Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Spring Hats

Betty says,

"I have taken a break from showing since my last show on February 9 in King City. I have done quite a few fiber experiments.

Since the Easter is coming soon, I decided to use Easter egg dyes to make a hat with a feeling of spring. I did a "drop dyeing" in my corning ware. I filled the corning ware with water, add some vinegar, put in the soaked Angora yarn and put in drops of blue, then put in drops of magenta pink. I pushed the yarn gently but did not stir the water. I put the corning ware with the yarn in the microwave oven for 10 minutes. I got a skein of very pretty yarn with blue, pink and purple.

I made the skein into a hat. WOW, this is the hat, very festive but a little on the busy side. What do you think?

There was some yarn left afterwards, I combined it with natural fawn yarn and made the second hat. Which one do you like better?"

Friday, March 14, 2008

Fuzzies in the Run

American Fuzzy Lop are very curious and active rabbits. They have wool but their wool do not pick up debris from the ground due to their length and texture.

The top two photos are AK's Josh who has fat cheeks and friendly personality; he is a very handsome boy.

The next two photos are AK's Faith who has a very smooth type and beautiful markings; she has won an all breed Best In Show last October in Santa Rosa.

Both rabbits are bred and owned by Carol G.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Rex Fur Coats

A beautiful fur shawl made from Rex pelts.

The information tag says Rex Ruffle Shawl, $900. There is a sign on top of the rack says $30% off.

More garments made from Rex fur.

Traditional Korean wears.

Betty says,

"Alice and I went to a Korean supermarket to look around. The market was neat and clean, we were very impressed. It was very surprising to see small shops selling souvenirs, clothing, jewelry, cell phones, bridal supplies, ... on two sides of the market while the regular supermarket items of fruits, veggies, meat, fish, frozen foods were in the middle of the store.

One of the small shops sells fur coats; yes, fur coats inside a supermarket. There were mink coats and there were Rex coats. I asked for permission to take some pictures. The first picture is a beautiful Rex ruffle shawl with the price tag of $900 with a 30% off sign at the top of the rack. The third photo shows other Rex coats behind the ruffle shawl.

On the opposite side of the store, another shop sells traditional Korean costumes; shown in photo #4. You may notice the apples and oranges in the same picture.

We did not buy any fur coat but did buy some apples and oranges.

This is a very interesting market."

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Alice Comes to Visit

Alice and Betty at Charles Schwab.

Alice in front of the home of her son John and daughter-in-law Sandy.

Betty says,

"Alice and I have been best friends forever. We went to high school and college together; it has been over 40 years since we met.

Alice and hubby Fuming live in Taiwan but their son John and wife Sandy live in the Bay Area. She came over to visit them; she and I have had lunch a couple of times.

Two of us had a lot of fun talking about the old time."

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Novelty Bulky Yarns

Denise bought a bulky electric spinner last Christmas and she has been enjoying the creation of novelty bulky yarns since. She sent in photos of her bulky yarn creation to share with our readers. All these yarns have been sold and she is creating more.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Charlie's First Live Litter in Three Years

Charlie is holding on to two of his bunnies.

One of Charlie's bunnies is nursing on Fawntasia's tummy.

A close-up of the nursing bunny on Fawntasia's tummy.

"Where is Charlie?" "Is Charlie out of rabbits?"

These are the frequent questions we received in shows.

It's hard to go to a show when the stork does not visit. Charlie did not have any live litters for almost three years.

Finally a success: on Friday Charlie's new doe Chu's True Beauty gave birth to four live bunnies. True Beauty is Emilia's daughter, now Emilia is a grandma.

On Sunday, Charlie got a little panicky; the bunnies did not seem to have full tummies. He took a 7-hour round trip to Betty's house to seek out nursing moms. In photo 2 and 3, the bunnies are nursing on Fawntasia's tummy.

Bunnies are happy, Charlie is happy, Betty is happy. It is hoped that True Beauty will come in with abundant milk and the bunnies will stay happy.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Spring in Ohio?

Today is the first day of daylight saving time, and it's spring forward. It's supposed to be spring!

Spring is in California; we saw how much Avonah enjoys the spring.

Spring in Ohio? We don't know about that. Here is a picture of Maureen's dog Abby in the yard doing her thing. Where is the spring? It's only 21 degrees and the snow kept on dropping. Rabbit shows are cancelled and the Dayton airport is closed, it sure does not look like spring in Ohio.