Fiddling around with some different ideas for stick toppers I realized the acorn head I whittled the face on was too small so made this apple head from a chunk of red maple. The worm is made from some aspen I had cut into blocks on the band saw. Perhaps mate it to an aspen stick with apple leaves burned/carved in?
Side note I earned the "bloody thumb" at the carving club today. The bloody thumb is an oversized carving of a thumb complete with a band aid and blood. If you get a cut during a carving session you earn the right to wear the thumb around your neck til some other poor soul earns it.