Monday, April 28, 2008
I got home today after running a million errands to find a damp, and slightly disgruntled owl named Ulrich on my front doorstep with a fantastic package from Lily Durmstrang. She is just so wonderful, this kit is absolutely spectacular. There is just so much to describe(and I am pretty tired) so I will let the pictures do the describing. I just want to say one more thing about Lily, I am so grateful that she would send me such a fantstic,thoughtful and beautiful package when she was not my assigned spoiler. She had to send another package out to someone else and I am ever so grateful for her generosity for also volunteering to spoil me. All I can say is mission accomplished. I just stopped raining only an hour ago, so Ulrich will be back on his way. He had a good nap and my owl Amelia was gracious enough to share some of her food (at least she didn't try and grab it out of his beak). There are more pictures on my Flickr account here are the highlights.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Well my top secret Ministry assignment it finally finished and I have enjoyed a nice few days not having it hanging over my head. I have really enjoyed looking at the other muggle studies knitting swap packages that everyoen has sent. I have gotten some really good ideas for next term. I am so happy our swap will not be a secret swap this time around, I think it will be much better for communication sake. We have a little bit of a break from studies now, registration for next sememster starts on May 1st for new students and April 30th for returning students. I am trying to get some of my unfinished projects done before the start of next term. I have learned some valuable lessons from this term, like start the bag right away, while still lots of time. The sememster gets hectic really quick with house meetings, and Quidditch and homework. I feel very fortunate to be in Ravenclaw house. The ladies there are all so awesome, and we had so much fun on our own. I loved the newsletter that Minee put out, and Neila came up with some really fun homework assignments. I hope I get a swap partner from a different house this swap. As much as I love Gryffendors, I would love to make a bag for a different house. There is a bag design contest, and I might actually enter if I can think of something unique. I LOVE to make bags. Well got to go do some spring cleaning.
Friday, April 11, 2008
Sorry haven't posted in a while. I have been very busy on a top secret project for the Ministry of Magic. I was surprised that I got the call from them, but happy for the work. I have been deciding on if I should take a sememster off from Hogwarts. I had a really good time but it was a lot of work and it has all gotten kind of confusing at the end. I haven't heard from the person assigned to spoil me since the very begining of the swap. She didn't give her blog address so I don't know what is going on. I know that a few students have had to leave this term due to family issues, I hope that is not the case. I am glad I have been able to get to know the person I was spoiling. I could see how not having a secret swap would be really fun. Oh well. I am hoping an owl comes my way next week. I am really tired of stalking the muggle postman for ministry information as it is so secret they don't want to use owls! I am one tired Diggory! Off to bed! Emma