Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Thanks Peggy!

I received my package and everything is wonderful! I'll post pictures tomorrow!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Thanks Mary C!

I reveived your package today and posted on my blog with details. Thanks!!

Friday, November 23, 2007


Hi everyone!

I wasn't paying attention and posted to the wrong blog.

Have a nice day!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Cate You Are the Greatest

I want to thank Catherine for the beautiful parcel I received today. The package included a skein of 100% super wash merino wool, hand dyed locally by Fleece Artist (who just happens to be right down the road). Also Catherine taught herself how to make stitch markers and practiced with Gryffindor house colors until there was a set she liked. She gathered together magic loop and Harry Potter-themed sock patterns. I think I'll try to Fawks pattern first. The goodies did not stop there, she sewed a brocade bag which can hold all my sock making materials for this project. The special material was cut from the same cloth she used to make an infant carrier for her son. Also added was a chocolate called Coffee Crisp (because she saw I was in Coffee Swap 3 also). The chocolate is only available in Canada so it was a treat for this girl from Hawaii. I also received US number one 32" circular needle from Knitpicks I can use to practice the Magic Loop. She also visited the Anne (of Green Gables) store on Prince Edward Island and sent me a pen (I'm in that knit and read along). Again, I appreciate this pal's work so much because I can see she put a lot of time and thought into her work. I only hope we can meet some day at a knitting event.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Thank you Nancy!!!

I just got the most amazing package ever!! It had to take a layover in NY for about 2 weeks since I'm in the process of moving, but my owl made it here unscathed.

Nancy, you went above and beyond. Here's a picture of the whole lot:

There's a beautiful messenger felted bag, a snitch dishcloth, Harry Potter candy, bath potions, bamboo needles, stitch markers with a case, Razzy Tazzy superwash yarn, and a Cookie A pattern. I really can't believe how amazing everything is!! Check out the full details in my ramblings here.

This is my first swap (concurrent with the Secret Pal 11) and it was fantastic. Thanks to everyone for making this such an enjoyable experience. A special thanks to my pals, Nancy and Sarah!!!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

The Owl Has Landed

My wonderful package from Melissa arrived today. All the lovely details can be seen on my blog.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

My Owl Arrived

I'm posting this on behalf of Mary-Catharine from Hufflepuff as she cant log onto the site atm:

Thanks so much Beth! My Owl landed yesterday and it's filled with fantastic goodies that you can see on my blog.


Gentle reminders

Hi all

As I know Jenean is very busy and has limited internet access, I just wanted to post a couple of gentle reminders here. Firstly, can you all please make sure you post on your blog when you have received your parcel - and a thank you is always good :) The initial sign up states "You also have to acknowledge in a blog post when you've received your package from your swap partner within 3 days of receiving it". I know this hasn't always been done, so if you haven't, please do so as soon as - its only fair to your partner who has put a lot of time and effort into putting your gifts together.

Also, if you haven't yet sent your parcel, please can you get a move on. The swap did finish on 31 October which is now two weeks ago. A few people are still waiting for parcels, and haven't yet heard from their partner. I know that often time gets away with us and real life tends to take over, but please in the least contact your pal to tell them when to expect their gift. If however there is a problem and you are unable to send a parcel, please let myself, Jenean or your house prefect know asap so that we can sort out angels for those without gifts.

Thanks all!

Hufflepuff Prefect

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

My Owl Arrived

Thank you, Caren, for my wonderful package. I love it! And it couldn't have arrived at a better time.
Here's a preview:
More can be seen on my blog.

Laurie Ann

My Owl has landed

Saturday evening, I was playing outside with my wee ones and realized a big owl had landed right by the side of my house (that's where the owls hide if we're not home when they land.) It was my HSKS3 box!

Mary's amazing package left me speechless! I still haven't stopped ooohhing and aaaahhhing over this beautiful Ravenclaw grey and blue bag that she made! It's just perfect for a book and yarn carrying chick like me...

Then there is that gorgeous yarn she dyed herself! And the sock pattern.... the stitch markers, nine of them... and let's NOT forget those amazing Brittany needles and still more other wonderful and thoughtful goodies!!



Monday, November 12, 2007

My owl had to take a layover

My package is on it's way, it's been forwarded to my parent's house (my temporary address while we're moving). If I can nag my parents enough it should be here later this week. I really can't wait for it to get here!!!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

My Owl Landed

My Owl Landed! I love everything Laurie! Thank You So Much! You can check out the goodies on my blog I have packed my new needle roll for this weekend!

thanks so much, Ruth

My package from Ruth arrived today, and it was well worth the wait... If you want to see and read more, visit my blog

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Sandy, your owl has been dispatched!

Muggle mail can be so confusing...apparently one can not send a package without the package in hand (go figure...). Muggle work also tends to get in the way.

Sandy, your package is officially on its way to the Gryffindor common room, Fed Ex style. The bag is a true potions bag and already looks like a potion or two exploded a bit too close to it! Here's a "sneak peak" for everyone...

My Pal's Owl landed

I'm writing a quick note to let you all know that Sonia indeed received my Owl a few weeks ago, unfortunately she's somehow been locked out of her laptop by her girls... so she's been without internet.

I posted the contents of my swap package on my blog...

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

My owl landed!

Got my package yesterday, while still dealing with our power being out. Details are on my blog...thanks Angela T!

Monday, November 5, 2007

No contact from partner?

Hello, ladies!
Things are revving up for the Holidays! I know that some of you haven't received any communication from your partners. Do me a favor and leave a note with this post so that I have it all in one place. Since I'm only online less than an hour a day my email is getting piled up, and sometimes I don't get a chance to get back on before I forget something.

So, if you've sent your package and haven't heard from your partner OR you haven't received a package, please leave a note here and I'll will do my best to contact everyone before the end of the week.


Sunday, November 4, 2007

Thank you Bronwyn

I just love my package. Just like Christmas. I saw the pattern for the bag but was too chicken to try it. It is so nice. Thank you again ;)

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Thank you Lissette!!!

Today I received my owl post from Lissette. I didn't see it until I came back from my crochet meetup in Tigard. But I love the whole package. Thank you very much!!! I was finally able to get to the post office and mail off a package to my downstream pal - Libby. So heads up Libby, an owl post is winging its way to you from the Portland, Oregon area.


I am the luckiest Hufflepuff at Hogwarts! My priority "Owl" arrived today in the midst of a dreary Nor'easter and it was like Christmas! Thank you sooo very much Holly for all of the wonderful goodies and gifties in my package. Here is what she sent to me, with many more photos and descriptions on my blog.

Thanks also to all of my fellow Hufflepuffs for winning the House Cup (yay!) and especially to our perfect prefect Adele for all of her wonderfulness and to Jenean for creating such a wonderful swap! I can't wait for next term!


Friday, November 2, 2007

Thanks Bronwyn

My package arrived and it is WONDERFUL!
I will post a picture as soon as I get it down loaded
to my computer. The needles are so pretty I am afraid to use them ;)


Well your package is on its way. I am so sorry for the delay.
I got the crud and lost momentum.

Angela T!

I am running a bit behind and will get your package out this weekend. Sorry for the delay but will be on its way soon.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

My package arrived today!!!!

My package arrived today and oh my goodness did I get spoiled!!! Thank you so much Alice! I was going to try to post a photo here, but I'm not sure how to here, see my blog for a picture.

Alice, thank you so much! It's like you raided my apartment to see what I like!


2008 Term

This was my first term at HSKS and I have enjoyed it immensely! I look forward to next term and, in the meantime, will continue with my intense Quidditch practice. I only have one will we know when the next term begins?


Has anyone heard from Sonia, in Slytherin house? I mailed her my package a little more than a week ago and haven't heard a word yet... I'm hoping she's just away on vacation or something.. I've posted comments to her blog, and emailed her, but haven't heard anything... just wondering if anyone here is in regular contact with her..

Thanks in advance,

That's All, Folks!!

The swap is officially over! This was seriously the best round of HSKS we've had so far. Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and your participation. If you haven't sent your package off yet, please do so soon, and make sure to contact your partner to let them know that you'll be late.

Please forgive me! Prizes have not gone out yet. Craziness never ceases at my house. I will get those prizes out before the end of the week. Hopefully today!! I'm still without internet. My info. is on one computer, but I use another computer when I'm going to access the internet, therefore I'm having some issues with transmitting the information that I need to!! LOL Anyway, everything will get settled soon, I hope. So, if you're waiting for information from me, no fear! I'll get back to you soon, I promise!

I've loved seeing the packages that everyone has made this go-round!! Such creativity! I've definitely picked up an idea or two along the way :)