I do usually wake very early. It is not uncommon for me to be up and out of bed at 2 am, but today it has been since 1:30! The early morning when it is only me awake and no sounds outside and still in darkness is so peaceful. Of course I stitched on Santa. I must say, rounding up all those 49 DMC threads has not been a fast job as I had to replace several colors and as of yesterday, I still had to get 2 more before leaving work. Luckily when I put him away I rolled it with the right side in so it stayed clean. yI then had to find my place, easier said than done as it it all his beard except for the last bunch of berries which I finished this morning. The beard, now that is a project in itself.... I hope to get the stitching completed these next couple of days and then the outlining. Yes, I am going to have Santa ready for the holiday this year! Today Mr H and I are hoping to get to a Fall Festival and enjoy the entertainment of The Yellow Bird Dancers and their beautiful music as well as many lovely crafts for sale. Tomorrow is my first therapy session ad I am not looking forward to it. In the meantime, I think I will return to Santa and his beard. Glad you stopped by today. Welcome to a couple of new friends.... thank you for the kind words.....have a good day.