Wednesday, 6 November 2013

A baptism lighthouse (cross stitch)

Lighthouse
I made this to commemorate a young man's baptism.  His name and the date are in the waves.

Years earlier I made a cross stitch for his uncle, it had a boat and  a lighthouse.

I guess the lighthouse could be seen as symbolic, but I chose the first one as the boy (now a man) concerned liked the sea. 

As for his nephew, he both admires his uncle so anything which reflects his tastes is good, and as his father is a sailor , so it was doubly appropriate. 

The design is from the August 2002 Just Cross stitch, it is called East-Coast Lighthouse by Julia Lucas.

Although we are not in the USA the name of the design remains fitting.


I have discovered a fondness for lighthouses, expect to see more. 
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