Friday, September 26, 2008

Quidditch Round 1

1. At the beginning of the book, Cornelius Fudge is talking to the Muggle Prime Minister. Which member of the Order of the Phoenix has recently been found dead?

c. Emmeline Vance

2. What animal does Bellatrix Lestrange kill when she and her sister, Narcissa, are going to see Professor Snape?

b. Fox

3. What time does Professor Dumbledore collect Harry from Privet Drive?

b. 11 p.m.

4. What did Professor Sluhorn transform into when he was trying to hide from Harry and Professor Dumbledore?
a. An armchair

5. What grade did Harry get for Herbology?
a. E – Exceeds Expectation

6. Herbert Chorley, the Prime Minister’s Junior Minster, has been entertaining the public by impersonating which animal?

b. A duck

7. What is Professor Sprout’s first name?

d. Pomona

8. What is Dumbledore’s idea of ‘a few words’?
a. nitwit, odder, blubber rand tweak

9. Who is Marcus Belby’s famous uncle?

c. Tiberius

10. What is Snape’s mother’s name?

b. Eileen Prince

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Professor Sprout

Professor Dumbledore

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Picture Pages, Picture Pages...

Time to get your Picture Pages, time to get your crayons and your pencils...

Oh, this isn't picture pages, it's Picture Day. Sorry, I had a slip back to the late 70's/early 80's. I just Googled Picture Pages. It was on Captain Kangaroo in the late 70's, with Captain Kangaroo doing it. I don't remember that, I remember Bill Cosby doing the PP. He started doing them in 1980.

Anyways, here's my picture:

This is in St Augustine inside Flagler College. My sister and I went on a tour. The chair I am sitting in is an original, as old as the building. St Augustine is a wonderful place, full of history. I love it because it's Florida history. And a lot of it is based around Henry Flagler. Growing up in West Palm Beach, we have some Henry Flagler history there too. Very interesting.

So, I don't have any interesting Hogwarts story to go along with my picture. And I've noticed that the picture that I use on Ravelry also has the orange Sightseeing Train sticker on it. Hey, I live in Jacksonville, very close to St Augustine. I love to visit St Augustine. :)

Saturday, September 20, 2008

A Knitting Marathon...

For me anyways! That's what I've been doing and I completed my hand made item. I am quite happy with it and hope my spoilee is too. I've also already ordered other parts of my kit. I'm having quite a good time with it. :)

Finally went to the gym yesterday after a 2 week hiatus. I had a session with my trainer. Today I have been sore, but in a good way. It was nice to get moving again.

I've been taking Ethan to the park this week. He loves it! We bring his tricycle and he has a great time. I've decided my gym schedule is going to be Tues (Pilates), Wed (cardio and strength) and Fri (cardio and strength). So, I can take Ethan to the park Mon and Thur mornings. He loves going to the Playcenter at the gym too.

I can't believe Ethan will be 3 on October 10th! I'm going to make cupcakes for his birthday, from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World.

Tomorrow I really need to bake some bread. I also need to wash diapers and finish up some other laundry. Dueling starts tomorrow too. I need to get my yarn and hook ready.

I must say, I really enjoyed knitting up my handmade item. The pattern was fairly simple to follow and the yarn was a joy. I am also somewhat proud of myself, as it's something different than the stuff I'm used to knitting.

And I found something else I'd like to knit tonight. A Hogwarts scarf, in Gryffindor colors, of course! I'd really like a nice, long scarf. The pattern calls for 4 balls of yarn, 2 of each color. I found some online for $5/each, so I just have to wait until we have a little extra $$.

So, I guess that's all that's been going on this week. I really need to get to sewing some stuff, but I've been all about knitting, crocheting and spinning lately. Especially knitting and crocheting, since I sold my wheel.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

A Plethora of Quizzes

I decided it was time to finally get my wand posted. :)

Wood type: birch
Length: 11 inches
Core: Gryffon Feather

get your own wand!

And to post my Patronus charm....

What Patronus Charm would you create?

Sea Otter
Sea Otter
You would create an Otter Patronus just like Hermione. Your personality must be intelligent, determined, thoughtful, and graceful.
How do you compare?
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My HP Husband....

Your result for The Harry Potter Husband Test...

Mrs. Bill Weasley

Your perfect HP man is Bill Weasley.

You like guys who are cool. And not cool in that fake, dicky way, but actually cool. He's so cool that they couldn't find any actor to adequately portray him, so they decided to just leave him out of the movies rather than risk not doing justice to his coolness. He's like the Chuck Norris of Harry Potter: plain freaking awesome. When Voldemort says "You-Know-Who", he's talking about Bill Weasley.

(Fanarty by The Starhorse Used with permission.)

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Saturday, September 13, 2008


Potter Name: Morgana Black

Rav ID: cathiasplace

I am allergic to: Nothing

Pets that I have: Arty the Wonder Dog

My favorite yarn: Hmm... I really love Peace Fleece and Malabrigo. Really, any type of non-synthetic yarn is yummy!

If you are a Ravenclaw, do you prefer the film colors or the book colors? N/A

My favorite flavor: Chocolate and candy corn.

My favorite holiday: Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas: Gosh... I really like Christmas, but I'm going to have to go with Halloween.

I would like to receive a: (Sock kit, scarf kit or yarn dyeing kit) If I had to pick, a sock or scarf kit. A surprise is good though. :)

List your favorite brand of needles or hooks, including size and length: I really like Addi's and Knit Picks Harmony. Size 2 is needed. DPN's or long circ.

Is there a brand that you are dying to try?: Nope.

I've participated in HSKS: (How many times have you participated in HSKS swaps?) This is my 3rd term.

Do you have a birthday during this swap? If so which day? Nope.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

New Term!

It's time for a new term. This will be my 3rd term here at Hogwarts. I am very fortunate to be able to return this term.

This swap is so much fun, I am glad I am able to participate again.

Roar Roar Gryffindor!!!!