Saturday, November 20, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Youth Royalty Contest Display At MN Convention
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Youth Contest At MN Convention
Sunday morning, youth are doing the last minute preparation for judging contest.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Where Is Chris?
Here is the answer, she was doing a fiber festival in West Springfield, MA during the same weekend when the ARBA convention started in Minneapolis. This is the first year for this festival, it's only 20 minutes from where Chris lives. Chris just could not pass up the opportunity to try out this festival. Here is a link to the news release about this festival:
It turned out to be a great success. Lots of business and lots of new contacts. Her hubby Lloyd even got involved for the first time and was very much into it.
Is Chris going to miss the ARBA conventions again in the future? Luckily, no. The next convention in Indianapolis is a week earlier than the festival and the following year in Wichita is also a week or two earlier. We'll see Chris back in action in the future ARBA conventions.
Here are some photos of the booth Chris had created at the festival, photos taken before the crowd started coming in:
Chris carries spinning wheels, spinning supplies and the most important part of her business is the rug hooking supplies. See her business website http://moondancecolor.com/ At the upper left corner inside the rectangular basket are Angora wool socks made by Vicki's Northland Woolens in Minnesota. Vicki was in the convention with her daughter Kelly and two granddaughters. Visit Vicki's business website at http://northlandwoolens.com/ Chris and Vicki both have successful fiber business on the Internet.
More beautiful wool fabrics on display at the booth. Chris hand dyes all her wool products.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Minneapolis Convention Center
A side entrance of the convention center. The skyway on the right leads to two hotels: Millennium and Hyatt.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Breed Banners And Posters At Convention Hall
Three more breed banners.
Holland Lop and Mini Lop are very popular small breeds today that were created in 1980. The change of living arrangement and life style of the modern day living make it hard to keep large breeds.
American Fuzzy Lop is an even later addition in 1988; originally developed from Holland Lop.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Betty's Convention Winners
"I did not plan on going to the MN convention; call me a chicken, I was really scared by the winter weather in MN. Imagining a storm of 10-inch snow and getting stranded at the airport, I did not breed based on the timing of the convention. I am glad that I went; the weather was wonderful during the 5 days that I stayed there. With Deb's help of picking me up then sending me back to the airport, I had no worry about traffic or transportation. I even ventured out to the Mall of America by the combination of walking, riding on light rail and bus; I had not used public transit for at least 20 years!
With no plan going to the MN convention, my rabbits were very young, a lot younger than any of the rabbits that I had shown in the previous conventions. Still they did a very decent showing. My entire entry of 7 rabbits all placed in the top five places; they won first places in 5 classes out of 10 classes that include the 2 wool classes. My trip was also reported by the Examiner website, see
All in all, I had a great time and here are my results:
Chu's Barclay at barely 7-1/2 months old won BOSV, Best White Wool and Best Over Wool. Barclay did not disappoint his parents: daddy Chu's Nolan is the BOB of the 2008 convention, and mommy Chu's Susie is the BOB of the 2009 convention.
Chocolate junior doe, yet to be named, is a littermate sister of the white junior doe class winner. She does not let her sister take the center stage alone, she won the first place in the colored junior doe class.