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!!!