Yes, calving has started, slowly right now but we will be busy in the weeks ahead. These calves have been born earlier than their due date so I can enjoy them for a little while! The pace of life will soon change!!
Number 1 here has progressed from a bottle to a little feeder. Tomorrow I'll pull out the 'big calf' feeder for her and her mates. I took these photos yesterday and they are out of date already; we now have 3 and all are drinking off the feeder well. Its amazing how quickly 2 day old calves learn!
Although it was a beautiful calm, warm day I spent the afternoon in 'my cave' getting stage 2 of my klosjes quilt done.
Here is the scenic shot —
Here is what the whole of it looks like so far —
Most of the outer border klosjes were sewn as leaders and enders, I just made sure I had a pile of them prepared, so in a way it felt like I was sewing them for ages, but then again it felt like I hadn't even been working on them... and they were done :-). I just LOVE 'leading and ending' - I find it really hard to cut a thread!! I was also really pleased as I had spent a lot of time planning my outer klosjes, to get the size right for this border... and guess what!! - it was perfect!! I didn't even have to measure - just sewed!!!
I'm still not sure what my next border will be, I have the odd idea (colour again) — if anyone has any ideas, please feel free to let me know!
I haven't updated my klosjes page for a while so will do that soon (but not tonight) with the finer details of my latest spools, as I have had the odd enquiry about them.
Tea is nearly ready for me to dish up so I will leave you with this shot -
(And no, it's not chicken for dinner tonight!!)
Happy stitching everyone...