Today was the second annual New Jersey Needlefest in Pluckemin, NJ. The NJNA was well-represented at this event.
First, it was organized by Susan H of Foxview Needlepoint who is our reigning NJNA president! She had Sue R and Ellen T helping with check-in and food and coffee service. Our own Anne M from Mrs. Stitches was one of several vendors and it appeared that she was doing quite a business. (In fact, I heard several women discussing the need to make a visit to her shop in Mendham!)
There were seven stitchers at our NJNA table and Sue C, Gwen, Rona, and Mary were all sitting with other groups.
A lot of our NJNA stitchers were working on St. Margaret’s Star and we attracted a good deal of attention as others stopped by to view our different colorways and even variations in the same over-dyed threads. Later in the day, Joan and Nancy stopped by to say “Hi” and to shop at the vendors!
The lunches were made by the DAR who donates all proceeds to the Veterans Hospital. We are so grateful that Susan chooses them to be the lunch vendor. Don’t these look delicious?
Gwen and Sue C both won door prizes — so even though the NJNA table wasn’t so lucky, our members certainly were!
Members or our chapter were thrilled to reconnect with some former chapter members and we hope that our friendliness and enthusiasm will entice them to rejoin NJNA.
All in all, we had a wonderful day of stitching with friends — and I can’t think of anything better!
Susan did a great job putting this together. It was a wonderful event and enjoyed meeting so many stitchers who were working on such a wonderful array of projects. I’ll be back next year. Hopefully, I’ll see many of you well before then!