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The sorting hat says that I belong in Hufflepuff!

Said Hufflepuff, "I'll teach the lot, and treat them just the same."

Hufflepuff students are friendly, fair-minded, modest, and hard-working. A well-known member was Cedric Digory.


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Thursday, February 28, 2008

What a fantastic reminder!

Potter post:

When you get a cute ecard like the one Miss Mandy Finch-Fletchley sent to remind us to post how could you NOT run and post immediately!

The best part is at the end of the ecard if you mouse over the two characters you can make them sound really funny! If you dare give it a try here: Click-me!

I was ahead of schedule for my HSKS project and now I am running behind...go figure. Hopefully I will get to set up the sewing machine this weekend and get caught up.

On the knitting front I actually got a project done!! Wahoo!! It isn't for my swap buddy .... sorry.


The hat is knitted with the old "Twining" method a traditional Scandanavian knitting technique dating back at least to the 17th century in Sweden. You can find a description of twining on Knitty.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Quiddich time

Okay, first answers:

1. a. Neville
2. a. rubber mouse
3. c. lipstick
4. a. 43
5. B. Black
6. d. Blue
7. b. Magenta
8. d. Padfoot
9. c. Uganda
10. c. single-malt whiskey

Picture Hunt

Goblet of Fire

Madam Maxime

Dragon from first challenge

Viktor Krum

Madam Pomfrey

Friday, February 15, 2008

Weekly update

HSKS post: Well the one thing about the HSKS is that it helps me post on a weekly basis!! Major kudos to our house prefect for reminding me to get on line and blog. I'll be sewing up my bags this weekend. I'm going to try and make several for our next charity sale!

Right now I am working on the house puzzle....

(post post)
I figured out the puzzle...
"Then you should have died!" roared Black. "Died rather than betray your friends as we would have done for you!"

Monday, February 11, 2008

One more ball in the air!

HSKS #4 post. I am really doing well getting my package put together for my downstream swapper. All that is left is the bag and I might just make some more stitch markers because they are fun and I love the colors.

I'm not doing very well on the blogging or Quiddich part! I can't access the information at work and all my evenings are booked! I learned last week that emailing to the post, which worked well for the last swap, isn't working at all! I asked around and other folks are having issues with Blogger as well. Still like the site, just hoping those kinks get worked out.

The new HKSK format is very cute and I love the activity level but when you can't get there on a daily basis you miss what is going on. BUT the little clock at the bottom (I finally got that far down) helps a lot!

Life post
Well it is official, I am a student again! Just signed up for the Masters in Astronomy program and I am excited and scared. I am most worried about the balancing act of parenting/wife-ry(often the same thing), work, home, podcasting, society work, volunteering, life/fun things and now school. I only have two classes (starting in March) and they are a bit of a review so that is a relief. I know I"m going to have to give up some of the other stuff but for now I am starting by just saying "No" to the new stuff. School is working out to be a very valid and handy reason why too!


Monday, February 04, 2008


I have been sending in posts for the past couple of days via email only to figure out that they are not getting posted to my blog!!! GASP! And here I thought I was being SO much more efficient!

So I am now in blogger directly and catching up as quickly as possible...first my HSKS #4 answers (emailed on time but never sad)

Quidditch Round 1 HSKS #4

1. b. Voldemort and Wormtail plotting to kill him

2. a. It vanishes after a few hours

3. c. Malfoy attacked Harry when Harry's back was turned

4. Snape

5. c. The special protection Harry received from his mother would also pass to Voldemort

6. d. 77

7. b. The Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures

8. Neville

9. a. 30th

10. a. Navy Blue

Mr. Ollivander:

Mad-Eye Moody: (I love this one)


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