Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Where is the Stolen Quidditch World Cup Trophy??

Our final clues that were given to us by our headmistress were the items found on our mysterious thief. After much deliberation and thought and help from fellow quidditch players, I have gathered that the photoed items are:
  • Peruvian Instant Darkness Powder
  • Broken Wand
  • Blood Pops
  • Hand of Glory
  • Hogs Head
  • Golden Snitch
  • A Quidditch Broom
Given what Asst. Captain Bagnold of the Pride of Portree has pointed out I've determined the following:

I have no idea where the trophy is. ... Some detective I make, right?

I have decided these things though:
  • The items listed as 'found' on our thief points me to Draco Malfoy ... BUT that could be a red herring and I could be relying on the books too much.
  • The clues themselves make me thing of the following locations: Diagon Alley (where several things could be mended or purchased), Hogmeade (for the same reasons as Diagon Alley plus the Hogs Head is located there), Hogwarts (or more specifically the room of requirement b/c that's where al those things could be found and where Draco used his hand of glory and instant darkness powder), OR it could be hidden at Malfoy Manor, assuming Draco was the thief....
  • I really have no clue. My mind is boggled. I am stumped.
Since my location should be "more specific than a country and less specific than a city" I'm going to just guess that the trophy is hidden somewhere in the region of the UK that encompasses Hogsmeade, Hogwarts, Malfoy Manor, and perhaps Diagon Alley. I'm looking forward to a real answer, seriously!

Got My Kit!!!! SQUEE!

My kit was in my mailbox today!!!!! I have really been stalking my mail and checking it everyday with extra enthusiasm waiting for this moment! And really it didn't disappoint. I pretty much skipped down the hall from the mail back to home. :D

Rocky wouldn't get his nose out of MY box! Little butthead! ;)

My note! Shared, because it's in verse. And we all love the verse! :D

Everything unwrapped and moved to the table, where rocky couldn't get at it. Not that he'll mess with anything, but it's hard to take picture with his head in the way the whole time. :D
My very own Brea bag! :D With really cute lining!
My pattern (there's a story about this to follow), My new needles, and the front of my note/card
Luke used to ALWAYS blame things on rabid squirrels (he still will someimes). He would say things like they ate the last french fry/candy/whatever, or distracted him from doing something, etc. So he declared the rabid squirrels his no.1 enemy. THEN when we were both coaching we had a mock swim meet (it's a fundraiser plus gives the new kids the experience of a meet without the pressure). Luke decided that our groups were going to be teams and comptete against eah other. Mainly because he wanted to name his team "the barking mermaids" which he uses for everything. So I decided to then name my team "Rabid Squirrels." My kids got a huge kick out it and semi-terrorized Luke the week leading up to the meet. So when I saw the pattern name (Irate Squirrel Socks) I just about died laughing! LOL
My goodies from the Netherlands ... One chocolate bar is GONE! AND before dinner. Good thing I excuse all excessive eating between "the holidays." Starts with Halloween and end sometime around Easter. ;)
Christmas Tree ornaments! And they GLOW IN THE DARK!
The cutest little owl that opens and closes with a snap, and blue and silver stitch markers

My new yarn that was dyed by Eugene for me. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I love every color and it's SO pretty. I just wish I didn't have so many project already OTN b/c I want to use my new pretty yarn ;)
An attempt at a better view of the colors, it's dark and I don't have any natural light

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you Eugene! I love my whole kit!
It's beautiful and it's perfect and I'm so happy that I've been giddy and semi dancing around the house. (It's a good thing no one else is home, I'm sure it's embarassing.)

Friday, December 18, 2009

Final Answer

Here's what I've guessed is in the box from Winnie:

Stolen Quidditch World Cup Trophy

Possibly I'll have a longer better post tomorrow with more of what's been going on around here, but I think I'm going to go to sleep now. :D

Friday, December 11, 2009


Hanukka started at sundown. :) So my first of the holiday gift knitting project is complete. This is the mini-scarf and hat for part of Sara's Hanukkah present. I had originally thought that I would be seeing her SATURDAY for latkes and candle lighting and dreidel, but actually I'm doing it on SUNDAY! So I may have time to finish a couple more Sara things too. (On that note, how big is a two year olds head? I might make Ellie a hat too. Does anyone know?) The mini scarf and hat are for Sara's Molly doll and math the set that I gave Sara in February. :D I'm going to try and finish up some other stuff for my girls before Sunday, Now I have a whole extra day to do things! YAY!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Busy Busy Week

It has been another busy week for me. I almost forgot about my blogging! I'm actually babysitting right now. Lol so this will be a quick little blog so that no one misses me. :)

Rowena and I did some magic with our hair today. =D Rowena has before and after pictures. I can probably get an after picture tomorrow. Lol