Saturday, May 31, 2008

HSKS 5 Quidditch Round One ~ Second Clue

Round and round you go
Where you stop only
The blog of one with the same name as the
great granddaughter of Pheneas Nigellus knows

Friday, May 9, 2008

An Amazing Gift!

This afternoon I received a truly amazing package from a very tired owl. I am speechless - there are just no words that can tell my wonderful Ravenclaw Sisters how much I appreciate how truly wonderful they are. I am so touched by what you have done.

Here's just the beginning...see the rest on my blog.

Thank you Neila, Lavender Ackerly, Esmie, Sera Starfire, Emma Wigworthy, Avada Finch-Fletchley, Ophelia Hopkirk and Centy! I'm sorry if I'm forgetting anyone. I'm truly overwhelmed!

Friday, May 2, 2008

A Life Given in Service

Ol' Hoot may have gone to that great owlery in the sky, but look at what I got!  Cliodna Trelawney really out did herself!  You must go to my blog or Flickr page because it is outrageous!  I'll just tease you with the "before" picture....

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Thank you Fleur Lovegoods!

I received a wonderful quidditch prize today.  It is some noro yarn (i think it is sock yarn) that has some vibrant colors and some awesome texture.  :)  Thank you Fleur! you are awesome!

Lily Durmstrang

Monday, April 28, 2008

Lily Durmstrang is the best!!!!

Come check out my most wonderful swap package I recieved today. Lily you did such a wonderful job, I am thrilled beyond belief I can't wait to use the sock yarn it is all so yummy. I adore the treasure box and all the little goodies inside. The stitch markers are FABULOUS! I am one very happy Ravenclaw!!!! Thank you so, so much. More pictures are up on my blog

Still Waiting Patiently

I'm still waiting for my Sock Kit to arrive. Hopefully the poor owl didn't get lost.

Lavender Kedavra

Yea! Its here!

Yea! I received late last week but my camera got a nasty case of magical maladies and I got it back last night. So I made a post to the blog this morning with the AWESOMENESS from Allitrya Spelling.

Here's a sample:

Sunday, April 27, 2008

My kit's here! MY KIT'S HERE!!!

Ohboyohboyohboy! My kit made it!! Check out my blog to see what the lovely and oh-so-talented Perenelle Ballycastle whipped up for me! She truly is the best swap partner ever!
Thank you Perenelle, you rock!!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Emma Diggory...

Ulrich the owl was sleeping peaceful in his nest this morning in the giant oak tree at number 15 Eastgate drive.  He was awoken (rather forcefully, so he wouldn't go back to sleep) early this morning to start heading for the northeast corner of the US.  I hope he makes is swiftly and with everything in tact.  I hope you enjoy your knit kit and let me know as soon as you get it...

I can hardly wait!!

:) Lily Durmstrang

Sock Kit Received!

My kit arrived in the post today and all I can say is

How awesome is this? Full details here.

Here's the overall shot:

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Thank you Enid Black!

My swap kit from Enid Black arrived today. Pictures are posted here.

Thank you Enid!

Blanket Pictures

Greetings housemates. I have finally posted the pictures from the blanket seaming process on my flickr account, feel free to check them out.


I just wanted to thank everyone who contributed to the blanket effort. It was a lot of fun getting mystery squares in the mail, and I appreciated all the nice notes you included with your packages. I am very proud to have been part of such a wonderful effort, and you are all very talent witches (and wizards)! Emma

Package Received!

An owl dropped off a package for me yesterday, it was so tired it flew from the East Coast of the US all the way to the West Coast of Canada! The poor tired owl belonged to Neila! Thanks so much Neila, I loved everything. She spoilt me rotten with lots of sweets and dragons! For pictures see check out my blog.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Thank You Cassandra Black!

A very tired owl from Canada arrived today with a package from my swap partner! Take a look at my blog to see pictures of everything!


Thank you!

A Huge thank you to Emma Wigworthy and Ferula Vector, both of Ravenclaw, for the wonderful prizes they sent me. Come visit my blog and have a peek at the wonderful things they sent.

My Blog

Thank You Victoria Black!

I received a wonderful owl yesterday that smacked the window of our new home. I don't think he realized that he needed to come in through the elevator as our windows don't open. 

I couldn't wait to rip open the box. What a fantastic surprise, but a kit from Victoria Black. I apologize that I don't have my camera to take photos of it. It will be along with Mr. Crookshanks when he joins us once the packers are done relocating our house. I will then try to get photos up on my blog. 

The pattern that Victoria chose is quite the challenge but I think I am worthy of the trial. I cannot wait to get started on them. You can view it on  the wonderful site of ravelry under "Chuck's Cabled Socks."

I look forward to showing them off soon. Thanks again.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Discount for swappers

Hello magical friends! Some of you may have noticed that I have now added two House sock designs to my Ravelry store .Please if you decide to buy one let me know you're a HSKS swapper and your paypal email so that I can give you a 10% refund! I do apologise for not knowing how else to manage the discount -I'm very new to all this!

Delighted to see that the headmistress has now got her blanket - it comes with our fondest love Winnie!


I can't say anymore because I'm running out the door to take my daughter to softball practice, but OM MY GOSH!!! Neila!! I can't believe you held it in yesterday! I am truly amazed. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!

I was feeling rather in the dumps today. I was hoping to get something in the mail besides bills, and OH MY GOSH! I'll have to share more pictures with my crappy camera later :)

I'm back! Let list the awesomeness in the package. Of course, the absolutely GORGEOUS lap blanket the I will TREASURE for the REST OF MY LIFE!!!! Then there are four different types of loose leaf teas and a diffuser (I think that is what it is called). Last, but not least I also received a skein of Bellatrix yarn from Faery Fiber.

Prefects Wanted - Updated: All Positions Filled

Thank you to all! All prefect positions for the HSKS 5 term have been filled.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Meeting of the Minds

Today was awesome! Neila was out visiting her daughter, so she and I met in Pasadena, CA, to talk HSKS. We came up with some great ideas to incorporate into the next swap. Everything will be revealed in about a week, but think Dueling Club and Dumbledore's Army!

An Owl Delivered My Package Yesterday :)

I just received a beautiful package from Helga Lovegoods. For pictures of the goodies and details, please see my page.

Thanks again Helga!

Saturday, April 19, 2008


The swap is over and I've something to reveal to all of you

(I'm not sure if that is the right spell for revealing what is hidden. The HP_Lexicon just isn't running today, so I guessed.)

Cassandra Puddlemere, you rock!

There's an owl coming your way! But, oh, I'm so silly and forgot to enclose the card! Anyway, you'll be receiving a package which contains your prize for "Best Swap Package" - and it WAS quite a swap package! I'll send the card under separate cover. Be on the lookout for a north-bound owl named Pickles, he's coming from NJ and he's got a special surprise for you. Hope you like it, think Gryffindor Scarlet...

Friday, April 18, 2008

That is all I am saying.

Mishief Managed!

Ravenclaw Riddle Winner!!


to the Ravenclaw Riddle Winner for HSKS4
which is none other than


Well done Cecilia!!
Official Riddle Standings will be posted later today to "The Roost".

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Semester Break

Well I wanted to tell you all what a great time I had and hope to see you next time. Hope you all had as much fun as I did and want to send a Good Job to our head mistress. I appreciate all the hard work you and all the prefects put into our swap!

The Most Fabulous Swap Package Ever

Celestina Cadogan has sent me the best swap package ever. See for yourselves. The bag is so cute. I love the design. The goodies she enclosed are so numerous: a pair of lantern moon dp needles (can't wait to try them out on the sock pattern she enclosed), FOUR skein of knit picks wool yarn, silver stitch markers that she made herself (she even learned to make stitch markers for this swap), yummy Pockys (a delicious chocolate crunchy treat), and Bertie Bott's Beans (okay, these aren't so yummy, but they are great fun to darn your friends or sweetie to eat). I love everything you sent. Thank you for being so generous and making my day.
Matlida Durmstrang

Daily Prophet, Issue 34

It's so nice to see the owls pouring in with such awesome packages!! Here's our status today of packages not sent:

Will be sending before week's end
Fleur Bloomfleet
Hermione Phoenixfire

Not sure of send date, please email
Petunia Acromantula

Will be sending before week's end
Enid Black
Fern Fiddlewithers

Hasn't contacted us
Victoria Black

Will be sending before week's end
Emma Dumbledore

Hasn't contacted us
Olive Broomfleet

Kit Pictures!

I have posted pictures on my blog...

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Perpetua Phoenixfire's Owl is Off!

I've finally sent off Perpetua Phoenixfire's owl Herrison. Whew! I had intended to send it off yesterday, but those muggles at the PO were all trying to send off their taxes, and the line was just too long. It was much better today. I have PM'd Perpetua to let her know it will be arriving shortly. I also will send along the confirmation info to you,Headmistress!