Friday, June 27, 2008

workin' hard

Well I got a lot done on my bag for my spoilee, but because I added a lot more things to her kit, it is almost like I made no progress :) I need to stay out of hogsmead otherwise I will have to send her package with 2 owls! Lots else going on but no time to post, maybe later.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Quidditch round 2

1. At the beginning of the year feast, who is the only person who rudely interrupts Dumbledore during his speech?
b.Professor Umbridge

2. Off what street is the alley where Harry first met Sirius?
c. Magnolia Crescent

3. Tonks’ mother had two sisters, both pure-bloods, and both left on the Black Family Tree. What are their names?
c. Narcissa and Bellatrix

4. What spell are the students studying in McGonalgall’s class when Umbrdige is doing her inspection?
d. The Vanishing Spell

5. Who comes to warn Harry and the rest of Dumbledore’s Army that Umbridge and her group of followers are coming to break up their meeting?

6. Who are the members of the Order that met Harry Potter in the Dursely’s house during the summer before his fifth year?
c. Alastor Moody, Nymphadora Tonks, Kingsley Shacklebolt, Elphias Doge, Dedalus Diggle, Remus Lupin, Emmeline Vance, Sturgis Podmore, Hestia Jones

7. Moody used the Disillusionment Charm on Harry.
a. Yes

8. Which of these Death Eaters is Sirius related to?
d. All of these

9. At what age did Sirius leave his home?

10. How many of the original Order members were killed (don’t include those who disappeared)?
b. 8

Kingsley Shacklebolt

Bellatrix Lestrange

Nymphadora Tonks

Remus Lupin

Friday, June 13, 2008


My package is coming along nicely. I placed several orders at hogsmead last weekend and recieved them via owl this week. I have decided to make my kit everything a 1st year student needs. Still have to make the bag and I have an idea for stitch markers, I have started collecting extras, always my favorite part of the kit. I really hope Daisy will like it.

Friday, June 6, 2008

my Patronus

I am embarrassed to say that I haven't had to produce a patronus since I was in Hogwarts the first time around! Lucky for me I haven't ever run into a dementor. I had always had difficulty with the spell but after lots of hard work, in my younger days, I was able to produce a brilliant bald eagle! As expected it was just as difficult to produce one again, especially after such a long time! First finding a truly happy memory was very hard. I tried to use the day Grompton was born, but although I was extremely happy, I was also anxious, tired, and in a lot of pain! So I went back further in my memory and decided on my wedding day. As far as I am concerned it was my only truly "perfect" day. So I concentrated on that memory and yelled out "expecto Patronus" imagine my surprise when instead of a bald eagle, a fox emerged from the end of my wand! I guess my love of my husband has changed my patronus! I am so glad this assignment was given to us, otherwise I might have never known!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

My plans are all coming together!!!!!

OK my sock yarn quest, much like the strawberry plants in the garden, has born fruit!!! I have on the way to me some lovely slytherin colors (more or less) sock yarn that I really hope will not be itchy to my partner! I also orderd needles and the patterns. I have the fabric I need, now I have to sew. I haven't gotten a good idea about stitch markers yet. Hmmmmm...maybe I need to go up to the tower and see Proff. Trelawney and see if she can see what I will send my parnter and if she will like it. She is ever so helpful in that area (especially if you bring her a bottle of cooking sherrie). I am busy, busy busy with school work and starting my muggle business. Actually I just put grompton to bed and was on the way down to my laboratory to finishe up some muggle stitch markers. Maybe the idea for my partner will come through divine inspiration? Nah, better hit the library!!!!