Oh, also an old friend who lives far away got in touch that he's coming back to the game, and is looking at putting a toon on our server. May have to find out if he's a fit for the guild or not (I'm not entirely certain....)
When I had Jorlynn out the other day (she is skinning and LW) I pretty much killed any leather producing animal I can across. I had a ton of scraps, but after putting them together it wasn't a lot. To make the burnished leather you click on the scraps.