Friday, December 4, 2009

Busy, Busy, Busy

Whew, It's been a busy few weeks. The holidays are just around the corner and my knitting needles have been flying, trying to get things done. We are going to AZ this weekend for Ed's family party, the office party on Wednesday, the Court Christmas Party next Saturday and the following Saturday the girls are coming over for baking and crafting day. It's gonna be busy.

Dragonsinger received her swap package and I am so pleased that she liked everything. I always worry that my spoilee won't like my taste, but so far so good.

We finally go the tree up and I will post photos later. But need to finish wrapping gifts that will be going with us to AZ.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Owl's Away

Well Tyto took off on his flight to Heavener, Oklahoma today to deliver a package to Rowan Dragonsinger. I so hope she likes everything I included. I can't wait till it arrives.

Of course this means that the term is slowly coming to an end. I always hate end of term. It's so quiet on the boards when the term is over and I have being on Holiday. Well, off to knit some more.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Where is Winnie?

Well Winnie is traveling to some interesting places this week. Some fine examples of modern and ancient architecture. First she traveled to Dubai and visited a library shaped like a book. Now that would be something neat to see. After that she went to Giza, Egypt to visit the pyramids. To me the photo she posted reminded me of the movie "the Mummy" with Brendan Frasier. I wonder where she if off to now.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Where is Winnie?

Well our Miss Wartbobble continues on her travels this week. She went to three different places, unfortunately I can only guess at two of them. The third location has way too many posibilities. So here is what she reports......

1) her first location was to a capital city built on a lake that has dissappeared to celelbrate "Dia de los Muertos" Well.........she is of course at Texcoco, Mexico. Modern day Texcoco, Mexico is where the original Aztec Capital Tenochitlan was built. It was built on the Lake Texcoco in the Central Mexican Plateau of Mesoamerica. Modern day Texcoco is the east of the current National Capital, Mexico City.

2) her second location is a Windy City where kites are built and flown and the home of a pink library. Well there are many windy cities, chicago for one, but Seattle, WA has a pink marble library, so I am going to guess Seattle, WA.

3) her third location is a Northern Coastal City that hosts an annual multicultural carnival. Oh my, could she possibly be in Brazil?

Well those are my guesses and I am sticking to them.

Thursday, October 29, 2009


Well this weekend is Halloween AND Daylight Savings Time, which means and extra hour of sleep on Sunday, Yeah! I love this time of year. The weather is getting cooler and fireplaces are burning and we will be camping at the beach in the next few weeks.

I made my godson a Halloween Hat this week. I don't think he'll wear if for very long but that's okay it was fun making it any way.

My kit for Dragonsinger is coming along nicely. I received her patterns in the mail and shop for yarn. The handmade portion is coming along nicely. I hope to get it out early, but no too early.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Wow, what a week!

Well, it has been quite a week. My son turned 15 years old on Thursday. Next year we'll be dealing with driving lessons, etc...... We had a Birthday Party for him last night and I had told him he could invite a few friends from school. Well, at one point, we had 24 teenage kids in the back yard. But, he had a great time. Ed made a fire in our portable fire pit and the kids sat around and had a good old time.

On the knitting front, Round 2 of Shuntbumping is today but I will only have a year to work on my project and then I'm taking a class at Knit Affair. I am making a Frankenstein hat for Anthony.

As for Rowan, my spoilee, I finally found the patterns I want to send her. I had some troubles, but I noticed a particular company in her blogs and profile. So I perused their on-line catalog and found the perfect pattern. Now for it to arrive so I can order yarn. I started my part of the project and it is coming along nicely. I hope she likes it!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Homework Assignment number One-Getting to Know you

Well here are my answers for our first homework assignment.

1) Someone with the same craft as me? Wisteria Lovegood
2) Someone with the same Birthday Month? Bridget the Bloodthirsty is also a June bug
3) Someone from a different Country? the twins-Emma Wigworthy and Lizzie Wichywood are both from England.
4) A new Quidditch Player? Celeena Cree, my fellow Magpie, is new to Hogwarts and Quidditch
5) Someone who has been in 3 or more HSKS Swaps? Rowena Bladvak
6) Someone with a bigger stash? Rowan Dragonsinger has a stash that I am quite envious of.
7) Someone who knits and crochets? Andromeda Finch-Fletchley
8) Someone with the same favorite colors? Intarsia Bindoff also likes greens and reds.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Where is Winnie

My guess based on the picture and letter is that she is at the Ministry of Magic clearing up the issue of some false accusations.

Go Magpies!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Christmas came Early

Well a few weeks ago, I got this package from Thistle Lovegood who said it was a preview of what was too come. I got this lovely Mary Englebright cards (Mary is one of my favorites) some stickers for my scrapbooking and some cool kleenex for my purse, since I never seem to have any on hand when I need it.

Today, my husband brought me a big box and said "Christmas is here early" and sure enough it was. I got this lovely package with these awesome items;
  • a Pattern for Thistle's Wrist Warmers
  • two skeins of Sugar 'n Spice cotton
  • one skein of Tofutsie's sock yarn
  • double point needles in sizes 1 and 2 (I'm afraid they'll break in my big hands)
  • a tin with needle point protectors, tape measure, some lovely stitch markers in house colors and earrings.
  • a journal book with graph paper for charting out patterns
  • some yummy bath salts
  • sweets-chocolate flies and bubble gum and a "billywig" in green apple
  • a gauge marker (its so cute that Thistle thinks I actually check gauge)
  • and two books from my wish list that I cannot wait to peruse
  • ribbon with magnets which will look good on my notice board and a very cute magnet about the only decent vegetable being the olive in a martini (so true, so true)

Here is a close up of my earrings that say "Love 2 knit". My co-workers will want to take up knitting just so they can have a pair.

I love swaps, it's like Christmas and my birthday all rolled in to one at random times of the year. Thank you so much Thistle for the lovely package! The pattern looks like one I might actually be able to master.

I am SO SAD!

Summer camp is almost over and I am so sad. I don't want it to be over. No more cabin chats, no more games, no more Great Lodge.

When does the next term begin? but it won't be the same, I won't be in the same dorm as Bevin Rae and Rowan, and Ferula and all my other cabin mates. I don't wanna go home, I'm a Hogwarts 'R Us kid.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Happy Monday

Hello Campers,

Well first off, I need to apologize to my Billywig bunkmates because last week I totally blew it. I forgot to blog and I didn't get a chance to participate in Game 7 which means of course not helping with points. I make no excuses.

It's been a crazy week. The family is going on vacation Friday and I have been getting organized and I have a swap package and a R.A.O.K. that needs to get out before I leave. There ready to go but do I have the right size boxes? Noooooo, of course not.

Well this week, I hope to have my blogs done and my games completed before we head off into the mountains, where we will have full hook-up for the motor home and hopefully wifi so I can still check in during the down time. If we have any, my hubby has a full schedule laid out for us.

Okay, so off to my job........Have a good week campers.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Game # 6

Potion #1: Draught of Peace-need one of these most days
Potion #2: Mandrake Restorative Potion-need some of this after today's long day
Potion #3: Babbling Beverage- I think my son drinks one of these daily, he never shuts up
Potion #4: Mirtlap Essence-ewwww reminds me of the days when leeches were uses
Potion #5: Felix Felici-as Ron proved in HBP, you only have to think you took it
Potion #6: Shrinking Solution-could be kinda dangerous
Potion #7: Wit Sharpening Potion-I have a list of people who could use this one

Friday, July 24, 2009

Game 5 Part Two


Daily Prophet


extendable ears

Radish earrings

Forbidden forest

Golden Cherub


High Inquisitor

Educational decree

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

We Won, uh uh, We Won!

Well our cabin took first place in the egg hunting game. Thanks to Rowan. I will brag that I found at least one egg. I will post our first place plaque as soon as I figure out how.

Game Five

Here are my answers to Game 5

1. animagus

2. daily prophet

3. bowtruckle

4. extendable ear

5. radish earrings

6. forbidden forest

7. golden cherub

8. thestral

9. high inquisitor

10. educational decree

My camera got waterlogged at the beach, so I will be searching the web for images for Part 2 even though the elation of Billywig Cabin winning game 4 really wants to post original photos for those extra points. My have to use a spell on my husband and take his camera for a while.

Game Five

Here are my answers to Game 5

1. animagus
2. daily prophet
3. bowtruckle
4. extendable ear
5. radish earrings
6. forbidden forest
7. golden cherub
8. thestral
9. quibbler editor
10. educational decree

My camera got waterlogged at the beach, so I will be searching the web for images for Part 2 even though the elation of Billywig Cabin winning game 4 really wants to post original photos for those extra points. My have to use a spell on my husband and take his camera for a while.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Billywigs Blink Drink

Well in order to get our Billywigs to stop and have a drink with us, I have found this concoction to tempt them.

*1 ounce International Delights Swiss chocolate creamer
*1 ounce International Delights southern butter pecan creamer
*dash shredded coconut
*1 cup ice

Blend creamers, coconut and ice together until smooth. Coat inside of a glass with Smucker's fat-free caramel syrup and fill with blended items. Top with whipped cream, a swirl of butter pecan, a sprinkle of coconut and a touch of pecan.

Mmmmmm........if this doesn't get them to stop for a minute then Idon't know what will.

Friday, July 10, 2009


Okay, I don't know how to cut and paste photos and I don't have photo shop, so I will describe my encounter with The Grimm Boggart. I would shout Riddikulus and wave my wand and the Grimm would immediately begin dancing like Michael Jackson in Thriller. "It's close to Midnight..........."

Ahhh hah hah hah.......

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Week Two Game

Here are my answers to this weeks game. The anagram about Book 2 "The Chamber of Secrets" I love anagrams!

  1. Chamber of Secrets
  2. Harry Potter
  3. Ron Weasley
  4. Hermione Granger
  5. Gryffindor
  6. Dark Arts
  7. Gilderoy Lockhart
  8. Chamber of Secrets
  9. house elf
  10. Harry Potter
  11. Moaning Myrtle
  12. Harry Potter
  13. Ron Weasley
  14. Harry Potter
  15. Voldemort
  16. horcrux
  17. Ron Weasley
  18. Ginny Weasley
  19. Gilderoy Lockhart
  20. Prisoner of Azkaban

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Summertime Fun

My house growing up had a swimming pool, an average summer day in my hometown was 100 degrees plus, so a pool was a necessity not a luxury. Anyway, during the summer all the cousins would come and stay with my family. This was when cable tv first came out and was only on until about 2 AM, no 24/7 like now. We would watch movies till late and then go swimming at 2 AM. The water was always so warm and we'd have so much fun. Then we'd all crash and sleep until Noon the next day. Then we'd start the cycle all over again. Summertime was so much fun as a kid. Nothing to worry about but having fun.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Week One games

Okay, I think I have most of it done.

Part I-what I brought to camp

  1. Chocolate!
  2. Coffee
  3. Cauldron
  4. Cloak-invisibility
  5. Cheeky-my pet rat
  6. Camera
  7. Common spells book-to use on other campers
  8. Cards 
  9. Chess set-the wizard kind
  10. Chocolate! again, can't have too much


W-1 Winifred Wartbobble lives within 35 miles of me Covina-Corona
W-2 Wisteria Lovegood is in Ravenclaw
W-4 Bevin Rae has done this swap before
W-5 Andromeda Finch-Fletchley spins her own yard

I-1  Hermione Bagnold has played Quiddich
I-2  Cassandra Grubblyplank has two siblings
I-3 Rowena Dragonsinger has been to Lexingtion KY castle
I-4 Bridget the Bloodthirsty has the same birth month as me, June
I-5 Antonio Dela Weasley is in Hufflepuff

N-1 Madame Ferula McGonogall likes chocolate and Starbucks like me
N-2 Salamnder Grindelwald is new to HSKS
N-4 Winnifred Horswaggle plays the guitar
N-5 Violet LeVeek has taken the train from Sacramento to LA

G-1 Quietus Snape is in Slytherin
G-2 Lavendar Ollivander has more items in her queue then me (29)
G-3 Fleur Sweeting makes stitch markers
G-5 Emma Gordok speaks German

O-1 Helga ze Horrid is from another Country-Denmark
O-2 Emma Widgeworthy dies her own yarn
O-3 Wisteria Lovegood collects Disney items
O-4 Phelicia Phoenix is in Gryffindor

Part III

My spoilee is Emma Widgeworthy. She makes her own designs and does some AWESOME fair isle knitting that I would be too intimidated to even try. My favorite is her Fleur tote.

My spoiler is Thistle Lovegood and she loves anything with mint and pretty glass jars. She doesn't have any projects posted so I can't make any comments at this time (I think her computer recently crashed)

Summer Camp 2009

Well I have now created a blog just for my Harry Potter Summer Camp Swap through Ravelry. 

So here goes.........I am Celestina Pettigrew and I am in Gryffindor.  I have a pet rat named Cheeky and my Patronus is a Sea Otter. As for the rest.....well I'll have to learn as I go.