After I posted on Monday about Old Tom, I started hooking my own!
I decided to make a few "rules" for myself as I was gathering my wool. I was only going to use scraps of wool that I had laying around. Not necessarily from my worm pile, but I wanted to use up some of my 3-6" pieces that have been accumulating, left over from other recent rugs. I dug around and it seems I have a lot of those! I wanted my turkey to have a bluish gray head, just like the real ones I've seen in our yard. I found a scrap of gray/brown pebbly wool that would work perfect for the tail feathers, so that was a "must" to use, too. I'm using reversible black stripe for the background-it was the only wool I used that wasn't a scrap.
I can only hook about 2-3 hours at a time before my finger starts getting sore and achy. I've only hooked on Old Tom for about 8 hours so this is a real quick and easy mat to work on. I think I may ask my hand therapist if I can get a split to wear so I can hook a little longer!
The only thing I would change is that dark red strip at the top of the wing. It didn't stand out so much in person but the photo makes it look a little out of place.