Friday, October 30, 2009

Where's Winnie?

My guess for Winnie's Whereabouts this week is Tibenham, Norfolk, England.
Still not sure what all those bold letters are going to add up to, but I'm getting curious.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Oops! That was close!

Oops! I almost forgot to blog this week! Phew, that was close!
I don't really know what to write about this week.... I'm still waiting for my yarn arrive so I can get started making the handmade item for my spoilee. I'm getting impatient though, and might have to go the my LYS and get something else. We'll see if it arrives this week.
I didn't sign up for shuntbumping, but I'm having fun watching the competition... and getting inspired by the patterns they're doing. I think I might have to make a pair of those mitts.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Where's Winnie

*** Changing my guesses!!!*** I've been thinking about this very carefully, and I think my orignal guesses were off.... so I'm making new ones, that I think are more logical.

Winnie's first stop was Wellington, New Zealand,

and her second stop was Haileybury, Canada (now known as Temiskaming ).... I think.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Where's Winnie?

Judging from her recent letter, and the photo she included with it, I'm thinking that Winnie must be at the Ministry of Magic , in London, England...for now. I wonder where she's heading next?

Thursday, October 15, 2009

First Blog Assignment

I like to refer to this first assignment as the "human scavenger hunt" ;)

1. Someone with the same craft as you (either those listed above or another one).
Hermione Bagnold has the same craft as me - knitting.... and dabbling in other crafts too! :)

2. Someone who was born in the same month.
Olive Bumblebirch - born in August is our wonderful assistant captain of the Magpies team! Go Magpies!

3. Someone from a different country.
My Spoilee, Perenelle Tejedora, is from the US. (I'm from Canada)

4. A new HSKS Quidditch player.
Stellwa Quinn is a brand new HSKS Quidditch player!

5. A player who has been in 3 or more HSKS swaps.
Pandora Phelps has been in 4 HSKS swaps (including this one)

6. A player who has a bigger stash than you! (And if your stash is the biggest, proudly say so!)
Wisteria Lovegoods claims to have the biggest stash, while mine can fit crammed into five boxes that all fit under my bed, oh, and one drawer of my dresser.

7. A player who both knits and crochets.
My awesome spoiler from HSKS Summer Camp, Rowan Dragonsinger, can knit and crochet!

8. Someone who has the same favorite color as you.
Antonio dela Weasley has the same favorite colours as me.... Blue and Green.

I really liked this assignment. It gave me a chance to look through some other peoples projects and read a few blogs. We have a fun group here!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

First Assignment (all about me!)

WooHoo!!! I tried out for the Montrose Magpies quidditch team and I made it!!!! I'm so excited! I've wanted to play professional quidditch ever since my first day on the Gryffindor team back at Hogwarts. All those years practicing have finally paid off. Now lets just hope I can make my team proud and play some mean quidditch when the season starts.

Pre-season has begun already, and we're already staring our early morning practice sessions. Here's my first assignment:

All About Me! (this is intented to help our spoilers, but all my quidditch fans can read this too, if they are curious)
Where to start? Hmmmm.... Well, lets start with the easy stuff. I'm 28, married, and I have two beautiful little girls, aged 2.5 years and 6 months. (March 2007 & April 2009) No pets. I love animals though. We adopted a really, really, really old dog from the animal shelter and took care of him for two years before he passed. It was really difficult and I'm just not ready for another pet right now. Maybe when the kids are older and start asking for one?
I'm trained as a draftsperson (structural & architectural - I've done both) but have been a stay at home Mom since my oldest daughter was born. I love being at home with my kids but I have been feeling a little bit isolated lately. (my huband has been working out of town a lot this summer) It's really great when I get a chance to talk to somebody older than two!
We're starting on my favorite season right now (Fall). I love the crisp, cool air and the frosty mornings. Ah, sweater season, love it. My favorite holiday is definately Christmas, which is a little strange I guess, since I'm not actually Christian. I was raised Christian, but have since found my own path. I do not believe in organized religion, at all, but I do believe very strongly in being a good person.
My hobbies include Knitting, Crochet (I've made some toys), Spinning (with a wheel, I'm having a rough time getting used to spindles), I've done a bit of Weaving (would do more if I had more time), Cross-Stitch (back-burner hobby), Drawing, I love reading, especially when somebody hands me a book they really like themselves.(hint, hint to spoiler)
What kinds of things do I like? Candy. Yes, I love candy. Especially those 5cent gummy candies you get at the corner store (gummy frogs are my favourite). Chocolate is always a good choice too! Mmmm, chocolate.
I don't like anything with a heavy floral scent, but I do like fresh/fruity/or sweet scents. (I wonder if that has anything to do with my love of candy? hmmmm)
I'm a kid at heart and love cartoon stuff, especially things from when I was a kid (think 80's cartoons - Ninja Turtles, Rescue Rangers, My Pet Monster, etc) And, of course, anything Harry Potter.
I love all colours.... I tend to lean towards cooler colours, blues & greens, but I also wear a lot of browns/earth tones. I will even surprise myself and choose something bright orange, or , or even pink. So, basically, all colours are great for me!
My oldest daughter loves to "help" me open my parcels... so if there's something little in there for her, she would be very surprised/excited beyond belief. ;)
That's all I can think to write about myself right now.... feel free to ask questions if I missed anything important!