"Tommy" came back from the finisher and had his photo op for the stitch guide cover and website. We had to do a little wing adjustment to get him ready for his debut, but now I'm pleased with the final result. We used neckties for the backing of the tail feathers so he'd look spiffy from all angles. The actual body is velveteen and his ruffles are felt, but could be taffeta for a more formal look.
Sue and I are doing the cover layout tomorrow, in hopes of shipping canvases and guides at the end of next week. If you're a speedy stitcher he can make it to the table as a centerpiece for Thanksgiving dinner.