Saturday, April 25, 2009


Centy asked us to predict the winning Hogwarts house for HSKS7 and the total points for each house for our homework! And here are my predictions!
I say it's Gryffindor for the win! And here's how the points break down:





We'll see what happens! And a big thank you to all my housemates for a wonderful swap!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

new swap!

I'm excited to be doing another swap! It's a quick one this time, Reducio mini-sock swap! (Rav link)
I think it will be super fun! Some of my cohorts here at school are doing it too! I'll see you around Prendolyn the Weird, Allitrya Spelling, & Belladonna Boomslang! This should be fun!

Monday, April 20, 2009

A package!

An owl stopped by this afternoon! From one Waverly Trimble and it was delivering a lovely package!! There are 3 Harry Potter sock patterns from Socktopia (whoo hoo!), and the Gryffindor Pride Sock pattern that I've been coveting, a lovely red bag, a Harry Potter calendar with some grand photos, a cool needle inventory set, some Trendsetter yarn and some Mei Mei bamboo needles (size 13), some yummy almond milk soap, and an assortment of excellent treats!! I LOVE that chai Waverly! All in all a treat to end the day well. I'll be thinking of you when I have a cuppa later! Thank you!

Friday, April 17, 2009

catch the snitch!! Qudditch homework!

1. This “Harry Potter” character’s first name comes from Roman mythology. The mythological character’s twin brother is named Romulus. What is the Harry Potter character last name?
a. Black
b. Lupin
c. Pucey
d. Finnigan

2. Which “Harry Potter” character’s first name is the Roman equivalent of the Greed Goddess Athena?
a. Evans
b. Malfoy
c. McGonagall
d. Flitwick

3. In ‘Harry Potter’ World, this wizard has created the Philosopher’s Stone (called the Sorcerer Stone in the US). The historical figure from the 14th and 15th centuries was a scribe and a manuscript-seller who became famous as an alchemist. Who is this individual?
Nicolas Flamel

4. What is the first name of a character whose last name is the name of a Bulgarian leader from early 9th century who doubled the country’s territory?
a. Theodore
b. Cedric
c. Viktor
d. Vincent

5. Which character’s name is the name of goddess in Indian mythology?
a. Creevey
b. Patil
c. Zabini
d. Vane

6. “Where the Wild Things Are” tells the story of Max, a young boy sent to bed without his supper for his wild antics. Who created this winner of the Caldecott Medal?
a. Maurice Sendak
b. Chris Van Allsberg
c. Ezra Jack Keats
d. John Steptoe

7. What was NOT one of the unexpected defense mechanisms that Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Griphook encountered in their attempt to rob Gringotts?
a. The Flagrante Curse
b. The Thieves’ Downfall
c. Anti-summoning Enchantments
d. The Geminio Curse

8. What was Snape aiming at when he cut off George’s ear?
a. Another Death Eater’s back
b. George’s wand hand
c. Another Death Eater’s wand hand
d. George’s face

9. How much older than James was Lily? (Referring to Harry’s parents, not children).
a. James was older
b. 6 months
c. 1 month
d. 2 months

10. Food is one of the five exceptions to what magical law?
a. Grimp’s Law of Elemental Transfiguration
b. Gamp’s Law of Elemental Transfiguration
c. Gamp’s Law of Fundamental Transfiguration
d. Grimp’s Law of Fundamental Transfiguration





Where the Wild Things Are

Monday, April 13, 2009


With Easter and my birthday all on the same day this year this weekend totally got out of hand! Also many happy returns go out to my niece as her birthday is just the day before mine. :) It's been lovely though but now on to the homework!! :)

1- Who wrote the obituary of Dumbledore in The Daily Prophet? Elphias Doge
2- What is a Squib? A child born to at least one wizarding parent with no magical ability. Arabella Figg (who watches over Harry for Dumbledore)is a good example.
3- Who stole the locket Horcrux from the Black House? Mundungus Fletcher
4- What are the Albus Dumbledores' siblings names? Ariana and Aberforth
5- Where did Hermione leave the money for the eggs and bread that they stole from the lonely farm? Under the chicken coop.
6- What is the quote Lily and James Potter have on their tombstone? "The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death."
7- Why did Gilbert Grindewald leave wizarding school? He was expelled for performing magical experiments that harmed other students
8- Where does Xeno Lovegood first say that Luna is when Ron, Hermione and Harry visit? Out collecting plimpies.
9- What wood is the wand from The Deathly Hallows supposed to be made out of? Elder wood.
10- How did Harry, Hermione and Ron escape the vaults of Gringotts? A dragon was used by Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger to escape the bank following their break-in in 1998.
11- What is the name of the all-female Quidditch team that Ginny has a poster of in her room? Holyhead Harpies
12- Describe what the Undetectable Extension Charm is. A spell placed on any object to make the internal space larger than the external object appears. The tents that the Weasley's use at the Quidditch Cup are a good example.

And done! I have been really enjoying my homework this term. :) I know that makes me a terrible suckup but I can't help it! Time for a nice warm bath and bed.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Sending off my darling Ava!

A package is winging it's way north as I type! I can only hope that this, my first term package, is as good for my spoilee as I tried to make it. Cross your fingers that she loves it! :)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Who would you be and why?

Centy posed an interesting question today for those of us just dying for some homework! ;) What a bunch of overachievers we are!! She asked us which HP character we'd be and why. I like to think that I'd make a good Tonks. She questions authority, has a wicked sense of humor and sees beauty in the unusual. Remus was one of my book crushes and so we share that too! I love her bravery and that she doesn't ever bow to convention be it fashion or her core values. I strive to be true to myself without compromise in my personal life and it causes me a bit of uncomfortableness at times. I wish everyone could be as accepting as Tonks and I hope that people see me as accepting of them in all their unusual beauty. And I actually LIKE the name Nymphadora! ;)