Thursday, October 29, 2009

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Boy this has been a productive week! I have been so busy and haven’t had much time to post! So, I thought I’d do a quickie to tell you about my plans for the weekend! Saturday, I am planning to sleep in and eat pancakes with my husband Paul. If I have time, I might also finish some WIPs since I haven’t in a long time. Sunday will be spent working on a shuntbumping project all over town and maybe winning if I’m lucky!

Saturday, October 24, 2009


So far, shuntbumping has been filled with excitement and surprises! I won the first round with this:

And then this morning I rocked the second round with these:

So far, so good. I'm concerned about Rowena, though. That girl really knows how to play!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Teasing my spoilee

Dearest Pandora,

You don't now how lucky you are that I'm your spoiler! I've already decided that you need some nice warm ____ and a matching ___. I thought maybe you'd like some ___ for them, and I know just how to ___. Of course, you'll be getting some sparkly ___, which you need. And then there's the ___ on your wish list. It's one of my favorite things, so I'll be sure to share it with you. Catch you later!


Saturday, October 17, 2009

Winnie departs

Well I for one am going to miss Winnie. I know she said she's going on "vacation" but who packs their potions kit for a vacation?! Her farewell letter talked about the Ministry of Magic and included a photo from there, so her last known location was clearly London, England. Who knows where her adventures will take her next?

Sunday, October 11, 2009

The expanded wish list

I didn't get this homework done last week before taking off, but I did have a lot of time over the weekend to think about my preferences. There are a few things I'm picky about, but in general I love surprises!

First off, I'm very practical. I have no use for beautiful things that aren't practical (except as excellent gifts for others!) and I like my practical things to be beautiful as well (for example, I have fun red spatulas and measuring cups). I always go for quality over quantity, and choose classic items that are likely to last me a good long time.

I've sampled a few brands of yarn but don't have any favorites for now. I'm more interested in the fiber content and color. I've been dyeing my own yarn (mostly wool) and love getting creative with color-mixing. I can't wait to try out some new fibers. I'm a little bit obsessed with superwash wool, since I dislike hand-washing things (because I forget about them and they soak for hours on accident).

My stash of yarn has been growing lately, and I believe I have too much sock and lace yarn (though people say sock yarn doesn't count toward your stash). I'm pretty much set up with projects for the next 2 years with socks & shawls alone!

I love to be warm and cozy! My favorite things to do during cool weather are to read, bake, and cuddle up with my husband and watch a movie. (And by "bake" I mean "bake and devour".) I love to drink Stumptown coffee in the morning and have tea in the afternoon. There's just something so soothing about a steaming mug when it's cold outside!

Monday, October 5, 2009


Even though Summer Camp ended some time ago, I have been reluctant to put away my badges and memories. It was so wonderful! I hope I can go back next summer, and maybe even be a cabin leader again.

I was really look forward to returning to Hogwarts, but then a special letter arrived: I've been recruited to the Montrose Magpies for a special season of quidditch training! And because of my leadership experience, I've been selected as Assistant to the Captain! I'm so excited! I know it means lots of extra work, but I'm really looking forward to it.