One of my all-time favourite titles in life is Aunt. I just absolutely love being called Aunt Sarah! Or...Say Say / Sawah / any variation that comes out of their sweet little mouths. Melts me when I hear it!
When my first nephew (Marc-Andre) was born, I wanted to make something for him. Something to show him that I was so excited that he was joining the family. Something he could keep forever.
I still have a pillow that was made and given to me when I was born. It has a little music box inside and a cross-stitch section on top with my name and birth date. I'm 28 years old and I still have it. Granted, the music box doesn't work anymore and the pillow has lost some of it's stuffing. But I love it.
I wanted to do something like that for my little nephew. And I did. I cross-stitched an under-the-sea blanket for him (that was the nursery theme my sister picked out). :) If you know me, you know traditions are incredibly important to me. Soooo, what I did for my first, I swore I'd continue to do for the rest. I've made a cross-stitch item for every nephew and niece since then. (5 in total. just started working on the 6th)
Here's the latest cross-stitch birth record that I've completed. It's for my nephew, Josef Daniel. He's a super cute, always smiling, speed-racing crawler who has melted my heart since day one. Josef, you are such a joy and a blessing! I hope you know that Aunt Sarah LOVES you soooooooooooooo much!!!
And, because I can't write a blog about a super cute, always smiling little guy without showing proof: