Making progress on Uncle Sam Doll

So here he is two days into the project.  I spent several hours yesterday hooking this Uncle Sam Doll while Alexander played at Stomping Grounds.  It was a wonderful afternoon because we met Martha Lowry and her grandson there.  So while Martha worked on binding one of her pieces, I worked on Uncle Sam and the kids played.

I decided to bead the edges of his collar and coat.  I wanted to bring beading into the piece, but thought I would do it with checked pants.  That looked awful, so I went to the coat edges instead.  I think I like it enough to leave it.