A Heart Piece, A New Star!

Today’s new design is a little bit different, not counted canvas! Yes, I do other forms of needlework. I don’t do much counted cross stitch because it’s so much slower than counted canvas, and the threads aren’t as interesting, and no fun stitches. But I digress!

A New Star! is for my grandson’s nursery. Jaxton was born June 5. His nursery is the cutest ever, decorated with an undersea theme. So I was inspired to create this little birth announcement.

A New Star FinalThe design is all cross stitch with some back stitch and french knots. I had fun designing this one. It went through a couple of design changes before the finished piece. I added little eyes to the sea creatures, made a few color changes for the fish so they’d be more colorful, and added a little depth to the waves with some shading and a whitecap curl.

Jaxton is my third grandchild. Of course, my grandchildren are the most spectacular, smartest, cutest, funniest, and whatever other superlatives you can think of! I’m sure you feel the same way about your grandchildren.

Bob and Jaxton

This sweet baby is my son’s first son. I don’t know what it is about mothers and sons, but Bob has always been my sweet baby, even in his thirties and now that he’s a father himself. I got to be there when Jaxton came into the world and spend a little time snuggling him before I had to go home.

I hope you enjoy my little tribute to my new grandson.

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