Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Thanks, Beth!

I got my package! Isn't it pretty? More info here.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Owl Post!

I got a great box in the post today! Mary sent me beautiful stuff check out my blog for pics and all the details!

Hooray! It's finally here!

After a severe lack of cooperation from the U.S. Postal Service (or maybe the Ministry of Magic confiscated the package to make sure there were no secrets from Dumbledore slipping through), my swap kit from Ansley finally arrived today. And, boy howdy, it was well worth waiting for.

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
And then the treats ...

  • 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
Plus a really cool Hogwarts gift bag.

Thank you so very much Ansley. You rock!


Sunday, July 29, 2007

Beth Got her package from Mary C.

Go check out my blog to find out all the juicy details!!!!!!!

Saturday, July 28, 2007

From Kristen

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

My owl came too!

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!

Thanks again-

Now to get my package sent off- if the needles ever come in!

I love my package!

My owl arrived on Wednesday but nobody was home. I went to pick it up this morning and opened it int he car in front of the post office. OMG, Kate, you have completely rocked my world! There was so much stuff in the package that I could take a picture of it all.There's a skein of hand-dyed yarn, 2 skeins of Koigu, a set of bamboo needles, 2 sets of handmade birch needles, a bath bomb, bubble bath, a Canada shot glass and patch, a magnet from Lettuce Knit, and a bag that is so cute that I originally thought that it was store bought. (Plus, 2 bags of Twizzlers and a bag of strawberry hard candies.)
Kate, you totally rule!!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

My Owl Arrived

Thank you Barbara. The yarn is great and I am really excited to start my socks! That bag was wonderful! Did you make the pattern your self, very creative.Thanks again. Mary

Owl Arrived!!

Thank you Jennifer!! I received the package and posted about it on my blog.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Squee Mail!

Well, the owl arrived this past Saturday with my kit from Lori... too bad I was in Austin *lol* I had gone to a friend's on Friday and we went to a DH Release Party in Georgetown TX -- I as Molly Weasley and she as Tonks.

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 :)



I finished the Deathly Hallows this morning. And WOW! It was fantastic! I laughed, I sobbed...it was a good way to end it all.

Monday, July 23, 2007


The kit arrived!!! Chester must have chased the owl away before I got home. But, OMG- so many goodies! See my blog

For Angela T and Ansley

Beth and I just wanted to let you guys know that the owl post will be going out today and apoligize for it being late again but I hope you love everything we did for you guys. Hope you enjoy the rest of your summer!

Owl Goodies!

I received my package today! It's wonderful and fantastic and I love it! More details at my blog.

Got my package

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!


Book 7 was great! I have finished and loved it. I think she left it open enough to write more books someday. I did cry but won't say why so as not to spoil. No Owl post for me yet.
Happy reading!

Owl arrived

Thanks so much, Angela!!! Angela sent a gorgeous bag, delicious yarn, a beaded bookmark, 5 stitch markers, Knit Picks needles, Mint tea, Magical Mirage mints (:, and Elfine's Sock pattern. So much delicious green. I'll have to keep my DD away from it. Green is her fav color. I hope to get pics up on my blog today. Thanks again, Angela!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Deathly Hallows

I just finished THE book. I loved it. How did everyone else like it?

Friday, July 20, 2007

News for Ansley and Angela T.

I finally got the needles for Ansley They Came In YAY! But still waiting to be able to afford the flat rate and Mom is in Dallas for Mary Kay until Late the 21st so I'm really sorry that your packages will be a little late but never fear they will reach and I hope that you love all the goodies inside! Can't wait for the Borders Yule Ball and the New Book!!!!!!!

Wonderful Sock Kit Has Arrived

I got the most beautiful sock kit from my swap partner Lesley. The yarn is wonderful and I cannot wait to start on it, the markers are luscious and the bag is beautiful. I can't wait to be able to post the pictures, but my camera is in the shop. Thank you Lesley, I love it!

I got my wonderful kit!

I got a really awesome sock kit from Sandy. I have a post about it here at my home blog. Thanks again for going to all that work for me!

Thursday, July 19, 2007


It looks like my sister deleted the pictures from the camera, so I've retaken it (alas the candy is no longer with us and therefore not in the picture).
*felted drawstring bag
*3 skeins sock wool
*2 patterns
*birch needles
*also candy that I've eaten
Thanks so much Lisa!!
(sorry it took me so long to post the picture)

The Promised Plaque

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!!!

USPS Flat Rate Boxes

I can't believe that I totally forgot to mention this!!! Someone (I forgot who because a couple of weeks have gone by already) reminded me of this.

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.

My Owl Arrived

Thank you so much Paula T. for the wonderful package. I have all the details on my blog. I will have my package out tomorrow most likely If not tomorrow I will mail it out when I get to Fairbanks this weekend.

Owls away


Your priority owl left this morning. I hope you enjoy it!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Watch out Lori! My owl's going out in the morning!

Owl Post Almost Ready to Go to Tasha!

I received what I was waiting for and your package is all packaged up and addressed, so it will be going by Owl Post tomorrow!


It Came!!!

No, not my package- at least not yet- but I've been watching the sky for it. But, the pattern finally came- the one I order for myself actually, but since the one that I bought for Amy hasn't come, she'll get this one and I will wait in eager anticipation of my own. So, tomorrow morning an owl will start flying Amy's way! Watch for it. It's the one in the huge box (cause I couldn't find a smaller one. Yippy!!! 2 days till the book! Oh, and GO GRYFFINDOR!!!

Quidditch ~ So close!!!!

Ladies, this round of Quidditch brought the competition so, so close!! It would have been interesting to get a third round in to see who would have come out ahead, but alas, this is a short swap.

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%

A little bit later I'll update this post with an award graphic for the Gryffindor House to display on their blogs. Again, congratulations goes to all!!

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.

Owl Leaving Soon!

I finished my bag and have everything except the pattern, which I'll print out before the owl leaves tomorrow. So, keep a lookout :)

Owls on the way..

Lucky Lisa C will have a big surprise awaiting her when she gets back from vacation...

Be looking for owls in the sky!

In the mail

Kristen W. I posted your package yesterday, it should arrive early next week at the latest.

I'm still having camera issues so it'll be a little longer before I get pictures of mine up - sorry.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

3 Days and counting!!!!

3 days until the book I can hardly wait. Where was the snitch found?


I pre-ordered the new book and since I did so before July 15th I got the special Saturday delivery. No line ups for me :)

But then...

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

The Snitch has been found!!!!

Woot!! It was actually found by two Hufflepuffers, but the congratulations goes to Angela of Hufflepuff who got her email in to me at 6:26 p.m. Pacific Standard Time! Bronwyn followed up her email shortly after at 6:43 p.m.

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.

Thanks, ladies!!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

The Snitch has been released!

Here's what you are looking for -

As soon as you find the Snitch email me at bordeaux700 AT yahoo DOT com

owl post

owl post left yesterday!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Good Luck Snitch Seekers!

I wish everyone good luck with the Snitch- I'll be enjoying a weekend of music in Chicago- thus no internet- and no snitch searching. On a side note: I am STILL waiting for the patterns for Amy's bag, then the package will be sent by the fastest owl. Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Almost done!

I'm so excited! I'm almost ready to send out my package to my partner. I made some cool (if I do say so myself) stitch markers today while the baby napped, and all I've got left is to find a nice sock pattern or two to include, and pick up a sweet or two, and then that baby is ready to go!


Almost done!

I'm so excited! I'm almost ready to send out my bag of goodies. I've got the yarn, the needles, a few non-edible treats, and some pretty cool (if I do say so myself) stitch markers that I made this afternoon while the baby was napping. I went to the nearest yarn shop today to try to find a nice sock pattern, and would you believe in the whole entire store all they had was one, free Lion Brand give away pattern! Tomorrow I'll try to take a ride to a better LYS and pick out a nice booklet, and I'd also like to stop by the Honey Dukes and find a sweet. Then it'll be ready to go!


HSKS 3 Announcement!!!

Like I don't have enough to do!! LOL

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.

First Years
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!!

Sign-up Begins
August 27th

Sign-up Closes
September 7th

Deadline to Send Swaps
October 31st

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'm so excited!

My DH & I are going to see The Order of the Phoenix tonight! I just wish I could wear my contacts and see better (stupid eye infection).
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.

Quidditch - Round Two!

Okay, this is a quick one. My son's birthday is this weekend and I think we're going out to Universal City Walk to see Harry Potter. So, because of that the Snitch will be released early Saturday. I'll be sure and leave an announcement.

This one is a little tougher!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Quidditch Delay

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.

Now, who will be getting this one?

hogwarts bag 2

hogwarts bag

Swapping with Who???????

Could someone please tell me who I am supposed to send a kit to? I heard from the person sending to me and the two of us THINK we know who I send to but all I have is a maybe and a first name. No email, no mailing address. I emailed asking back when I heard from the girl sending to me but so far no email back.

Lia, if you did forward the information yesterday as your email said, it never arrived in my email.

Please and thank you
Goooo Devin!!!!!!!!

Now can you tell us how you found it? I tried everything. . .

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

House Points Update

Okay, ladies!! Here are the new House percentages (drum roll, please!)

Gryffindor ~ 83%

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!

Hey, Bronwyn!

I mailed your package today, and I'm hoping that you should get it Saturday, or Monday!


The Snitch has been found!

The congratulations goes to Devin of Gryffindor House! I will report the House points in a few minutes.

The Snitch has been moved!

Okay, ladies!
I've moved the Snitch to an easier location - I think! Most likely it will be found today. Well, at least it better! :) The next round of Quidditch is to begin tomorrow.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Oh, I wonder what this could be?

Keep an eye out for Owls Georgi!

Quidditch - The Snitch

Very, very strange! The Snitch has still not been found and it has been two days since it's release. The Snitch is placed on one of the pages of a swap member's blog. When the Seeker (that is any swap member) finds the Snitch they should email me immediately with the page url that the Snitch was found on. It should be an easier task this time around since there are less swap member pages to go through.

Quidditch Prizes

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

No Snitch Yet???

Well, I think this is the longest that we've gone between the release of the Snitch and it being found.

Remember to let me know when you find it!!

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Sock Patterns!

Patterns! I forgot about getting patterns. Did get the bag done and the sock yarn arrived yesterday. I'm really excited about the bag. It looks way better than I expected it to turn out.


Tease for Angela T. and Ansley

I just wanted to let you know that mom and I finshed some great Handmade sitich markers for you and her partner Ansley and that all we have to finish is the bags!


Bag's all done, yarn is here, pattern is ready, all topped with goodies....now just waiting on the stitch markers and it's off to my pal!


The Snitch has been release!

This is what you are looking for -

It says HSKS2 in the upper right corner and Round 1 in the lower left.

The first person to email me with the link location is the winner!!

bordeaux700 AT yahoo DOT com

I have mail

Thank you so much Lisa, my package arrived yesterday.

(I'm having a camera battery problem right now so pictures will have to wait a couple of days).

Friday, July 6, 2007

Amost Finished!

I've almost got my package ready to set out for Owl Post. I finished the bag today, and collected everything else earlier this week. I just need to make a stop at Honeyduke's before the package is off to my pal!

Diagon Alley

Just returned from Diagon Alley and found some very fun gadgets for my swap pal. The Yarn is in the dye pot and the bag is on the drawing board. I am having a blast. ;)

Swap Bag

I have my bag all finished for my partner, its felted and I love it. I wish I had time to make her another one and keep this one for me :-) I love the way it turned out and it is great for carrying around socks while knitting them. Now I hope that everything I ordered comes in on time. Next, I need to find a treat or two. . .

Yarn is ordered...bag is nearly done

I ordered the yarn and the bag is nearly finished- now if I can get this done in a week-


Progress and Quidditch

Well- in terms of the bag... none. It is still sitting in pieces. I am hoping to tackle it on Sunday when we get back into town. Speaking of which- I will have to bow out of the the snitch hunt- I'm at my family's cabin this weekend. So, good luck seekers- and may Gryffindor win! :-) (I did post my trivia and picture hunt though!)

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Bag done!

I have my bag all knit and yarn,markers and needles all together. Now I just need some goodies and patterns and this kit will go to owl post.hehehe

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

FYI for Swapee Tasha!

Something I ordered for you is on backorder until 7/13 ... so if all goes well and I get it within a week I can send out your package by 7/21. I'll let you know if there is a problem with it and it doesn't arrive on time :o)

Angela T.

Quidditch ~ Round One

Okay, gals! Here's how this works. I post a total of 10 trivia questions and 5 pictures for you to find and post on your blogs. Below is the points schedule:

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

Nearly there

I've been having so much fun shopping and sewing etc and I'm nearly finished gathering all the necessaries.

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).

Partner is MIA

I just wanted to post in hopes of hearing from my swap partner, Lynda from Hufflepuff. Her blog hasn't been updated with her questionnaire and I haven't gotten a reply to my e-mail. If you are still in the swap, get in touch with me. I am hoping to start your package ASAP! Thanks!

Monday, July 2, 2007

What do you do?

I just finished embellishing my partner's bag. I want to keep it. Although since it is green and black, and does not have my name on it- I know I must send it on its way. I just hope Amy is as infatuated with it as I am. Well, I could always make a similar one for myself... hmmm...

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Slytherin Games

Hello Ladies of the Slytherin House,

I just posted a game for our house on my blog . Go Check it out.

Tammy-Slytherin Prefect


I just posted here by mistake an entire post meant for my blog. Got to start paying attention!!!

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.

What fun!