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Quidditch ~ Round Three, Trivia, Picture Scavenger Hunt

Posted by sallenlouise on October 20, 2007

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 1. What was the name of the book Dumbledore left for Hermione in his will?

a. The Tales of Beedle the Bard

2. Whose sign was on Xenophilius Lovegood’s chest?

d. Grindewald

3. Was October 30, 1980 the night that Lilly and James Potter died?

b. No
4. What’s another name for the Elder Wand?

a. Deathstick
5. Whose Potterwatch code name was ‘Rodent’?

d. Fred
6. What was so special about the peacocks at the Malfoy Manor?

d. They were all white
7. Who does Harry say was “probably the bravest man I knew?”

a. Snape
8. What thing was Lockhart giving Hagrid advice about getting out of a well?

b. Kelpies
9. What was the occupation of Colin Creevey’s father?

d. Milkman
10. Which Professor of Hogwarts was a dueling champion when he was young?

a. Flintwick

ANSLEY made the awesome kit for Jenean

 

 

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Swaps and all that fun stuff

Posted by sallenlouise on September 20, 2007

MYSTERY YARN BALL SWAP
This is what I sent to my partner for the Mystery Yarn Ball Swap. 

This is what I put together for her! I included this set of stitch markers, plus some Harry Potter trading cards. I also used a skein of RH Symphony to finish wrapping…I ran out! LOL~ This was my first Mystery Yarn Ball swap, and I had lots of fun putting it together. It took a while to wind it all, but that was part of the fun! I hope she enjoyed everything!

Mystery Yarn Ball
Selah’s partner should have received hers by now, but we forgot to take a picture. I do know that everything but the Holiday Knits book and Michaels mints from the 1st pic, plus a pattern book of baby sweaters and a big Strawberry Shortcake sweater book. Her partner makes sweaters for children for charity. Selah thought that would be neat for her to have. I think she yanked some of my pre-made stitch markers..but I can’t remember , lol! I’ll have to ask her.

 

The final results: The 1st one from me, and the 2nd from Selah. We were able to wrap her books up, they were soft. Her skein started out a small looking 3.4 ounce ball, and ended up looking like a skein of RH, the 7 ouncers! Just sort of funny to me, lol!

 

OTHER SWAPS

OK, this is a little clutch/pouch thing that I made for another swap. I wont say which one, or for who, they haven’t received it yet. I just had to share! It’s nothing major, and it’s not what I had planed for it to be, but there you go! I thought it was cute. I used Caron SS for the outside, and RH for the lining. See the button, that’s for easy removal for when you have to wash it. I just realized though, that if the inside needs to be washed, most likely the outside will need to be as well…Hmmm. Ohhh my mind lately!lol!

I have some Halloween squares to show! I love it when I can do this (alternate the colors on the other sq):

As you can see, I have been playing around with the basic granny. I did the diamond by pulling my alternate yarn along. I’m giving this ago, and practicing because pretty soon, I’m going to try crocheting from a chart. That will be interesting, I’m sure!

HSK SWAP

I am working slowly on my kit tote for Miranda. I’m using the colors she likes, and using an afghan pattern that I have, I’m making the tote. What I’m not looking forward to is making the lining. If I can sew one, I might do that, but I really can’t sew…. I know, a lining should be simple enough, but I am challenged in this area. I found this out during HSKS 1. I really did give it my all, but I ended up having to buy a tote for my last parter. 😦 So, I may have to crochet it. YAY!(FYI:That is a sarcastic yay!)

Other News

I am working on something special for Patti. She is the wonderful artist, graphic person that made my banner and button for my Etsy store. Did you notice the petals…AWESOME! She also made me a banner for Tupperware. I love it! You can see it here. Check out her Etsy store, she has some really Cool Cats and other things. I am very great full to her and want to put something special together that she will love.

OK, I have more pics and swap news, but I cant post it all in this post now can I? Nope! So, maybe tomorrow I will post more pics. I hope you are having a great night, I will talk to you soon~

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Howling out loud for feminism

Posted by sallenlouise on September 18, 2007


Watch me turn into a
Wolf at YouWild.org

This is awesome!

I hate insomnia. It screws up my whole schedule. I will finally catch up on sleep during the day, which means I’m up late again. (way late) When I finally get back on schedule for a week, a few days, it knocks on my door again. ARGGGGGG.

Where am I going with this? I saw Jessica Valenti on BookTV the other night. She is very open, and to the point. Some of you may think that she is a little harsh..(and that is definitely OK) I believe that she has some valid points. She has a book out,  Full Frontal Feminism. I want to read it. Some of what she was saying during the program had me laughing like mad. Then again, I could just be mad due to the insomnia, and many other reasons.

She has a site called FEMINISTING. Check it out if you don’t mind seeing some bad language, and many, many pointed comments.  I will say this. I like the honesty. I like that it is to the point. I like many of the arguments, some of it I’m not sure what to think. Be sure to watch the Wanda Sykes you tube bit. Gotta love her.  I am so with her on the SSM thing. To each their own ,that’s what I think. We have much bigger things for our government to deal with.  The war, education, economy, getting our homeless of of the streets….shall I go on?

HSK Swappers, she even had something for us….LOL. Well, sort of.  (actual Mattel toy)HP Flying Nimbus 2000 . I found it humorous, you may find this distasteful,  so consider yourself warned.

 I think that I should quit now, lol!  If I offended any of you, please accept my apologies. That was not the intent.

 

B TUPPERWARE PARTY

 

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ummm, a little bit of this, and a little bit of that.

Posted by sallenlouise on September 18, 2007

!!SLYTHERIN HOUSE NEWS!!

Congratulations to PAULA!!! She won the drawing for the $10 gift certificate to The Loopy Ewe! The drawing was really technical….My daughter drew the name out of an envelope. So sad that I didn’t have a sorting hat….that would have been cool! lol! Yes, I’m a dork….sometimes!

In The News

Mystery Illness Strikes After Meteorite Hits Peruvian Village

This was the first thing I saw online today. Is this not interesting or what? I hope they keep us updated on the developments. I would love to know what they find!!

The Enduring Mysteries of the Moon

I am a lover of the moon. It has always been a link to my family back home. (England) When the moon is high, I know they are (not getting technical on the time here) basically living life, doing their day to day things. When I look at the moon, I always feel closer to them. (I know, it probably sounds corny!)

I have other reasons for my love of the moon. It has always been a constant. I remember gazing at the moon when I was very little, and I remember how the moon looked on specific moments from my past. She was always there. I have always thought of the moon as female. Why? I don’t know. Maybe she is, after all she is the representation of the Goddess. I can assure you though, I did not know this when I was little. Maybe it is just like boats. They are always female. Hmmm.

Hubby News

OK, moving on before I become really nostalgic and get all teary and emotional….We don’t want that now do we. You might know already that hubby works out of town a lot. He is down south as we speak. Yesterday, he went to the DR. due to his finger being highly infected. They gave him a shot for the pain and a shot of antibiotics, froze the finger, an cleaned it. He was out of it most of yesterday. He’s still in pain, and goes back at 11am to see the Dr. I hate this. My DH is in pain, not well, and out of town. He should be home where I can take care of him. At least be able to see for myself that he’s alright. He is one of those that doesn’t go to the DR unless absolutely necessary. So, yes, I am worried and I’m sad. I usually get aggravated with him when he has a cold because, well….YOU KNOW WHY!(lol) Don’t make me say it! This is just different. This is more than a cold. I know, some of you are like….he’ll be fine, get over it. I guess I’m just silly that way. I miss him.

House News:

NONE. 😦

SWAPS

I said that I will post pics, and I will. Just not in this post, lol! I have to upload the pics and I honestly cannot be bothered at the moment. Sorry! I do have a few to post though.

Let’s Get Hooked

The first meet up is tonight at 7. Woo hoo. I still can’t believe that I started this! Funny thing, I did want to cancel it, lol! Nerves I guess. I really am a shy person. I guess I will just look at it as in a job perspective. I think it will be fun! If you are in the DFW area (more so FW) come see us! It will be fun to get to know other’s with the same hobby! YARN ADDICTION!! Speaking of, I will have to sort some out to swap. It’s mostly novelty though. I learned a lesson on sales. So, here’s a friendly tip:

Just because a $5 skein is on sale for $1, (rough estimates, lol) You don’t need to buy 40! You might get by with just 20!

Alright, I can’t think of anything more to note. Besides, this. Liz, I’m honored!! I will be doing the same with you. 🙂 I just popped over and saw my name…made me giggle….lol!

OK, YES, I think I’m sort of OUT there today…I think I need a nap! Yeah, definitely do, my dogs even think so, and they are very smart! Bye for now!

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Friday Night Dessert! (Pay it Forward update)

Posted by sallenlouise on September 16, 2007

Well, the other night, when pizza went out the door, the kids had wanted something yummy for dessert. I obliged. Even though I am trying to loose some extra poundage…how can you resist them when they look at you with those pleading eyes, lol!

This is what I made, and from prep to mouths, it took me 20 minutes! They were happy!

I by mixing the *altered cake mix. Adding it to my Tupperware Heat N Serve container, with lid on, popping it into the microwave for about 10 minutes. While that cooks, I put most of the milk on the boil, I mix the custard powder, sugar(in our case Splenda) and left over milk together. When the milk is almost at a boil, I add the custard mix….The key is to keep mixing. The end result was wonderful, if I do say so myself!

The cake batter ready! Milk on the boil!

Cake batter ready for the microwave Milk on the boil

Custard just about done! Strawberry cake ready!

Custard added Strawberyy Cake ready~

 

The normal way we have custard! The Posh Way! 🙂

Reg Custard Voila

The kids had theirs with the cake on the side, I had mine the posh way! It was yummy! I was very pleased with the outcome.

~The following can be noted as a SALES PITCH, but really, it’s just enthusiasm turned into one!!!lol! I have added the link the the product page if you want to check it out for yourself.~

WOW!!! I love the Heat N’ Serve container!! I will be buying more. The one I have is getting used for everything! I can’t believe it has taken me this long to bring Tupperware into my house. I grew up with this in England, and my aunt still has some from when I was a baby…..I’m now 30 years old. So, yes, I will agree that some products are a little steep $$ wise, but in the long run, you definitely get your moneys worth. Another plus….lifetime guarantee!

Incentive: If you order any Heat N’ Serve container by September 21st, I will add the Self Icing Cake recipe,as well as a main course recipe via e-mail. E-mail me or leave a message here. I will also have other specials here!

LOCAL CROCHET MEET UP!

Moving right along, I have started a local meet up group for crocheters, knitters and yarn lovers!! YAY! Our first meet will be on Tuesday, the 18th. I think that this will be a blast!

SWAP News:

I will be updating swap photos tomorrow. Ohhh, We have a luck Slytherin winner for our mini contest!!! I will reveal the lucky gal tomorrow She will win a $10 gift certificate to The Loopy Ewe! I also have some other Slytherin House Contests in the works!!! (if you didn’t already know, I am a participant in the HSK swap! My Slytherin related stuff might not have given it away, lol!)

Alright, that’s about it for now! I hope everyone is enjoying the weekend!

Woops, one more thing that I forgot to mention, the PAY IT FORWARD Swap. I’m still looking for 2 more that want to participate. If interested, please post a comment on that post. It will be fun, I promise! Lyn, my first participater, I have something already in the works for you!!! I’m sure you will love it!

Seriously now, I’m outta here!

 

 

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CALLING ALL SLYTHERINS

Posted by sallenlouise on September 13, 2007

Also, don’t forget to check out my last post about the Pay it Forward Swap. If you want to play, make sure you leave a post!

UPDATE:

SLYTHERINS: I have made a mistake on question #9. The answer is B three up…2 acoss. Not A. I must have erased the wrong answer…..Sorry guys, but please fix it!

Fellow Slytherins, last night I spent a long time looking up answers for the trivia…As I have yet to read the final installment. Easy now, I know, It’s a disgrace, lol!I posted to all of your blogs last night (this morning)however you would like to look at it, I linked you to my blog….hint hint! Post the trivia q’s and pics ASAP! We need all of us to participate…we need to show that the sly Slytherins are #1!!! We have 2 out 8 so far that have posted….Ya’ll can do it!

To make it a little more interesting: Attention Slytherins
To all of you wonderful Slytherins that participate, if you post on my blog after you’ve completed the trivia and scavenger hunt, you will be entered to win a $10.00 gift certificate to . Also, I will send each of you a little token of my appreciation! 😉 POST by Friday Evening!!! Sept 14, 2007.

Let’s Play Slytherins!

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♦Pay It Forward♦ HSKS Trivia/Scavenger Hunt Posted

Posted by sallenlouise on September 13, 2007

I have the trivia questions and scavenger hunt pics posted HERE for the HSKS. Speaking of, I love the actress that plays Rolanda Hooch, Zoe Wanamaker. I’m watching the reruns of My Family on BBCA, she plays Susan Harper, the mom. The show is hilarious! Also, she played Cassandra, the last human on 2 episodes of Dr.Who. I love Dr.Who! I watch it on BBCA and USA.

Ohh, and what do you think of my HP inspired Meez?! I love me! lol!→

I came across the Pay it Forward Swap when checking out other HSKS members blogs. Thank you Tammy @KnitoneInsane2 for posting about this! This will be so much fun!

Here’s the details as explained from blog to blog:

“Here is how it works! I’ll send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange! I don’t know what that gift will be yet, and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week…LOL… but you will receive it within 365 days, that’s a promise! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog…”

If you’re interested, let me know by posting to this blog, and I’ll start on something special for you! This is going to be so much fun! I can’t wait to find out who my 3 will be!

TUPPERWARE PARTY B

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Sneak Peeks and other stuff!

Posted by sallenlouise on September 3, 2007

I am making this for my HSKS partner, Miranda. Forgive the safety pins, I’m just trying to keep the loops straight. Any ideas on what it could be? I have the finished product in my head…and it looks awesome! Hahahaha! lol. I think it will look cool. No, it’s not in her Griffindor colors, but I know for a fact that she likes these colors…..trust me on this, lol! (Miranda, I know, I know….eventually!!!!!) Ohh, and really quick, WAY TO GO SLYTHERINS!! Let’s really try and stay in first place. I know we can do it! (yes, I know this was almost a week ago….positive reinforcement!!!!)

For Miranda, HSKSHalloween 12

HALLOWEEN: I am making 12″ squares for my Halloween square swap (you can still join the last 2)
I’m still sewing on the kitty, so don’t mind that loose end, lol! I have a witch, a bat, and a pumkin. I love ’em!! I will show them when I have them all finished.

Design Den: I have been working on some square patterns and some other kitchen themed items. I can’t wait to show ya’ll. I designed this awesome scrubby pattern for a swap that I was in, had written it down as I went…all I had to do was add it to the puter. Well, to my horror….it has disappeared. AHHHHHHHHHH! Maybe I can do something like it again…I guess we will see.

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