Thursday, March 27, 2008

Thank You!!!

I want to start off this post with a huge THANK YOU to my amazing swap partner, Serafina Starfire. She put together an awesome kit for me....

My owl arrived yesterday while I was out and left a few owl pellets behind to let me know he had been there. Since I wasn't home, he had to take my package to the Muggle Post Office for me to pick up later. I can only imagine the chaos this must've caused! Those poor Muggles. Anyway, I put on my best Muggle-ish clothes (I think they call them "jeans"?) and picked up my parcel this morning. Wow. It's incredible.
Here's a picture of the project bag..... sooooooo cool! It's the perfect size and shape, and look, it has the Gryffindor Lion, and on the back, a snitch!!!

And, if the super-cool bag wasn't enough, it was filled with all these goodies! (Wrapped in Gryffindor Red and Gold)

Here's everything unwrapped...

Tons of stuff, hey?
There's so much, where do I start? Well, there's the great project bag that I already showed you, then there's a collection of four sock patterns, Gryffindor Self-Striping sock yarn from Cosmic Fibers (Trapped Bar pattern, I've really been wanting to make that style!!!) Knit Picks circular needle (I love knit picks needles!) A hand-made needle case (very, very, cool, I'll give you a close up in a minute) Beautiful stitch markers (yes, close up picture coming up) Tissues, Hand cream, a Bath Bomb from my all-time favorite shop (Lush), and loads of Candy from Honeydukes, including my personal favorite Fizzing Whizbies! (Mmmmmmm!)

Wanna see that Needle case now?

It's really much more than just a needle case, it has accessories too! Notepad and pen (very, very handy) scissors, a spot for yarn needles (wow, this girl thinks of everything!) and a needle guage/ruler. It's sooo incredibly perfect, I don't know how I ever lived without this!

And here's the close-up of the stitch markers.... aren't they beautiful?

Not only did Serafina spoil me, but she sent along a gift for my house elf too! A cute little knitted owl! So adorable. I got off a quick picture of him before my house elf grabbed him and ran off.

Thank you Serafina!!! You're the best swap partner EVER!!!
You have made this such a positive experience that I think I'll sign up for another year at Hogwarts!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


I keep peeking out my window, scanning the skies for owls...... My swap package is due to arrive any day now and I'm getting very excited!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Gryffindor House Quiz

That was tough! Here are my answers:

Grimmauld Place
Luna Lovegood
Delores Umbridge
Extendable Ears
Saint Mungos
Skiving Snackbox
Room Of Requirement
Dumbledore's Army
Department Of Mysteries

Gryffindor Rocks!

What can I say? Gryffindor just has the best Quidditch Team, EVER!!!
Roar, Roar, Gryffindor!!!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Quidditch ~ Round Three

1. When Rita Skeeter prints a bad articles about Hagrid in the Daily Prophet, which Professor teaches Hagrid's Care of Magical Creatures class while he is away?

c. Professor Grubbly-Plank

2. What was the article Rita Skeeter wrote about Hagrid called?

c. Dumbledore's Giant Mistake

3. When the school champions were being chosen from the Goblet of Fire, whose name cam out first?

b. Viktor Krum

4. What is the spell Ludo bagman says to magically magnify his voice when he commentates?

a. Sonorus

5. What kind of dragon did Cedirc have to face in the first task?

b. A Swedish Short-Snout

6. Who raised the trophy after winning the world cup?

b. Troy and Quigley

7. How many bedrooms did Mundungus Fletcher claim to have?

d. 12

8. For what did Moody mistake his birthday gif of a carriage clock?

b. A basilisk egg

9. What did Mr. Ollivander produce for the end of Cedric's wand?

d. Silver smoke rings

10. The dark mark is on Snape's left arm.

a. Yes

Picture Scavenger Hunt


A Basilisk

Mundungus Fletcher

Amos Diggory


Friday, March 7, 2008

Up, Up, and Away!

I added my owl to the huge flock of birds heading out with parcels this week. I packed up my partners sock kit and sent it off with Owly McFeather-Pants. (She's a second-hand bird, I didn't name her, okay!?) I hope Nymphadora likes her kit!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Getting Ready

My owl is resting up, getting ready for her flight to my swap partner. My kit is almost complete. I just have to add the lining to the project bag and then it's ready to go!