Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Lesson Catch-up

I've been far too busy with life!!! My lesson plans have definitely suffered, but not to worry! I've spoken with the headmistress and none of your grades will suffer because of my lack of teaching. I'm even to understand that some of your Enchanted Kits have already been put in the mail. Good, good! Way to go, you eager students!! I'm am sure there are also quite a few of you that are still in the process of putting your kit together - I know I am! So, here is a little lesson catching up:

Stitch Markers -

Tutorial #1

Tutorial #2

Needles -

Ebay - FlyingWhale Seller

Ebay - Gate2Asia Seller

Something Magical -

One of my favorite shops is Allivan's. They carry an assortment of wands, wizard staffs, robes, candy and more! They ship quickly and their items are always first rate. If you want to totally throw your budget out the window you can always purchase a potions stand!

The other place that I'm partial to is Whimsical Alley. They have the little extras at a reasonable cost and do not have a purchasing minimum! It's great. Plus, don't forget - you can purchase a little House patch to add to the bag the you are making.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Quidditch ~ Round Two

Picture Hunt

Goblet of Fire

Madam Maxime

Dragon from first challenge

Viktor Krum

Madam Pomfrey

1. With whom does Ginny go to the Yule Ball?
a. Neville

2. When Harry arrives at the Burrow and Mrs. Weasley makes them all dinner the night before they leave for the Quidditch World Cup, what does her wand turn into?
a. rubber mouse

3. Since some of the sixth-year girls didn't have any quills on them, what did they think Krum might sign their hats in?
c. lipstick

4. How old does the Quick Quotes Quill say that Rita Skeeter is?
a. 43

5. What color cloak is wormtail wearing in the Riddle house?
b. Black

6. What color is "Mad Eye" Moody's magical eye?
d. Blue

7. What color are the robes that Rita Skeeter was wearing when Harry meets her at the Weighing of the Wands ceremony?
b. Magenta

8. What does Sirius Black tell Harry, Ron and Hermione to call him when speaking around anyone else?
b. Snuffles

9. Which team beat Wales, disqualifying them from competing for the Quidditch World Cup?
c. Uganda

10. What does Madame Maxime say is the only thing her steeds will drink?
c. single-malt whiskey

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Busy, busy, busy!!!

With sudden alarm I realized that I had not posted this week! Please forgive me. As soon as I remembered I rushed in here to leave a note. Unfortunately, I never did get to my lesson on stitch markers. I'll have to do double duty next week for sure, as well as answering the Quidditch questions. Oh, well. That's what I get for getting so distracted.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Change, Hope, Vote

I just saw this video on the muggle Obama site and HAD to share ~

Monday, February 4, 2008

Making Stitch Markers

Stitch markers, stitch markers! These are a nice little addition to your package. Unfortunately, sometimes you can't find the exact theme or color to suit your needs or even the right size! Compared to how much they cost already made they are relatively inexpensive to make. I've made a few stitch markers in my life, but never actually looked for a tutorial. If I had my stitch markers would have been better quality markers, I tell you!

Well, I won't reinvent the wheel. I'll list some of the stitch marker tutorials that I've found on the MWWW - Muggle World Wide Web.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Alter Ego

Your Harry Potter Alter Ego Is...?
created with
You scored as Hermione Granger

You're one intelligent witch, but you have a hard time believing it and require constant reassurance. You are a very supportive friend who would do anything and everything to help her friends out.

Hermione Granger


Remus Lupin


Ron Weasley


Harry Potter


Albus Dumbledore


Sirius Black


Ginny Weasley


Draco Malfoy


Severus Snape


Lord Voldemort


Friday, February 1, 2008

Quidditch - Round One

Well, this week has certainly gotten away from me. I didn't have as much time as I'd hoped to research more bags, but I'm sure that you are all well on your way to making the perfect bags for your partner. If you have any specific questions for me, though, you can always ask them here in one of my posts. Now, on to the business at hand . . .

1. What was Harry dreaming about the first time he woke up with his scar on fire?
b. Voldemort and Wormtail plotting to kill him

2. What is the problem with leprechaun gold?
a. It vanishes after a few hours

3. Why did Mad-Eye Moody turn Malfoy into a ferret?
c. Malfoy attached Harry when Harry's back was turned

4. Sirius warns Harry to be careful around Karkaroff because he had been a Death Eater. Which one of the professors at Hogwarts, who also used to be a Death Eater, is frequently bothered by Karkaroff? Snape

5. Voldemort could have used the blood from any foe to make the potion that revived him work, but he held out for Harry's blood. Why?
c. The special protection Harry received from his mother would also pass to Voldemort

6. How old would Frank have been on his next birthday?
d. 77

7. Amos Diggory works for?
b. The Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures

8. Who shared a carriage with the three friends on the way from the train to Hogwarts? Answer: Neville

9. What date in October did the delegates from Beauxbatons and Durmstrang arrive?

a. 30th

10. What color were Percy's dress robes at the Yule Ball?
a. Navy Blue

Picture Scavenger Hunt
Please either post the pictures to your blog or link to where the pictures can be found.