Friday, December 5, 2008

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Welcome to Defense Against the Dark Arts

“The Dark Arts are many, varied, ever-changing and eternal. Fighting them is like fighting a many-headed monster, which, each time a neck is severed, sprouts a head even fiercer and cleverer than before. You are fighting that which is unfixed, mutating, indestructible.”

“Your defences must therefore be as flexible and inventive as the Arts you seek to undo.”
- Severus Snape (HBP9)

Andromeda scowled when she first entered her office. It still had the remnants from when that foul woman Umbridge had occupied the office. What was she thinking with all of the bloody pink? And those kitty dishes all over the walls? Ewwww…. Well, the first thing to happen is a complete gutting of everything. With a sharp flick of her wand, the room was instantly emptied. Now to get to work.

She stared at the pictures of how Professor Lupin had his office. Hmmm, I can do this. Another flick of her wand and the office became a perfect replica of what it used to look like back when Lupin held the post. Much, much better. Just one more thing and it will be complete. Carefully, she placed one portrait on the wall. Stepping back to admire it, she asked the portrait “Well, what do you think?”

“It looks great Andromeda. Nice job.”

“Thank you Professor Lupin.” She grinned at the compliment.

“Andi, you can call me Remus now. You are a Professor. But we should probably get to work.”

“Yes, of course.” Sitting down in the chair for the first time, she grinned again before beginning to work on the coursework for the upcoming school year.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

The Last Quidditch Match

Well, the final quidditch match of the term was played today. And this time I actually remembered to show up to the match. Okay, so I was a tad late but I was eating a late lunch. I got pretty excited when I found a clue but had problems figuring it out. Then it was all over when the head 'Puffball found the snitch. At least I don't have to listen to the twin sister rave on about a Ravenclaw win. But on the downside, now we have to deal with the inflated egos of the 'Puffballs. And speaking of the 'Puffballs, I wonder what has happened to that Rufus guy. I haven't read any of his moronic ramblings for quite a spell. Not that I really care anyway. Hopefully someone got smart and locked his sorry rear in a trunk. Pfft, he is such a stupid git anyway.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Andromeda's Diary

Three weeks later...

Dear Diary,

Well it has been three weeks since Edward and his family moved away. I have been doing pretty good considering. So, I haven't even thought about dating. But I don't see anything wrong with that. The twin sister Avada thinks I have gone loopy. I have been spending quite a bit of time at the Hog's Head. Every time I go there, I get the feeling that I am being watched. There is this one guy who keeps staring at me although he hasn't made any moves to come over and chat with me. It does make me wonder if I am giving off the "leave me alone" vibes. I have heard through the grapevine that this guy works over at Quality Quidditch Supplies in Diagon Alley. It does make me wonder why he would be hanging out in such a shady place like the Hog's Head. I will have to admit that he is rather good looking. And not in a pretty boy way like Edward was. I mean in a "hot looking guy whom I would let have his way with me" way. Anyway, I am going back tonight so maybe I might "accidentally" bump into him. Until then...

HSKS VI Quiditch Round III

1. Who was Tom Riddle Sr.'s girlfriend before Merope gave him the love potion?
a. Eleanor
b. Cecilia
c. Sally
d. Mandy

2. What does Luna say floated into Harry's ear when he was in the train car that supposedly caused him to lose focus?
a. Demiguise
b. Jobberknoll
c. Wrackspurt
d. Runespoor

3. How much do the primary Apparition lessons cost?
a. 10 galleons
b. 8 galleons
c. 15 galleons
d. 12 galleons

4. What is Professor Merrythought's first name?
a. Eileen
b. Galatea
c. Carol
d. Jocelyn

5. What Hogwarts club was Eileen Prince captain of?
a. Charms Club
b. Gobstones Club
c. The Slug Club
d. Occlumency Club

6. Who is head of the Goblin Liaison office?
a. Ambrosius Flume
b. Dirk Cresswell
c. Ciceron Harkiss
d. Barnabas Cuffe

7. Mrs. Weasley offers Fleur a goblin-made tiara for the wedding with Bill. What family member is currently in possession of the tiara?
a. Aunt Muriel
b. Aunt Ethel
c. Aunt Edna
d. Aunt Thelma

8. How many points does Snape take from Gryffindor for Harry's late arrival and muggle attire?
a. 30
b. 70
c. 50
d. 90

9. When Profressory Slughorn first meets Hermione, he asks her whether she is related to Hector Dagworth-Granger. What society did Dgworth-Granger found?
a. The Most Extraordinary Society of Charms
d. The Most Extraordinary Society of Herbology
c. The Most Extraordinary Society of the Defense Against the Dark Arts
d. The Most Extraordinary Society of Potioneers

10. Which of these describes Golpalott's Third Law?
a. The antidote for blended poison will be equal to less than the sum of the antidotes for each of the separate components
b. The antidote for a blended poison will be equal to less than the product of the antidotes for each of the separate components
c. The antidote for a blended poison will be equal to more than the product of the antidotes for each of the separate components
d. The antidote for a blended poison will be equal to more than the sum of the antidotes for each of the separate components

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

House Quiz repost

#1 What are the three important things in Chapter 13 Harry needs to remember.
- Tom Riddle showed contempt for anything that made him ordinary.
- He is highly self-sufficient, secretive, and friendless.
- He has a magpie-like tendency to collect trophies or souvenirs.

#2 What did Merope sell when she was alone in London before the baby was born.
Merope sold the locket that belonged to Salazar Slytherin to Caractacus Burke for 10 galleons.

#3 What does Mrs Cole like to drink?

#4 What does Tom Riddle demand Professor Dumbledore do twice when they first met?
He demands that Dumbledore tell the truth.

#5 What did Mundungus nick from the Black house?
Black family heirlooms including a silver goblet.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween 2008

Here is the glorious picture of the little boys and I dressed up for Halloween this year. Of course I am in my Slytherin school uniform. The only thing I didn't make was the robes. But they were not necessary. One day I plan on sewing them up. The 6 yr old is dressed up as Ironman and the not-quite 3yr old is dressed up as a pirate. Both boys had tons of fun trick or treating in downtown Hillsboro.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Half-Blood Prince Trailer

A package for me...

This lovely package arrived yesterday from my HSKS6 Pal - Mona Ravenscroft of Hufflepuff house. It came at the perfect time. Ever since Edward's family moved I have been down in the dumps. I have kept my promise and have not been mourning in the Slytherin common room. This past Saturday I had gone out with a few of the Slytherin girls to the Hog's Head over in Hogsmeade. But more about that later.

Check out the wicked cool felted bag. I love the colors of course. And it can hold quite a bit.

And here is something to practice my potions. This time with acid dyes and blank yarn. I am gonna have so much fun coming up with beautiful colorways. There are two jars of Jacquard Acid Dyes in Emerald and Silver Grey. Plus there are two jars of Wilton Icing Colors in Moss Green and Delphinium Blue. The yarn is Nature Spun by Brown Sheep and is in the Natural colorway which makes it perfect for my first dying experiment with acid dyes. Lastly, the little jar with the green lid is calligraphy ink from France.

And last but not least, the instructions to perform the potion making along with my very own quill. I love the black feather. Check out the Box of Boogers. I haven't had the nerve to try them yet. Anyway, I love my package. So huge thanks go to Mona!!!

Monday, October 27, 2008


I should be the Slytherin HOH because:
I am completely loyal to Slytherin house. I am also completely dependable and am very good at paying attention to detail. I am also completely accessable as I have my own laptop.

The funniest thing I or my alter ego has ever done:
The best trick I ever played was on my twin sister Avada. Both of us were first years at the time. The funny part was that she wasn't the only Ravenclaw to fall for it. Some of the Slytherin first years made a sign for the library that read "Closed until further notice". That's when we found out that Ravenclaws do not have a sense of humor when it comes to the library. We just couldn't stop laughing. I think that gave us away.

The best trick ever played on me or my alter ego:
This happened back when I was a first year. That was a rough year for me. Constantly being mistaken for my goody two-shoes sister Avada got old really quick. Anyway, Avada knew that I am a huge Puddlemere United fan and had a really big crush on Oliver Wood. She had me convinced that he had died in some horrible accident on the quidditch pitch. I was in tears for days. I nearly knocked her lights out when she told me it was just a joke. Honestly, I didn't think it was funny at all. But I got her back by placing green dye in her shampoo. Her hair was green for an entire week before all of the dye came out.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Heaven is a place on Earth

from Edward's POV ...

I had been dreading this moment since I had met her last term. My parents had been talking about moving to the United States but I had hoped they had changed their minds. Apparently, they had not. And now I faced the tough job of letting the girl I loved know that I was no longer going to be at Hogwarts. But it would be cowardly to let her know by owl post. I had to do it in person and time was running out.

She had agreed to meet me in the Room of Requirement after dinner. I was pacing back and forth when I heard her enter the room. She looked as lovely as ever even though her hair was a different color than it used to be due to an accident in Potions class.

"Andromeda, I am so glad that you are here." Wrapping my arms around her, I picked up her scent that always reminded me of lavenders.

"Are you okay Edward? Is something wrong?"

"Maybe we should sit down." I lead her over to a cushioned sofa. "That's usually not a good sign," she replied looking a little nervous.

"Do you remember when I told you last term that I have family in the United States?"

"Yes...are you trying to tell me something?"

"I'll just get right to the point. I know how you hate it when people dance around the subject. My parents are moving us to Forks, Washington. It's outside of Seattle where it rains practically non-stop."

"I'll never see you again, will I?" There were tears starting to form in her eyes and I could see that she was trying her best not to cry. "Most likely not. But I wanted to give you something to remember me."

I showed her the delicate bracelet before placing it on her left wrist. "It's just a little something that I made in the common room one evening."

"It's beautiful. Thank you." She sighed before looking back at me. "Now what do we do?"

"Can you do me one last favor?" I knew I wasn't in any position to ask anything from her but I thought I would at least try.

"Of course. Anything."

"When I leave Hogwarts, don't hole yourself up in your common room crying over me. Don't change who you are. Keep the sarcasm up. It's what makes you different from the rest of the giggly girls in this school. I'll be surprised if someone doesn't try to snag you up once I am not here anymore."

She tried to suppress a smile. "Okay. Some of the Slytherin girls were talking about hitting the Hog's Head this weekend."

"Sounds like fun. May I have one last dance?" Leading her to the an empty space in the room, all I could do was hold her in my arms and hope that she survives this. I just wished things were different. Maybe one day...but I didn't want to get her hopes up and I didn't want her to put her life on hold waiting for something that may not happen.

But right now at this moment, with her in my arms, it was easy to forget what was going to happen. She was my heaven on earth and nothing would change that.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Another House Quiz

Where did the first kiss between harry and Ginny occur?
a. The Gryffindor Common Room
b. The library
c. The hallway by the painted fruit
d. The Quidditch Field

Severus Snape made an unbreakable vow to whom?
a. Peter Pettigrew
b. Narcissa Malfoy
c. Harry Potter
d. Lily Potter

Why is Hagrid upset with Ron, Harry and Hermione?
a. They do not visit him anymore
b. They got in trouble with Umbridge
c. They did not take his class in their 6th year
d. They did not help bury Aragog

Who is the Half-Blood Prince?
a. Lucious Malfoy
b. Severus Snape
c. Tom Riddle
d. The Pepmobismal Queen Umbridge

At what age are you legally allowed to Apparate?
a. 14
b. 15
c. 16
d. 17

How long does it take to brew a batch of Felix Felicis?
a. One week
b. 3 months
c. 6 months
d. 1 year

What happens if you break an Unbreakable Vow?
a. You get detention with Umbridge
b. Your toenails turn green and fall off
c. You die
d. You never are allowed to eat chocolate again

Which one of your roommates snores the loudest?
I really don't know as I don't spend much time in there at night. Wait, I didn't mean to tell you that. I meant to say that I am a really deep sleeper and just don't hear any snoring.

Which Hogwart’s student is secretly dating the new DADA Professor Lucius Whitmarsh?
It's not much of a secret since everyone knows. But it is Wisteria Lovegood AKA the Ravenclaw Head Girl. Maybe she really isn't that clever and has to do extra credit to pass. Things that make you go hmmmm.

Describe your favorite item found in Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes!
That would be the Pygmy Puffs because they are just so cute!!!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Andromeda's Diary

Dear Diary,

It has been a very long week. I haven't been feeling so good since I caught that cold at Hogsmeade. And Edward has been totally over-protective all week long. He just can't get it through his thick skull that I am perfectly capable of climbing through the door into the common room by myself. I don't need his help. Thank the gods that he is not in Slytherin or else I wouldn't have any peace.

And because of my coughing I messed up a potion and it blew up in my face. Thankfully the only side effect was turning my hair a dark auburn color. At least it didn't make me a blond. And since I still had a slight cold, I had slept right through the quidditch match yesterday. Of course Avada was thrilled when Ravenclaw caught the snitch. But seriously, she didn't have to dance around me rubbing it in my face. I didn't do that when Slytherin won the first quidditch match. I was really close to whipping out my wand on her but I don't think that mum would like it if I used the Crucio curse on my own sister.

So between the quidditch match and an over-protective boyfriend, it has been a very long week. The only time I get any peace to myself is over at the Hog's Head. I have been spending some time alone there trying to decide what to do next. I did meet someone but that is for another day. All I can say is that this person is not smothering me like Edward. Very refreshing but more about that later.

Friday, October 17, 2008

The Milkshake Gang

So apparently there is a "Milkshake Gang" within Slytherin House. Thankfully I was not lumped into the group with them. Don't get me wrong, I love all of my Slytherin sisters. But this whole gang idea came from a 'Puffball who seems bent on causing the Hufflepuff Head Girl as much pain as he possibly can. If it were up to me, he would be on the Crucio List for sure.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

HSKS VI Quiditch Round II

1. What animal does the portrait in the Muggle Prime Minster’s office resemble?
a. Rat
b. Frog
c. Cat
d. Lion

2. What drink does Romilda Vane try to give Harry?
a. Gillywater
b. Butterbeer
c. Pumpkin Juice
d. Elf-Made Wine

3. What is the name of the person who heads the Holyhead Harpies?
a. Gwenog Smith
b. Gwenog Jones
c. Glen Jones
d. Glen Smith

4. How many ‘Exceeds Expectation’ grades does Harry receive in his O.W.L’s?
a. 6
b. 3
c. 5
d. 4

5. What is Professor Sughorn’s favorite candy?
a. Cockroach Clusters
b. Sherbet Lemon
c. Acid Pops
d. Crystallized Pineapple

6. What tattoo is Harry reported to have on his chest?
a. Mermaid
b. Blast Ended Skrewt
c. Hippogriff
d. Unicorn

7. What color robes do the staff at the Weasley’s shop wear?
a. Buttercup
b. Magenta
c. Royal Blue
d. Aqua

8. What is the man outside Flourish and Blotts selling?
a. Amulets
b. Cloaks
c. Wands
d. Hats

9. How much is the skull, which Hermione enquires about at Borgin and Burkes, worth?
a. 9 Galleons
b. 18 Galleons
c. 16 Galleons
d. 12 Galleons

10. What are Professor Slughorn’s initials?
a. H.F.G.
b. H.E.F.
c. H.A.L.
d. H.K.D.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Slytherin House Quiz #4

#1 What are the three important things in Chapter 13 Harry needs to remember.
- Tom Riddle showed contempt for anything that made him ordinary.
- He is highly self-sufficient, secretive, and friendless.
- He has a magpie-like tendency to collect trophies or souvenirs.

#2 What did Merope sell when she was alone in London before the baby was born.
Merope sold the locket that belonged to Salazar Slytherin to Caractacus Burke for 10 galleons.

#3 What does Mrs Cole like to drink?

#4 What does Tom Riddle demand Professor Dumbledore do twice when they first met?
He demands that Dumbledore tell the truth.

#5 What did Mundungus nick from the Black house?
Black family heirlooms including a silver goblet.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

HSS4 Package

This package arrived yesterday and I was completely thrilled. Check out the socks. I have made a rule that all new socks are worn that night. These were really warm and my feet were really happy. And I love how they fit.

Check out all of these goodies. I really like the box. There is a map on the London area on it. The mug will be happily used as often as possible. And the Slytherin mug cozy comes off for easy cleaning of the mug.

But this has got to be the best bag that I have ever received. The picture fails to show the sparkly parts of the bag. Huge thanks go to my Gryffindor pal, Lady Felula!!!

Twilight the Movie

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Slytherin House Quiz #3

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
Chapter 10
The House of Gaunt

This week's assignment is to explain the significance of chapter 10 titled "The House of Gaunt". It took me some time to find my copy of the book as it had fallen under my bed. It makes one wonder how it got there in the first place. Anyway, onto the importance of chapter 10 and the House of Gaunt.

Dumbledore has decided that Harry should know more about Lord Voldemort's pass and why he tried to kill a 1yr old Harry. In order to do this, they needed to go thru old memories with the use of the pensieve. This time they will be traveling down Bob Ogden's memory lane. Bob Ogden was a member of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement. Upon entering the pensieve, they find Bob Ogden on a country lane looking at a wooden sign for Great Hangleton and Little Hangleton. They follow Ogden thru Little Hangleton to a half-hidden house that had looked uninhabited if it weren't for an open window and a thin trickle of smoke coming from it.

One thing that is noticed upon walking up to the house is that there is a dead snake nailed to the front door. Also Ogden is unable to understand Morfin when he answers the door. He was speaking Parseltongue which Harry was able to understand. The Gaunts were able to speak Parseltongue as they are direct descendants of Salazar Slytherin. Salazar Slytherin was able to speak to snakes and it interesting to note that the snake is also the symbol of Slytherin house.

It can be stated that Morvolo Gaunt is very proud of his heritage by the fact that he showed off his ring with the Peverell coat of arms and the locket that once belonged to Salazar Slytherin himself. He becomes very angry when he finds that his daughter has been hankering for a Muggle and calls her a disgusting little Squib and a filthy little blood traitor. Morfin had admitted to jinxing the muggle in question with hives. Shortly after this is when Ogden flees the cottage running for his life.

So why is this chapter important? We do find out a few key things about Voldemort's history.
  • Morvolo Gaunt was Voldemort's grandfather.
  • Merope Gaunt was Voldemort's mother.
  • The muggle that Morfin had attacked was Tom Riddle , Voldemort's father.
  • Merope may have used a love potion on Tom Sr. to make him leave his muggle companion and marry her instead. But their marriage did not last long as he left her while she was still pregnant with their son Tom Morvolo Riddle aka Lord Voldemort.

This is also the first time we see two of the Horcruxes together - the Peverell ring and the Slytherin locket. Although at the time, we did not know about the Horcruxes.

Eternal Flame

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Andromeda's Diary

Dear Diary,

Yesterday was a fun filled day at Hogsmeade. The good news was that Edward was with me every moment of the day. And that was also the bad news. You see, he still is a little freaked about when I passed out in the Great Hall that night. But seriously, I didn't mind. It was very sweet of him to be so protective.

The first place we hit was Honeydukes. Seriously, a trip to Hogsmeade always includes a trip to Honeydukes. To not go would have been ludicrous. I loaded up on Sugar Quills and Chocolate Frogs. Plus Edward presented me with some of their homemade fudge. He is such a good boyfriend. He knows how much I love fudge.

Then we hit up Scrivenshaft's Quill Shop and I picked out some new quills and more parchment before we headed over to the Three Broomsticks for some butterbeer. There was sooo much excitement going on there that it was overwhelming. I'll have to admit that I did get a little woozy and nearly fainted. I probably just overdid things again. Edward didn't even ask me how I was feeling. He just took me straight to Hog's Head and up to one of the guest rooms for a nap. I'll have to admit that he is very cuddly. Well, that is my story and I am sticking to it. So, yes, it was a very good weekend.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Slytherin House Quiz #2

Are you a sock knitter?What are your foot measurements?
Yes, yes I am. My foot measurements are - 9 1/2 inches circumference & 9 3/4 inches length.

Do you have a yarn winder and/or a swift?
Yes, I have both.

Where/how to you keep you needles/hooks?
All my circulars are in the Knit Picks Options Case. The DPNs are outgrowing their case and the straight needles have no home. The crochet hooks live in a Crochet Hook Caddy.

Do you collect anything?
Does sock yarn count? Other than that, there is Egyptian items, anything with a triquetra on it, Nascar items (Jeff Burton - 31 car), Harry Potter items (Slytherin, of course), anything witchy, and anything Twilighty (totally Team Edward).


What is your favorite type of music? Are you MP3 ready?
I like a variety of music. The only types I don't care for are rap and disco. Yes, I am MP3 ready.

Do you like sweets? What are your favorites?
I love sweets. My favorites include lemon drops, gummy worms, maple syrup candy, chocolate (milk, white, and dark) and Brach's Mellowcreame pumpkins.

What is your living situation like? Any pets? Children?
I have two small boys - a 6 yr old and a 2yr old who will be 3 in November. I have no pets. I also have one husband.

Do you have an online wish list (Amazon, Etsy, Loopy Ewe, etc.)? Please include links for your swap pal.
Amazon Wish List
Loopy Ewe Wish List
Etsy Favorites List

Favorite Harry Potter movie character?
Cedric Diggory - too bad he is dead.


Monday, September 29, 2008

Happenings at Hogwarts

Which Twilight Character Are You?

Bella Swan
You are Shy, Sensitive, and not to mention Stubborn, but you're persistent and you work hard to get what you want!

How do you compare?
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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Match to Slytherin!!!

Congratulations to Enid Black!!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

HSKS VI Quiditch Round I

1. At the beginning of the book, Cornelius Fudge is talking to the Muggle Prime Minister. Which member of the Order of the Phoenix has recently been found dead?
a. Hestia Jones
b. Elphais Doge
c. Emmeline Vance
d. Dedalus Diggle

2. What animal does Bellatrix Lestrange kill when she and her sister, Narcissa, are going to see Professor Snape?
a. Owl
b. Fox
c. Rabbit
d. Cat

3. What time does Professor Dumbledore collect Harry from Privet Drive?
a. Midnight
b. 11 p.m.
c. Noon
d. 11 a.m.

4. What did Professor Sluhorn transform into when he was trying to hide from Harry and Professor Dumbledore?
a. An armchair
b. A bed
c. A table
d. A wardrobe

5. What grade did Harry get for Herbology?
a. E – Exceeds Expectation
b. P – Poor
c. O – Outstanding
d. A – Acceptable

6. Herbert Chorley, the Prime Minister’s Junior Minster, has been entertaining the public by impersonating which animal?
a. A hen
b. A duck
c. A lion
d. A squirrel

7. What is Professor Sprout’s first name?
a. Pimmy
b. Pomony
c. Pommy
d. Pomona

8. What is Dumbledore’s idea of ‘a few words’?
a. nitwit, odder, blubber rand tweak
b. nitwit, odder, bubblegum and tweak
c. nitwit, oddment, bubblegum and tweak
d. nitwit, oddment, blubber and tweak

9. Who is Marcus Belby’s famous uncle?
a. Bertie
b. Damocles
c. Tiberius
d. Savage

10. What is Snape’s mother’s name?
a. Helana Prince
b. Eileen Prince
c. Lily Prince
d. Elizabeth Prine

Post pictures to your blogs or link to the pictures from your blog post.

Narcissa, Snape, & Bellatrix

Professor Sprout

Professor Dumbledore

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Happenings at Hogwarts

What Patronus Charm would you create?

You would create a Phoenix Patronus just like Dumbledore. Your personality must be commanding, fiery, wise, faithful, and always ready to let old ways die in order to make way for new ones.
How do you compare?
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Happenings at Hogwarts

How Randomly Cute Is Your Personality?

Evil Cute
Evil Cute
Your personality proves to be an evil kind of random cute! Don't worry its a good thing... the gummy bears wont kill you... yet.
How do you compare?
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Monday, September 22, 2008

Picture Day

Meez 3D avatar avatars games

Since there is already a picture of me in my school uniform on the sidebar, I decided that I would put this picture of me instead. Nighttime is my favorite time of the day. It's always been that way. Plus there is the fact that when Edward asked me out for the first time, it was late at night. He had been giving me funny looks during class and finally got the gumption to ask me out. Oh, and here is a really old picture of me. Wasn't I just the cutest baby? I had a ton of hair when I was born.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Andromeda's Diary

Dear Diary,
It's been a few days since I passed out in the Great Hall at dinner. I don't remember what happened but when I woke up I was in the infirmary. Apparently I had a really bad fever and was completely dehydrated. When I woke up, Edward was right there. I couldn't tell if he was mad at me for not going to the infirmary when he asked me to or if he was just glad that I was alright and just needed some rest and some fever reducing potion. But my gut instinct told me that he was happy to see me wake up healthier than that fateful night.
Tomorrow is picture day here at Hogwarts. At least I don't look pale as a ghost anymore. Edward promised me a surprise at the end of the week. I am kinda curious on what he is talking about but I will wait patiently. But now I have to get some sleep so I can be well rested for classes tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Back at school

from Edward's POV...

I knew the moment I saw her this morning that she should have gone straight to the infirmary. But, she didn't listen to me and insisted that she was just fine. She was always the stubborn type. That was part of her charm.

I remembered how pale she looked this morning. Paler than usual. That was at breakfast and now I just sat here at the Ravenclaw table picking at my dinner and trying to keep an eye on her at the same time. Her sister kept looking at me with a worried expression on her face.

"How is she doing?" whispered Avada.

"She looks the same as she did earlier. Very pale... and she is just picking at her food. I should have just carried her to the infirmary."

Avada just grinned at that statement. "That would have been interesting to see."

I had to admit to myself that it would have been pretty funny. Then I gave a quick glance over to the Slytherin table and that is when I noticed she was gone.

I looked around the Great Hall frantically trying to find her. And then I spotted her walking slowly towards the entrance. She looked a little wobbly on her feet. Then it all happened so quickly. But it was like watching her in slow motion. She had paused for one brief second and the next second she was on the floor.

Damn it!!! I should have just taken her to the infirmary. By the time I got to her, I could hear the school nurse rushing towards us. Andromeda was unconscious and she looked even worse than she did this morning. Silly girl, she should have just listened to me.

That's when Madam Pomfrey arrived and touched Andromeda's forehead. "She's burning up. Why didn't she come see me earlier?"

"I tried to get her to go this morning but she wouldn't listen to me."

"Stupid, stupid girl. Edward, pick her up and come with me to the infirmary before she gets worse."

I quickly picked her up and followed Madam Pomfrey out of the Great Hall giving Avada one last look before leaving. The poor girl sat frozen in her seat and I could see tears starting to well up in her eyes. Thankfully, she was quickly surrounded by the other Ravenclaw girls who were trying to comfort her. I made a mental note to keep her updated on her sister's condition and then followed the school nurse to the infirmary.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Another Hogwarts Quiz

Potter Name: Andromeda Finch-Fletchley

Rav ID: AngelaMarie

I am allergic to: nothing

Pets that I have: none

My favorite yarn: Lorna's Laces

If you are a Ravenclaw, do you prefer the film colors or the book colors? N/A

My favorite flavor: peppermint

My favorite holiday: Halloween

I would like to receive: a yarn dyeing kit or a scarf kit

List your favorite brand of needles or hooks, including size and length:
Knit Picks

Is there a brand that you are dying to try?:
Not particularly

I've participated in HSKS: (How many times have you participated in HSKS swaps?)
This will be my 4th time participating in the HSKS swap.

Do you have a birthday during this swap? If so which day? nope


1. Do you knit and/or crochet
Yes, I do both.

2. How long have you been at your craft?
I have been crocheting for 20+ years and only knitting for the past 4.

3. Do you spin?
Yes, I just recently aquired an Ashford Joy spinning wheel.

4. What type of spinning do you do (drop spindle or wheel)?
I have done some on the drop spindle and right now I am learning how to use my spinning wheel.

5. Are there any other crafts that you participate in?
I also sew and do beadwork.

6. What are your favorite yarns/fibers?
My favorite yarns include Lorna's Laces, Lisa Souza, StitchJones, STR, Koigu, Noro, Cascade, ShibuiKnits.

7. What are your LEAST favorite yarns/fibers?
I use most yarns except those that are scratchy and novely yarns.

8. Are there any types/brands of yarn that you are dying to work with but haven’t gotten a chance?
Fearless Fibers, Sockina Cotton, Knit Picks Swish Superwash, Knit Picks Imagination Hand Painted Sock Yarn

9. What are your favorite types of projects to knit/crochet?
Socks, hats, mittens, dishcloths

10. What are you currently working on?
It's all on the Ravelry project page.

11. Anything you plan to start this autumn?
That would be an Arwen sweater for me. I have the yarn but need to work up the courage to start.

12. What is your favorite Finished Object? (Please, post a picture if you would like.)
That would be my Slytherin fingerless mittens. It was the first time that I did the duplicate stitch.

13. Are their any knitting/crochet techniques that you would like to learn?
Two hand stranded knitting.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Andromeda's Diary

Dear Diary,

Well, the new school term is about to begin and I have everything unpacked. I love being back down in the Snake Pit. My nerdy twin is back up in Ravenclaw. Pffftt.... She has already been teasing me about Edward. I just glared at her which sent her into a big fit of giggles. Rumor has it that the list of partners for the swap will be coming out sometime this weekend. Really looking forward to that. Plus I am wondering when our first trip to Hogsmeade will be. Edward has already told me that I am not allowed to go without him. that would stop me. But it is more fun to go with him than my sister. She giggles to much for my taste.

Summer break was great fun. Edward came over quite often. Even mum was charmed by him. But then it is very easy to be charmed by him. It was very funny last term watching all the girls staring at him all last term. But for some reason, he picked me out of all the girls at school to go out with. He said it was because I was not like the other girls. Apparently he doesn't like girls who giggle alot either. Anyway, that is all for now. I have to meet Edward before we have dinner in the Great Hall.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

HSS4 Slytherin Quiz #2

1. If the spell to Apparate goes wrong and leaves part of you behind, you have been what?

2. What text was used in Potions in Grade 4? Who authored the book?
The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 4 by Miranda Goshawk

3. What phenomenon is produced when brother wands (twin-cores) meet?
Priori Incantatem

4. Name the charm used by Ludo at the World Cup to amplify his voice.

5. Who did Fleur attend the Yule Ball with? Which house was he from?
Roger Davies from Ravenclaw

6. What charm requires the use of a Secret-Keeper?
Fidelius Charm

7. Who cast The Dark Mark at the Quidditch World Cup? Who's wand was used?
Barty Crouch Jr. cast the Dark Mark with Harry Potter's wand

8. What creature presented a riddle in the maze?
A sphinx

9. Who gets trapped in a jar? As what?
Rita Skeeter as a beetle

10. How many spectral visions appeared from Voldemort's wand? Name them in the order they appeared.
5 spectral visions appeared from Voldemort's wand
Cedric Diggory
Frank Bryce
Bertha Jorkins
Lily Potter
James Potter

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

News from Avada

Greetings from Ravenclaw Tower!!! Yes, I know that this is my sister Andi's blog but she has allowed me a chance to pop in from time to time. She may be in Slytherin but she really is a sweet girl despite all the snarkyness. Anyway, we did have a great summer holiday. Her little boyfriend visited quite often. All he had to do was bring cheesecake and she was putty in his hands. He even bought her a brand new green headband to match the colors in her school uniform. So she has agreed to wear her hair down this term just for him. Awwww.....he is soooo sweet to her. Maybe she might mellow out this term. Well, I am off to the library. I have quite a bit of research to do before school starts again.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Arriving soon...

Sign Ups
Thursday, September 4th for returning students
Friday, September 5th for new students
Signs ups will begin at 10 p.m. PST on the days listed above.

Dates for new term:
Septermber 12th - December 5th

Monday, August 18, 2008

Andromeda's Diary

Dear Diary,

Although the term for the latest HSKS has already ended, I have still been quite busy. The yarny package that I had been waiting for arrived and I have begun the long process in deciding which socks to knit for my Gryffindor pal in the HSS4 Swap. The only bumps in the whole process is that the muggle email has not been going well. For some reason the posts I send are mysteriously vanquished. But I was able to make contact with her eventually. I have gotten some knitting done in house colors for me. Plus I have started a pair of Fawkes socks using that yummy yarn that I received from the Slytherin Head Girl for the Reducio Sock swap over at Ravelry. Not much has been happening at home. Edward has been by quite a bit and my mum was instantly charmed by him. Not many girls can resist his boyish grins. Well, that is it for now. I still need to look at sock patterns for my Gryffindor pal. Laters...

Thursday, August 14, 2008

HSS4 Slytherin Quiz #1

1. Sachrissa Tugwood is the expert of making what type of potions?
Beautifying Potions

2. Name the ingredients in a Shrinking solution.
chopped daisy roots
skinned shrivelfig
sliced caterpillar
one rat spleen
dash of leech juice

3. What are the some side effects of an Euphoria Elixir and where would you find the brewing instructions for this elixir?
Euphoria Elixir induces euphoria in the drinker with occasional side effects of excessive singing and noise-tweaking. The instructions can be found in Advanced Potion Making.

4. Name the ingredients to make Polyjuice Potion.
lacewing flies stewed 21 days
powdered bicorn horn
fluxweed picked at full moon
shredded boomslang skin
a bit of who one wants to turn into

5. If you needed to think more clearly what potion would you use and what ingredients would you need?
Wit-Sharpening Potion
ingredients: ground scarab beetle, cut up ginger root, armadillo bile

6. What is murlap essence and it's use?
Murlap essence is a solution of strained and pickled Murtlap tentacles, yellow in color. It soothes and heals cuts and other wounds.

7. Deflating Draught is an antidote for what?
the Swelling Solution

8. Who invented the Wolfbane Potion?
Marcus Belby's uncle Damocles, who received the Order of Merlin

9. What is aconite and what other names does it go by?
an extremely poisonous plant which is also known by wolfsbane and monkshood

Picture Hunt : you can either post the pictures or a link to the url of the photo.

Severus Snape


Dark Mark

Professor Dumbledore

Barty Crouch Jr.