Saturday, June 28, 2008

War Path

Someone's in trouble! Mrs. Wartbobble and Prefect Moody are both beating the drums. Blog, little witches, blog.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Quidditch - Round Two.1

'Fraid I got a nasty head cold during our last bought of quidditch and will have to sit this one out. Hang on to those brooms and SSSSSSSSSSSSSoar Slytherin!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Quidditch - Round Two

1. At the beginning of the year feast, who is the only person who rudely interrupts Dumbledore during his speech?
b. Professor Umbridge

2. Off what street is the alley where Harry first met Sirius?
b. Little Whinging

3. Tonks’ mother had two sisters, both pure-bloods, and both left on the Black Family Tree. What are their names?
c. Narcissa and Bellatrix

4. What spell are the students studying in McGonalgall’s class when Umbrdige is doing her inspection?
d. The Vanishing Spell

5. Who comes to warn Harry and the rest of Dumbledore’s Army that Umbridge and her group of followers are coming to break up their meeting?

6. Who are the members of the Order that met Harry Potter in the Dursely’s house during the summer before his fifth year?
c. Alastor Moody, Nymphadora Tonks, Kingsley Shacklebolt, Elphias Doge, Dedalus Diggle, Remus Lupin, Emmeline Vance, Sturgis Podmore, Hestia Jones

7. Moody used the Disillusionment Charm on Harry.
a. Yes

8. Which of these Death Eaters is Sirius related to?
d. All of these

9. At what age did Sirius leave his home?

10. How many of the original Order members were killed (don’t include those who disappeared)?
b. 8

Monday, June 16, 2008

Post Card from Jolanna

Look what arrived by owl this morning! Jolanna informs me this is the Muskingum River, the largest river in Ohio. She also informed me more goodies were on the way! I love goodies........

Sunday, June 15, 2008

I was RAOK'd!

How fabulous are these Shrimp Stitch markers and the Golden Snitch tape? Thank you Lavender Ackerly! Big WET SLOPPY KISSES!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

My First Mini Sock

Well I didn't get a picture of it, but my first mini sock is winging its way to Oregon. It is Slytherin green with silver grey stripes and I tucked it inside a little present, accompanied by another little present which is a pattern for something inside something else. Confused? Maybe someone from Slytherin will blog an explanation.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

In the pre-dawn mist....

Believe, my friends and classmates, this is a true story. Twice I have meet magic in the hour before dawn, this is a story of the first. In 1982 I was entering my sophomore year at Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Having spent most of the night in my studio space in the fine arts building, I needed to stretch my legs and pick up a pack a cigarettes. The nearest source of smokes - a vending machine at the Fair Oaks Motel - was just two blocks from school. The weather was chilly and moist, a heavy fog lay like cotton candy and swirled around my legs as I walked.

MCAD, The Children's Theater Company and the Minneapolis Institute of Art form an aesthetic triangle on the south side of town and the MIA stoop seemed a good place to have a quiet smoke. As I finished, dawn began to arrive. A soft pink glow infused the vapor as I turned the corner. Standing quit clearly in front of the Children's Theatre was a unicorn. Looking at me as I looked at him, clearly neither of us expecting the other. I was to find this small, cream colored beast was know to his friends as Lancelot. A single, straight horn grew from above his brow ridge directly in the center of his forehead. His companion (whose name is lost to time) informed me they had arrived earlier than expected to an event being held at the Theatre. After hanging out for a bit on a grassy bit of lawn, the man went over to the motel for a cup of coffee and Lancelot and I shared a cigarette. Of course I smoked mine; he ate his.

After going home and getting some sleep, I awoke wondering if the chance meeting could have been a dream. It seemed almost certainly a product of paint fumes and exhaustion. Until I opened my Camel's and found one single, wavy, golden, wiry hair.

Monday, June 2, 2008

HSKS 5 Bag Arrived!

originally uploaded by Beanswallow.
Thanks Jalanna Kedavra. Clockwise: the bag, wool wash, yarn, sock pattern, lined journal and post-it stickers.