Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The final decision on the thief and location

Well, I remain stumped.

I don't think it's Draco, as I thought we were led to believe the thief was a vampire.

And, as we were led to think that it could be actually in the muggle world, vice HP world, that would leave out any place like the Malfoy Mansion, Hogsmeade, Diagon Alley, or Hogwarts (more specifically Room of Requirement).

And, as we need more specific than a country, less specific than a city, I'm thinking you need to know a region, so I'd say somewhere in the UK the mid regions around London? Scotland? That's a region. Great Britain?

I have no idea. But time is drawing near and we have to have some sort of answer, don't we?

So, I'll say, the region of Great Britain because it's not a city.

(Deep down, personally, if it were in the HP world, I'd say it's in the Room of Requirement because all roads out of Diagon Alley and Hogsmead join to Hogwarts in one way or another either beneath the Whomping Willow or through the Room of Requirement or the One-Eyed Witch Passage.)

There, I think I've covered everything and I'm as vague as the clues seem to me!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Winnie's Pilfered Package

Okay, so, SirDancealot and I (that would be Gryphon the Great and I) have sat her pondering and wondering if the letters were all correct.

We quickly got the 9 letter word, but in trying to decipher the remaining letters, we seemed to come up a vowel short.

So, we have decided that perhaps there was a smudge on the first set of letters sent to us from Winnie, and perhaps one of the green letters should have been a U?

That would make the mystery words: Stolen Quidditch World Cup Trophy!

We hope we are correct!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Winnie? Where are you?

I'm going to say, by the clues, that Winnie needed garlic for some reason, and crosses, so she went to Rome. Perhaps Vatican City for the crosses? But Italy for the garlic, most assuredly.

As for after that, maybe she's in Transylvania?

Again with the hidden message of darkened letters. I still haven't figured out that puzzle, but we've been so busy with muggle holiday preparation ... most specifically, Nutcracker, that I have not been able to piece these letter together. Her latest: HPCHWPYIQ . Wonder if we'll find out?

She has also written that she is heading to a place where Christmas began. I can only think of a couple things here, and the quickest to mind is Bethlehem, in Judea, the City of David. For, that is where Christ was born! Now, if we go back further, I cannot recall where the Holy Spirit visited Mary, so if Winnie's going that far back, I don't know as I can answer that question.

At first I thought she was going to the North Pole, what with it being so cold, but again, I'm at a quandary, so everything is a guess!

Again with the letters. This time: IR. Hmmm?

Monday, November 30, 2009

Reducio Sock Swap

My package arrived today from Celestina Pettigrew (aka Sherry Harrison). It is so amazing.
Everything was neatly packaged in this beautiful cardinal tin. I love cardinals. I think they are the prettiest birds. I miss seeing them. I grew up in upstate NY and we had them at the feeders all winter long. So pretty against the white snow!
Inside was some vanilla chai tea, some Harry Potter Blood Pops, Harry Potter trading cards, Reeces lip balm (I don't need to eat chocolate ... great fix, less calories!), a tiny tin of mints, and three wonderfully knitted items. I think my absolute favorite is Molly Weasley's knitting basket! I LOVE it. Is there enough yarn in each skein for a wee pair of socks I wonder? Next she made me a mismatched handmade sweater with my initial on it ... complete with holly decoration! How cool is that??? Lastly, a fantastically knitted Gryffindor sock ... with a gorgeous lace/cable pattern on the side.

Thank you, Celestina/Sherry!

Friday, November 20, 2009

What am I thankful for?

Because Neila has given us this challenge, I am going to try to attempt to complete it ... but sometimes I just don't feel like I'm very original!

I am thankful my Lord and Savior died on the cross to save me.

I am extremely thankful we have a roof over ours head, heat in our home, running water for showers and a bathroom, and a loving husband who is willing to work at a job he doesn't always love in order for me to be able to stay home and educate our four children.

I am thankful for a car that can get us where we need to go.

I am thankful for the children's blessed dance teachers.

I am thankful for small talents given by the Lord which ease my daily stress burdens (knitting, crocheting, reading, photography, etc.)

I am thankful for my online Ravelry friends whom I've never met but who are always there to offer an "ear" and advice ... so many friends I've never met, but I know I can turn to them :)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Miss Wartbobble's Sandy Misfortunes

Methinks Winnie has made it to the Middle East and Africa.

Winnie wrote about a fascinating public library whose architecture rivals that of an open book. She is most likely in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The plans for this building were set into motion in 2006. She also writes of sand (lots and lots of sand) and pyramids, so my guess is that she is also visiting the Giza Plateau just outside Cairo, Egypt.

I am still questioning her odd placement and use of capital letters. This time the letters DOTEOU stand out. I wonder if we are supposed to do something with these letters? How strange?

Happy vacationing, Winnie! We hope you return back to us soon and share more pictures of your travels!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Winnie's World Wanderings

It seems Miss Wartbobble is doing to Central America to celebrate the Day of the Dead ... more specifically, she would be in Mexico for that.

First she visited the capital city of Mexico City, located on dried up Lake Texacoco (or Texcoco depending on which reference you read!).

As for where she landed next, I'm not quite sure. I originally thought perhaps she was in Ocean City, Oregon, but then remembered "northeastern" so I then I thought Ocean City, Maryland. THEN I remembered the first part of her missive said she was heading south, to THAT leaves out North America, so I think I shall have to investigate kite flying in South America.

In that case, she probably went to Chile. I can't be more specific than that, but they celebrate with kites on Independence Day there, which is mid-September, so maybe they are still flying kites in November? Perhaps it's Brazil? They seem to do quite a bit of kite-surfing on the northeastern coast of Brazil!

Lastly she visited another northeastern coastal city, which I haven't yet been able to figure out. Pink library? Multicultural Carnival? I'm thinking Brazilian Carnaval in Brazil. Did you stay at the Pink House in Brazil, Winnie? It didn't say it was a library, but it was listed as an alternative place to stay instead of a hotel!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Tracking Miss Winnie

Well, Miss Wartbobble is certainly getting her flying in, isn't she? First one continent, and then another! She has flown back across the ocean and is now writing to us about talking with ghosts, well, one in particular, Cyprian Youdle. But, I am wondering if she has made an error in her writings. In my research about Mr. Youdle, I found he perished during a friendly game of Quidditch in 1357, not 1857, as noted here . Mr. Youdle was born in 1312, so if he died as she said in 1857, I either have the wrong Youdle, or he died VERY old, or there is an error in the missive, as pondered above earlier.

Again, Miss Wartbobble has purposefully made some distinct letters stand out in her missive, DNT. I'm not sure as to their reference yet, but am wondering if I need to start putting these letters together to see if they will eventually spell out something? Hmmmm ...

But, I digress, as I need to state where she is located.

Now, in my research about the unfortunate Youdle, I found he was from Norfolk. As I have no way of getting to Norfolk to check it out, I'm pretty sure she's referring to the Norfolk in Great Britain, and not Norfolk, Virginia! Either way, both are tremendously far from where I am located, and I'm not able to visit them at this time.

Conversely, I checked on the Appleby Arrows, and they were formed in 1612 ... almost 300 years from the unfortunate death of Mr. Youdle.

Now, I ask you ... is there more than one Youdle?

Will have to continue reading between the lines before I come up with my official locational answer.

***** Later in the week ****
Okay, so earlier in the week I began this blog entry, and today I shall add to it my thoughts as to the whereabouts of Miss Wartbobble.

I'm still a wee bit confundled as to her exact location, but I'm going to take on the Appleby Arrows hint and suggest perhaps she has been resting in Appleby Village (in Lincolnshire), occupied by little more than 500 residents with 177 homes. Sadly, there are no shops or public houses here. However, I think, if she has a bit of free time on her hands, she may like to take a peek at St. Bartholomew's Church, with it's carved gargoyles and dragons. At least, I would. Makes me want to take a bit of a trip myself and see what I presume is a picturesque and charming little village.

More specifically, I can't state her EXACT location with Youdle, because all research I've done concerning the location of the game he was refereeing has become invisible. It just mentions the year and the match, no location.

So, that's what I say. She's been in Appleby Village. I can't get more specific than that!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Winnie's Wingings = Week 2

Wow, Winnie is sure getting around! She's had some distance on her broom this week, unless she apparated ... hope she brought her repair kit with her!

It looks as though she has flown out to the spring climates of New Zealand and is staying in Dunedin near the only castle in New Zealand, Larnach Castle. It's located on the Otago Peninsula. The views must be breathtaking. Did she take her camera?

And then she must have used the winds to help her, because she had a very long trip across the big pond ... unless, of course, she apparated! It appears she has visited/is visiting the Sugar Shack in the heart of the Laurentians in St-Donat in Quebec, Canada. This cute little shack is situated with two neighboring lakes ... Lake Archambault and lake Ouareau. Quite breathtaking, actually. It's almost like looking at an old picture postcard! Beautiful snow in the winter! I hope she remembers to get herself some maple sugar leaves!

Where to next, Winnie?

PS: Incidentally, what's with the cryptic green letters CLR and CLS? I haven't figured those out yet. I think they are important, but I can't figure out how they figure in!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Where is Winnie?

Okay, I have come across a conundrum. I know many feel Winnie wrote from the Ministry of Magic, and more specifically, St. Mungos. However, there is one bit of information I glommed onto which throws me for a loop, and that's her salutation, where she wrote Ciao.

So, my question is: Is there more than one Ministry of Magic (one for each country)? Because, if there is, then I'd say she wrote from the Italian Ministry of Magic.

Now, I could very possibly be reading FAR more into this and making it much more difficult than it really and truly is ... therefore really making my answers way out there!

So, for this particular post, I'll take a leave of faith in that I am going beyond what is right in front of my eyes, and I'm going to say:

Winnie is at the Italian Ministry of Magic.

As for more specifics ... well, she could have been visiting the 75 wayward wizards who splinched themselves, as she did mention the rude bedside manner of some officials. Of course, she could have visited any other number of places, possibly several ... you know, killing two birds with one stone. Maybe she was called in for interviews about how she taught these students? Poor Winnie, being questioned by the Wizengamot!

We shall have to keep our eyes wide open for more owls to find out what really happened there!

More later ...

Monday, October 12, 2009

First Quidditch Homework Assignment

Here is what I found out about my fellow Quidditch players and HSKS-9ers! What a talented bunch they are!

1. Someone with the same craft as you (either those listed above or another one).
VeryBadDogs - knitting and crocheting
2. Someone who was born in the same month.
LoverofallEmo - January
3. Someone from a different country.
Spinningmaid - West Yorkshire, UK
4. A new HSKS Quidditch player.
5. A player who has been in 3 or more HSKS swaps.
Misslucy - Game #7!
6. A player who has a bigger stash than you! (And if your stash is the biggest, proudly say so!)
Wychwoodlady - 40
7. A player who both knits and crochets.
8. Someone who has the same favorite color as you.
Kauraqt - purples

I have so much trouble commenting on blogs, that I decided to go see what everyone has made or was making. I went through and commented on an item from each person's projects. I have to say, the one I loved the most was the Knarl by Wychwoodlady! It's TOO CUTE!

I also found that Smileynetta really like to make hats, and some folks have LOTS of WIPs! I hope they are able to get them completed! So many talented folks here ... anyone would be lucky to be paired up with any of the folks I peeked in on today!

Heading to the Quidditch Pitch for practice

It seems a bit chilly to be outside, but we have to get out there before the other teams. Need to practice in all types of weather so we're prepared!

Over the weekend, while repairing my broom, I received an owl stating my spoilee is Albatross Harbinger of the Appleby Arrows. She's new to our group of HSKSers, but I think she's going to fit in very well and very quickly. She has joined us from Deleware.

My spoiler is Maisy Muddlestix who hails from Australia and is on the Wigtown Wanderers team.

I'm wondering where some of my teammates are, now. It's nearly 7:30, it's not like them to sleep in like this! I mean, I know it's chilly out and all, but we'll warm up after a bit! That Gryphon wanted to do some broom work, but haven't seen hide nor hair of him.

Oh, wait ... it's a holiday!

Hey, that shouldn't matter ... we still have to practice, right?????

(stomps off the pitch looking for teammates)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Quidditch Pitch - here I come!

I can't believe it's time for Quidditch. I've waited to see what this is all about, and now it's here.

I think one of my little house elves made off with my broomstick, so I may have to go digging around for it. Gryphon says little sis has used it to sweep the cobwebs and like from the garage ... but I haven't dared to wonder what may have happened after that! My guess is there are a few straws gone awry!

Now to find some Pride of Portree colors and gear up! Yippee!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

And so we say farewell ...

I don't like this part, where we have to pack everything up and head home. Why is it there is no room in the darn trunk when it's time to go? It all fit before! I had so much fun here at summer camp and it was a terrific experience for me. I'm going to miss chatting with everyone and evening sits around the campfire toasting marshmallows and working on projects. I want to thank Hermione, my cabin counselor, for EVERYTHING she did for me as a newbie. I hope to be teammates/cabinmates again in future HSKS events.

Well, I need to go, otherwise I'll have to charm my glasses with wipers to clear away the tears. Have a great school year ... hope to see you at Hogwarts!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Cruising the Lake today

Have socks, will travel! I finished a pair of socks and started another pair. While DH reacquaints himself with his youth (high school reunion), the house elves have played park tag and I sat and knitted. Love the portability of socks! I thought I was going to get both of the pair on needles, but I've just plugged along on the one and hit the heel this morning. We have a 6 hour trip ahead of us for home tomorrow, I'll have plenty of time to get the other pair on the needles ... unless I just work to finish the one up. Not sure what I'll do ... depends on my mood I guess.

Today we are taking a cruise of the lake ... something I've always wanted to do (but we've never spent the money on). (As it's part of the reunion package ... we get to do that today!) Debating if I want to bring the socks with me ... afterall, have socks, will travel! And they are portable! Wonder if we'll see anything interesting in the inky depths?

But, as summer winds down, and the thunderstorms roll and roil overhead, and the last vestiges of the lazy days disappear behind the hazy blue-gray mountains, I sadly must say good bye to summer camp and get ready for another school year. Ho-hum. I hardly feel like I had a summer at all at this point.

::disappears back into the cabin to begin packing my trunk for home::

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

It's Here! It's Here! My Workshop Kit is Here!

I took the house elves to the free movie at the local theater and came back to find an owl had delivered my package! It is so beautiful! I can't post photos just yet ... making lunch for the house elves now. But, I took lots of photos and will get them posted as soon as I can! Yeah!

Oh, and Rowena ... it's GORGEOUS!!!!!!! I'm in love with the bag! (Well, if one could love inanimate objects!)
Okay, it's later, and the kidlets are fed ... oops ... house elves ... and I was able to take some photos. The lighting does NOT do justice to the lucious color of the bag.

Here is the yummy bag, which has a set of stitch markers pinned to the front of it (close up photo below). Rowena also sent some beads and instructions for making my own stitch markers! Also included in the kit is the Gryffindor House bag pattern and yarn! I've had my eye on this for a while! Along with this she has included several bags of herbal tea (she knew me ... I can't drink caffine), which was labeled CALM ... the perfect tea for drinking while working on a beading and fair isle project!
Her partner in crime???? My own son ... Gryphon the Great! He sure was sneaky!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Ho-Hum ...

Patience really was never one of my virtues, and, as I am not virtuous, I am not patient! As the days roll steadily along I continue to haunt the owlery on continual lookout for any feathered creature wending its way toward our humble abode. ::sign::

Can't believe summer is nearly over. I've packed my trunks and am not prepared to head home to start another school year ... the house elves aren't quite ready to be there, either. Wonder if homeschoolers can take a year off? ::wishful thinking::

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Linking Marauders' Map Idea

This is not my creation, but that of papilionette on which was posted on July 26, 2009 at 4:49 p.m.

This is something I REALLY want to make and I'm a pattern person ... so I have to find a pattern, first ... but it's definitely something I'm going to do at some point! Too totally cool!!! I want to make it for my DPNs!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Bubble ~ Bubble ~ Toil and Trouble

Game #6 is afoot. (All my answers and guesses are listed in purple.)

My first potion guess, with the ingredients of Powdered Moonstone and Syrup of Hellebore is the Draught of Peace.

My second potion guess for what to use when someone has been petrified is the Mandrake Draught.

More to come later as the clues are revealed.

** Update **

My third potion guess for what potion you would use to hear nothing but nonsense would be the Babbling Beverage.

I'm confused on the fourth potion. The question asked what potion Fred and George TOLD Lee Jordan to use after testing the Fever Fudge. I found LOTS of references to Lee Jordan telling the twins about Essence of Murtlap ... but that is NOT what the question asks. Additionally, I found that the Fever Fudge is with the Skiving Snackboxes and when you bite one side of these "treats" you need to bite the other side for the antidote. But, does that mean the other side is a potion or part of the fudge itself? Here is where I am stuck on symantics. If Jordan tells the twins to use Essence of Murtlap in their Fever Fudge to get rid of the boils, then perhaps the antidote is the other side and did the twins tell him to eat the other end??? Hmmmm .....

Guess that leaves me with a combined answer ... the Essence of Murtlap/Murtlap Essence which is used on the other side of the Fever Fudge. (Hope that counts!)

*** Update *** again ***

Okay, I guess we aren't getting any more clues ... so I suppose I'd better come up with some potion guesses. As our headmistress did post a list of potions in her trunk, I'd have to say the following are the other three I'm going to list and hope I'm making the right decisions!

Wit-Sharpening Potion
Shrinking Solution
Mrs. Scower's Magical Mess Remover


Okay ... I've had enough of this heat. I can't take it any more! I am not a hot weather person. Much prefer the cooler and colder temperatures. I find it much easier to get warmer than I do to get cooled off! Blessedly our temps are down today. We reached record high heat a couple days ago at 106 degrees! My brain has been fixated on my boys who are at boy scout camp and in an area where there is little relief. Thankfully they are north of us and I found out yesterday that it hasn't been as hot where they are, and they get a cool lake to swim in during afternoon sessions!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Mixed-Up Matched-up Mumblings - Game #5

Can you fill in the blank?

1. Man or Mouse? (4) = Anamagus
2. Start Spreading the news (4) = Daily Prophet
3. Stick Tree Guardian (3) = Bowtruckle
4. Telescoping Eavesdropper (5) = Extendible Ear
5. Brassicaceae danglers (4) = Radish Earrings
6. Prohibited Growth of Trees (5) = Forbidden Forest
7. Metallic rosy-faced child with wings (4) = Golden Cherub
8. Fleshless black-winged skeleton (2) = Thestral
9. Lofty philospher (5) = High Inquisitor
10. Instructive Order (7) = Educational Degree

Yeah! That was fun!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Hunting for Eggs --- this is so NOT Easter!

Oh my goodness has this been difficult! We've been sent on a 40-egg hunt and it seems I look everywhere and then stop looking and when I get back to see how things are going ... someone has found an egg eggsactly where I was looking! BLECH! So extremely frustrating! I have a feeling, unless our other Erumpents hop on the bunny trail, we will not be doing well at all. I don't have time to spend hours searching and researching ... sigh :( Muggle life is keeping me busy with scout day camp, VBS, and Nutcracker auditions (that's just this week alone!).

Well, I'm done searching tonight. Off in search of a campfire to relax, snack on popcorn or s'mores, have a cup of cocoa or tea ... and just put the day behind me. Wonder if I can knit by firelight?????

Thursday, July 9, 2009


I detest snakes ... or snake skins ... even those behind glass ... even empty tanks that had a snake, because, now, WHERE is that snake??? (Of course, there are other things this nasty boggart could change into ... but today ... it was a snake!) It was horrible! I opened up the wardrobe and it just came at me ... this huge and shudderingly horrible looking snake!

Pulling out my wand from it's snugglly felted carrier I yell, "RIDDICULUS!"

And that nasty slippery slithering thing changes into ....

LICORICE! Yum! Anyone want to share some with me???

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Who Said It????? Game #2 Part #2

17-4, 14-1, 9-6, 3-3 = When
18-2, 3-3 = in
19-4, 11-2, 9-3, 8-5, 15-9 = doubt
7-1, 11-2 = go
15-9, 11-2 = to
15-9, 14-1, 9-6 = the
13-8, 18-2, 8-5, 16-3, 6-5, 16-3, 5-3 = library.

Ron said this about Hermione.

Such fun! Thank you for doing these games!!!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Mixed Up World of Parry He Trot

Game #2 -- Woo Hoo

Okay ... here are my answers:

1. Chrome Cab Festers = Chamber of Secrets
2. Parry He Trot = Harry Potter
3. Oral Weensy = Ron Weasley
4. Angering Her More = Hermione Granger
5. Dry Off Grin = Gryffindor
6. Ark Darts = Dark Arts
7. Oracle Dorky Light = Gilderoy Lockhart
8. Chrome Cab Festers - Chamber of Secrets
9. See Flu Oh = House Elf
10. Parry He Trot = Harry Potter
11. My Molten Grain = Moaning Myrtle
12. Parry He Trot = Harry Potter
13. Oral Weensy = Ron Weasley
14. Parry He Trot = Harry Potter
15. Mold Voter = Voldemort
16. Crux Rho = Horcrux
17. Oral Weensy = Ron Weasley
18. Gayly Nine Sew = Ginny Weasley
19. Oracle Dorky Light = Gilderoy Lockhart
20. Snob In A Froze Parka = Prisoner of Azkaban

This was so much fun! I think my favorite anagram of them all was #7, Oracle Dorky Light! Thanks for the wonderful fun games, counselors!!!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Busy Times in the Attyc

Our house runs rampant this week ... material, sequins, doodads, you name it. Four munchkins who all dance! Among the chaos is the occasional taking on of a friend's munchkin for the day ... thankfully this is a non-calendared day and we are FREE to do as we wish. So, the munchkins are running amok and visiting the forest today ... wonder if they'll find pixies?

In the meantime, I am the lucky one catching up on wayward house chores.

Gryphon the Great and I were concocting plans for our kits the other day and he is nearly ready to post via owl ... I, on the other hand, am having a tough time and not really sure what to do (as I've given most of my ideas to The Great!

On the plus side, my sister checked in on our blogs and she fell in love with G'Whimzy ... she's wanting a dragon now, too. So, Gryphon and I are working together to develop one for her. We shall see how things develop. But, first, I have to pull him away from the tempting depths of the forest!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

What I Like About You (Ravelry projects) ...

Well, to finish up this week's assignments, here are the projects I like and have commented on for my spoiler and spoilee ...

My Spoilee is Lizzie Wychwood/Wychwoodlady and I totally love her Gillweed Hat and Brae Mini Sock. I'm hoping to dig around and get patterns to make the hat for my daughter's baby doll and the sock for ... well ... me!

My Spoiler is Rowena Weasley/Rew and I think she did a fantastic job on her Ravenclaw satchel/bag. I have not yet learned how to do bags and am thinking it's something I need to learn to do! She did a beautiful job on it ... good graph work, I think.

Wingo - Blackout!

Okay, I stayed up really late, I snuck into cabins, I peeked into blogs, and shared lots of info ... here are my answers for Wingo:

W1 Lives w/in 100 miles of me - beccalou/Victoria Pettigrew, Manticore, Seattle
W2 Ravenclaw - CelticMommy/Bevin Rae Mooney, Billywigs
W3 Same patronus - Sylvo/Perenelle Tejedora, Cornish Pixies, Bear
W4 Been in HSKS before - Yarnguy716/Antonio dela Weasley, Manticore
W5 Spins own yarn - RodeoMom/Penelope Flitwick, Cornish Pixies

I1 Played Quiddich - Smileynetta/Hermione Bagnold, Erumpent, cyber-Quiddich
I2 More than 1 sibling - SirDancealot/Gryphon, Manticore, 3 other siblings
I3 Been to a castle - SeverusSnape/Ashwinder, Chateau de Chinon in France
I4 Same birth month - Tagesmom/Ferula, Billywigs, January
I5 Hufflepuff - Spinningmaid/Emma Wigworthy, Cornish Pixies

N1 Likes same candy - Miss Lucy/Fleur Sweeting, Cornish Pixies, Snickers
N2 New to HSKS - Thistlelovegood, Cornish Pixies
N3 Has wand and wizard hat - Dragonsinger/Rowena Dragonsinger, Billywigs
N4 Plays musical instrument - Strblysneetch/Fleur Dolohov, Ashwinder, piano
N5 Been on a train - DevonC, Erumpent, Paris to France

G1 Slytherin - Smartcinderella, Manticore
G2 More items in Ravelry queue - Georgiana/Girlywithatwist , Manticore, 248
G3 Makes stitch markers - Oliveknits/Olive Bumblebirch, Ashwinder
G4 Brought pet to camp - Mutz/Intarsia Bindoff, Phoenix, Dragon named Bubble
G5 Speaks another language - Helga ze Horrid, Danish

O1 From different country - Wychwoodlady, U.K.
O2 Dyes own yarn - Selana/Emma Gorodock, Manticore
O3 Owns a collection - Nosheep4chelle/Megaera Black, Phoenix, stitchmarkers
O4 Gryffindor - Mrs. Haggie810/Phelicia Phoenixfire, Ashwinder
O5 Worked at a summer camp - Dramaqt99/Cassandra Crimsonchin, Hinkypunk

Monday, June 15, 2009

What's In My Trunk?

Ambyr brought:

Alpaca yarn
Artistic supplies
Ambrosia (to share with cabinmates)
Alphabits cereal (snacks to share :) )
Amphibian repellant
Angora sweater in a lovely shade of purple for chilly walks in the night
Address book (have to send owls during camp!)
Allergy medicines
Angel hair pasta (for "crafts" ... pranks are an option!)
Anise for potions

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Erumpents Rule! Yeah!

Cabin assignment is in hand and I've picked out my bottom bunk away from the bathroom and the front door of the cabin ... near the window ... trunk is in place and G'Whymzy and I are raring to go ... heading off to breakfast with Gryphon the Great ... apparently our cabin mates are still sleeping.

I already blasted a tune on my trumpet ... which I took away from Gryphon ... to spread the joy of Erumpents!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Gryphon the Great and I are packed!

This is so very exciting. This is the first year my son and I have done stuff like this together. I can't wait to get started on our workshops and to find out what we're going to be doing. This is going to be a fantastic summer!
This little dragon and I are armed with our needles. Just need to find the right yarn for just the right project! My little dragon's name is G'Whymzy and she's armed with her needles and ready to go!

Packing for Camp

Okay ... my needles are stashed, ends down, and the yarn is in a sack ... I'm ready.