Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, April 29, 2006

An Art From Recycled Material

We normally use original photos taken by our members on this blog. Once in a long while, some interesting photos from the web are used. Today is one of these cases. These photos are sent in by our member Denise.

Tree roots are something that we usually put in the garden waste recycle bin. Here are a couple whose hobby is to use tree roots to make beautiful arts. The two photos on the top show their finished product, horses. The horses are almost life like, running on the beach and resting in the forest. The two smaller photos at the bottom show the original tree roots and the couple working on making a horse. This is really something amazing.

Friday, April 28, 2006

American Fuzzy Lop Breeders

In the Orland show a few weeks ago, American Fuzzy Lop held their specialty show right before the Angora specialty show. Scott from Oregon judged both the Fuzzy Lop and Angora specialty shows.

While we were waiting for our turn, we saw all the happy winners in the show. In the top photo is Carol G. with her solid shaded Fuzzy Lop which won the Best of Breed. In the second photo, youth Christina's broken won the first place. In the third photo, Kelley is with her broken senior buck class winner.

American Fuzzy Lop club and the our club work closely together in putting on shows and we are all enjoy each other's company.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Adorable Bunnies and People

It is spring time, it is the bunny time. Many bunnies are starting their show career in the spring shows. Bunnies are adorable and people adore them.

At the top, Amy is holding her white junior buck that just won the first place in the white junior buck class in a recent show. Amy is moving to where she grew up, Maine, by the end of summer. We will miss her.

In the second photo, Netherland Dwarf breeder Jennifer is holding Betty's white junior buck. She wants to demonstrate the "vicious bunnies" in shows.

Bunnies are adorable, so are the people who are holding these bunnies.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

A Beautiful Shawl by Linda

Cyndie sent in these three pictures from her friend Linda who bought the wool off Chu's Travolta some time ago. Cyndie said,

"My friend Linda is a master knitter, and FAST too! She got a bag of Travolta's wool a while back, and she just sent me this e-mail of the resulting garment she finished.

Wow! I wish all our wool could end up living the life of luxury like this batch did!

Travolta should be proud, and you too Betty!"

This is absolutely gorgeous. It will be hard for any one of us to make something remotely close to it.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Middle Earth Festival at Vacaville

Casey and Lindsay went to the Middle Earth Festival to demonstrate spinning and bunnies. They had a great time and introduced our wonderful hobby to the general public. Lindsay set up a nice tent and had bunnies in the tent, two of them took terms spinning and talking to people. The demo was a great hit, attracted lots of attention. Here are two photos of Lindsay at the top, Casey in the second photo in period attire. There are some "scary" characters in the festival as well, shown in the two bottom photos.

A fun day for all.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Cathy and John Won Rex National

Our favorite judge Cathy has a very happy smile. She certainly has the reason to smile, her white Rex rabbit won the Rex National Show in Houston, TX this past weekend!


Sunday, April 23, 2006

More Photos from Cyndie

Here are three more photos taken by Cyndie in Stockton. In the top photo, Carol W. and Amy are admiring Lindsay's scarves. Lindsay does beautiful lace knitting.

In the photo on the left, Lindsay is busy grooming her French Angora that won Best Opposite of the Breed.

In the third photo on the right, some of Carol W.'s French Angora are taking a break from their travel carriers.