Saturday, August 29, 2009

Big week for me as I have successfullhy completed A SOCK!!!!
I refer to it as the pink sock of doom!! I used regular lily sugar and cream cotton so that I could practice before I go to the teeny tiny sock yarn ad needles.
Of course as so many noted, sock off doom needs a mate.
I shall get that... eventually. At the moment, have cast on regular sock. oooooooooh.

also, started a hat.
One of my best friends mother was diagnosed with breast cancer so I am making her a hat for the chemo.

ALMOSt done with all the sewing projects I had started before I went in the hospital. I will be so gald to have that monkee off of my back.

did a video blog this week. It can be found here It features SOCK! :D

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

camp memories and KIT!!

Looking at the camp dates, it's hard to believe that it's nearing and end! When it first strated, it seemed like it would be a while before it ended. Now the owls are flying back and forth all over the world, delivering the goods. I have had a great time and will undoubtedly participate again!
This weekend and owl arrived on my doorstep with my kit from loverofallemo! As I am a defender against the dark arts, she sent me a kit to aid in that quest.
First is a pic of the kit as a whole. The patterns are the HOrcux sock pattern with green and purple yarn and the other is the Fawkes pattern with orangy phoenix yarn. There is also my very favorite thing coffee, sugar free dark chocolate (my very favorite), a camp teheme scrap book kit which was an awesome idea and she made me an Ashwinder for my Ashwinder cabin!! THe piece of paper is a delcaration for using DADA propely!

And here are closer up pictures of both sides.

And here, the Ashwinder has taken up residence in his new home AKA My office!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Finally Friday!! Sheesh this week has gone on forever long!!
HOpefully by this afternoon, my newly ordered converse in turquise and purple will have been delivered. I expect them to look awesome with my robes as my pink ones do.

I"m looking forward to a weekend of crafting! I would like to make good headay on the never ending afghan of doom. I'd also like to do some stencling and maybe some sewing.

I haven't cut myself yet doing stencils but watch it happen now that i'm loaded up on warfarrin.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Dear Coffee...
I loveyou..C
an you plz make Mondayz go away nao?


Friday, August 7, 2009

I'm glad it's Friday.
Are you glad it's Friday??
That means CRAFTING TIME!!!! sweet cracker sandwhich!!

I've been working on a blanket for my Mister and i'm ready to get it finished but it is slow going. I'm ready to finish it and move on to other things... like Christmsa presents. Hopefully this weekend I can make some good headway on it.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Saturday Saturday!!!

Ended up choosing the time it poured to get out and run errands. It was great as I love the rain.
Got my hairs did.
Just needed a trim but she ended up cutting more than that off.
I actually like it. It's just a wee bit different and getting it trimmed at all means my curls are bouncy again. This makes extremely happy.

Went back to worko n Wednesday. I am glad I decided to make it a short week. It wore me out as it was. To make matters worse, my computer failed to work. HOpefully MOnday, it will work again. I'm about to throw it out of the window!!
stupid muggle equipment grumblegrumble.

Having finsihed many projects recently, I decided to take out an old one.
I had started a shell sttch blanket for my husband in his Buffalo Bill colors.
Maybe 'll get it finished by his birthday in september. hooray!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

HSKS Game 6

Potion #1
Madame Warbobbles carries around Draught of Peace which could be cleverly disguised in pill form or to state off other anxieties... COFFEE which holds off all madness!!

I need more :D

Potion #2:
A Mandrake restorative draught is used when one is (dramatic Dumbledore pause) Petrified.

I believe that this too takes the form of coffee so that one is not petfiried with sleepiness!

Potion #3..ish
When Miss Warbobble wishes to hear someone speaking nonsense, she would administer a Babbling Beverage.

Potion #4..ish
The cure for the boils caused by the Twins' Fever Fudge is Murlap Essence

And according to the blog of Miss Wartbobble, she keeps several potions handy at all times to so complete the list...

5. Mrs. Scower's Magical Mess remover
6. Wit Shapening Essence
7, Forgetfulness Potion

Thursday, July 23, 2009

I've been cleared for some activity. Yaaaay!!!! Although my run to that wonderful muggle store Target wore me out! Will return to the AUror office on Wednesday. I'm sure they will be gald to have me back... who wouldn't!!

Have spent the time crafting away! verhy exciting.

I now have my card making /stamp stuff in place to work on though I can't find my newest "All you need is love" stamp *pout*
That's what I was going to use as my thank you card for the St. Mungo's staff.

For my doctor, I knitted a Carduceus dishcloth. He seemed to like it.

At the moment, kickin back, about to start some crafting, and drinking some delicious coffee!!!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Game week 5

1. Man or mouse? (4) Anamagus
2. Start spreading the news (4) Daily Prophet
3. Stick Tree Guardian (3) Bowtruckle
4. Telescoping eavesdropper (5) Extendeble Ear
5. Brassicaceae danglers (4) Raddish Earrings
6. Prohibited Ggowth of trees (5) Forbidden forrest
7. Metallic rosy-faced child with wings (4) Golden Cherub
8. Fleshless black-winged skeleton (2) Thestral
9. Lofty philosopher (5) High Inquisitor
10. Instructive Order (7) Educational Decree

Friday, July 17, 2009

I'm sure by now most heard that I spent a few days as a guest of St. Mungo's. If that wasn't horrific...
Even magic remedies take time, my dear, they said.

I promise, I did not mame, injure, or disfigure anyone.

Ok probably only because my husband had my wand. He might be a muggle but he knows...

Now i'm home, hanging out on the couch. Very little moving about activity and keep the leg elevated. I need to get my crocheting and knitting together so I'll work on those projects that need working on.

My cat is thrilled and she's hanging out with me on the couch, staring down the chocolate lab.

and I think my owl Firth has strayed. *sigh* since his services weren't needed I think he might have found some ladies to woo. I apologize if your owl is one such lady...

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

I'm hanging out with Rowen Dragonsinger and you're not :D

I'm also eating home made feta cheese and I'm fairly certain you're not :D


It took a while because my fear of spiders os so great...
Eventually, I settled down and found an appropriate way to make them not scary.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Anagram game Week 2

1 Chamber of Secrets
2 Harry Potter
3 Ron Weasley
4 Hermione Granger
5 Gryffindor
6 Dark Arts
7 Gilderoy Lockhart
8 Chamber of Secrets
9 House Elf
10 Harry Potter
11 Moaning Myrtle
12 Harry Potter
13 Moaning Myrtle
14 Harry Potter
15 Voldemort
16 Horcrux
17 Ron Weasley
18 Ginny Weasley
19 Gilderoy Lockhart
20 Prisoner of Azkaban

Monday, June 29, 2009

Why must you vex me so?

Here at work, defending the world against the Dark Arts (heh I really do that... Probation/Parole officer... is what I'm called in the muggle world)

thankfully plenty of coffee. That's the only good part aobut the day thus far.

oh and my Zune.
and twitter.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Posting late night Saturday night as apparently my post yesterday was eaten.

Watching Chess in Concert for like the zillionth time. I need to get the DVD and find some way to put it on my ZUne so I can watch it a Zillion more times while at work.

Working on finishing up some itesm. My gyrfindor gym bag is finished. yaay!! Now I suppose I need to go back to the gym. Would love to do something hard core but stil have to take it easy with my messed up back. ugh.

Hopefully tomorrow I'll finish my "Defy Gravity" and "Popular" bags tommorrow. Going to see Wicked next Saturday (again) with my BFF. I'm Defy Gravity and she's Popular. Would ike to get tiara's in but i'm not sure that I'l have the time. Making friend's mother a Wicked dishcloth.

Sing it Mr. Arbitor!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Activities, week 1

Part 1: "What's in your trunk?"List 10 items beginning with the same letter as your first name that you brought with you to camp. For example:

In addition to my owl Firth and my wand, I will bring:

1. Peppermint coffee (can’t do without it)
2. potion bottles
3. phone (yes, I’ve been in the muggle world too long)
4. purple Starknuts craft bag
5. pomegranate lemonade
6. pizza coupons (because who doesn’t like to order pizza at camp!)
7. protein shakes
8. pumpkin juice
9. Puffs tissue (because inevitably, someone will get the sniffles)
10. Passion for my cabin and my house (ROAR GRYFFINDOR) and of course CRAFTS!

Part 3: Get to know your Spoiler & Spoilee
Go through your spoiler AND spoilee’s projects on Ravelry (I think everyone has at least 1 thing I’d hope!) and comment on or favorite something you like. This is another way to get to know them better.

My Spoiler is Helena Lovegood (LoverofallEmo).
She made this adorable ipod cozy that looks like Dory from Finding Nemo!!!! SO CUTE!!! Everyone has electronic devices that need to be protected and this was a brilliant way to do it! Something fun.
Just keep swimming just keep swimming…. I love Dory <3 <3
I think if I’m reading correctly, it is her own pattern. BRILLIANT CONCEPT!!!!

My Spoilee is Honoria Becket (JellybeanInc)
She has the cutest stocking hat on her Ravelry page. It’s in green and purple which is one of my favorite color combinations (red and black being the other). I love the hat… it’s very light hearted. Something fun to wear in the cold of winter while everyone else is wearing same ole hats.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

And home again

Hello everyone!
I've spent the last few days at the beach and am now home. (sadness)
I'm trying to get caught up with everything I need to do online as well as everything I need to do at home. Suitcase is unpacked. LAundry is running. I still need to unpack the craft bag I took and organize that and then get ready to go back to work tomorrow. Alas. (the darkarts do not sleep for vacationiong aurors i'm afraid)

Here are my Truths and a Lie:

1. I sing alto
2. I am decended from King Henry VIII
3. My favorite latte is a peppermint latte
4. I have a tatoo on my foot

Monday, June 8, 2009

What would your patronus be?
The fox. Sly and secretive the fox shall chase away dementors with truly amazing skill.
(taken at

In the beginning....

... I started a blog

I am Piper Poplartree.

When I'm not defending the world against Dark Arts, I can be found crafting or at my favorite coffee shop, Starknuts. My muggle sewing maching had me baffled this weekend and I resisted the urge to blast it with a shattering spell. It would have felt good to do so but in the end, it would not have accomplished my goal of creating a new skirt.

Also watched some baseball.