Friday, March 28, 2008

Perpetua Phoenixfire's Owl Should Be Flying on Monday...

At least I hope it will be. I am still waiting for a couple of items to be delivered for my Swap Pal's Package. If they were smaller items, I would send off her kit before they arrive and send them on to her seperately..but they are some of the major components..grrrr. I hope the package arrives either today or tomorrow with them..then I can get it off to her in Monday's Owl post..otherwise, it may be a few days late. 8-(

I am sure everyone is enjoying their packages as they are arriving..I know I really loved mine!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Hufflepuff House Quiz #4

1.Which 2 Huffles have a Pinkstone as spoilers?
Cliodna Trelawney and ME! (Helga Lovegoods)

2.Which Huffle went on a vacation to Germany?
Bella the Beautiful

3.Who is in love with Gus Cauldwell?
Petunia Acromantula

4.Which Gryffindor found the snitch during the first round of Quidditch?
Cassandra Grubbly-Plank

5.What is Harry’s class schedule on Mondays is GoF?
Herbology with the Hufflepuffs, then a break, Care of Magical Creatures with the Slytherins, lunch, double Divinations, then dinner

6.What day does Voldemort kill Frank Bryce?
Saturday, August 23rd

7.When was Moody kidnapped?
Sunday, August 31st

8.Who is called on to help Moody?
Arthur Weasley

9.What happens to Hermione during Harry’s duel with Malfoy?
Her teeth become hexed

10.When is the Yule Ball announce to the Gryffindors?
Professor McGonagall announces Yule Ball in Transfiguration on December 10th

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Patonga Pinkstone is the Best!!!

I just have to rave about how wonderful my swap partner Patonga Pinkstone is! I received her package last week, but my camera was without a battery and I needed to document everything that she all their wonderful glory! It began with a wondrful note and some delicious M&M's..even the packages were Hufflepuff yellow! Next came a beautiful satin ribbon wrapped yellow bundle of goodness! It included a beautiful handmade bag from a great floral fabric. Inside the bag were more packages, all individually wrapped in black, yellow and silver tissue paper. There were beautiful stitch markers, a fabulous pendant with a knitting design on it, a teeny tiny potions bottle charm, some pretty yellow note cards and great knitting project tags. There were not just one, but two great circular an addi turbo and the other a Harmony wood circular. There was a gorgeous skein of the softest yellow and grey yarn that is just yummy! But perhaps my most favorite part of the entire package was the book of patterns that Patonga put together for me. She created an "A to Z" sock pattern book that contains a pattern for every letter of the alphabet. Most of them are new to me, and everyone of them is awesome! I have no idea which one I will choose for knitting with the wonderful yarn that she sent me. I am truly overwhelmed!!! Patonga rules! Here are some photos of the goodies she spoiled me with! Thanks again Patonga!!!

Patonga's Note

Package with M&M's

Beautiful Bag

Wrapped Wonderfulness!

I am soooo spoiled!

Perfect Pattern Package

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Quidditch Round Three!

1. When Rita Skeeter prints a bad articles about Hagrid in the Daily Prophet, which Professor teaches Hagrid's Care of Magical Creatures class while he is away?
a. Professor Trisonikly
b. Professor Snape
c. Professor Grubbly-Plank
d. Professor Meshdeh

2. What was the article Rita Skeeter wrote about Hagrid called?
a. The son of Fridwolfa the Giantess
b. The Truth About Rubeus Hagrid
c. Dumbledore's Giant Mistake
d. Half Giant at Hogwarts

3. When the school champions were being chosen from the Goblet of Fire, whose name cam out first?
a. Fleur Delacour
b. Viktor Krum
c. Cedric Diggory
d. Harry Potter

4. What is the spell Ludo bagman says to magically magnify his voice when he commentates?
a. Sonorus
b. Sonofy
c. Lumos
d. Sonatus

5. What kind of dragon did Cedirc have to face in the first task??
a. A Hungarian Horntail
b. A Swedish Short-Snout
c. A Welsh Green
d. A Chinese Fireball

6. Who raised the trophy after winning the world cup?
a. Troy and Moran
b. Troy and Quigley
c. Quigley and Moran
d. Lynch and Connolly

7. How many bedrooms did Mundungus Fletcher claim to have?
a. 4
b. 8
c. 10
d. 12

8. For what did Moody mistake his birthday gift of a carriage clock?
a. An intruder
b. A basilisk egg
c. A bomb
d. A Blast-ended Skrewt

9. What did Mr. Ollivander produce for the end of Cedric's wand?
a. A bunch of flowers
b. A fountain of wine
c. Twittering birds
d. Silver smoke rings

10. The dark mark is on Snape's left arm.
a. Yes
b. No

And now for the picture Scavenger Hunt:

Amos Diggory

A Basilisk


Mundungus Fletcher

Severus Snape

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Sorry Fellow Hufflepuffs

Dear Hufflepuff Housemates;

I am so sorry that I haven't been around to post this past week on the blog..and therefore caused us not to have 100% participation this week. I had to go out of town for a death in the family, so I wasn't able to post. I also want to apologize to my secret swap partner for not responding to her email. She has mailed my package and I wasn't home to receive the notice to pick it up until today. I will post again as soon as I open it!

Again...apologies all around. I am so behind in my studies now...I must remedy that!

Monday, February 18, 2008

It's Quiddith Time Again!

My goodness this term is flying by! Here are the Scavenger Hunt Photos for the second round of Quidditch! Hufflepuff House must win this round! Go Badgers!

Goblet of Fire

Challenge Dragon

Victor Krum

Madam Maxine

Madam Pomfrey


1. With whom does Ginny go to the Yule Ball?
a. Neville
b. Dean
c. Seamus
d. Harry

2. When Harry arrives at the Burrow and Mrs. Weasley makes them all dinner the night before they leave for the Quidditch World Cup, what does her wand turn into?
a. rubber mouse
b. rubber chicken
c. rubber duck
d. rubber cat

3. Since some of the sixth-year girls didn't have any quills on them, what did they think Krum might sign their hats in?
a. nail polish
b. eyeliner
c. lipstick
d. lipliner

4. How old does the Quick Quotes Quill say that Rita Skeeter is?
a. 43
b. 44
c. 34
d. 33

5. What color cloak is wormtail wearing in the Riddle house?
a. Grey (Gray)
b. Black
c. Gold
d. Silver

6. What color is "Mad Eye" Moody's magical eye?
a. Green
b. Hazel
c. Brown
d. Blue

7. What color are the robes that Rita Skeeter was wearing when Harry meets her at the Weighing of the Wands ceremony?
a. Lilac
b. Magenta
c. Mauve
d. Cerise

8. What does Sirius Black tell Harry, Ron and Hermione to call him when speaking around anyone else?
a. Tibbles
b. Snuffles
c. Scruffy
d. Padfoot

9. Which team beat Wales, disqualifying them from competing for the Quidditch World Cup?
a. Hungary
b. Romania
c. Uganda
. Luxembourg

10. What does Madame Maxime say is the only thing her steeds will drink?
a. cabernet sauvignon
b. bourbon
c. single-malt whiskey
d. gin and tonics

Saturday, February 16, 2008

I am Stumped!

I love quizzes and puzzles...I never stop until I can finish them and I usually hate hints of all kinds...BUT I AM STUCK! Granted, I have been busy with my classes and studies this week and really haven't been able to dedicate the time to this week's Hufflepuff Quiz, but I am determined to finish it! And I refuse to look to my fellow housemates for help, although I may have to cheat a little it if gets close to the deadline for when it is due. GRRRRRR (that's my Badger growl)

On a more positive note, I had a wonderful time in Hogsmeade last weekend. It was my birthday on Sunday, so a friend and I took advantage and purchased some wonderful treats (chocolate frogs are a favorite of mine) at Honeydukes Sweetshop and I bought some great socks and a wonderful scarf at Gladrags. Then we stopped for tea at Madam Puddifoot's. It was quite the day..very exhausting, but loads of fun.

Well...I must get back to this puzzle and the scads of parchments that need to be filled for all of my classes. I never thought being a second year would be so overwhelming!