Finally Scare Jack is hooked and bound. I have yet to build the board to make him a stand-up, but that will soon follow. I will do my best to record with photographs how I build the board and attach him to it.
A note on binding. At the Kirby Hooking Circle, Jan Peckenpaugh showed me a new way to finish rugs, so I tried it on Scare Jack. It involves using wool strips instead of binding tape, folding the rug edge, and stitching the back using a blanket stitch. This is Jan's signature binding. I don't know if I have executed it exactly, but whatever I did gives the rug a very nice finished look.