Friday, August 28, 2009

At The End...

Sadly, tomorrow is the end of summer camp. I have really enjoyed my time meeting new people, hanging out with friends, and making more friends.

I hope that everyone had just as much fun as I did.

I can't wait until HSKS9! Quidditch, here I come :)


Monday, August 24, 2009

LBOE Potions

1 What were two potions made during Harry’s first year in Potions class?
*Boil cure potion
*Forgetfulness potion

2 What potion were the students making during the second year when Harry threw a firecracker in Goyle’s cauldron to create a diversion?
Swelling Solution

3 What potion imported from Peru did the Weasley brothers give Harry when he visited their store in Hogsmeade in Half Blood Prince?
Instant Darkness Powder

4 Name 5 ingredients available in the Students Store cupboard at Hogwarts.
*Lacewing Flies

5 What tricky potion, which is an O.W.L. standard, is taught in fifth-year Potions?
Draught of Peace

6 What is the N.E.W.T.-level textbook for Potions during Harry’s sixth year?
Advanced Potion Making by Libatius Borage

7 Who invented Wolfsbane potion and who’s uncle was he?
Damocles, Marcus Belby's uncle

8 What 2 ingredients in your kitchen will make a fizzy potion? (used in home remedies to help
with bee stings)
Baking soda and Vinegar... though with me it had better be an epi pen

9 What ingredient added to a carbonated drink will make the drink foam? ( We all love these!)
Hint: A tree has …, your pint of ….. is on the bar , and you ….down a river
Ice cream. Rootbeer Float :D

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Lily May's Owl has Arrived

Caution... Yummy goodness and kit pron to follow :)

The package that was waiting for me on the porch along with a patient owl that definitely needed some care after such a long (and fast) journey.
Look at this adorable bag!!! There are three zippered compartments which all had goodies waiting inside for me. I can't believe how much she was able to cram in here ;) I think Hermoine must have put a charm on it for everything to fit.
These were waiting in the front pocket (they were wrapped of course, but I couldn't wait). The pen has a cute blue floral pattern on it. I also got a set of Slytherin stitch markers that I absolutely loooove. And look at that bracelet!!! Absolutely gorgeous blue and green beads that are so tiny. I love it so much. I have been trying to master that stitch, perhaps one day I will be able to :)
This is what was waiting in the middle pocket. Look at all the nummy treats. Mmmmm :)
When I unwrapped everything, I have a very nice set of dpn needles. I have been having trouble mastering these. But I really can't wait until I can and make soooo many more things. The hard candies are so nummy. I have already sampled a few. She also sent me some strawberry Chewits. I haven't ever had these before. But I can't wait to try them. And look at that cute journal with supply pictures on it. I love journal books. I always have one with me in my purse.

And this is what was waiting in the back zippered pouch. More candy, :) some mini sharpie markers, two balls of super soft and beautiful yarn, and patterns for berets!!! Now I really need to get better at my knitting techniques so that I can make these. :D

Inside that wrapped package was this beautiful shawl!!! Look at how amazing it is :) This looks like it is made of the same yarn that I was sent for the berets. I can't get over just how gorgeous it is. I can't wait to wear it out this Saturday.

Here is a closer look at the super soft beautiful yarn. The color is truly lovely :) The patterns are Springtime in Philadelphia, but the two are are a bit different in their designs. I just looked at some fo's on Ravelry and they look so amazing. I can't wait until I am able to make myself one.

Here is my entire kit. Thank you so very much Lily May!!! I completely love everything, you have really spoiled me! :D I am looking forward to showing off the beautiful shawl and making myself one of these beautiful berets once my knitting is up to par (which I really need to act on once I find a good lys with some classes).
Lily May you totally rock!!! :D

Friday, August 14, 2009

Stig Has Taken Flight!!!

Here is the wonderful and terrific Stig :) He was thrilled to be taking flight. I hope he is able to get there safe and fast. Luckily Minnesota isn't far away.

And here is a teaser for Wisty :D

::crosses fingers:: Hopefully I added enough tissue paper so that shifting should be minimal.

Friday, August 7, 2009

HP: LBOE - DADA Assignment

1) Which is the incantation one must say to repel a Dementor?
a. Anapneo
b. Riddikulus
c. Braccium Immendo
d. Expelliarmus
e. Expecto Patronum

2) Name the three “Unforgivable Curses.”
* The Imperius Curse
* The Cruciatus Curse
* The Killing Curse

3) What is the name given to the language of snakes, which is usually associated with the Dark Arts but that Harry Potter can speak?

4) The ability to penetrate another’s mind and read their thoughts is…
a. Mind-reading
b. Psychology
c. Memory Alteration
d. Legilimency
e. Occlumency

5) What is the difference between a werewolf and an animagus?
A werewolf is someone that has been bitten and infected with lycanthropy. They have no choice but to change during the full moon. An animagus is a witch or wizard, that through transfiguration, can shift form into another animal at will. This animal is not necessarily a wolf form.

6) What Unforgivable Curse killed Harry Potter’s parents, the Riddle family and – in “Half-Blood Prince” – a certain main character?
The killing curse

7) What creature lurks in places where blood has been shed, waiting to attack unwary travellers?
a. Vampire
b. Redcap
c. Hag
d. Kappa
e. Banshee

8) How can a Petrified person be restored to their original state?
a. They can’t
b. Mandrake Draft
c. Pheonix Tears
d. Essence of Dittany
e. Skele-Gro

9) If a dementor kisses you, what has it done?
Consumed your soul

10) What is the name of a creature that is reanimated by a Dark Wizard to do his or her bidding?
a. Dementor
b. Inferius
c. Flobberworm
d. Boggart
e. Banshee

11) Which is the incantation one must say to repel a Boggart?
a. Obliviate
b. Protego
c. Expecto Patronum
d. Riddikulus
e. Stupefy

12) A Patronus by itself is not enough to repel a Dementor. What else is necessary?
a. A sad memory
b. A happy memory
c. A general memory
d. An angry memory
e. A confusing memory

13) The first basilisk is believed to have been bred by what wizard?
a. Uric the Oddball
b. Herpo the Foul
c. Emeric the Evil
d. Loxias
e. Antioch Peverell

14) The ability to conceal one’s thoughts from external penetration is…
a. Levitation
b. Occlumency
c. Mind Cloaking
d. The “GET THE HELL OUTTA MY BRAIN” Focusing Charm
e. Legilimency

15) What is the only cure to basilisk poison?
a. Essence of Dittany
b. Centaur Tears
c. Pheonix Tears
d. Unicorn Blood
e. Gillyweed

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

A WWW Owl Flew In

An adorable owl flew in from Prendolyn with a Witch and Wizardly Wisecracks package. I love everything! Unfortunately she has been having some problems with her house elf. Her poor house elf made some stitch markers super tiny!!! But they are still totally adorable :) (The money is there to see just how tiny those really are)

She also sent me some pretty stitch markers that her house elf had not gotten hold of. And look at that yarn!!! It is soooo squishable. I'm not sure what to make with it just yet but whatever it will be, it's going to be lovely.

Here is the whole package for your perusing pleasure :) Thank you so much Prendolyn. Now to find someone to pass on the WWW goodnness ;)