Saturday, September 25, 2010

3 Tort Skeins

I have 3 tort rabbits.  Too Sexy is a chocolate tort and Mandie and Bunzilla are black torts.  It is interesting to see how the colors appear in these skeins.
Too Sexy's fiber is a buttery yellow on the left.  Mandie has a bluish tint to her's and Bunzilla, although a black tort, has his mother Too Sexy's color in his fiber.  These are their primary coats and the yardage is from 150 to 180 yards.  I like my yarn a little thicker so it is more of a worsted weight.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Best 4 Class!

We had another great rabbit outing at the Lima Rabbit Breeder's Association show yesterday.  Delilah won Best 4 Class in show A.  Think runner up to Miss America or the second best rabbit in the building in layman's terms.  The show started at 1PM which is an odd time for a rabbit show and finally ended close to 9PM.  I feel very good about this win since there was a Dutch rabbit specialty going on so there were some contenders there.
Bob Swartz judging breed in Show A.

Stacy Easton judging breed in show B.

The show secretary recording best 4 class winner.

Judge Kevin Bogan posing with a tired rabbit and a happy rabbit owner:)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Laura has a party invite

Remember Laura, our Bouvier, who loves the bunnies?  Well, she got a party invitation of a life time for her other hobby, Agility.  John and I were quite surprised to get a letter in the mail from AKC that looked like this:
John has always strived to achieve this goal but hadn't given it much thought this year.  He is quite excited to be recognized for his hard work.  Yea John and Laura!
Laura-loo has come a long way from this,

To this!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Philena Doolittle Sampler

I read in our local newspaper that there would be an open house in an historical house today featuring a 187 year old sampler stitched by a then 14 year old Philena Doolittle.  We have lived in Centerville (possibly Washington Township, I haven't quite worked that one out as, these things go in more rural areas) for 13 years and I thought I should learn something about this city.  Having done some cross stitch in the past I was curious to see such an old piece of work.  Below is the sampler.
This is the article that I read in the paper that peaked my curiosity:
What a great find for Centerville to reclaim a a piece of the past fashioned by such a young girl.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Gold Star Pedigree

This is what I strive for in my rabbits.  A gold star pedigree means that everything in the pedigree is registered and granded.  I buy excellent quality rabbits and try to maintain the high standards they came with.  This is not an easy thing to do as even with the best laid plans, rabbits do not always cooperate.  Congrats to Bunzilla for you are now certifiably AWESOME!

Friday, September 10, 2010

A visitor

I had an old college friend stop in to visit us yesterday and he was just amazed by the rabbits.  He wanted to take a picture with Delilah who looks like she doesn't know quite what to make of him!
Tony is a funny, funny friend and could almost make a rabbit laugh:)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

More pictures from Auglaize Co. RBA show

Judge Kevin going over a static-ee Delilah

Look!  I'm the writer.  This is almost as anxiety provoking for me as it is to show.  Don't want to screw that job up.

Judge Donyelle deciding, deciding, deciding.

Best 6 class winner.
Registrar Richard is tattooing my now BIS winner.  Poor guy had to wait until the very end to finish the registration.  I hate tattooing, it looks like I want to grab her and run!

Sunday, September 5, 2010


Gosh, how I love to say those words!  Especially when it pertains to one of my rabbits.  John and I went to the Auglaize County RBA show and what a lovely day it was.  Besides being perfect weather, the stars, the sun, and the moon were aligned and Delilah hopped away with the big win.  We were the last of a handful of breeds to be called to the table which was fine since I was waiting for the raffle winners to be announced.  Happy to report John won a candle and a halloween desk ornament although the rubber backed carpet went to another fortunate gambler.
Judge Donyelle judged Best 4 class.

Judge Ron R. judged best 6 class then best in show.
Winning is fun:)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

A good read

Looks like Jamey got his copy of Midnight Crystal in the mail today!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

More hats

Things must be slowing down at work as I have completed 4 (four!) hats in the last couple of weeks.  I have a lot of odds and ends left over from other projects in my angora yarn stash and it seems a perfect amount to mix a couple for a hat. 
Kool-Aid dyed men's cap.

Lower half is pink lemonade Kool-Aid dyed and top half is natural black angora.