Friday, December 16, 2011

HSKS13 goodies

I can't believe HSKS13 is already coming to a close! I received my package from my Yule partner, Ivy Green, a little while back, but have only just now gotten to posting pictures of the AMAZING kit she sent!

I was so excited when my doorbell rang and standing there was someone from Deutsche Post with a box for me to sign for!

First thing I saw upon opening the box (It's an entire booklet of info on Germany, two patterns, & a detailed description of everything in the kit!
Preparing to open...


A beautiful blue necklace

A lovely KnitPro shawl pin (that matches my needles!)

GORGEOUS blue yarn!
Yummy chocolate treats!

Jelly she made herself!
MORE homemade spread...this one is PUMPKIN!

Beautiful ceramic doe
Harry Potter Opal sock yarn (in the Dumbledore colorway)!


The whole kit in all it's glory!

There were so many things packed into that box, I'm sure she used an Undetectable Extension Charm! There were also some cute ornaments (that are now on my tree), more chocolate, walnuts, cute little wooden hearts, animals & snowflakes, loose leaf tea and what looks to be a small notions container! It is a spectacular kit, and one that is put together so well, I would never have known she was a first time swapper! Thank you, Ivy! I can only hope you like what I'm sending to you a fraction of how much I love what you sent me!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


It's finally time for a new round of HSKS, and I am so excited! This year I am an exchange student to Beauxbatons Academy of Magic, and we are hosting the Triwizard Tournament!!! And I've already got my date for the Yule Ball...Ivy Green! A first year! :D I'm so excited!!! I hope that I can make this an enjoyable and memorable experience for her! Already it's time for a new round of WINGO...

Monday, February 14, 2011


Okay, so it was a little late in coming (due to the post office losing the package the first time around, and then Muggle matters cropping up like weeds, left and right...and then the post office messing up again!), but I finally got an owl from Siobhan with my HSKS11 goodies!!!!!!!!! It was well worth the wait, in my opinion!!! What was inside you ask? Well, I'll tell you!

First off were these lovely magnets (that I love and are already on my refrigerator!), a set of blue stitch markers from Bumblebirch, and a new hook with a sparkly handle!:

Then there was some lovely Cascade yarn (which I have never owned before!), complete with accessories to make a bag (which she included the pattern for in the cutest folder!):

And inside that folder was also a tutorial for making t-shirts with the freezer paper that she has posted as a tutorial on her blog, and she also sent everything I would need to make some, and there's a shirt each for myself, Mr. Bagnold, and each of the poltergeists!:

Also in the folder were 2 hat patterns and a fingerless glove pattern (all crochet, of course!), but I'm not sure which I want to use this gorgeous, wonderful, amazing...MALABRIGO for!!! That's right! That spectacular blue yarn right there, is MINE! ALL MINE!!! LOL (Also another first in fiber for me, right alongside the Cascade!)

It is an amazing craft-themed kit, Siobhan! Thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou!!!!!!! I don't think any owl could carry a note with as many thank yous as I want to convey! HOORAY!!!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Soooooooo tired...'s 5 am...I've been up all night, working like a House Elf...there are people coming today to take our refrigerator, stove, microwave, power transformers and wardrobes! I've been busy all night long, cleaning and moving things about. Actually, I started in the morning...but it's hard to get much done when you've got a poltergeist that won't leave your side. But now I'm finally working on the stove. Last thing. Biggest task. So tired. And they could be here in as soon as 2 and a half hours!!! Ugh...I guess I'd better get back to it...I'll be glad when we're on the road to Germany!!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Week 9: Pop Quiz

Let's see if I can do this without any outside assistance and merely rely on the knowledge already in my head to answer these! :D

  1. To which prison was Gellert Grindelwald sent after he was defeated by Dumbledore in 1945? Nuremburg
  2. Who is the first casualty in The Deathly Hallows? Hedwig
  3. What does Draco Malfoy name his son? Scorpius
  4. Before Harry gains control of it, who is the master of the Elder Wand? Draco Malfoy
  5. Severus Snape’s Patronus takes the same form as which other character’s? Lily Potter's
  6. Where do Ron, Hermione and Harry apparate when Death Eaters invade Bill and Fleur’s wedding? Tottenham Court Road
  7. Who does Harry send to search for Mundungus Fletcher and the missing locket? Kreacher
  8. Who destroys Salazar Slytherin’s locket? Ron
  9. What does Hermione use to destroy Helga Hufflepuff’s cup? A Basilisk fang (from the Chamber of Secrets)
  10. Following the death of Lord Voldemort, who is named temporary Minister of Magic? Kingsley Shacklebolt

Now let's see if I got them all right...::rummages in the beaded bag for the appropriate books to cross-reference::

  1.'s Nurmengard...I was close, and in my defense, I have friends in Germany that keep mentioning Nuremburg! ROFL
  2. Boo...It's Charity Burbage...I always forget that Deathly Hallows begins at the Malfoy Manor...::sigh::
The rest are correct! Woo-hoo! :D