Had this Old Tom pattern (design by Lori Brechlin and offered by Spruce Ridge Studios) for a few years now. Each fall when someone posts a picture of theirs I want to hook it but usually have something else on my frame. This year IT is on my frame.
Full disclosure....didn't use the wool I yanked out of Kris' hands at a rug camp planned for the turkey. While contemplating background color (primitive black) my mind went to brassy gold for Old Tom. Guess I'm in a 'bold gold' mood.
Perhaps Old Tom looks more like a Durkey (duck/turkey) but I'm happy. Like I said...it is folk art, right?
Will hook the letters next, more background and then fiddle with the tail feathers. The two rows of border will be decided after the letters and tail feathers are done. I already pulled out and replaced the last row of wing wool and might re-hook it with some of the same dark plaid to define it better.