Sunday, December 5, 2010

My Kit from Fleur!!!! It's here!!

I got the most wonderful kit from Fleur yesterday!! Here are the pictures because words just won't do it justice. I love, love, love it all!

my kit arrived with a lovely note from fleur

to represent slytherin's locket she made me a beautiful blue cowl! i love it!
This cute bag w/Harry on it had so many goodies inside

stitch markers & a row counter bracelet, a cable needle, scissors & tape measure (attached to each other!), chocolates, a cute pin that says "behave or i will felt you" haha
and a green chibi

close up of the bracelet & stitch markers
so pretty & in ravenclaw colors! made with resurrection stones to represent gaunt's ring

close up (sort of) of the behave or i will felt you button
my yarn in beautiful blue colors for the stephen west pattern clockwork (another locket horcrux which is not pictured but that's the one fleur sent!) i can't wait, it will be my first stephen west pattern!

kitchener stitch dogtag! i've wanted one of these for a while

my beautiful wand!! aka a shawl pin :)

frog legs &
bat brains! to lure nagini from hiding. haha

fleur also sent a box of peppermint cocoa which i am about to make! i was too excited looking through the package that i didn't get a photo of the hot cocoa.

fleur thank you so much! i love everything & enjoyed having you as my spoiler for HSKS 12!!
thank you!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Owls are flying!

All of the kits should be soaring through the air or have already landed for HSKS 12. I've sent Gryphon the Great's kit & I can't wait to see what he thinks.

Another great term has come to an end & we will be taking a brief pause until Spring (which works out really well for me actually - I was afraid I was going to have to skip next term).
What will I be doing from now until Spring? Well, I have about a million projects that have been long neglected. A certain baby blanket that is the never-to-be-finished-because-i-keep-refusing-to-work-on-it phase is a must! A pair of gloves started last winter for my sister must be finished before this winter is over! And a few other projects that I've had planned must be not only started but completed.
Oooooh & I've finally learned to make...x.... Remembered I can't say because I would spoil some of Gryphon's surprise. But once he gets his kit I will post pictures of this new skill I'm working on. So needless to say, I'd like to do a lot more of___x___.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Week 9 quiz

To which prison was Gellert Grindelwald sent after he was defeated by Dumbledore in 1945? Nurmengard

Who is the first casualty in The Deathly Hallows? Professor Charity Burbage

What does Draco Malfoy name his son? Scorpious Hyperion Malfoy

Before Harry gains control of it, who is the master of the Elder Wand? Draco Malfoy

Severus Snape’s Patronus takes the same form as which other character’s? Lily Potter

Where do Ron, Hermione and Harry apparate when Death Eaters invade Bill and Fleur’s wedding? Tottenham Court Road

Who does Harry send to search for Mundungus Fletcher and the missing locket? Kreacher

Who destroys Salazar Slytherin’s locket? Ron

What does Hermione use to destroy Helga Hufflepuff’s cup? Basilisk fang

Following the death of Lord Voldemort, who is named temporary Minister of Magic? Kingsley Shacklebolt

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Anagram Fun

These were a bit tricky!
  1. SPARSE VENUES - Severus Snape
  2. GO UNLOAD LOVE - Luna Lovegood
  3. A MOTH SEDAN - Dean Thomas
  4. FLUSH CIGAR - Argus Filch
  5. SLICK AIRBUS - Sirius Black
  6. DUMB ANALOG - Ludo Bagman
  7. A DRY MOO-CALF - Draco Malfoy
  8. UNSNAP THE SKI - Stan Shunpike
  9. PIT-A-PAT RIVAL - Parvati Patil
  10. AN OLD JEER - Lee Jordan

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Seven Horcruxes

All 7 of the Horcruxes can be seen above, but here they are in their individual glory.

The diary -first horcrux destroyed by Harry in the Chamber of Secrets:

The ring - destroyed by Dumbledore:

The locket - destroyed by Ron:

The cup (Hufflepuff's cup) - destroyed by Hermione:
The diadem - destroyed by Crabbe's Fiendfyre:
Harry, actually just the Voldemort soul fragment in Harry - destroyed by Voldemort:

Nagini - destroyed by Neville:

Friday, October 22, 2010

October is coming to a close....

And that means we are that much closer to the Deathly Hallows movie! I'm so excited! I've already bought my tickets for the first matinee on Nov 19th. I can't handle going to the movie at midnight; I might fall asleep (I blame it on the fact that I have a 30th birthday coming up).
And I'd rather go on Nov 19th because that is my 1 year heartiversary!!! AKA 1 year since I had open heart surgery to repair a congenital heart defect. So I've taken that day off from work. The DH & I will have a nice breakfast, then go to the movie, and later that evening we'll go out for dinner at my favorite sushi restaurant (Musashino). We're both vegetarian so we won't have any of the fishy sushi, but the vegetable tempura is so amazing!! And they have these really yummy salads with a tomato & ginger dressing that I could eat just on it's own - an entire bowl, like it's gazpacho. Their veggie friendly rolls are incredibly delicious. Of course some tempura fried ice cream w/espresso beans will be in order too. Soooo I might have to fast for a few days before we go so that I can eat everything!
I can't wait!!!
It's the perfect way to celebrate!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Week 5: Matchy Matchy

  1. Vine wood and Dragon Heartstring - i. Hermione Granger
  2. Walnut and Dragon Heartstring - k. Belatrix Lestrange
  3. Hawthorn and Unicorn tail hair - m. Draco Malfoy
  4. Hornbeam and Dragon Heartstring - d. Viktor Krum
  5. Ash and Unicorn hair - g. Cedric Diggory
  6. Rosewood and Veela Hair - l. Fleur Delacour
  7. Elder and Thestral Hair - b. Albus Dumbledore
  8. Mahogany and an unknown core - j. James Potter
  9. Elm and Dragon Heartstring - e. Lucius Malfoy
  10. Cherry and Unicorn hair - c. Mary Cattermole
  11. Yew and Phoenix Feather - h. Tom Riddle
  12. Holly and Phoenix Feather - f. Harry Potter
  13. Willow and Unicorn Hair - a. Ron Weasley