Thursday, July 29, 2010

Scanvenger Hunt

I  love the scavenger hunts we have at Summer Camp.  Here are my finds!

 Why build a campfire when you can have a campfire cake!

 I just needed to lean out the Treehouse window to find a pinecone.

Any while I was taking a photo of the pinecone, what did I see but a bowtruckle!

We have lots of candles burning in the Treehouse.  Much more relaxing, don't you think?

Muggle trash....ewwww!  

Water balloons!  Watch out Cottage, Bungalow and Hut!!!

Mmmmm...rhubarb!  One of my favorite edible plants.

I really don't want to run into one of these in the lake!

 Would you expect anything less than a peacock feather from me?

 There is just a wee bit of yarn laying around the Threehouse!

 What could I be more proud of than my acceptance letter to Hogwarts!! for a bathing suit...I'm proudly modeling my bathing suit in the sidebar.  Yes, I know, impressive!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


I love to play Wingo!  I wasn't able to get a full card because there isn't anyone living within 100 miles of me.  But I was able to get a Wingo:

W2 - Has seen very Harry Potter film in the theater: CASSIE GOODE
I2 - Dyes their own yard:  EMMA GORODOK (and mighty fine yarn it is!)
N2 - Is new to HSKS:  LEXIE LOVEGOOD (welcome cousin!)
G2 - Has more than 1 sibling:  SIOBHAN MOONEY
O2 - Has more items in their Ravelry queue:  HERMIONE BAGNOLD 

This is one of my favorite games.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Wingo Clues

Since we're playing Wingo this week, I thought it would be a good time to drop some clues about me!

  • I have been on a train.  I traveled to and from Edinburgh, Scotland to Linlithgow, Sterling and Glasgow.
  • I have seen every Harry Potter film in the theatre...added bonus, I've seen them all on opening day!
  • I have 2 siblings, a brother and a sister.  Additionally, I have 4 step-siblings.
  • I have several collections...Precious Moments, books, Disney Vinylmations, Dept. 56 North Pole Village, to name a few.
  • I've been to more castles than I can remember, i.e., Edinburgh Castle, Sterling Castle, Fraser Castle, Linlithgow Castle, etc.  I belong to Historic Scotland so I like to go to as many castles as possible.
  • I own all the Harry Potter movies.
  • I have been in HSKS since the 3rd term.
  • My birth month is July.
  • I have been on a multi-day camping trip to Yellowstone and to Girl Scout Camp.
  • One of my favorite brands of yarn is Noro.  Another is Mysti Alpaca.
  • I love hard candies, particularly anything black currant, clove, lemon, cinnamon.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Summer Camp

Wow!  It's certainly been a while since I've posted anything to my blog.  The last term at Hogwarts kept me pretty darn busy.  I am now really ready for a relaxing time at Summer Camp.  I love living in a treehouse where the breezes can blow through the branches and the wee birds can sing me to sleep and chirp a gentle good morning.  Of course, it's fun to watch the gently waving peacock feathers that surround my hammock.

I am very excited to be spoiling Genevra Dreamy.  I didn't get a chance to get to know her at Hogwarts since there were so many students running around the halls.  Hopefully we can spend some time around the campfire getting to know each other this time.

And, to help out my wonderful spoiler, here is some updated info on me!

Yarns: I love yarns that are muticolored, which is probably why I like sock yarns. I’m not much of a solid color person unless it is a tweed/heather type yarn. I like variety in everything! My favorite combinations are “peacock” colors and “autumn” colors…or shades of purples, shades of blues, shades of whatever! I don’t think I have any particular favorite brands, but I enjoy working with Ella Rae, Noro, Fleece Artist, Frog Tree, Berroco, Misty Alpaca. I also love to get my yarns from indie dyers. They usually have such interesting color combinations.

Patterns: I really enjoy felting so I am always on the lookout for felting patterns. I make a whole lot of socks so sock patterns are always good. I love, love, love cables, so anything with cables is fun. I would really like to learn to crochet so I am on the lookout for a good beginning book.

Yarn Weight Preference: I use mostly fingering, sport, DK and worsted weight yarns. I seldom use bulky or lace weight yarns.

Fiber Dislikes: I don’t like anything scratchy. I can’t stand the feel of mohair. I also don’t like most acrylics unless they are very soft. I also don’t like most novelty yarns.

Favorite Projects: I love making socks. I also like making felted bags, sweaters, and scarves.

Things I Like But Don’t Make For Myself: I love fingerless mitts and shawls, but don’t particularly like making them for myself.

Favorite Gadgets: I collect stitch markers of all kinds. I have a large decorated box filled with them and I love taking them out and looking at them. Of course, I also love using them! I love handmade project bags, tape measures, needle holders, organizers. I also collect 4” scissors and scissor fobs.

Other Interests: Besides knitting, I am an addicted to counted cross stitch. Again, I love working with varigated fibers. I would consider myself an advanced stitcher, as I am not afraid to tackle most any cross stitch chart. I particularly love samplers. I also do hardanger.

I love movies, mainly drama or anything historical or Disney. I’m not necessarily a fan of “stupid” comedy, as I like to call it. I like intelligent comedy, not slapstick, and my favorite comedian is, without a doubt, Eddie Izzard.

I read every day. I love historical novels, particularly anything taking place during the Tudor or Renaissance ages. Some of my favorite authors are Phillipa Gregory, Diana Gabaldon, JK Rowling, Christopher Moore, Gregory MacGuire. I recently discovered the Tuesday Next series which I so love. I also really enjoy Young Adult fiction, like the Gemma Doyle trilogy.

I love history, both reading about it, learning about it, and exploring it. I particularly like women’s history, i.e., how they lived, loved and learned.
I collect anything Disney (particularly the villians or Tinker Bell), witches, Precious Moments, stitch markers and books.

I love Yankee Candles, particularly anything spicy and some of the florals. I love all the little candle holders they have as well. I burn my candles daily.
I am interested in tarot and astrology. I have several tarot decks and, while I’m far from an expert, I love consulting the cards. I believe in spirt guides, guardian angels, and past lives.

I love to travel and would get on a plane every weekend if I could. Currently (besides California) my favorite place to wander and roam is Scotland. It feels so like a comfortable fit to me when I’m there. The next countries I want to discover are Ireland, England and Norway.

I have been involved in family research and genealogy for several years and have made some wonderful discoveries and have met distant relatives. My heritage is 75% Norwegian and 25% Irish.

Salty vs. Sweet: I prefer salty over sweet. I am totally addicted to popcorn and could eat it virtually every day. I am not a big fan of chocolate, unless it’s very expensive chocolate. I am much more into hard candies, particularly clove, cinnamon, ginger, peppermint, anything lemon or lime. I also really, really love black current licorice hard candies!!I don’t like most things orange flavored and am not a particular fan of cherry.
Favorite Scents: Lilac, jasmine, clove, cinnamon.

Favorite Holidays: Halloween and all that goes along with it. Christmas follows close behind. I love decorating in and around my house for both holidays.

Other Things I Love:
Unique and/or Antique Buttons
Pens and Postcards from Your Region
Fat Quarters of Fabric
Hard Candies from Your Region
Scrapbook Supplies

My Measurements (if needed):
Shoe: 9.5” from heel to toe
Wrist: 7” around
Ankle: 11” around