Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Christmas 2020

At the beginning of the year, we all thought that by keeping our distance and following health Canada guide lines, we would emerge from the spring lock down with some form of normalcy.  Although restrictions did loosen over the summer, we all quickly realized that this will not be as simple as we all hoped.  Over the summer I worked on my Reindeer design for the Christmas Open House with the hopes that we may go ahead with the Open House although downplayed.  I did not realize just how downplayed it was going to be.





Our annual Christmas Open House has become a tradition for the shop and for me.  So, we were hoping to salvage the festivities with limited access, and no munchies .  But the second lockdown "Grinched" Christmas for all of us.  In keeping with the spirit of the Whos of Whoville, Christmas would not be stopped, although different.


Every Stitcher in Stitchville liked Gitta's Christmas Open House a lot.
But Covid certainly did not!

Covid hated Christmas! The whole year of 2020 infact!
No one really knows why, but we all felt the impact!

It could be, perhaps, being airborn it spread uncontrollably.
It could be, it thrived on everyone meeting socially.

But I think that the most likely reason of all!
May be that the virus is heartless and hung out at the mall.

But, whatever the reason, social gatherings or droplets disbursed.
It spread and it waited for Christmas, to do it's worst

For over 20 years Gitta's Christmas Open House ran
And this year would be no different, it just needed a plan

We thought and we thought,  wondering what could be done

To bring back some joy and holiday fun 

Then we got an idea, a brilliant idea!
Gitta's gang got a wonderful, brilliant idea!

We knew just what to do! We smiled ear to ear

In this age of technology the solution was clear 

The Christmas Open House would be online!

By staying  at home, we would all be just fine.

Browsing the website late into the night
Stitchers finding  a new project would certainly delight

They'd fill up their baskets with all they would need

Gathering patterns, and fabric, and threads with lightening speed 

Just after the shopping, Gitta's gang sprang into action

Curbside or mail order, they processed each transaction

They wrapped and they packed all the orders with cheer
Included in each, Kathrin's 2020 Reindeer


As in years past, we prepared 100 kits, as gifts to the first 100 orders.

Click here for your copy of "Snow Dancer", this year's reindeer.

Merry Christmas





This has been a hard year for everyone, and we would like to thank all of you for your support throughout the year.

This year especially I am filled with gratitude for  our customers of many years, and to those having discovered Gitta's due to this new virtual world we find ourselves in.  I am grateful to Gitta's gang; even though filled with COVID fatique (like so many others) they maintained an upbeat spirit in the shop and continued helping and inspiring stitchers.

So as we say farewell to 2020, we wish your and your family a brighter and healthier 2021!


  1. A bit late to the celebrations here but I love your poem!

  2. Hey ich hoffe ihr hattet ein ganz tolles und schönes Weihnachtsfest.Wir wollen dieses Jahr über die Feiertage ins Wellnesshotel Vorarlberg !Liebe Grüße Sina

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