Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Brother Sister Act

Remember me?

That little goofball was me six weeks ago.  See what six weeks can do?  I'm so handsome now.   I've been brightening so many people's day that Carolyn help my mama Betty to name me "Chu's Brighton".

This is my sister, mama Betty named her "Chu's Angelyn", after our mom Chu's Angelique.

My sister is kind of shy, she tries to hide behind me.

Come on, Angelyn, show your pretty face and wool.

Sis is still trying to hide her pretty face but look at her, isn't she a little beauty?  Don't be afraid, big brother is going to protect you.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Blizzard is an 11-1/2 Years Old Goodie

In 1991 Patricia and Douglas of Canada discover the joy of having a rabbit.   Patricia is a kindergarten teacher and her students voted to call the rabbit Buster.   In 2006 Patricia and Douglas adopted an English Angora Blizzard from Holly of Happy Hops Rabbitry in Sask. Canada.


Blizzard was born on January 25, 2006; this is Blizzard at almost 11 years old last Christmas.

Another Christmas picture taken December 2016.

Blizzard has a little girl friend.   Blizzard is at 11 years old in the spring.

Eleven-year-old Blizzard has a picture taken after a play date with his little girl friend.


Douglas and Blizzard are the "Blues Brothers".

A very cool dude at 11-1/2 years old.


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Debbie's English Angora Pair Win Best In Show and Reserve In Show at SC

Debbie's beautiful English Angora doe Heart Felt Hare's Ivanka. 

Littermate brother is named Heart Felt Hare's Trump.
On August 12, Debbie and the two black beauties travel from NC to SC to attend the Charleston show.   Heart Felt Hare's Trump wins the all breed Best In Show under judge Sue Rice.


In show B, Heart Felt Hare's Ivanka gets picked as BOB and goes on to win Reserve In Show from judge Carol Hooks.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Orchid Scarf


What does this color combination remind us?

Yarn dyed and spun by Betty and scarf knitted by Carolyn.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Pretty Fawn Sisters

While Nutcraker is making appearance on the blog, his fawn sisters are quieting waiting for their chance.
Fawnalisa's wool is growing, growing and growing... 

Fawnadette is also getting pretty with her young senior coat.



Monday, August 14, 2017

Rachel's Giant Angora Wins Best In Show at Wisconsin State Fair

Youth is our future, and our youth are doing great with Angora showing.  Rachel in Wisconsin sent in the great news:

"Over the past few months, my French Angoras and Giant Angoras have done well on the show tables, winning numerous Best in Shows and Reserve in Shows. However, I recently had a very special Best in Show win! At the Wisconsin State Fair last week, my Giant Angora Junior Buck named Champ won Best in Show! This was a very big and exciting win for me at this show!"

Look at this trophy, it's more than 1/2 of Rachel's height!

Congratulations Rachel, keep up with the good work.


Sunday, August 13, 2017

Nutcracker - from Photo to Oil Painting

This is Nutcracker's original photo taken a while ago when he was still a junior.


Carolyn experimented with Photoshop oil painting option and here is Nutcracker in a oil painting setting. 
The wonders of technology and artistry!