I was able to stitch my November Christmas ornament for the Christmas ornament stitch-along. It's Winter Forest by Little House Needleworks.
Next I started a Denmark Santa by Heartstrings. I think I've had this kitted up back when our son moved to Denmark 3 years ago. I decided that this is the year to finally stitch it for him since he just moved back to the US from there. I have no idea why I kept putting it off. It's actually going to be a little big for an ornament so I may to a stand-up finish instead. We'll see.
We're already enjoying our new deck. A friend came over to stitch with me yesterday and we took a break by having a piece of apple pie while sitting on the deck. I'd like to put a table and chairs out there when I have time to start looking for what I want. It's the same lake it's always been but somehow it seems nicer out there on the deck. I'm sure it will be even nicer when we put some nicer furniture out there...and maybe a potted plant or two or more. (We have entertainment now too watching the new home construction...you can see it on the upper right part of the pic below.)
For the second time in this past couple of weeks we were asked advice about employer health plans for 2 of our kids. One is our son who just moved back to the US from Denmark and the other is our "baby" who graduates college next spring. He already has a job waiting for him after graduation. What a great feeling!!!
I just received another new model stitch "job" so I'll be working on it now. Cute design!