Countdown Calendar came about because my dad was looking for an embroidery machine version of an advent calendar to make. We hunted around and found very little on the market. Thus, this pattern was created. I have included the embroidery for several different countdown calendars: BACK TO SCHOOL, BIRTHDAY, CHRISTMAS, GRADUATION, HALLOWEEN, RETIREMENT, AND VACATION. The pattern includes: A collection of machine embroidery designs in the following formats: ART60, .ART, .DST, .EXP, .HUS, .JEF, .PES, .SHV and .VP3. A hoop with an embroidery field at least 145mm x 255mm (5.7” x 10”) is required. Calendar top designs can be created in fewer hoopings using a larger hoop. Number pockets can be stitched out one at a time, 2 at a time, 3 at a time and 6 at a time depending on size of hoop.