Many of our regular customers remember Marilyn Mueller: a prolific local artist whose creations have been joyfully given away to people across the United States. Marilyn created for the sheer joy of the creation. She loved to share her colorful works of art with anyone who might enjoy it.
The Stitchin’ Den is proud to offer for sale a number of gorgeous creations from Marilyn’s estate. Come by the shop and browse through these stunning knitted items: headbands, hats, mittens, socks, scarves, throws, shawls. Cash & checks only, please. All proceeds benefit Hospice.
• Headbands: $25
• Hats / Mittens / Socks: $50
• Scarves: $150
• Throws/Shawls: $200
Marilyn Mueller was a prolific local artist whose creations have been joyfully given away to people across the United States. Marilyn created for the sheer joy of the creation. She loved to share her colorful works of art with anyone who might enjoy it.
In 2007, Marilyn was diagnosed with breast cancer and during her chemo treatments she would distribute knitted hats to other cancer survivors, doctors, nurses and janitors. It brought her so much joy to see others enthusiastically receiving and wearing these ornaments. In 2008, Marilyn was in remission and moved to Estes Park. CO.
Over the next 5 years Marilyn joyfully created more and more works of art. She taught knitting at the local Stitchin’ Den, learned quilting (and made over 30 full sized quilts), and learned to spin yarn (reveling in the delights of the Estes Park Wool Market). She always had a smile on her face and only created things that were FUN to make. She often shared in giddy delight over her latest creation, “I am just having SO MUCH FUN!”
Marilyn did not own a car and walked everywhere she went. Even on a snowy and blustery day, Marilyn could be found walking to town decked out in a colorful hat, gloves and scarf with a huge smile on her face. She was cheerful to everyone, and it was not uncommon for Marilyn to hand over her scarf if someone said, “wow, that is gorgeous!”
In March of 2013 Marilyn was again diagnosed with cancer, only this time it was advanced and she was recommended to go on Hospice care. Marilyn cheerfully agreed, for she had no fear of death. She figured it would be just another fun adventure.
On May 24th, 2013 Marilyn passed peacefully in her home with a huge characteristic smile on her face. She was deeply grateful to Hospice for helping make her final transition so peaceful and heartful. Her last word in response to “how are you doing?” was “WONDERFUL!”
It was Marilyn’s wish that her creations be enjoyed and used! All proceeds from your purchase will be donated to hospice in Marilyn’s name. Wishing you JOY!!!!
—tribute courtesy of Marilyn’s sisters