We have arrived to the finish of my primitive cross stitch calendar, Joyful World.
Tonight, before the clock hits midnight, I release the pattern of the last month, December. I am happy and sad at the same time. Designing and creating this calendar became part of my life, almost like a job I love.
According to my filofax notes, designing (in 20+ languages), stitching, photoshooting, photoshoping, pattern making, releasing, promoting this calendar needed 121 days in 10 months, mainly the evening hours.
I have started releasing the first month this January in 2016 and hoped for some folks to come by and join the stich along of this calendar pattern I designed for my children. I expected 30+ participants, most of them friends who are too nice to say no:-) Today, November 10, 2016 there are 6.481 members in our Facebook group dedicated to this SAL. You can guess that I am in shock for many months now.
I am happy we have done it, because we have done it together: I would have not been able to finish stitching it if it was not you who all come to join from all over the world! This design (among with others) would have laid in my desk till the end of time on sheets of paper.
Thank you very much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!