After an easy train ride from Trenton to Union Station followed by a Lyft ride to the hotel, I arrived at ANG Seminar 2018 in Washington, DC. After checking into the hotel and seminar, I walked up Connecticut Avenue to the National Zoo since it was such a beuatiful day. I was somewhat familiar with the area since my son had lived in this neighborhood for a year so it was fun to explore it again. The Zoo had been a favorite stop for us, especially the elephants!
After dinner at the hotel and bisiting with several NJNA members, it was nice to settle into my room to get ready for today’s class. I started the day with a morning walk as I knew I’d be sitting inside all day.
Liberty by Dawn Donnelly is a really fun project. While it is not a challenging piece, I ended up ripping out quite a bit today of 3 of the 4 sections we did. You can see where I ripped out what I’d done in the 2nd tier and didn’t get a chance yet to redo! This is a very fast stitch so hopefully I will finish it sooner rather than later! Dawn is a wonderful, fun teacher with a relaxed teaching style. The room is very bright for stitching although a bit chilly so I’m glad to have my fleece. Here’s my progress at the end of class today.
Tonight was the opening banquet and it was great to at least quickly catch up with various stitching friends. The welcome gift is a Trish Vine project bag – well worth the cost of the dinner!