Thursday, July 31, 2008


Ok, so thanks to Lav she reminded me that I didn't actually miss my post last week. Woohoo! Also, I got this!


This was a fun swap! Maybe I can do it again next summer!

Saturday, July 26, 2008


I can't believe I didn't post last week! Things have been so crazy I've been losing track of time. I have a friend visiting me at Hogwarts this week and I guess with all the fun we've had I don't know what day it is! Sorry guys. I guess my first one being so late in the game isn't SO bad...but still.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


So, I get a call from my Mom the day before I fly home from my amazing vacation in LA saying that a little Owl had been there!! This was SO great because it gave me something to look forward to once I got home because I knew I would be super depressed about leaving my friends. And I was!! But my spirits were brightened when I saw this on the table!

Sam watched as everything was unloaded out of the box with much interest...until I pulled out the camera. He was apparently not up for a photo op as you can see him jumping away.

Here's another shot minus Sam.

A cute little Owl came with everything bearing a message:

This bag is so cute. I love shoes. I love bags. It was full of win! "omg shoes!"

I was stoked to get this great bag with a cute heart zipper tag in such a nice black and white print and was surprised to see that when I opened it there were little goodies inside!! Exploding Bonbons and chocolate GOLD! Like the bag wasn't enough! Plus, and I don't know how she knew this, but also included was a bag of my favovorite old fashioned candy! Totally salivating right now...Mm....

This was a total surprise. A recipe for Treacle Tarts! I'm going to make these ASAP. Seriously.

Knitting accessories in abundance! A set of DPNs, circular needle, knitting gauge (always been meaning to get one but never did so yay!) a set of GORGEOUS stitch markers which are on a super cute bracelet!

Close up on just the markers. Because I'm pretty sure everything was hand made it totally deserved it's own picture! <3

Super close up on the bracelet clasp. IT'S THE CAT'S TAIL!!!! LOVE IT!

And in the tiniest package came these hand made earrings! I just got my left ear re-pierced while I was in LA so I can actually wear these now!!

Super cute tiny socks! I hate to say I'm not 100% sure what they're used for, but I've been thinking like a bookmark, or decoration, or whatever! Either way, cute and awesome!

A sock pattern and a really beautiful hand painted yarn, plus black and yellow! <3 Brigid is totally observing this picture.

And what else?! Could there possibly be MORE?!?!!? YES! YES THERE CAN!!! A book on how to knit socks on 2 circular needles!! Who's been wanting to learn that for like forever? Me!

Oh, and how can I forget THIS amazing creation? A bag so big and beautiful that it can hold ALL the stuff I got plus MORE!? I love the quilted fabric, the flannel HP lining, the decorative yellow stitching, the pocket on the outside, the big cute button...*GASP!* It's so amazing, I've been truly spoiled out of my mind!

Thank you SO MUCH Penelope of Flitwick!! You went above and beyond and everything is very appreciated. Plus I forgot to post saying that in addition she sent me Goat Milk Soap and Body Lotion earlier in the month! They smell so delicious and I've already put a good dent in them lol. <3 So yes, thank you thank you thank you! You've been so sweet through this whole thing with every email and I hope we can keep in contact even after this swap has ended!

Quidditch ~ Round Three

1. When Hagrid returns to Hogwarts after being sent to see the giants with Madame Maxime, Professor Umbridge questions him on his late return to school. She suspects that Hagrid had been to the mountains, but where does he tell her he has been?
d. South of France

2. Professor Umbridge comes to Hagrid's Hut and searches his cabin one evening (as she believes Harry, Ron and Hermione are there visiting him at night when they are not supposed to). When she walks past the place where Harry, Ron and Hermione are hiding under the Invisibility Cloak, Harry holds his breath. True or false?
b. False

3. A stately-looking witch in an emerald green shawl is one of the members of the Advance Guard who rescues Harry from Privet Drive. What is her name?
a. Emmeline Vance

4. What is the name of the witch who was killed two weeks after the photo of the original Order of the Phoenix was taken?
b. Marlene McKinnon

5. Which two fifth year Ravenclaw students does Dumbledore choose to be prefects?
d. Anthony Goldstein and Padma Patil

6. Which house was Rose Zeller sorted into?
d. Hufflepuff (woot woot!)

7. What is the color of Murtlap's essence?
c. Yellow

8. Name the Ravenclaw girl who became prefect in Harry's fifth year.
b. Padma Patil

9. According to a healer's portrait at St. Mungo's hospital, which disease was Ron suffering from?
d. Spattergroit

10. Which book did Harry give Hermione for Christmas?
a. "New Theory of Numberology"

Picture Scavenger Hunt
Padma Patil

Hannah Abott


Dumbledore's Army

Cedric Diggory

(Extra 5 pts - What movie will Robert Patterson star in this December?)

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Puff Quiz #6

Sorry I'm so late getting to this!!!

1) What is a Chimaera?
A very dangerous creature with a lion's head, a goat's body, and a dragon's tail.

2) Name 3 of the 4 breeds of Winged Horses.
Thestral, Abraxan, Aethonan, thestral and Granian,

3) What are Yeti afraid of?

4) How does a wizard rid a farm of a Nogtail?
Chase it off with a pure white dog.

5) Why are Fwoopers sold with a silencing charm?
Because their Fwooper's singign will drive the listener insane.

6) Where are Erklings found?

7) Name the only spell known to repel a Lethifold.
The always effective Patronus Charm.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Oh my! What a crazy week it's been. I've been visiting my friends who have graduated from hogwarts and now in the magical workforce out here in LA. I've been having a great time but haven't had much access to a computer which is a little worrying! I hope I don't miss homework.

Which, btw, could someone email me if we are assigned homework and I can try to get internet access again? Thank you!!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

This is me blogging for blogging sake!