Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Recent Fiber Projects

A skein of novelty yarn made from English Angora wool and Satin Angora wool.

Six skeins of 100% English Angora yarn.

Three scarves made from novelty Angora yarn plied with baby yarn.

First and third scarf are made from 100% Angora yarn and the middle one is Angora with various type of commercial yarns.

Betty says,

"There has not been a show for seven weeks. I have been busy doing fiber projects. Here are some of the Angora items that I have made recently. Now that the show season is starting up again, the fiber projects will not take the front seat as much as in the winter. Some of these items will be available for sale in the shows".

Friday, January 18, 2008

Tracy's Satin Angora Juniors

Tracy has a good selection of Satin Angora juniors for the spring and summer shows. Both of her white and colored Satin Angora have improved tremendously since she started. We are looking forward to seeing these beauties make a splash in the show circuit.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

May I Have Some Privacy Please?

Sevenah says, "This is a very special moment, leave me alone!"

Sevenah says, "Go away, give me some privacy!"

Sevenah has been a great show rabbit during 2007. In 2008, she is entering a new phase of her life: being a mom. She has success in the first attempt, she delivered seven bunnies.

Seven must be her lucky number!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Rabbits Celebrate New Year in Japan

Maiko sends photos of her rabbits celebrating New Year. The rabbits are enjoying the Japanese traditional decorations.

Mikan orange on top of the two sweet rice cake symbolize good luck; the words on the braided rice straw rope says "Welcome Spring", the words in front of the gate pine says "Praise Spring". In Japanese, the names of these decorations are Kagamimochi, Shimenawa, and Kadomatsu.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Interesting Things Found on Net

Old tradition vs. new tool in Japan:

Tokyo tax agency wants to publicize the merit of filing tax on line. It opened a class for geisha to learn on line tax software and uses it as a publicity tool.

In Thailand a frog is a local and international celebrity. The owner claims that this frog understands her commands and could predict winning lottery numbers. It also makes poses for photographers to take pictures.

NCAG blog usually reports original material. Once a while we post something interesting found on the net to share. These three photos are found in reports from Asia.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Tracy's Giant Angora Juniors

Giant Angora baby doe Wendi.

Giant Angora baby buck Casper.

Wendi and Casper.

Wendi and Casper.

There are four recognized breeds of Angora: English Angora, French Angora, Giant Angora and Satin Angora.

In the No. California area, Angora breeders are very active; English Angora, French Angora and Satin Angora are routinely shown. Giant Angora is usually absent in the show circuit.

In addition to her famous Satin Angora, Tracy is bringing Giant Angora into the area. Giant Angora, especially bucks, are notorious for being gentle lovers but not aggressive breeders. It took a while for Tracy to get bunnies.

She now has two Giant Angora bunnies: Wendi and Casper. We look forward to seeing them on the show table.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Goodbye Malenie, Hello Katie

Betty says,

"There is a very nice feed store called the "Feed Barn" in Gilroy. I buy hay, grains and special order rabbit pellets there. Unfortunately the distributor of the rabbit pellets is not very reliable, getting the order in on time is like pulling teeth. Melanie was always very patient with me and work hard to chase the distributor to get the rabbit pellets delivered.

Melanie went to San Jose State University; six months ago she graduated with a B.A. in Business Administration specializing in human resources. She looked for a job that would utilize her professional degree. In December, she was offered a job as human resource coordinator at Sun Microsystems. On the last day at Feed Barn, I went to the store to say goodbye to her and presented her with an Angora scarf as a go-away gift. The top picture is Melanie and I.

I just received a message from Melanie saying that she is very happy at her new job and that she appreciated all the supports from her friends.

Katie will be taking over some of Melanie's duties at the Feed Barn. She is very nice and considerate. I have already received a call from her asking whether a special order would be needed in December. Hello, Katie, I am looking forward to working with you. The second picture is Katie and Melanie."