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Beating the Monday blues….

Hi everyone,

Hope you all ( in US) had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! For the rest, hope your week and weekend was fun!
Thanksgiving is a holiday we didn’t know before coming to live in US, but it is one of my favorites now. A holiday to celebrate family and friends and to remind yourself of how thankful you are – that is what I call THE BEST reason to celebrate! 
We spent two entire days eating and enjoying family and friends, Thursday and Friday – YAY! 
Is also included puppy sitting our adorable grand-puppy, Oliver – how cute is this pup?!
Needless to say, he is a ball of energy and can even wear out our big guy, Marley but he loves it of course. Managed to have one short moment of cuddle time:
I just love that photo. 🙂
So, after al this good time, you would think Monday would really be a blue one, right? Actually NO! I spent a lot of time Saturday and Sunday playing in my sewing room and will do some more today – so no Monday blues here! 🙂
Remember that easy watercolor basket I was working on? It is finished!! These were the thread color choices I pulled from the collection of 50wt Aurifil mako cotton thread I had on hand… 
Started with that beautiful orange to enhance pumpkins and some leaves (can you see some of my doodling? Bottom of the photo…). Then it was time for a touch of gold…
Then I added some of that sage green and at the end decided that I really don’t need the emerald green, but I was seriously tempted…he he. At the end, some background beige color one and kind off a free-hand cross-hatch design:
I have to admit, background was a spur of the moment decision, no proper planning or anything….just decided to wing it and…I kinda like it! 🙂 
Maybe next time I will try a more formal one…who knows? 🙂
What do you think? 
Do you carefully plan your quilting or do you wing it more often? 
So today, another one to quilt! Lined up these colors for Mr. Snowman:

Let’s see how that goes!

Have a happy Monday,
Marija