Making A Palm Tree Design To Cross Stitch On Aida Cloth

I always have many projects going at once, but one thing I have been working on from time to time is designing a palm tree image on a piece of aida cloth.  After I finish cross stitching on the image I plan on framing it and hanging this palm tree needle art on the wall.

Some people plan out the designs for crossing stitching with graph paper, and I had considered doing that at first, but I thought it might just be a bit more fun to draw the design directly on the cloth. After I finished drawing the palm tree design on the cloth, it was time to start cross stitching the major lines on the palm tree branches. I am using a dark green shade of thread to do this, and I will be using a lighter shade for the rest of the palm tree branches, and fronds on the tree.