Jaxon was diagnosed with Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) 5 days after his second birthday (Feb 2011). His mother told me that Jaxon is the seventh (7th) child in Canada to be diagnosed with this rare disease.
I am his great-aunt Louise and I come up with the idea of this blog to keep people informed, and to use my passion for stitching to raise money for the FOP organizations.
Hello wonderful people, I hope that you are doing well. I have been busy stitching away on my angel and thought that it was about time for an update. She is now 10 inches long from the tip of her angel wing to the bottom of her dress (and her dress isn't finished yet). Her angel wings took me a long time to stitch, I decided to do them with only 1 strand of floss to allow the opalescent fabric to shine through the stitches. For those of you who stitch, you know how frustrating it can be stitching white on white!! I know I make more mistakes doing white on white than any other colour combination! So I have been trying to stitch the wings when I had a nice, bright, sunny day.... well we haven't had a lot of those this past week but I am finally finished the cross stitch part and I still have the back stitching to do on the left wing. I have been working on the back stitch as I go because I like to watch things come alive, seeing them "pop". So even though I am not finished doing all the cross stitching on this project, I have done quite a lot of the back stitches. Enjoy.