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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Wedding Celebrations!

Top 8" Raspberry/lemon
Middle 10" White with Raspberry filling
Bottom 14" Red Velvet with butter cream /cream cheese icing (as covers the whole cake)

Decorated tables...that was a lot of candles to light!

Red Velvet is scary around white dresses!

Wylie ( of Wylie and the Wild West show...think Yahoo Yodel) was in the area (Conrad is only 23 miles to the south), and came to share a few songs and a yodel!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Rainbows and the Missions

I just love seeing the rainbows against the Mission Mountains. These were decorating the sky at Mom's place...just lovely!

On another note, I have finished my Potions homework!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Transfiguration Homework!

My Flower Basket Shawl is done! Sweet!

Completely blocked!

Welding artistry

Dear Son and two of his classmates/friends used their 2008 class funds to purchase metal and create this sign. See...welding can be pretty!

Homecoming Evening

There is a LONG dramatic story behind only one gentleman being headed out onto the football field...but here are the photos of 5 great kids!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Homecoming Week in Chester!

How about a close up?

Saturday, September 05, 2009

More Homework to turn in!

For knitters and crocheters: Your yarn must be 50% or more from plant origin, ie. bamboo, cotton, hemp, corn. Post must contain brand and fiber content, picture of finished object, and a description of what it was like to work with and how it affects the project. Points awarded based on complexity of project, wit, originality, and evilness. (Trying to bring the evilness into Herbology. Not as easy as it seems, folks, short of having everyone knit with Devil’s Snare…)

Good thing this yarn is 80% Cotton! I used under a skein of Cotton Fine in a Wild Orange color to create this lovely Queen Anne's Lace Scarf. Little did I know at the time I was crocheting it that the yarn wasn't tame...hence the "wild" part of the color I guess. The wearer of the scarf needs to be aware that upsetting it can cause the scarf to constrict upon the throat of the wearer...definitely a problem...but not if we are attempting to add evil points!

HP Knit/Crochet House Cup 'Homework"!

Homework ready to turn in!

The Niffler is a British beast. They are fluffy, black, and long snouted.

They have a predilection for anything glittery and shiny, which makes them wonderful for locating anything metallic or shimmery, but they might bite if a person is wearing any jewellery, so BE CAREFUL.

Nifflers are often kept by goblins to burrow deep into the earth for treasure.

Though the niffler is gentle and affectionate, it can be destructive to belongings and should never be kept in a house.

They live in lairs up to twenty feet below ground and produce six to eight young in a litter.

So, your assignment for this month…

Well…? Take out parchment and quills, people, write this down! I’m not going to say it twice!

For your assignment:

You will take care of this niffler and give it back by the end of the month. I want you to name it, feed it and get to know it.

Knit/ Crochet/ Spin:

* Something that your pet niffler found. Has to be shiny, of course. Nifflers love treasure! (Diamonds are a girls’ and a niffler’s best friends, they say…)

Aguamenti - The Water Charm

Aguamenti is the charm used to put out fires/ create water to drink. It is first named in Half-Blood Prince, when Harry is being taught how to perform this specific charm in Professor Flitwick’s class. Later Harry casts this spell in an attempt to create water for Dumbledore to drink after taking Voldemort’s potion and then to douse Hagrid’s hut after it is set on fire later.

So your task is to either

a) create something water related, be it colours, waves etc.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

September 4 - Dear Brother's BDay

In Loving Memory...and Party On Dude. I miss you Brother Dear...your niece and nephew missed getting to know your love of life. Here is a song which must have been written just for you. Nickelback's This Afternoon

Wednesday, September 02, 2009