The pattern is for embroidery but can also be made as an appliqué like I did. Only the details are embroidered in my block. I decided to use the Finnish names of the months, and my hand written letters ended up a little wonky. I will finally join all the blocks together to make a wall hanging, so this will be a long project!
If you are interested, there is still time to join the fun. Just click the button in my right sidebar. You can also find the photo gallery where people have sent their version of the first block. I think they are very inspiring!