Saturday, August 29, 2009

Tiny picture!!!!

Here it is!!! Isn't this great?!!!

A magical package!

First of all I have to follow up a little on pictures for my daughter. This morning we had a wonderful experience with a local photographer named Fox. Her business is called Celestial Images in Gainesville, GA. She was warm, fun and talented. She walked my daughter to the old courthouse in beautiful downtown Gainesville and took some incredible shots of her in her prom dress...elegant with a twist! Then she used the architecture of the old building her studio is in to take other pictures...Emily was in more casual clothes. I can not wait to see them!!!! Lessoned learned your research and go local!!!! We left this experience so happy!!!!

The second wonderful thing of my day....I recieved the most fabulous...totally awesome suprise when I got home!!! A tiny little owl dropped off a tiny little package! It has one tiny hand-knit sock, tiny needles...very temperamental...will only knit socks!....beautiful stitch markers and yarn and a great pattern! I learned to owl was from Hororia Beckett!!!! It is fabulous! It topped my magical day!

I will miss you all! I had a great time with you at camp!!! Take care!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

What a day!!!

I took my daughter today for Glamour Shots....not a good experience. The make-up girl seemed to could have not cared any less about the how the make-up looked. She barely did anything with my daughters hair. The whole thing seemed like such a raquet. You can't walk out of there without spending at least $200 and that is only one pose. I ended up not buying a thing....although the pictures where beautiful (my daughter is beautiful!). I would rather give my money to a local photographer than that corporate nightmare!!!

All packed up and ready to leave camp. Fall is in the air here!!!

Saturday, August 15, 2009


Thank goodness its the weekend....the first week of school is always so long and hard!!! :o) I am finishing up the package for my swappee this weekend! Sorry I didn't make the early post....things didn't fall in place. I do miss the long, casual days of summer camp.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Summer time...over!!!

I have been very busy this week....pre-planning starts Monday!!! I can not believe my wonderful summer is over. I will only be able to join the cabin on the weekends from here on out!
I have almost finished everything for the kit for SirDanceAlot. I hope to do that this weekend.
That's all for now!

Friday, July 31, 2009

My wonderful kit!!!!

Bernadette really went all out for this fabulous kit. Look at this bag...she put the flower appliques favorite colors! It is the perfect size for smaller will be my constant companion. The yarn is scrumptuous! Soft...and once again, my favorite color...purple! It is a worsted wool by Malabrigo...Hollyhock (don't you love the name!). Also....she sent me a wonderful stamped cross-stitch runner....and don't you know I love to cross stitch as well! I also recieve 3, yes 3!, patterns....I am gonna try the mitts! And I absolutely LOVE the stitch markers! I took a close up of the set so you could see how adorable they are! My kids and I enjoyed the suckers which were charmed and they turned our tongues blood red! Funny, Bernadette! Thank you again! My kit is wonderful!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Where are those eggs?!!!

I have been searching for eggs again this morning with no luck! I will continue the quest! You may not here from me next week....I will be soaking up rays on the beach!!! I am taking my laptop in hopes of finding internet access!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Game # 3

“Riddikulus” spell was a little weak today!!! It did make me laugh...a little!

Thursday, July 9, 2009


I wanted to post a quick blog to make sure I get one in!!! I am going to work on the game some crazy ideas, but I will need to get my daughter's help to make them work!! :o)
Chat soon!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Summer Camp Game #2

Here are my answers!!! I hope everyone has had a good week!

1. Chamber of Secrets
2. Harry Potter
3. Ron Weasley
4. Hermoine Granger
5. Gryffindor
6. Dark Arts
7. Gilderoy Lockhart
8. Chamber of Secrets
9. House elf
10. Harry Potter
11. Moaning Myrtle
12. Harry Potter
13. Ron Weasley
14. Harry Potter
15. Voldemort
16. Horcrux
17. Ron Weasley
18. Ginny Weasley
19. Gilderoy Lockhart
20. Prisoner of Azkaban

Friday, June 26, 2009


Just a quick blog to make sure I get a post in this week! I had lots of fun at the Fireside Chat although I did not get to stay that long. I got to know my swapee a little better! I have once again been super busy this week. House remodeling takes way more time than I imagined! I hope it will slow down in the next couple of weeks!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

To Tell the Truth???

1. I have four children.

2. I have raised a opossum.

3. I enjoy skydiving.

4. My girl dog is black.

Which is true and which is a lie? :o)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

What's In Your Trunk?

In my trunk you will find:

Hogwarts bag I am knitting
Heart shaped rock (my good luck charm...also handy in some spell casting!)
Hat made with the shedded fur of a unicorn
Hairspray....only one squirt will shape your hair in the perfect style for the day! magical pet....her name is Harrietta.
Hagrid's umbrella...he let me borrow it for the summer.
Harry Potter stationary
Hickory wand...small twelve inch...but very powerful!!
Honeyduke's candy....assorted
Handy-dandy notebook!!!! (or Book of Shadows)


Woohoo! I finally made it to camp! I am looking forward to a fun and relaxing time!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

My awesome package!!! Okay, I finally got my awesome package picture posted! Check out the KnitPicks yarn in Gryffindor colors....enough to make the HSKS bag!!! The most spectacular Crystal Palace Needles! These are by far the nicest needles I have ever owned! There is some yummy tea with a super Starbucks mug. A beautiful journal to help me keep up with my projects and other things! A delicious candy bar! Beautiful...beautiful stitchmarkers by Bumblebirch Designs! Two washclothes and a coaster...all hand-made! And, last, but far from least a hand-made bag! I absolutely love it all and feel very, very spoiled! Thank you, thank you, thank you, Olive!!!! You are the best!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Summer Break

I can not believe the term is over! I have had so much fun and learned so much! Take care all of you and I may see you in summer school!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Last Homework Assignment!!!

Since this is my first year at Hogwarts, I have no idea how the point system I will give this my best shot!

Gryffindor- "Roar, Roar, Gryffinnor!" - Our grand house has pulled it out in the end scoring

985 points!!! The winners!

Ravenclaw- Second place with 725 points!

Hufflepuff- A close third with 715 points!

Slytherin- Their momentum slithered away with only 425 points in the end!

Friday, April 17, 2009

My Owl Flew today!

I sent my owl with my package today! I hope Minerva likes it! It didn't come together as well as I had hoped, but it is still pretty neat.

Quidditch-Round 3

1. This “Harry Potter” character’s first name comes from Roman mythology. The mythological character’s twin brother is named Romulus. What is the Harry Potter character last name?
b. Lupin

2. Which “Harry Potter” character’s first name is the Roman equivalent of the Greed Goddess Athena?
c. McGonagall

3. In ‘Harry Potter’ World, this wizard has created the Philosopher’s Stone (called the Sorcerer Stone in the US). The historical figure from the 14th and 15th centuries was a scribe and a manuscript-seller who became famous as an alchemist. Who is this individual?
Nicolas Flamel

4. What is the first name of a character whose last name is the name of a Bulgarian leader from early 9th century who doubled the country’s territory?
c. Viktor

5. Which character’s name is the name of goddess in Indian mythology?
b. Patil

6. “Where the Wild Things Are” tells the story of Max, a young boy sent to bed without his supper for his wild antics. Who created this winner of the Caldecott Medal?
a. Maurice Sendak

7. What was NOT one of the unexpected defense mechanisms that Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Griphook encountered in their attempt to rob Gringotts?
b. The Thieves’ Downfall

8. What was Snape aiming at when he cut off George’s ear?
a. Another Death Eater’s back

9. How much older than James was Lily? (Referring to Harry’s parents, not children).
d. 2 months

10. Food is one of the five exceptions to what magical law?
b. Gamp’s Law of Elemental Transfiguration

Picture Hunt:



Where the Wild Things Are:

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Homework Questions!

1- Who wrote the obituary of Dumbledore in The Daily Prophet? Elphias Doge
2- What is a Squib? A witch or wizard that can not do magic.
3- Who stole the locket Horcrux from the Black House? Mundungus Fletcher
4- What are the Albus Dumbledores' siblings names? Aberforth and Ariana
5- Where did Hermione leave the money for the eggs and bread that they stole from the lonely farm? It was in a chicken coup or under a chicken house/coup?!
6- What is the quote Lily and James Potter have on the front of their tombstone? "The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death."
7- Why did Gilbert Grindewald leave wizarding school? He was expelled in his sixth year for his dangerous and evil experiments that nearly resulted in the deaths of some of his fellow students.
8- Where does Xeno Lovegood first say that Luna is when Ron, Hermione and Harry visit? He said she is down by the bridge catching Plimpies.
9- What wood is the wand from The Deathly Hallows supposed to be made out of? Elder wood.
10- How did Harry, Hermione and Ron escape the vaults of Gringotts? They flew out on a dragon.
11- What is the name of the all-female Quidditch team that Ginny has a poster of in her room? Holyhead Harpies
12- Describe what the Undetectable Extension Charm is. This charm causes a container's capacity to be increased, without changing the object's external appearance. Hermione casts this spell upon her small beaded handbag in Deathly Hallows.

Oh my!

I realized I haven't posted in a while! Sorry...I have been very busy! I will try to get homework done this evening!

Sunday, March 22, 2009


I have everything finished for my spoilee! I am so proud of it! Although, I did think of a last minute "something" I want to add....I will pick it up next week! Have a super week everyone! The weather is beeaauuttiiffuull here and I hope to get out and enjoy it today!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Quidditch Round 2

1. On which day did the Order of the Phoenix come to get Harry? c. Saturday

2. During all this chaos with voldemort and the Death Eaters, people still had lives to live and Ron's oldest brother, Bill decided to marry Fleur Delacour? Who were the uninvited guests at Bill and Fleur's wedding? b. Death Eaters

3. Voldemort had seven Horcruxes hidden in different places. Six of them were hidden at the Gaunt shack, Hogwarts, a cave, inside Harry, inside his snake, Nagini and Tom Riddles Diary. Did Voldemort hide the last Horcrux inside the Malfoy's vault at Gringotts? b. No

4. Why did the Dumbledore's move to Godric's Hollow? c. The father went to Azkaband.

5. Harry and Hermione read a part of "Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore," written by Rita Skeeter. Then they met Dumbledore's brother Abeforth and he told them the same story, just with a few details changed. Which of the following did Aberforth and Rita Skeeter agree on about Dumbdore's past? b. That Dumbledore was friends with Grindelwald for a while.

6. When Harry and Hermione visit Godric's Hollow, they visit the graveyard to see Harry's parent's graves. Harry walks by a tombstone that we later learn belong to tone of "The Three Broother'. The brother buried there once owned what? b. The cloak

7. The Trio finds out that Luna had been kidnapped by the Death Eaters , and that they won't give her back until they got Harry Potter. Why did they kidnap Luna? a. Her father sided with Harry and Dumbledore

8. After Voldemort killed Snape, he left the room and Harry came out from under the cloak. Snape gave Harry some of his memories all the way from when he was a child to just months before. Harry dived into the Pensieve and which of the following did he not see? c. Snape and Lily having fun in a potions class

9. On the search of the Lost Diadem, Harry finally gets to takl to the Gray Lady. Who was the Gray Lady when she was alive?a. She didn't remember because she had been dead for so long. c. Helena Ravenclaw

10. Which of these is not one of Harry or Ron's children? b. Hugo

Picture Scavenger HuntThese pictures must either be posted to your blog or linked to from your blog.

Lily -

Ron -

Snape -


Godric's Hollow -

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Arithmacy assignment

Okay...I logged on to get some help earlier with my homework and I saw Lydia Figg's answer....Teddy Lupin. I was hoping to figure this out all by myself! I have really enjoyed working on the Suduko! I have never done one of these...they are quite addicting! Anyway, maybe I will have better luck on the next assignment! I will be sure to get the Quidditch assignment in! GO HOGWARTS!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


I would have flunked out of Hogwarts! I am noooooo good at this stuff! I'll do my best! :o)

Saturday, March 7, 2009


"Harry looked around; there was Ginny running towards him; she had a hard, blazing look in her face as she threw her arms around him. And without thinking, without planning it, without worrying about the fact that fifty people were watching, Harry kissed her."

I realize it is late....I thought it had to be posted by 12:00 midnight tonight! I don't know if better late than never will apply here, but I'll go for it! I admit I had to get a little help with this one! I am not very good at these things!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Snow in the South

I spent a good part of the day working on my gift yesterday....we had rare snow here in the South! It really didn't amount to much here, but I understand they got quite a bit south of us! I remembered the days my husband and I lived in Boone, NC and I knitted (or cross stitched) while he watched football and there was usually snow on the ground. Those were cozy, peaceful know, before the little witches and wizard! :o) I love each and every busy and noisy one of them! Anyway, I am almost finished with it and will start on my next gift! This is so much fun. It is keeping my mind off the economy and other happenings that could really bring a girl down!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Hogsmeade Assignment

What a lovely weekend I spent at Hogsmeade! I do so wish I could return this weekend, but the portal is closed for the time being. It is difficult to pinpoint my favorite shop in the village. Is it Honeyduke's Sweetshop? So much for keeping my "witchy" figure after visiting there! I can not resist the rich, creamy fudge! The same recipe has been used for hundreds of years to make this magical treat! The same spells and ritual are used by the first fudgemakers binding witches and wizards generation after generation! I have been told that only true witches can taste the sweetness of the fudge. Muggles can only taste the bitter cocoa! Of course, I did not leave without purchasing Chocolate Frogs for my son- a favorite of his. Why he has cards that his great, great, great-grandfather collected on his visits to Hogsmeade! My oldest daughter loves the Peppermint Frogs, while my second oldest enjoys Drooble's Best Bubble Gum. My youngest witch likes to eat the Fizzing Whizzes so she can levitate over her sisters (and pester them!)! These treats have been enjoyed by many generations of magical folk and will be enjoyed by many, many more! Honeydukes binds generations after generation of witches and wizards with it's timeless treats!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


I deleted my blog I accidently posted on HSKS. Long day!!!:o} I will post soon with my assignment. I do miss the conversation in our thread. What happened to it! I am up for any ideas to earn points! What can we do?

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Quidditch Round 1

1. What momentous event was the reason that the members of the Order of the Phoenix felt it necessary to move Harry out of the Dursley’s house? Harry’s upcoming birthday

2. Who revealed the actual date of Harry’s transfer to Voldemort, despite the misinformation the Order had been spreading around that the move would occur on the eve of his actual birthday?

3. With the use of Polyjuice Potion (and to confuse any possible attack by Death Eaters), six member of the Order were disguised as Harry and escorted out of Privet Drive, along with the real Harry. Which member of the order did not survive that night? Mad-eye Moody

4. Who informed Harry, Ron and Hermione of the bequests left to them in Dumbledore's will? Rufus Scimgeour
5. During the wedding celebration for Bill and Fleur, Kingley Shacklebolt sent a Patronus to tell the guests that the Ministry had fallen, Scrimgeour (the Minister) was dead and the wedding celebration was about to be attacked by Death Eaters. What form did the Patronus take?
A lynx

6. Escaping from the wedding to London, our three friends found themselves confronted by a pair of Death Eaters, disguised as workmen. This close brush impressed on them the need to find someplace to hide. Where did they decide to go?
Sirius Black’s house

7. Kreacher’s animosity towards Harry, Ron and especially Hermione (a Mudblood) was well documented in book five, “The Order of the Phoenix.” His initial interaction with them showed that his attitude had not changed. How did they win him over?
By giving him Regulus Black’s old locket

8. Who did they eventually find was in possession of the locket/Horcrux? Dolores Umbridge

9. What did Harry find embedded in the door of Umbrdige’s office? Moody’s magical eye

10. After retrieving the Horcrux, they tried to return to their safe place but they were pursued (actually Yaxley tagged along when they disapparated). This meant that the Death Eaters knew their hiding place and they had to go somewhere else. Where did Hermione take them?
To the site of the Quidditch World Cup

Monday, February 16, 2009

February 16, 2009

Ah, the end of a glorious 3 day weekend. I have had a blast working on my gift for my spoilee! I hope she likes it! I am using my favorite yarn (Brown Sheep Bulky) and I love the feel of my hands after knitting! It has turned cold again here in the south. I am so ready for spring! I hope to meet up with everyone in the common room tomorrow, but that is a busy time in my day. I'll do my best. I am going to go drink a cup of coffee and do some planning...and knitting...and planning!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Assignment- Muggle Studies

Muggle Studies

tugs tuggles
sum slum
sums slums
slug gets
gust ties
studs lest
dust guts
smug smudge
mist lets
mists miss
must gums
mule guest
guests steed

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

It's Here!!!

My yarn has arrived! It is beautiful! I started knitting last night. I am working on my assignment!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Sunday evening (Feb. 8, 2009)

I just finished planning for next week (I am a teacher). I am waiting impatiently for the yarn I ordered to arrive so I can start my gift for my spoilee! We don't have any yarn shops in town, so most of the "good" stuff has to be ordered on-line. I hope to make it to Atlanta to some yarn shops there. It's getting late and I got kiddies to get to bed!

Friday, February 6, 2009


On my answer post, I meant to put the third movie..."Prisoner of Azcaban"! I had "Half-Blood Prince" on the brain and typed it absent-mindly! I do things like this quite often!!!! :p

Thursday, February 5, 2009


1.What are your three most favorite colors? Purple, Red and Orange.
2.What are you three least favorite colors? Fuscia, Mauve, and brick red
3.Your favorite candy is _Goobers! (Chocolate covered peanuts...mmmm!)_____.
4.Who is your favorite Weasley? Mrs. Weasley, by far! She is the coolest!
5.Do you knit, crochet, or both? Mostly knit...can crochet, but not very good. I also cross stitch!
6.What type of kit did you ask for? Bag!
7.Acrylic— (a) has its uses, (b) should all be burned, (c) best yarn to work with? (choose an answer) (a) has its uses....I have seen many a beautiful crochet aphgans made by my grandmother with Red Heart!
8.Who is the Gryffindor Head Girl ? Millicent Brocklehurst
9.Name four "extras" you would love to receive in your kit. Stitch markers (Hogwarts), something to remind me of the swap; candle; something cross stitchy!
10.What are your three most favorite scents? 1. Jasmine 2. Pumpkin-Cinnamon 3. Honeysuckle
11.Do you prefer salty or sweet snacks? Sweet!
12.Which Gryffindor and Slytherin students are sisters in real life? Gosh, I don't know! I'll have to research this one!
13.Do you really need more stitch markers? Yes! Yes! Yes!
14.DPNs, circular, or straight? Circulars
15.Favorite yarn? Dream yarn? Brown Sheep Worsted or Bulky (favorite). Any cashmere! (Dream)
16.Favorite HP Movie? The Half-Blood Prince
17.Favorite HP character? The first, Hagrid!
18.What is your favorite pattern? I am going to say..."Central Park Hoodie" next project!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


I am busy searching the web for ideas to spoil my spoilee (correct lingo?) with! Fun, fun! I hope to get my questions posted soon!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Lot's of things to be excited about today! We are finially adding another room on our teeny tiny house! Yipee! I thought this day would never come! The Swap has begun! It should be lots of fun! It is really, really cold here in the South this evening! My doggies can't squeeze up close enough to us! I am ready for Spring!!!

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Almost time!!!

It is almost time for the term to start! I am a very nervous, but excited First Year! I have already been searching for the perfect bag to make my spoilee (is that the correct term?) I will "see" everyone Tuesday evening!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

January 27, 2009

I am excited about the Swap! I can't wait to begin! I already look forward to checking the forum in the evening...what a great break from the mundane!

Sunday, January 25, 2009


My name finially popped up under Gryffindor this morning! I am so excited! This will be so much fun! I was beginning to worry I didn't get in! Now, I can understand how the first years might of felt when waiting for their turn with the Sorting Hat! Yipee!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Please forgive me anyone reading this blog. I am very new to this and am still trying to figure out how to use it!


Hello, world! This is a first for me. I never thought I would be a blogger...but this seems like it could be fun! I am a wife, mother, teacher and knitter and much, much more! Welcome to my blog!