I have a great respect for those that hand applique for many reasons. Here is a short list:
1. You can see every.single.stitch. (blech!)
2. My fingers look like raw meat even though I used a thimble (no one told me you needed one on EVERY finger!)
3. OMG I was so bored! (I just can't sit still for that long!)
There's a few more pieces of "shading" that I want to add. Not sure if I will. I like it as it is and really don't want to put my hands, fingers, and mind through anymore torture.
For those that hand applique: keep doing what you do- it's a work of art! :o)