Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Thursday, August 2, 2007
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
I leave for a missionary trip to Mexico this Saturday, August 4th. So, I will be unavailable until after Sunday, August 12th.
If your package does not reach you by Friday, August 10th, and you have not heard from your partner, please come back here and leave a tag at this post letting me know. That person will sadly be put on the HSKS black list, and will be unable to participate in future swaps.
Again, thanks for all the fun!!! I hope to see many of you back for the next swap. I'll be making announcements for it shortly after I return home.
Thanks Jenean! My wonderful package arrived last week and I am so very pleased with it. The bag and the needle case is amazing. The treats right from Honeydukes. The yarn - Alpaca! My favorite! And in beautiful Gryffindor colors! The stitch markers came in a potions bottle! I am one very happy Gryffindor! Now, back to read book 7!
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Monday, July 30, 2007
What she sent:
- 1 absolutely gorgeous striped and felted bag
- 3 skeins of sock wool - 2 wine colored and 1 sort of a golden apricot
- Size 1 double pointed needles
- A row counter braclet (I've been eyeing those, but never could bring myself to buy it for myself)
- A pattern for April Fool's socks
- Funky Farm Mint Fragrance Body Wash and an adorable sheep body scrubber
- Exploding Bon-Bons
- Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans
- Chocolate Frogs
- (and for the Muggle Chocolate lovers out there) 2 - count 'em - 2 Dove Bars
Thank you so very much Ansley. You rock!
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Who did a great job with her first stitch markers (I wouldn't know it was your first time, Kristen, they are so nicely done). Very pretty sock yarn too (what are they? I couldn't find a label), a pair of 2.75mm Knitpick circulars, a knitted cotton drawstring bag, a pattern, an Albus Dumbledore bookmark, and HP sweets. Really wish I had my book, I left the book token in DH's office so need to collect it and go get my book. Many thanks Kristen and Jeanette.
Friday, July 27, 2007
Thank you Megan- your sewing was great and the yarn is just beautiful!
The photo is coming out blue- I dropped the camera when we were in Ireland, so it still works, but all of the photos are now blue. Add some yellow to this and we have a perfect Hufflepuff package!
Great Needle cozy too and stitich markers and needles and everything!
Now to get my package sent off- if the needles ever come in!
Kate, you totally rule!!
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
However, When I got home Sunday night this is what I found!!!
Lori! Thank you SO VERY MUCH!! Everything was awesome and I loved it!
Beth's owl left here this morning with her package as I had to wait on her yarn which arrived while I was gone also :)
Monday, July 23, 2007
I recieved my package on Sat but had to find my camera and then find batteries because they were dead! It was a great package from Tasha thanks SO much I LOVE THE YARN I have actually already started a pair with the etsy yarn and plan on uses the Lorna's Laces for Fawkes because it's perfect for it as soon as I learn how to use 2 circs and then I can't wait to get started! Thanks again Tasha!
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Sorry for the delay. I just thought that I'd get the Gryffindor's the promised plaque for winning the House Cup!!!
Those of you wanting a rematch be sure to keep an eye out for HSKS3 sign-ups towards the end of August. Again, Congrats, Gryffindors!!!
For those of you who have not mailed their packages take note, and for those of you who have this is FYI for next time.
The United States Postal Service now has flat rate boxes that are perfect for mailing kits in! The flat rate is $8.95 a box.
You can also go to the USPS's website and order a pack of 10 boxes for FREE!! All you do is pay for shipping.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Of course we've already congratulated Angela for finding the Snitch for Hufflepuff House, but the overall winner of the Quidditch games this time around is ~
Final House Points
Gryffindor ~ 55%
Hufflepuff ~ 50 %
Slytherin ~ 42 %
Ravenclaw ~ 11%
Just a recap, for the House points I add the total possible points for each house and divide that against the actual number of points earned. So, no matter how big or small the House is the points are reflected by the percentage of people that participate in Quidditch and answer the questions right.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
I open my giant mouth and say to the family "Hey! Let's go camping this weekend!" So we'll be away when my book arrives. Boo.
What do you think the odds of my children understanding that we can't go camping because Mommy wants to wait for a book?
Monday, July 16, 2007
So, that's an extra 150 points for Hufflepuff. I'm in the middle of statistics homework that needs to be turned in tonight, so I will add up the House points tomorrow morning.
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Friday, July 13, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
There will be a little break in between this swap and the next because of vacations, missionary projects and such. I thought that I would add a little bit more fun to the next swap.
Those that will sign up for HSKS for the first time during round three will participate in the regular HSKS swap.
Second and Third Years
Those that are participating in my swap for their second and third time will have the option of swapping Scarf Kits!!
Deadline to Send Swaps
So, for those of you that are new to the HSKS be sure to spend your time getting sorted before the swap begins!
Sorting links are the the right.
I finished by bag for the swap and I think it's a bit smaller than the ones I've seen posted here, but I think it's quite HP. It reminds me of the bags for Bertie Bots Beans. Now all I have to do is wait for the yarn and needles I ordered to show up and my package will be off.
This one is a little tougher!!
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Too much is happening today!! Dentist appointments, soccer games in two different cities, soccer players that can't find their game socks or black shorts, church, and finally going to work at 10 p.m.!! I will get that trivia up after I get to work tonight. Sorry for the delay.
Lia, if you did forward the information yesterday as your email said, it never arrived in my email.
Please and thank you
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Slytherin ~ 42 %
Hufflepuff ~ 30%
Ravenclaw ~ 11 %
Devin, you can expect your prize owl to arrive at your house in a few days! Congratulations!
Gryffindor is definitely kicking butt!! But, don't lose heart! Should another House find the Snitch this weekend that could definitely boost up your score. The key is having everyone participate in the Quidditch trivia. If you're not all out watching the Order of the Phoenix tomorrow don't forget to check the site for the new trivia!
Monday, July 9, 2007
Round One - Harry Potter's School books set
Round Two - Harry Potter ~ Deathly Hallows
So, for those of you that have not purchased the new book yet you still have a chance to win the book by finding the Snitch!
Sunday, July 8, 2007
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Friday, July 6, 2007
Thursday, July 5, 2007
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
20 House Points
Picture Scavenger Hunt
5 House Points
Total House participation bonus
50 House Points
Finding the Snitch
150 House Points
The trivia will be up until Saturday. The Snitch will be released mid-day Saturday and is usually found pretty quickly - within the hour of it being released. After the Snitch has been found the trivia comes of the site and the House points will be totaled.
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
There will be a slight delay between assembly and the mail I think due to the fact that my laptop refuses to speak to my printer, I guess it is time to get a new printer... (silly Vista-snob laptop).
Monday, July 2, 2007
Sunday, July 1, 2007
Update: I've bought yarn, beads for the stitch markers, material for the bag, and other goodies. Only a few more pieces to put together then my package is off to the post office.
Saturday, June 30, 2007
I was going to start the first Quidditch round this weekend, but murphy's Law definitely prevented me from focusing on this swap. So, this is what will happen. This Wednesday the trivia will be posted for all to see. The Snitch will be released on Saturday. This will give everyone a chance to get their trivia answers up. NOTE!!! Once the Snitch is found the trivia questions are removed from the site and points will be totaled. In order to get two rounds in the next round of Quidditch will take place the following week.
Prizes are yet to be determined.
Friday, June 29, 2007
Monday, June 25, 2007
Please post this questionnaire on your blog. Your partner will be visiting you in the next couple of days to check out your quiestionnaire. All who have hers posted by Thusday, June 28th, will earn 5 House Points each.
1. What Hogwarts house have you been sorted into?
2. List your favorite double-point needle brands, including size and length. Or would you prefer circulars?
3. Would you like to try a new brand needle? If so, which brand? Size? Length?
5. Do you have any allergies?
4. If you are a RAVENCLAW, do you prefer the colors in the film or the book? Do you have a strong preference?
It has been a long and busy day. I have just taken myself over to Panera for an uninterrupted time to partner matching! I should be done within the hour.
Friday, June 22, 2007
Hufflepuff - 66%
Slytherin - 61%
Ravenclaw - 28%
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Just wanted to let everyone know that sign-ups will close Thursday evening. So, there are a few more hours to let your friends know about the swap! And a few more hours to earn some extra House points for your House by posting the logo and blogging about the swap.
We will need someone to volunteer for prefect duty for the Hufflepuff and Slytherin Houses. The prefects job is really just to rally the troops. On Monday I'll email all the prefects the email addresses of the swap members in their Houses. You'll be that extra encouragement to remind them when Quidditch whil be in session and to make sure that they contact the person that they are making a kit for before the end of the swap.
I'm going camping with my family and will be gone Friday, Saturday, and will return Sunday afternoon. I will leave my contact information with the prefects.
I thought that I would give everyone a chance at earning some points for their House even before the swap begins. I would love to have more people in the swap and the best way to advertise is for all of you to talk about it. So, here are two ways that you can earn points for your House.
Friday, June 15, 2007
I'm so excited to begin this swap! The last one was great!
I'm missing some information from a few of you ladies. I had a problem with the form and it wasn't sending me all the information requested. So sorry to do this to you, but if your name is listed below can you please email me with the needed information? Thank you so much!!!
Email me at bordeaux700 AT yahoo DOT com.
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
You will be swapping a sock kit which will which should total an approximate $30 to $40 and include these items:
1. A handmade (by you!) kit bag in your pals House colors- this can either be knitted, crocheted or sewn, but you must MAKE the bag!
2. Sock yarn in your pals house colors
3. A pair of new knitting needles
4. A set of stitch markers in your pals house colors - handmade or purchased
5. A sock pattern
You may feel free to add whatever little items that you choose to make your package special for your pal.
Musts: For this swap you must have a blog hosted anywhere (It does not have to be a Blogspot blog - my personal blog is a WordPress blog), and you must post in your blog four times a month - so that's 7 times during this swap. You also have to acknowledge in a blog post when you've received your package from your swap partner within 3 days of receiving it.
Before signing up for the swap you must be sorted into one of Hogwarts four houses: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Slytherin. Please look to the sidebar for links to the Sorting Hat.
I will need four people to volunteer as prefects. I'll need one for each House and your role is to simply act as the House Cheerleader. Visit blogs and answer questions that swap members may have.
There will be two rounds of Quidditch during this swap. This swap is shorter than the last one, so we'll only have two rounds and there will be no weekly trivia. Quidditch consists of a trivia challenge, picture scavenger hunt, and a hunt for the Golden Snitch.
How to Join
Sign ups will be closed after the swap reaches 100 participants or by June 21st. Please fill out the form below. Afterwards you'll be brought back to this site. If you would like to have a international pal, please say so in the comments section, otherwise you will be matched with someone within your home country or very close to it :)
This is not a secret swap so you will be able to email your partner to see what her preferences are if they are not answered in the questionnaire.
If you do not see your name listed in the side bar at least two days after you sign up, please email me to see what is going on at bordeaux700 AT yahoo DOT com.