Friday, October 30, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

College Hats

So, if you who don't know I work at my alma mater's archives.  I found a photo in a yearbook once of a lady that was coined a spirit leader in a knit "REDDIES"* hat.  I have never found it since that day.  I have tried to look for it in all of the years that she was here with no luck.  I want to replicate the pattern in hopes to get some commissions.  Then I thought, "gee, why don't I do one for OBU too."

This is a goal for the new year.  I am going to take a bit of a break from swaps.  I will probably still participate in Reducio and HLBOE but that is it.

* What is a "Reddie"?  Apparently, a "Reddie" is a spirit.  It was the spirit of the students who were still prepared to learn and continue with the university after the campus burned to the ground in 1914.  The college was still under the Methodist curriculum and was named Henderson-Brown University.  Now, we are owned by the state, thus Henderson State University. I think we are the only university in Arkansas owned by church and state.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Quidditch Week 2

I never know when I am supposed to post exactly...

So, I will do it tonight and tomorrow.  I am bumping right along with Minerva's package.  I have one handmade item finished and I am at the half way point for the other.  The little goodies are at a start.  I have to make some decisions on items.

Anyway I will gab more tomorrow.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Gee, isn't it time to go home yet?  No, I have 10 minutes.  I have too much to do at home to be here.  I need to make a gift for Saturday.

It is going to be another long weekend.  We  have 2 birthdays and a wedding.  I am skipping one birthday to go to the wedding.  Poor R will be tired.

Screw it, I am going home.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Thursday, October 8, 2009


Yea! Quidditch!

I am gearing up for another HSKS.  This time it is HSKS 9 Quidditch all Around the World.  I am on the Appleby Arrows.  The colors are blue and silver.  I am pretty excited about this swap.  We have some new choices of things to make for our partners.  Here they are:

--Cowl/Neckwarmer & Mittens (can be fingerless) -
--Hat & Scarf - 
--Hat & Mittens (can be fingerless) - 

Obviously, sock is a big no for me, but it might be a choice of a kit to send.

I do have a goal, to send and use a lot of my items stash for swaps.  I have entirely too much and I am running out of room fro storage.  

I think we get partners Monday!  I am ready to get started on it!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Opera Mitts

Monster Feet

HlLBOE Package

I got my package today from Madam Jak!! She did a wonderful job! I love everything!

Here is what she sent me:

*Gryffindor's mascot himself, a lion wearing a t-shirt that says, "Here's a Hug From Alfred University"
Yummy Maxwell house coffee mix, R already put it the kitchen so I don't know which one
Lots and lots of Dove Dark Chocolate
The best mug that says, "I'd give up chocolate but I'm not a quitter"
Gryffindor mitts! I will get a photo on me later...have to wait on the hubby.
AND she is the greatest, she sent me a red 3.5 x 5.5" pocket landscape sketchbook!!!

Thanks for the note! I liked learning a little about you and your major. :)

*Good thing he isn't a tiger or everyone would think I have taken up sympathies with our school rivals! OBU Tigers and there colors are purple and gold. My new friend is sporting a "STOP Voldemort" pin! R has already tried to claim him!