DH and I (and the rest of the family) will be welcoming a new nephew sometime in late June or early July. I've been looking around for just the right cross-stitch birth announcement to do for him. And today, I found it! It's "Baby Boy," a Heritage Stitchcraft pattern from a Margaret Sherry painting of a teddy bear. I love her patterns, especially her cats! Here's a picture of it, and it's on sale today at 123 Stitch.
I stitched Dimension's "Sweet Ducky Birth Record" for this child's older brother and wanted to find something similar, but not the same. Cutesy and kiddish, even though I usually don't like to stitch cutesy and kiddish. But hey! This is for a new nephew! He's family! The ducky pattern can be found at Dimensions. I don't have a picture of the one I stitched as I did it before I took pictures of my finishes and before I had a digital camera. This one is a kit and comes with the mat.
And no, I won't start it until after he arrives. His older brother didn't get his until he was darn near close to a year old!