About two and a half years ago I started making an Advent calender- seven months later, on Christmas Eve, I finally sewed the last tiny felt ornament. It took a little longer than anticipated. Granted, durring those seven months I got pregnant, with twins, spent three month of morning sickness hell, remodeled our office to be a nursery, and somewhere in that time became so huge I could hardly sit. Still, the calender was a lot of work, but work well spent. Every year that I have taken it out of storage I am reminded of all the time and creativity spent on it, and I am so glad the I took the time to make a calender rather than buying one.