by Shelly Tribbey
Shelly does some of the cutest needlepoint ornaments I've seen. Hand-painted canvases are super-fun to stitch because there is no chart - you just pick threads you like and get stitching. I stitched this canvas in November/December 2006 and did the finishing in October 2012.
The scarf and hat are Rainbow Gallery Fuzzy Stuff and the ornament is backed in blue silk dupioni. I made the twisted cording from red and white cotton thread and blue Fuzzy Stuff. I love the velvet rick-rack ribbon bow from Pacific Fabrics in Bellevue, Washington. I wanted to accent the hat and pick up the red in the twisted cording I made and I think the waviness of the ribbon suits the piece better than a straight ribbon would have done.