Saturday, August 15, 2009

Owl Post!!

When I opened the front door this morning I was pleasantly surprised by a packet sitting on our porch. I would have given the owl that delivered it a treat, but it was no where to be found. I took my packet in with a bouncy sense of glee and opened it right away. Here is what I received from the awesome Calypsobard (aka Piper Poplartree).

This was really an awesome kit. I have never done much beading...okay, I have never made jewelry with beads so this is a great new experience for me. And the bag she send me is super Ravenclaw Colors. >.>
Oh, and see the Orange sticky note? It say, "Ack, Jorja found my shopping bag & nommed. Thankfully all in tact save for the plastic!" I'm sorry to say that I laughed.

I adore these wonderful charms. The snitches are just too cute. And The cat was especially adorable...or maybe it's a Kneazel? You never can tell with those little buggers. I've already tied one of the snitches to my purse and will put one of the hats on my key chain as soon I removed some of the other crap dangling from it.

She even send me some coffee! (not yet in my ever present cup though) Toasted Southern Pecan, Breakfast blend, and White Chocolate Obsession. I'm especially thrilled about the White Chocolate one.

Also included where some awesome Slytherin Stitch markers, a snitch that proudly flutters around my workspace now, a wonderful Slytherin Bracelet, and a note pad with a coffee cup on it.

Thank you so much Calypso!! I love it.

Friday, August 7, 2009

I'm determined!

Yup, I'm determined to get a real head start on my Christmas knitting this year. In December I don't want to do knit a single Christmas project, unless that project is for me and I won't care if it's done on time or not. I definitely don't want a repeat of last year, where I was frantically knitting the last four inches of a hat on Christmas day, to be given as a gift to a friend in three hours. Normally that wouldn't have bothered me, but between the food, and family, and gifts, and pictures, and what-not, I didn't have a single minute to knit! It was crazy.

So, I have made a list of the projects that need to be done, and I figured that if I start right now I should be done by the time Christmas comes around.

Here's to hoping.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Almost there, just a few more things...

I am down to the last....6 inches before my first ever HSKS kit is done and able to be sent out. I am highly happy with the result. Everything is being wrapped as we speak, and stuffed back into the flat rate shipping box. Although now that I look at it, I'm thinking that maybe I won't fit everything in unless I shrink it, or vacuum pack it. Although then it would be considered "altering the packet" wouldn't it? Aww, drat.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Camp Game #6

Our Camp Director presented us with her potions trunk on Tuesday and told us that we were to guess which seven potions she kept in there at all times. She had given us some clues and we went on our merry way. So here are my guesses.

1. Drought of Peaces
2. Mandrake Drought
3. Babbling Beverage
4. Murtlap Essence
5. Pepperup Potion
6. Invigoration Drought
7. Blood-Replenishing Potion