Finally the 'mother feather' has been hooked. After having hooked the one on the left and saw what was waiting for me, wondered why the heck I hadn't hooked that big mother first.
Once the hooking and steaming is complete the binding won't be as dreadful since the fabric has already been stitched on. There will be a sleeve at the top so the finished rug can be hung on my wall.
The background wool is mostly Irish Eyes (which is reversible) with a few strips of Shepherd's Sheep hooked in random spots. Both of those came from Heavens to Betsy.
Hope your day is delightful.