, I’ll start to fill them in.