Thursday, June 20, 2013

Breaking News: Gitta Has Left Us UPDATED

I'm sorry to say that Gitta, the owner of Gitta's, which is just outside Toronto, has died.   I understand she battled cancer for quite a while now.
http://www.gittas.com

Gitta's is well known for silk gauze and charts especially done for silk gauze, but they carried a lot of everything.   I am sorry to hear that their founder has joined the stitching angels.

UPDATE:  I am told Gitta's daughter will probably keep her shop open, which is good news.  I finally got around to finding photographs of two ANG Seminar exhibit winners worked from Gitta's charts.  I think there are more but there aren't photos of all the winners on the ANG site.  Look for Pat Dowse's bowl of red poppies.
http://www.needlepoint.org/WhatIs/1999.php

Then there is the vase of lilacs design by Jeanne Wesline.
http://www.needlepoint.org/WhatIs/2008/index.php

Beautiful work and beautiful stitching.  Thank you, Gitta.

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