I heard the sad news this morning that the Cross Stitch World has lost a great designer. Marilyn Levitt-Imblum has died. I only know her business manager announced her death on the Yahoo Group for her Told in a Garden fans and that she'd been ill for some time. She also sold her charts under the Lavender and Lace and Butternut Road names and had a limited series of colors of floss under the NeedlePaints name (very pretty, too!). I have never stitched any of her large, intricate designs but it is always fun to see them stitched at Woodlawn. Here is her website to browse and enjoy her work.
Marilyn helped everyone stitching faces with her recommended DMC colors for various ethnic groups so that stitchers could change the look of the people they were stitching. Here is the link to her Alternative Skin Choices,
...followed by the link to her free Christmas designs, which have always been popular.
UPDATE: Sandy said goodbye very well.
And so did Jeanne.
Not to mention DMC!
Unfortunately, her obituary gives no clue how important a designer and influence in the cross stitch world she was.
Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
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