Friday, April 30, 2010

For Jonathan,

who graduates next weekend from Appalachian Bible College (and that's being held up by my 6'2" hubby, Sir DragonPreacher)


Saturday, April 24, 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010

HSKS 10 Duel Round 2

As there were three of us this time, I only had to complete it within three days. I was still the first one done :)


Monday, April 19, 2010

HSKS 10 - House Assignment Week 4

Blog about one of the following topics:
--- A day in the eyes of my shoes (literally pretend you are you're shoes)
--- "What I did this weekend"
--- "My Favorite Super Hero and Why they're my favorite"
--- Think of a moment that really defined who you are today. Tell us about it.
--- Write a story about the dumbest invention that everybody owns.
--- Imagine you are your favorite animal. Write about the journey you go through as this animal.

What I did this weekend? Well, not much really out of the ordinary. Except for working on my son's graduation present. No photos yet but I've charted an afghan that has his school initials, their motto and the year at the bottom. It's 155 stitches wide and 160 rows long. The background is white, school initials and year done in grey. Motto is royal blue. I'm using the extended single crochet through out and once finished, making another hopefully for his roommate/friend as well. Managed to complete about half of it over the weekend.

Monday, April 12, 2010

HSKS 10 - Assignment 3- Care of Magical Creatures

This week we will be working with Magical Creatures. You will have a three part assignment. Please post all answers on your weekly blog.

Part One: Please Describe and Explain 5 items that you would use for the care of Magical Creatures. ie: mittens for handling of poisonous plants, goggles etc. There are no wrong answers as long as they can describe how the object is used. You will received 5 points for each described item and 5 points if you post an original photo of everyday items found around your home to represent each item. (originality marker rules applies for photos)
Marker : Photobucket

1. Cup of water to offer the unicorn young to drink

2. A prod for herding unicorns and pegasus gently into their pens

3. A pumpkin for feeding herbivores

4. Hay to make a warm bed for the Hippogriff

5. A journal for keeping track of care and shots records

Part Two: Complete the following quiz about House Elves. 5 points for each correct answer.

1. Please describe the physical appearance of a house elf.
Short, long ears, long think gangly arms and legs, tannish color

2. Kreacher is the house elf of which wizarding family?
The Black Family

3. What is Hermione Granger making for the house elves?

Little hats and socks she knitted

4. How do you free a house elf?
Give it clothing

5. What does S.P.E.W. stand for?
Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare

Part Three: Bonus/Extra Credit assignment. For a bonus assignment, knit or crochet a SPEW project that will be sent to our lovely Ms. Mooney as part of this year's S.P.E.W project. You will receive 25 points for your completed project.


Friday, April 9, 2010

HSKS 10 Duel Round 1

First round of dueling and I won :)



HSKS 10 - Assignment 2 - Transfiguration with Charms Extra Credit

Welcome to Transfiguration! Your assignment for this week will be all about turning one object into something else. :) It is simple enough to understand how the assignment works, though will require a bit of creativity (which shouldn't be too hard for this student body, I'm sure!). In the list below, you will find items from the Harry Potter world. Your job will be to create your own version of these items. (Don't worry if they don't look exactly like they do in the movies or on other places on the Web!) Start with posting your originality marker, and then the items you use to create the object before (w/your marker) and then the picture of after you construct it (again, w/your marker). For example, say that the item on the list is a Fanged Frisbee. Your first picture would be the items you use to construct it. (i.e., paper plates and a piece of paper), the second picture will be after the spell is cast (i.e., the paper plate attached to the fangs I drew, cut out, and taped to the paper plates). It can be as simple or elaborate as you want, just try to make it look like the item, and not something that is a drawn picture or two pieces of paper pasted together, where it takes more imagination to see the end result. ;) Scale size does not matter (it can be life-size or the right size for a doll), and yes, items you knit or crochet are completely eligible! Just don't forget your "Before Spell Casting" picture. :) Simple enough? Ok, time to get creative!

Charms Extra Credit: If you also post a spell in between the before and after pictures, telling us what you used to create your FO, you will earn your house 2 bonus points per spell!

Here are your items:

My Marker, the ever faithful Lady Macbeth







Draconus Rememberus


Golden Snitch


Snitcharia Ora


Hagrid's Rock Cakes


Bakamora Pastritos


Decoy Detonator




Nose-Biting Teacup


Schnozola Chompus

Lady M!!!! Don't get too clos............. *sigh*




Occulus Spectramulus Geminio


Time Turner


Minutus Returnus