Saturday, June 30, 2007

My owl arrived!

A cute little owl flew all the way across the country to bring me this:

A photo of the goodies and all the details are on my blog. Thank you so much, Channon!

Friday, June 29, 2007

Whoo hoo !!

I got my goodies today from Evelyn !!

Thanks so so SO much !!

There are pictures over on my blog !!

I got my package!

Thank you Anne!!! I love all the goodies, you did REALLY well even given the "difficult" colors of yellow and black!!!

Read more about it on my blog....

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Owl arrived in CNY

Yes, an Owl came to my little house yesterday and dropped this package down the chimney!
Thanks Debbie!!

Monday, June 25, 2007

Hogwarts Updates

Hello, ladies!

Just wanted to let those that are waiting for their prizes that they have been shipped and are on their way to you.

All packages must be received by July 6th. If you have not received your package by then let me know. Those swappers that have not sent their packages and not received by their partner by July 6th will be banned from future HSKS swaps. That gives you all 2 whole weeks past the official ship date to get your packages to your partners. If you are experiencing any type of hardship you MUST email me and your partner to let us know what is going on.

Thank you to Becky

A big thank you to Becky. I just opened my box!! I love everything and the colors are perfect. Thanks again for making this a wonderful swap.


Thursday, June 21, 2007

Thanks Carrie!!!

OK I am back from Ireland and have pics to post. I received this lovely kit from Carrie, of CosmicYarns on Etsy.

I have purchased much of her yarn and have steered many others her way. It was funny to receive a package from Carrie containing someone else's yarn!! The yarn is glorious, a beautiful color, apparntly dyed from onions, soft, shiny. The bag is so cool.....I smuggled it in my luggage to Ireland and used the bag but did not get the chance to start the lovely sock pattern that was included. I neglected to put the KP DPN in the pics but there were in the kit as well. BEE YOO TEE FULL stitch markers, a pin and some book plates. Thank you so much Carrie...

Monday, June 18, 2007

I got my package!

Thanks to Stephanie from Gryffindor for the great treats! I love the book and all the goodies! Thanks for everything!

My Owl Arrived!

Thank's Lisa! I am a very happy Gryffindor! I got my package on Saturday and I am so pleased! Bravo! Here are a few more photos. More details are on my blog.

Lisa, thank you thank you thank you!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

HSKS2 House Preferance

If any of you ladies would like to sign up for HSKS2, but under a different House, just let me know. This option is only available for those that participated in this swap and wish for a little variety. Plus, it would be nice for some of the other Houses to get a few more people this time around.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Harry Potter Dishcloth Design

Hey there swappers... I've been hunting for Harry Potter themed dishcloths to no avail... so here's mine... I've posted the pattern on my blog for anyone who wants it...



Friday, June 15, 2007

Email Your Partner

Hello, ladies!
I know that we are getting down to the wire. Please, please email your partner (especially if you haven't contacted them before now) and let them know that when you think that you'll get their package off to them in the mail. There's nothing like suspecting that your package isn't coming! Thanks, ladies!

Random Friday Hilarity

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

House Cup Winner & Hogwartly Business

Hello, ladies!!
We have a winner!!

I've taken the points from last week's trivia and this week's Quidditch points and added them to the total points for each House. These are the final percentages -

Gryffindor - 48%

Hufflepuff - 33%

Ravenclaw - 31%

Slytherin - 31%

So, a hearty congratulations goes out to Gryffindor for keeping a steady pace throughout the swap and earning the House Cup!!

Prizes will be going out in the mail this week. These are the winners. Round two has two winners because I made a mistake in verifying who found the snitch first.

Round One - Nala - The Friday Night Knitting Club & bookmarker

Round Two - Michelle - Charmed Knits, Anne - Charmed Knits

Round Three - Ansley - A skein of yarn from Cosmic Fibers

Perfect Prefect Award
This is a special award that was not announced, but I feel the efforts by this individual prefect can not be ignored. So, without further 'adoo' I present the Perfect Prefect Award to Sarah. Thank you for all your hard work. Your efforts definitely showed in the level of participation from your group :)

Last Day
Last day to get your packages in the mail is Thursday, June 21st! So, it's time to wrap up your projects, make those last minute purchases for goodies to go in the bags and send them on their way!! If you do not receive a package by June 30th, please send me a private email.

Sign-ups for HSKS2 are well underway! The next round will be a lot less active in terms of trivia and such. So, if you enjoyed this swap be sure to sign up for the next one!

Go Gryffindor!

One knitting bag set to send!

and it's off!!

Debbie L of Gryffindor keep a sharp eye on the post!! I sent my package by priority mail this afternoon, so you should get it by Saturday!! I lost the exploding bon bons... but there's plenty of fun inside for you.


Round Three is Over!

the snitch has been found!!! Congratulations goes to Ansley!!
Ansley wins a skein of sock yarn. Ansley, I will contact you later today to give you more information. I will also total up the House points a little later today to give the grand total to see which House wins the House cup for this round.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Challenge Wk 5 - Sarah's Group, Ravenclaw

Hey guys

Sorry it's late, but the challenge is up on my blog.

The prize is for a Charmed Knits book, but if you already have this let me know and we can figure something out ;-)

Good Luck


Monday, June 11, 2007


Sign-ups for the Hogwarts Sock Kit Swap 2 start today! Head on over to continue the fun. There have been a few changes to how the swap is run - hopefully better changes :) Let me know what you think.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

ELLEN! THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! I love it! I can't take pictures tonite, as I have a house full of little girls, but she spoiled me rotten! I Just adore everything! I'll be posting a picture tomorrow. WHHEEEE!

My package arrived from down under!

For more details check out my blog - all I can say is she really outdid herself!

Saturday, June 9, 2007


It's been a loooooooong Saturday. We've been ripping up flooring, entertaining my mother, sister, and niece, and feeding the masses. I'm pooped and now I must go to work.

The questions for Quidditch will be posted about 2 pm Sunday afternoon, so please check back then. Thank you for understanding!!

Thursday, June 7, 2007

A glimpse of my swap for Mama Turtle . . .

Here's a glimpse of the HSKS bag I made for Mama Turtle. It's already gone in the mail. I know she's seen the bag because she's visited my blog (Hi, Mama T.!) I forgot to take any other pictures before I bundled it all up and into the mail. I do fear something (maybe, chocolate?) might melt but I gave it a shot anyway. This has been great fun and, now, I can't wait to find a package waiting for me!

Youngest Child made a bit of a mess of the bag but it has straps and handles, one large outer pocket with a decorative button and two inner pockets. It's big so I am expecting Mama Turtle to start lots of socks!

Next Round of HSKS

I just wanted to announced that the signups for the second round of HSKS will begin next Monday! Yes, it's that time already. We only have a little more than 2 weeks left of the current swap, and boy, has it been a ride. :) I absolutely LOVE these larger swaps and have such fun putting the packages together. This swap is extra neat because of all the cool HP swag that is available.

Why is this next swap shorter, you ask? I get to go to Mexico in August!! Woot! My church does member missionary trips every year and this year I decided to apply. So, even though sign-ups don't start until Monday you can still head on over to the swap site and grab the logo to put on your site.

The BIG changes for the next HSKS are
  • No Weekly Trivia
  • Prefects have less responsibility - but there will only be one prefect per house
  • Only two rounds of Quidditch - Trivia released on a Wednesday and Snitch released on a weekend

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Literally Out the DOor

We are leaving NOW I wanted to say THANK YOU THANK YOU to Carrie. I have the greatest sock kit. A most exquisite bag they had to grab from me and say leave it home, I may still sneak it, heehee, they're not looking..heehee....KP needles, glorious, a most fantastic yarn, a great pin, a stupendous pattern, oh so glorious bookplates, sorry if I have forgotten...... they are in the car, can sneak the bag, heehee..Pics of it in Ireland...a grand letter from Carrie. CARRIE!!! She is dharmafey from Cosmic Yarns, how many times have I posted that link on blogs. I have tons of her yarn, and she sent me yarn from another etsy dealer, LOVE ETSY, oh oh beautiful pearl stitch markers, I want to wear them as earrings...oh oh they are calling Me...must go. Carrie I will email when I can...THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!! shhhhhhh...the bag, pattern and yarn are in my bag...shhhhhhhh..heehee..heehee oh no here they come. Take care everyone, Ireland will never be the same..heehee..two weeks...sorry no pics the bag is awesome, gosh they are coming up the stairs......bye...

Trivia 6/3 to 6/9

"Greatness inspires envy, envy engenders spite, spite spawns lies."

Who says this?

**Get ready for the last round of Quidditch! Trivia will be posted on Sunday, June 10th and the Snitch will be released on Tuesday evening, June 12th**

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

House Points

So, sorry that I haven't updated! Things have been so crazy around here. Problems with the house, then problems in the marriage. If it's not one thing it's another right?

Here are the House percentages for this week. No big changes so far. Hopefully, with the last round of Quidditch we'll see a big change.

Gryffindor - 55%

Ravenclaw - 49%

Hufflepuff - 40%

Slytherin - 25 %

Thank you for the well wishes :) Hopefully, things will iron themselves out very soon.

Monday, June 4, 2007

OWL Post

Wow I just have to say Thank you so much Michelle. I got a package this weekend while I was out of town from my swap partner. Here is a pic. if you want to see more go check out my blog. Thank you It is so Awesome!!!!

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Update Soon!

Hello, ladies!
I just wanted to apologize for not getting to the update today. We had a disaster at the house. One of the nozzles to our water heater busted and water leaked into my front bathroom and master closet. Had to take everything out, rip up the flooring and set a fan in there for it to dry.

I will be posting the updates for the House scores on Monday.

Challenge Wk 4 - Sarah's Group, Ravenclaw

Hey guys

The challenge is up on my blog....

Hope you enjoy!

Good Luck


Saturday, June 2, 2007

Tease for a Gryffindor

I have my bag almost complete...I'd say 95% done! Now I'm onto the creating/purchasing of my stitch markers...may I ask if there is a number of these which is correct?

Also...I came across this site for sock yarn in the perfect (prefect) colors:

Harry Potter yarn

Enjoy the weekend! I'm getting to help my hubby take the cows to pasture which overlooks Glacier National's a 6 hour + trip of a convoy of semi trucks and trailers. Yeee Haaaw!