I've begun my new online class on Craftsy and it's been fun! I'm taking "Embroidering Texture and Dimension by Hand" by Sue Spargo. Sue is a wonderful teacher. I love to listen to her speak in her South African accent, and I love to watch her hands handle the materials and threads as a true artist. I'll be making several of these butterflies, using felted wool scraps, embroidery floss, ribbons, beads, and who knows what else I might come up with. I'm learning some new stitches along the way which is always fun. Thanks to my dear friend for her lovely gift of the class!
On another note, we're drawing near to the end of our lambing season. We docked our first bunch of lambs today. Here they are! They're growing so quickly, and they are so healthy due to the beautiful weather we've had. February is usually a very cold, nasty month for us, but this year it's been mild and unseasonably warm -- windy, but warm. I'm thankful for it. Our losses have been very small. We've had a few bum lambs, but very few of them. All in all, it's been a good, bountiful lamb season.
29 Ewe Lambs
36 Wether Lambs
65 Lambs Total
(176% lamb crop on this bunch)