Our new grandson's name and birth information will go in the center cartouche. I'm reluctant to stitch any of the information I already know in case I need to move things around.
I think that what I've stitched so far (plus the baby's information) would make a great small birth sampler. You could do it as I have done with the parents' names, or you could leave off their names and instead put the baby's weight and height in the two heart cartouches.
Because I want to stitch the entire Family Record Sampler, earlier today I added the names of both sets of grandparents and the next dividing band.
I goofed the first time around and stitched "Janet" for my daughter-in-law's mother's name instead of "Janice". (She is called "Jan".) Thankfully, Tom asked me if I was sure that her name has "Janet", and not "Janice". Yikes, he was right, so I had to do some reverse stitching. (Yikes again--it was over one linen thread!)
I'm on such a roll with this sampler, so I hope that I won't miss much stitching time with my eye surgery tomorrow morning. I'm almost halfway finished.
I can't decide--should I show the sampler to Stephen and Michelle when they are in town soon for the baby shower their friends are having for them, or should I keep the sampler a surprise?