2018 BUSINESS ROUND UP AND THANK YOU

January 05, 2019

I just wanted to say thank you so much for being part of the Caterpillar Cross Stitch family during 2018. I appreciate your support so much - whether that's through buying a kit, needle minder, taking part in a Stitch-a-Long or simply watching a YouTube video or joining the Facebook group. This business continues to provide me with so much joy and fulfilment and a large part of that is this wonderful community we've built together.

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This year has seen the launch of 3 Stitch-a-Longs: Adventure Awaits, 12 Days of Stitchmas and the brand new Seas the Day! I can't wait for January for the start of Seas the Day and who knows - there might even be a Halloween themed SAL in 2019! We've had 5 new needle minders - Carlos the Caterpillar, Adventure Awaits, Stitchmas, Be Brave and the new Beach Huts.

Thank you to everyone who has purchased a Be Brave needle minder so far. In January I'll be doing  final count of the contributions and heading over to Cancer Research UK to donate the final figure (I'll update you all then!)

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Nearly 5,000 of you joined us on Facebook and well over 2,000 in the dedicated Facebook group alone.  In 2019, I'll be adding many more videos to our YouTube channel, 3 new Stitch-a-Longs, launching the new children's kits and releasing some very exciting collaborations and commission projects. A completely new website will be launching soon and hopefully our Carlos mugs! 

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Thank you as always to everyone who has played a special role in the Facebook group - commenting, inspiring and supporting others and giving me their honest feedback. Thank you also to our test stitchers, the whole CCS team and my children who have been patient and understanding when I've been doing post office runs and kit making well into the early hours!

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Thank you to the magazine editors who have featured our products and those that have voted in the British Craft Awards 2019 - I'll let you know how we get on in February! Happy Christmas everyone and have the most wonderful new year - see you on the other side!

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