Thursday, March 26, 2009


I just received THE MOST AMAZING RAoK ever!! Thank you Clara Clavenhoof! The box was so big and contained so many gifts, I seriously thought it was my swap package. I did not relize it was a RAoK until I found the note on the bottom of the package. Not only did I have wonderful things sent to me, but she also included gifts for my dogter!! So here is my loot:Clara is quite the stalker! She knew exactly what to get me. Look at the seeds she gave me (how did you know that tomatoes and white bunching onions are my FAVORITE veggies?) And no worries about zones, they will grow wonderfully down here!Here is the owl she made for me!! No you can not have him, he is all mine and will soon be joining the Owlery (after he gets a little rest).
Did I mention this was a HUGE RAoK??  It is so big that I had to split the goods into two seperate posts.  Keep reading and drooling below!

RAoKarific Part 2!

This is the gorgeous bag she made for me and my first ever row counter! Love the Slythern colors!Clara said she did not know what type of treat my dogter would like. Judging from the drool spot (see bottom of pic) and how fast she ate it, I think she did very well!
What toy did Lizzie bring her daddy when he got home from work today?? Oh yeah, her new favorite toy!
And everyone knows gummies are always nummy!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Poor Shaun the Sheep

Above is a picture of Shaun the Sheep. As you can see, he does not have a sweater to keep him warm. So, my question to you, is how do you make a pattern for a stuffed animal?

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Little Update

I just love Luna's glasses! I so wish I could find a Luna-like friend out here. You just know she would be a hoot to hang out with!

In case you have ever wondered if wood actually contracts and expands, I found out first hand it does!! I took a weaving class a few weeks ago. I brought my loom from Minnesota to Arizona, and it no longer fits!! The good news is that I found a second heddle kit that I can install and appears that it will work even better than the old set-up! For right now, I tied some wood blocks to the inside.

Well, I picked up the cutest fabric this week, so I am off to make a pair of pajama bottoms. I may use the extra to make a bag or two!! Cross your fingers for me!


1. On which day did the Order of the Phoenix come to get Harry?

c. Saturday

2. During all this chaos with voldemort and the Death Eaters, people still had lives to live and Ron's oldest brother, Bill decided to marry Fleur Delacour? Who were the uninvited guests at Bill and Fleur's wedding?

b. Death Eaters

3. Voldemort had seven Horcruxes hidden in different places. Six of them were hidden at the Gaunt shack, Hogwarts, a cave, inside Harry, inside his snake, Nagini and Tom Riddles Diary. Did Voldemort hide the last Horcrux inside the Malfoy's vault at Gringotts?

b. No

4. Why did the Dumbledore's move to Godric's Hollow?

c. The father went to Azkaban

5. Harry and Hermione read a part of "Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore," written by Rita Skeeter. Then they met Dumbledore's brother Abeforth and he told them the same story, just with a few details changed. Which of the following did Aberforth and Rita Skeeter agree on about Dumbdore's past?

b. That Dumbledore was friends with Grindelwald for a while.

6. When Harry and Hermione visit Godric's Hollow, they visit the graveyard to see Harry's parent's graves. Harry walks by a tombstone that we later learn belong to tone of "The Three Broother'. The brother buried there once owned what?

b. The cloak

7. The Trio finds out that Luna had been kidnapped by the Death Eaters , and that they won't give her back until they got Harry Potter. Why did they kidnap Luna?

a. Her father sided with Harry and Dumbledore

8. After Voldemort killed Snape, he left the room and Harry came out from under the cloak. Snape gave Harry some of his memories all the way from when he was a child to just months before. Harry dived into the Pensieve and which of the following did he not see?

c. Snape and Lily having fun in a potions class

9. On the search of the Lost Diadem, Harry finally gets to takl to the Gray Lady. Who was the Gray Lady when she was alive?

c. Helena Ravenclaw.

10. Which of these is not one of Harry or Ron's children?

d. Victoria

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Snowflakes at Hogwarts

Well, I cannot confirm nor deny I had anything to do with the recent snowfall here at Hogwarts (and I am sure that Pukema will also not be able to confirm nor deny the rumors!).  However, or whoever, is responsible it sure was fun!  Some of us conjured up a few of the dining hall trays and candles.  Man do those trays make good sleds, especially with a little wax on the bottom!  Above is a picture of our favorite hill.  By the end of the day, we had the perfect trail set up and iced!  Man did we fly!  If there is another snow day, say perhaps next Thursday, you should come join us!  Be sure to bring a bribe (hot chocolate, fire whiskey, and/or cookies) and we will help you find our trail!