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Day 2 of Seminar

August 22, 2018

Another wonderful day in DC. My roommate arrived safe and sound. Lots of time catching up as we only see each other once a year at Seminar. This is our 11th year of rooming together. We met in 2007 when my original roommate bailed on me. We hit it off and the rest is history.

I stitched more on my pre-work and got all but the final outline DONE โœ… Can not believe how much I got done. It is great having no responsibilities except what to stitch.

Registration opened today. We got our WelcomePackets. Fun goodies such as a stitched ornament, a magnet, post-a-notes, stitching pattern, name tags and a few other goodies. Classes start tomorrow but my class does not start until Friday. I plan to hop on the metro and head for the Smithsonian Museum of Art or walk two blocks to the zoo. A play day ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

The hotel grounds are lovely. Everything is so green and flowers bloom everywhere.


Day 1 At The ANG Seminar in DC

August 21, 2018

This morning around 10am my daughter and I hugged each other goodby and got into separate taxis. She headed to the airport and I headed to the Marriott where the seminar is being held. Within two minutes it was raining โ˜”๏ธ cats and dogs. We did not have a drop of rain while we were walking all over DC. What luck!!!

When I got to to the hotel I got a message from my roommate that her afternoon flight was cancelled due to weather and she was rebooked on a morning flight tomorrow.

So guess what??? I had a whole day with nothing to do……EXCEPT STITCH.

Seminar doesn’t actually start until Thursday. Tomorrow registration day and classes start on Thursday.

Look at what I accomplished as I stitched and watched it rain most of the day. I used a whole spool of #12 Kreinik braid.

This photo is the view from my room. I have no information on what the building is but it is awesome to look at.

On to Seminar….

August 20, 2018

I have been in DC four days. My daughter and I have been to a Nationals ballgame, toured two of the Smithsonian museums and taken a Tour of all the monuments and memorials. It is warm and humid. We have walked miles and eaten some good food.

We happened to be at the WWII memorial when Honor Flight Veterans arrived. I watched them in their wheelchairs form up for a photo. When the photo was over I shook most of their hands and cried. Such an emotional experience. That generation gave so much. So grateful for that opportunity.

Tomorrow my daughter will head home to Seattle and I will move to the Marriott for the ANG Seminar.

I have done some stitching. Here is the beginning of the pre-work that I am doing for a Nancy Cucci class I am taking after I get back to AZ. The class is Irresistible Iridescents. Lots of great beads in this class.

Almost A Finish

August 12, 2018

I am working on that “special” gift project that I can not post photos of. Lots and Lots of beads…..this is a real bling project.

In addition I am on the home stretch for my “NEEDLPTR” license plate canvas. Lots of white continental stitches and I will be done. I hope to be able to put this on a tote bag….. some time ๐Ÿ˜€

I also began pre-work on Nancy Cucci’s Irresistible Iridescents. Our Tucson Chapter is having Nancy for a two day workshop the end of September. I have taken several of her classes and I love them all. I always learn something new. I am getting the pre-work ready to take with me to Seminar in DC.

My suitcase is open on the spare bed. I am throwing thing in that I don’t want to forget..oh and some clothes. I fly east on Friday. I hope WiFi is good at the hotel so I can share my experiences with those who can not attend.

The first three days I will be having a mini vacation with my daughter and then on to seminar. More soon.

Just Checking In

August 2, 2018

I was looking at my prior posts and realize that I have no new photos to post. I have been stitching on a very special project for a special person who might be following my blog… so I can not post any photos.

This project is small but very glitzy. I am beading with petite beads. It is not difficult but very time consuming.

Hope to get back to another project as I rotate my interests.

Happy Stitching ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน

Metalforms Completeโ€ผ๏ธโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

July 27, 2018

Our Metalforms group met last Saturday and had a great lunch and stitching time. I finally decided what I wanted in the border areas. Two members have finished the project and two more of us are almost there.

Last night I put in the final border stitches. It has been a challenge choosing my colors and mostly from my stash. I do like my “mountains” as my sun rises over the Mule Mountains in Bisbee, AZ and go down behind the Huachuca Mountains in Sierra Vista, AZ.

Triangle Garden

July 14, 2018

Those of you who follow me regularly know that my ANG chapter has done a Summer Challenge for the past three years. As VP Programs I designed last years and this years challenge. Triangle Garden is this years challenge.

One of the prime reasons we do this is to stretch our members stitching abilities. It also helps members learn that they can do some designing.

Last year we worked a heart shape in a monochromatic colorway with stitch use restricted. This year I decided to focus more on designing. Some members frowned when I told them there was no set design area, just a 4″ X 6″ blank rectangle. They were provided with several triangles of different sizes. All the triangles I provided were on the true diagonal but members are not limited to my triangles. I told them triangles not on the diagonal would provide compensation challenges. It was up to them. The instructions were simple. Using a minimum of five triangles (no max) create a Garden with flower beds and walkways. The view was as if you were looking down from a hot air balloon. Any threads, stitches or embellishments could be used.

I dream these up…..write directions but I never stitch before everyone has instructions. I take my own challenge.

I have started: but I have ripped as much as I have stitched.

I really want to do a brick path. I am working with an overdye. Using a brick stitch over 4 as shown above. Next day decided the size was out of proportion, so I restitched over two. Enlarged photos show both. Today I think I do not like the overdye. It might be too dark. So it will probably come out.โ˜น๏ธ

More soon ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน