Quick Update

If you’ve been reading my blog at all lately then you probably know that I’ve just had rather a big moving of house. I’m in the new place now, and have been for a couple weeks. I just wanted to thank everyone who has commented or liked or followed since I’ve been away as I only got internet back today.

I will be going back over everything and responding to comments and reading all your lovely posts that I have missed.

Posts here will probably be a bit spread thin compared to normal but I do have some lined up hopefully.

Speak to you all soon x

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SAL Hogwarts Cross Stitch update

This is a rather far in advance queuing of a post. But with the move happening/happened this month I knew I wouldn’t manage to do any more work on this than I have. I also don’t know how long it will take to get internet set up in my new abode so I thought I would er on the side of caution.

Here’s where I was last update (which, at the time of writing this, was a week ago), and next to it is how far I managed before life got too hectic.

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I’ve managed to finish all the blues for the Ravenclaw section and do more of the shield edging. I’m hoping I will have something to show you all next time around but I’m not sure how much time I will have in between all the unpacking and relaxing 🙂

Check out all the others who are taking part in the SAL using the links below.

Avis / Claire / Gun / Carole / Kate / Alison / Jule / Elizabeth / Wendy / Lucyanne / Cathy / Jacqui

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3 Quotes, 3 Days: 3

My third and final quote, (and let me tell you it’s ridiculously hard to just pick three because I LOVE quotes) comes from the book The Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence.

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I can relate to this, if in a much milder way, as I think anyone with social anxiety probably can. The things I can think up, worst case scenarios and such which never happen.

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3 Quotes, 3 Days: 1

I’ve seen quite a few people do this over the last few weeks and thought I would join in though I haven’t been directly tagged. I’m indirectly tagging anyone who wants to do it as well.

My first quote, just because I think it’s a badass quote (and if I put too much thought into it I’ll have 100 quotes!), is from the book The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch.3q3d

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My Harry Potter Story Tag

I saw this tag over on twitter and you can read the original on Underland to Wonderlands blog here. It’s a good bit of fun and really interesting to see what everyone writes so if you’d like to do it please do! This is a bit out of keeping with what I normally post but I love Hogwarts and with the move happening I thought it would be a great time to schedule some fun, easy posts so my blog doesn’t die a slow death while I am busy.

Are you Pure Blood, Half Blood or Muggle Born?

I’m a half blood, both my parents have magic but one of my grandparents was a muggle.

Which wand chose you (what is is made of)?

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Did you take an Owl, Cat, Toad or Rat with you?

I’m a cat person at heart and while I have a cat back at my magical home (his name is Nox because he is black and I’m unoriginal), I would bring an owl with me. It’s a barn owl and her name is Ava (Also, very unoriginal. I mean calling your bird “bird” in latin isn’t exactly genius, but I’m sarcastic and find it funny).

Where did the Sorting Hat place you?

Slytherin

What house did you want to be in?

At first I thought I was probably a Ravenclaw but the more I learnt and grew up the more obvious it was that I was a Slytherin. I’ve never been put anywhere else on any sorting quiz I’ve done and I’ve done loads because I love doing quizzes.

Which lessons are your favorite and least favorite?

My favourite lessons would be Potions and Transfiguration. I think they’re kind of the sciences and maths and would enjoy them the most. My least favourite would be things like Divination or Care of Magical Creatures.

The form your Patronus takes is…

A cat, I’m a cat person and I think it goes with my Slytherin personality too. I do what I want and if your lucky I’ll feel like playing with you! Haha, I mean I’m pretty happy on my own when I want to be.

When confronted with a Boggart, what does it look like to you?

I’m really not sure, I mean emotionally wise it could be anything but just generally, I really hate spiders.

Do you partake in any school sports or magical hobbies?

I definitely try out for the Quidditch team as a Beater. Whacking things at opposition players while getting to fly around on broomsticks sounds like the perfect sport to me. I’d also love to learn combative magic as well, though probably not at an official dueling club, just a few friends in an unused classroom practicing harmless spells like disarming and bodybinds and shield charms.

If you have free time, where would you be found hanging out?

If its warm then outside on the grounds by the lake, if not (and this is Scotland so probably most of time its not), then maybe in the dorms looking out at the lake from below or in the common room.

You are most likely to get detention for what?

Either the aforementioned practicing of spells in unused classrooms or maybe accidentally letting slip some sarcastic retort that I couldn’t stop in time!

What career do you want after leaving Hogwarts?

This is a difficult one, who knows what I would be like after 7 years at Hogwarts. Maybe if Quidditch went well I could try out for the HolyHead Harpies? I’m not sure where I would end up.

 

I would love to hear what other peoples Hogwarts stories are as well, so please give it a go if you want to as well.

SAL update

It’s time to show you how far I’ve come on my cross stitch again. Gosh, that comes around quickly! I’m no longer able to tell how much progress is good or not but with everything that’s been going on I’m quite happy with it. Here’s where I was last time I posted:

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I’ve managed to finish off the Slytherin section like I wanted to and have made a start on Ravenclaw. The eagle is taking shape quite nicely. Is that a good amount to have done in three weeks? I thought it was a decent amount but looking at the photographs it doesn’t look like much now!

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I also wanted to ask you all about cross stitching fabric and what you do with your finished pieces. This is on aida 14 count fabric, and I know a lot of people either hang or frame finished pieces. I’ve also seen it used as inserts to cards and such. But I’m assuming aida is too rough/rigid a fabric to use for things like a cushion? I’ve been looking at cross stitching fabrics online and I can get cotton 18 count or linen 18 count evenweave fabric which both sound good. The only problem with this is I don’t know how they actually feel and I’m not able to go out and find somewhere to check. Are they soft enough for a nice cushion cover, are they strong enough for a nice canvas bag? Anyone able to help me out? I don’t really want to buy a load of cross stitch fabric that ends up not being suitable.

I know i can get soluble canvas that means I can cross stitch on anything but I think I would want to try my hand at an evenweave before I thought about doing that as it sounds more fiddly. Any help is appreciated.

The others taking part in the SAL are all linked below and you should check out what they’ve been up to.

Avis / Claire / Gun / Carole / Kate / Alison / Jule / Elizabeth / Wendy / Lucyanne / Cathy / Jacqui

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