Saturday, August 15, 2015

BREAKING NEWS: Judy Souliotis is Gone UPDATED

Folks are announcing on Facebook that Judy Souliotis is gone.  
https://www.facebook.com/860462527326471/photos/a.860479107324813.1073741828.860462527326471/921095594596497/?type=1&theater

http://driscollfuneralhome.tributes.com/obituary/read/Judy-Basso-Souliotis-102760815

Well known for her silk and metal embroidery classes and her Asian themed designs, she will be much missed.  Her website has disappeared but I did manage to find photographs of some of her teaching pieces.  This is Ocean Waves.
http://juststring.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/OceanWaves-Final.jpg

This is Celestial Dimension.
http://www.egascr.org/sem2006/images/310_Celestial.jpg

This is her Oriental Flower Cart, done in Japanese Embroidery.
http://www.janezimmerman.com/Site/Guest_Artist_Gallery/IMAG007.JPG

This is her Mating Season.
http://www.janezimmerman.com/Temp/Guest_Artist_Gallery/IMAG019.JPG

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/SNS_Mating_Season/info

I don't know the name of this one, sorry, but it appears to be Japanese Embroidery as well.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_2bMIT0VqgLI/Sos2-onENyI/AAAAAAAACW8/SAr6CmeG9DM/s320/camelia.jpg

This is Asian Journey, one of Judy's lovely teaching pieces.  I hope these few images will show the range and depth of her stitching.  She'll be greatly missed by her students and many friends,
http://www.canvasesbegone.com/product/asian-journey-by-judy-souliotis-needlepoint-chart-thread-beads-22-count-canvas

UPDATE:  Gay Ann Rogers is asking folks to send her memories of and thoughts about Judy and her impact on the stitching world.  You may email her at GayAnnRogers@me.com or you can post a note on Gay Ann's Facebook page. These are being gathered and posted on Gay Ann's website.
http://www.gayannrogers.com

UPDATED AGAIN:  Ann's thoughts on Judy and her impact on Ann's stitching world.
http://stitchingfoolishness.blogspot.com/2015/08/judy-souliotis.html

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright August 15, 2015 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Beading Strategies from Mary

Mary Legallet's blog just keeps getting more interesting!  This week she blogs about beading and shares two tricks that help her beading on needlepoint canvas look great. 
http://www.whimsicalstitch.com/whimsicalwednesdays/2015/8/12/you-will-bead-the-death-of-me

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright August 13, 2015 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

If Reindeer Had Slippers...

If reindeer had slippers like these, they would never leave the comfy chair and cup of hot chocolate!  Virginia did a great job stitching these and the finishing is outstanding.  Follow the link to see a whole variety of Kathy Schenkel slipper canvases ready for the four-legged critter that lives under your Christmas tree.
http://stitchstyleblog.com/2015/08/kathy-schenkel-reindeer-slippers/ 

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright August 8, 2015 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.