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Title: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: ViolinRomance on July 06, 2007 09:12:04 PM
Swap name: The Everything Harry Potter Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: ViolinRomance
Co-Organiser: PaperBag
Sign-up date range: 6th July - 24th July
Date to send item by: 24th August

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 57

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?

All ages allowed? Or 18+? All ages, under 18s get permission :D

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: Im not organising 3 or more
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
 
Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES


Details of swap:

This is a swap for All Things Harry Potter. For those of you who would prefer to get house-related goodies, character-based crafts or receive some quidditch creations- this swap is for you!! 
Does your partner need a house scarf for winter? Maybe they would love a potions books or a marauders map, some Luna radish earrings or knitted elf socks?!

This swap is exciting because we will be crafting for a new era of Harry! With the movie almost out, the book will be released during signup dates- even if you are low on inspiration you may read something in the book, or get ideas from the new movie that NEED to be crafted, so sign-up NOW!!

That having been said- Please NO SPOILERS! Please dont ruin the Harry Potter experience for others! I know we all want to talk about it- and people who sign up for this swap be prepared, we may accidentally let something slip!

You have a full month to craft, so let's say at least one big item (6+ hours of work, like a scarf), one medium (3hrs or so of crafting) and one small item (1-2 hours of work, like earrings). Those are just rough guidelines- some of us craft fast, others slow, so use your judgement.

If you AND your partner agree on a different arrangement, Please Let Me Know!

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For inspiration, here are the links to past HP Swaps:

Harry Potter Swap, Round 1 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=32868.0)
Harry Potter Swap, Round 2 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=40519.0)
Harry Potter Swap, Round 3 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=55738.0)
Harry Potter Swap, Round 4 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=66061.0)
Harry Potter Swap, Round 5 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=90973.0)
Harry Potter Ship Swap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=154345.0)
Harry Potter For Our Kids Swap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=113205.0)
Hogwarts At Christmas/Plain Old HP Swap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=131878.0)
Hogwarts Houses Swap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=154595.0)
Darker Side of Harry Potter Swap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=82805.0)
Favourite Character Swap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=101018.0)
 End Of Harry Potter Swap  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=155690.0)
 Countdown to July Harry Potter Swap:  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=175939.0)
 Hogwarts Favorite House Swap Round 2  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=171678.0)

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If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap:
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?:

Add An Infusion of Harry (Answer as many of these questions as you like- just remember the more info, the better your partner can craft what you would like!)
Your Hogwarts House:
Your Favourite HP book:
Your Favourite HP movie:
Favourite character:
Favourite character Relationship:
Coolest concept/power/item in the wizarding world:
Favourite magical institution (ie: are you a Ministry of Magic backer, or a Death Eater? Maybe you would love to be in the D.A. or part of S.P.E.W):
Favourite animals, beasts, creatures:
I am interested in items that are (eg: house-based, character-based, magical creatures, magical objects, a mixture of everything!):
 
General Questions
Crafts I can do:
Crafts I admire:
Items I'd love to receive:
Favourite colours:
Favourite motifs/patterns (e.g. stars, stripes, polka dots):
Allergies:
I can post pictures and am not going to forget: yes/no

Anything else youd like to add to help your partner out (measurements? pierced ears? a little more info about your style?):
 
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IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide (https://www.craftster.org/swapsinfo.html) to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

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POTTER-HEADS!!! (or participants, either way!):

1. ViolinRomance (organiser)
2. hp_nerd (co-organiser)
3. idrinktea
4. BabySkilz
5. shannon12
6. mixymo
7. kbauer
8. sirensrising
9. annamhudson
10. crystalthepirate
11. GirlBrett
12. GypsyLou
13. Whileywoo
14. ShardaeDobby
15. Sweet_Sylvia
16. sundayafternoonhousewife
17. InvisibleCastle
18. PaperBag
19. irasema
20. cumber1137
21. chicomich
22. Ezri_B
23. piratetreasure
24  thebakersgirl
25. Knickertwist

26. Laural
27. KTLynn8383
28. noxenlux
29. digitallasagna
30. theatregirl25
31. Maltiriel
32. SarahsALoser
33. ariaya
34. moecantsew
35. BYA
36. Crow Jane
37. GougeAway
38. porfavoray
39. Cygni
40. lunar_maniac
41. hotbettie

42. SevsOnlyGirl
43. casettetape
44. Michela
45. ViolentViolet
46. ninjapika
47. anneadeline
48. jessvict
49. vylentviolet
50. pandorascraftbox
51. MissTee_2
52. kathleenalice
53. thetiniestspark
54. greenapples
55. Frozenboogereatr
56. Lizzle
57. hardlyacting

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Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: ViolinRomance on July 06, 2007 09:12:34 PM
POTTER PALS (Partners!):

Answered second partner PM = Blue
Sent = Green
Received = Orange
Both = Purple
Sending Late (with notice) = Maroon
Negative feedback has been left = Bold
Done with Feedback = Strikethrough

Group One: ViolinRomance's Swappers:

ViolinRomance > Crow Jane > mixymo > ViolinRomance

hp_nerd - GypsyLou

BabySkilz - shannon12

kbauer - GirlBrett

sirensrising - Whileywoo

annamhudson
- sundayafternoonhousewife

ShardaeDobby - InvisibleCastle

Sweet_Sylvia - PaperBag

Cygni - noxenlux

ariaya - idrinktea

moecantsew - irasema

crystalthepirate - cumber1137

chicomich - theatregirl25

digitallasagna - thebakersgirl

Knickertwist - Maltiriel

GougeAway - Ezri_B

porfavoray - KTLynn8383

BYA - Laural


Group Two: PaperBag's Swappers:

piratetreasure - hotbettie

SarahsALoser - lunar_maniac

jessvict - pandorascraftbox

MissTee_2 - frozenboogereatr

thetiniestspark - anneadeline

hardlyacting - Michela

ninjapika - greenapples

cassettetape - kathleenalice

vylentviolet - Sevsonlygirl

ViolentViolet - Lizzle



ANGELS:

sin esperanza  angel for BabySkilz
ViolentViolet and girlwithsixarms angel for MissTee_2 
mollytwin1 angel for Michela
KnickerTwist angel for mixymo

Thankyou so much angels!!!


Please PM me if there are any problems guys :D



Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: BabySkilz on July 06, 2007 09:57:15 PM
I'm in.  I can't wait to get started!!!! ;D


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: ViolinRomance on July 06, 2007 10:16:21 PM
Also guys- please remember to post at least once on this board so that you can keep up to date with whats going on! Thanks :)


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August
Post by: shannon12 on July 06, 2007 10:19:15 PM
Sent in my info!


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: hotbettie on July 06, 2007 10:57:58 PM
I just finished the count down to July Harry Potter swap and I want to do this one sooooo bad. I just need to butter-up my man first! (butter butter butter)


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August
Post by: idrinktea on July 06, 2007 11:18:18 PM
I am so excited for this. ;D


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: mixymo on July 06, 2007 11:35:19 PM
ahhhh ahahah yay! another hp swap!

woo ViolinRomance for hosting a swap  ;D how you been?!


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: ViolinRomance on July 06, 2007 11:51:47 PM
ahhhh ahahah yay! another hp swap!

woo ViolinRomance for hosting a swap  ;D how you been?!

I know, I'm a little nervous! I'd be disappointed if you and Gemma didn't want in on the action!
I've been pretty good :D I saw your last swap package- wow! It was awesome!


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: mixymo on July 06, 2007 11:59:38 PM
I know, I'm a little nervous! I'd be disappointed if you and Gemma didn't want in on the action!
I've been pretty good :D I saw your last swap package- wow! It was awesome!

Aww thanks! And you'll be fine =P just as long as NO ONE FLAKES! Ya hear that everyone?! :D
Just sent in my questionnaire! Wooo!


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: ViolinRomance on July 07, 2007 12:08:33 AM
Yay! You're in. I feel much better now I have a protector! :D


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August
Post by: sirensrising on July 07, 2007 05:19:51 AM
Me, I'm in. A little nervously because it's my first swap! But hopefully it'll be okay. I'm excited!

I'll  just send my info now. I love filling out questionaires  ;D


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: kbauer on July 07, 2007 06:13:23 AM
I'm in! I'm in! I just sent my answers to the questionnaire. I'm sooooo excited!! But I am soooooo nervous because this is also my first swap. I can't wait to find out who my partner is & start "stalking" & crafting for them! :D


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: annamhudson on July 07, 2007 07:50:40 AM
I'm in! I'm in! I just sent my answers to the questionnaire. I'm sooooo excited!! But I am soooooo nervous because this is also my first swap. I can't wait to find out who my partner is & start "stalking" & crafting for them! :D

Stalking...too funny. I did that to my last swap partner to find out what she likes...lol


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August
Post by: shannon12 on July 07, 2007 07:53:35 AM
I like the idea that the sign-ups are long so we can read Deatly Hallows and see the new movie first. I got my tickets to see OOP in the imax and my whole day the 21st is cleared so I can read the book. I cant wait!


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: ViolinRomance on July 07, 2007 07:58:01 AM
My tickets are for 9:30am.. I'm soooo excited!!
I'm going to pick up the book with a friend- we decided that on the way home we will have to "team-read", a term I came up with that basically means one person reading to the other.. so that whoever is driving doesn't have to miss out on the action- the passenger can just start reading to the driver! :D


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August
Post by: sirensrising on July 07, 2007 08:03:43 AM
I still have to book my tickets to the movie, but I've preordered my book already (midnight opening, squeeeee! I just need to make sure I can get a lift) and I'm refusing to do anything until it's read. I was hoping to make some kind of t-shirt but at any rate I'm going to stick a Ravenclaw house sticker to my real-life Prefect's badge  ;D

I can't wait to get my partner and start stalking too!


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: annamhudson on July 07, 2007 08:21:21 AM
YAY!! I signed up!!!!! I wish I could read HP on July 21st but it is our anniversay and my husband would be so upset, he just doesn't get my HP obssession. I am still trying to get him to read it. (Sigh)


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: crystalthepirate on July 07, 2007 08:23:34 AM
oh my gosh, i said no more swaps for a while to myself, but this i cant resist!!!


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: kbauer on July 07, 2007 08:30:23 AM
Yay! I'm in! Of course it's pending my one month membership, but that's the 23rd & the sign-ups are closed the 24th. Woot! My hubby has yet to purchase our tickets for the OOP at the IMAX, but he WILL do it today *glares at husband* haha. We can't make it to the Wednesday opening shows b/c he has to work & we can't get a sitter, but we're planning on going the following weekend. I am soooo stoked! I already reserved my copy of The Deathly Shadows & am counting down the days! Luckily I'm a SAHM, my daughter takes long naps, & my 5yr old is at Grandma's...so I can read read read.  ;)


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August
Post by: sirensrising on July 07, 2007 08:43:42 AM
I'm still in school and on summer holidays, and my art portfolio course finishes that day, so there's nothing to stop me! I don't want to have the book spoiled so I'm just going to curl up at home and probably not even go online til I'm done. *nerd*

Oh and just out of curiousity, will we be partnered or will we each be sending to someone different?


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: GypsyLou on July 07, 2007 08:56:10 AM
Yay, I'm in!  I was hoping there would be another HP swap since I didn't notice the last one until it was too late.  I love the timing for this one though, so I can see the movie & read the last book before I start crafting.  Plus I have a week of vacation time coming up in August which I can use to craft!  I've been crafting HP stuff like crazy lately. 


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August
Post by: ViolinRomance on July 07, 2007 09:00:54 AM
Oh and just out of curiousity, will we be partnered or will we each be sending to someone different?

Partnered- though if there is an uneven amount there might be a three-way; most likely between 3 people in the same country- to make it easier :D


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: GirlBrett on July 07, 2007 09:04:50 AM
I am so excited, i can't wait to start crafting!!!!!


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August
Post by: GougeAway on July 07, 2007 09:16:35 AM
Wow - I said only one swap this summer...  What to do, what to do?!?!


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: ViolinRomance on July 07, 2007 09:29:14 AM
Join! You know you wanna! :D


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August
Post by: sirensrising on July 07, 2007 10:03:42 AM
Gah! I'm so impatient, I want to know my partner now and start crafting!


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August
Post by: Whileywoo on July 07, 2007 10:05:22 AM
Just sent mine off to ViolinRomance! I have so many ideas, i cant wait to get stuck into it.

I am currently rereading Half Blood Prince so mid sentence yelling outloud 'UREKA! I has an idea, Pinky!' Woohoo. :3 Just got to keep myself amused in the mean time writing down ideas and making plans.

*rocks back and forth with impatience*


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: crystalthepirate on July 07, 2007 10:05:55 AM
Gah! I'm so impatient, I want to know my partner now and start crafting!

i know! same here. haha.


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August
Post by: Whileywoo on July 07, 2007 10:36:39 AM
Am i right in thinking mayhap it would be a good idea to get a wishlist thing going so our partners know the kind of things we'd like to recieve? I am new to this, can you tell :3

Might look into setting up a Wist thingy...


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August
Post by: GypsyLou on July 07, 2007 10:40:29 AM
Am i right in thinking mayhap it would be a good idea to get a wishlist thing going so our partners know the kind of things we'd like to recieve? I am new to this, can you tell :3

Might look into setting up a Wist thingy...

There's a spot on the survey thing where you can let your partner know what kinds of crafts you'd like to recieve, and also what you can make.


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August
Post by: sirensrising on July 07, 2007 10:53:15 AM
Definitely no harm in a Wist though! I set one up a while ago and mostly it's things I envy from Craftster, the majority of which are from HP swaps :P I'd say set one up! They're pretty fun too  ;D

Gah! I'm so impatient, I want to know my partner now and start crafting!
i know! same here. haha.
Don't worry, only...2+ weeks to go?  ;) What are we going to do?!


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August
Post by: ShardaeDobby on July 07, 2007 02:02:33 PM
Just sent my information in...gah, so many ideas...now to wait for approval...


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August
Post by: Sweet_Sylvia on July 07, 2007 02:16:23 PM
I am in as well, just waiting now. Lol I cant wait, I am in the midst of summer school but I cant pass up a chance to HP swap!


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: geeber on July 07, 2007 05:49:35 PM
Mmmmm... just signed up. My second swap ever. & Harry Potter to boot. I'm so happy.


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: beautifulloser on July 07, 2007 09:07:17 PM
mmm... I am thinking about this one. It's been a long time since my last swap and I miss it so.


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August
Post by: shannon12 on July 07, 2007 09:34:04 PM
Wow! I can't believe there are 14 people already!


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: hotbettie on July 07, 2007 10:04:46 PM
I'm In!!! My buttering worked! ;D


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: GirlBrett on July 07, 2007 11:25:06 PM
Delicious buttery toast?

On another note I have a feeling ViolinRomance is going to need a co-organizer!


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: ViolinRomance on July 08, 2007 03:09:23 AM
Delicious buttery toast?

On another note I have a feeling ViolinRomance is going to need a co-organizer!

The lovely hp_nerd has already offered up her services to me!! So it'll be smooth sailing guys!! :D

I'm so excited there is so much interest, helps me stay motivated!

I'm also glad to hear about the buttering and whatnot! Sounds tasty! :D


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: Whileywoo on July 08, 2007 04:50:37 AM
Veeery exciting!

I think i will set up a Wist!


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: mixymo on July 08, 2007 05:54:29 AM
Mmm butter on toast! How is toast SO good?
Wists are great..especially when your partner asks questions and you can't remember.. "Uhh..just look at my wist.."
I can just see the aussie ring forming now..oh crafting lord(ess?), let there be an equal number of aussies!!

goshgollygoo TWO WEEKS!! So excited! Going to buy tickets for the movie tomorrow hopefully..


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: ViolinRomance on July 08, 2007 08:10:37 AM
I can just see the aussie ring forming now..oh crafting lord(ess?), let there be an equal number of aussies!!

Only the 2 of us so far! :D



Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August
Post by: sundayafternoonhousewife on July 08, 2007 08:19:16 AM
Well, I got my questionnaire in. I just wanted to say I am very excited to participate in this swap! I am excited to get a partner and start crafting away for them!


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August
Post by: PaperBag on July 08, 2007 10:52:04 AM
Ahhh You guys! I"m so excited (and I'm not even approved yet! haha)

I just moved to a new place and no one around here likes Harry the way that "we" all do! I have been so excited about the book and movie coming out and have had no one to share my excitement with! What was I thinking? For Harry excitement, GO. TO. CRAFTSTER.

My best friend in the states is going to a FREE sneak peek this Monday!  I'm so jealous ;) I have to wait until July 20th here (Japan) to watch the movie. Anyone else have to wait that long? My husband is calling it my "Harry Potter Weekend" since the movie and the book come out a day apart. He already said he doesn't plan to see much of me those couple of days. Ha.

Okay, enough rambling. Just happy to be in such excited company :)


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: irasema on July 08, 2007 11:27:13 AM
i just sent my info in! but i forgot to give it a subject  ::) sorry!


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August
Post by: InvisibleCastle on July 08, 2007 11:35:19 AM
I've been approved! I'm so excited!  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August
Post by: ShardaeDobby on July 08, 2007 12:46:28 PM
I've been approved!!!! Now just to wait....and wait....and wait....until we get partners and can really get crafting!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 ;D :D ;) 8)


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: ViolinRomance on July 09, 2007 07:02:30 AM
So it's midnight here in Aus.. which means only one day until OotP is released!! Yay! I'm seeing the very 1st (9:30am) show and I can't stop thinking about it! I had to tell people who understand- as PaperBag was saying... no-one else really gets it except you crazy Crafster kids! Make some noise for Potter-appreciation!! Whooooo!


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: irasema on July 09, 2007 07:08:41 AM
WooHoo i'm in!!! cannot wait!!!


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August
Post by: PaperBag on July 09, 2007 07:32:19 AM
So it's midnight here in Aus.. which means only one day until OotP is released!! Yay! I'm seeing the very 1st (9:30am) show and I can't stop thinking about it! I had to tell people who understand- as PaperBag was saying... no-one else really gets it except you crazy Crafster kids! Make some noise for Potter-appreciation!! Whooooo!

Is it completely sad and pathetic that I have goosebumps for you???  :-\

Well, if it is, WHO CARES!?  :D ;D

Enjoy your movie!


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August
Post by: ViolinRomance on July 09, 2007 07:53:59 AM
So it's midnight here in Aus.. which means only one day until OotP is released!! Yay! I'm seeing the very 1st (9:30am) show and I can't stop thinking about it! I had to tell people who understand- as PaperBag was saying... no-one else really gets it except you crazy Crafster kids! Make some noise for Potter-appreciation!! Whooooo!

Is it completely sad and pathetic that I have goosebumps for you???  :-\

Well, if it is, WHO CARES!?  :D ;D

Enjoy your movie!

Not at all! Your goosebumps gave me goosebumps! ;D


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August
Post by: PaperBag on July 09, 2007 08:42:30 AM
So it's midnight here in Aus.. which means only one day until OotP is released!! Yay! I'm seeing the very 1st (9:30am) show and I can't stop thinking about it! I had to tell people who understand- as PaperBag was saying... no-one else really gets it except you crazy Crafster kids! Make some noise for Potter-appreciation!! Whooooo!

Is it completely sad and pathetic that I have goosebumps for you???  :-\

Well, if it is, WHO CARES!?  :D ;D

Enjoy your movie!

Not at all! Your goosebumps gave me goosebumps! ;D


and the goosebumps that you have that you got from my goosebumps gave me---- wait. This could go on forever.


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August
Post by: cumber1137 on July 09, 2007 09:47:15 AM
Ok i was going to  wait until the end of sign ups to send in my info but the swap already has 20 participants so I just sent in my info.  Woo hoo


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: RikaHeart on July 09, 2007 01:03:29 PM
How Fun!!!


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Post by: Ezri_B on July 09, 2007 01:35:29 PM
I always have such a hard time filling out the questionnaires. I love all things potter! I hate to limit by saying favorites. But I am so excited!


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August
Post by: GypsyLou on July 09, 2007 01:47:19 PM
Ok i was going to  wait until the end of sign ups to send in my info but the swap already has 20 participants so I just sent in my info.  Woo hoo

I was wondering if you'd show up, since you mentioned that you like HP :)


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: GirlBrett on July 09, 2007 02:12:59 PM
I always have such a hard time filling out the questionnaires. I love all things potter! I hate to limit by saying favorites. But I am so excited!


I had a horrible time trying to decide too! I got all fuzzled over it


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: Samsara on July 09, 2007 02:21:35 PM
I really really want to sign up, but until the BF gets a new job, I'm pretty much on a swap ban... :-\


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: GypsyLou on July 09, 2007 03:03:38 PM
I always have such a hard time filling out the questionnaires. I love all things potter! I hate to limit by saying favorites. But I am so excited!


I had a horrible time trying to decide too! I got all fuzzled over it

I fretted over the survey for far too long!  It always takes me forever to fill one of those things out.


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: ViolinRomance on July 09, 2007 05:20:27 PM
One note about the questionnaires guys.. please make sure you include what country you're from... especially you lazy US participants!! :P I'm Aussie.. I know a lot of American states... but not so good with the abrreviations.. it would just be easier (and help me relax!), not to have to worry if I'm pairing you with people from the same country or that I'm giving out the right address!
Thanks guys :D
Try and enjoy the questionnaire too.. it's not designed to limit you.. and like it says.. only fill out as much of it as you want to! :D


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Post by: PaperBag on July 09, 2007 08:02:40 PM
I thought the survey was great! I didn't feel that it limited me at all. I think I was able to get out everything I wanted to ;)


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Post by: chicomich on July 09, 2007 08:11:33 PM
Yay, I am so excited! Today is my birthday, and also the one month anniversary of me joining Craftster, so my birthday present to me is being able to participate in a swap. I logged on to find out this fabulous Harry Potter swap was going on. Can't wait!


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Post by: thebakersgirl on July 09, 2007 08:43:17 PM
I totally just signed up, I hope I did it right.  ;D

Here goes my first swap!


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August
Post by: PaperBag on July 09, 2007 10:25:40 PM
yay! Happy Birthday chicomich!! And yay for being in the swap!! My first swap was a HP swap as well. :)


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Post by: mixymo on July 09, 2007 11:01:50 PM
I always have such a hard time filling out the questionnaires. I love all things potter! I hate to limit by saying favorites. But I am so excited!

oh too right. my favourites tend to change, depending on my mood hahahah!
ViolinRomance, i wish i was seeing the first one down here =/ i think i'm seeing a 10.30 at night so there's HOPEFULLY less kids. but probably not likely. some parents are whack.

If anyone has a magazine/paper called Aussie Kids in their library or school or wherever, hp is on the front! wooo! i get excited about these things lol.


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Post by: hardlyacting on July 09, 2007 11:05:58 PM
pending feedback from my last swap (also HP), I'd love to join this one as well. I'm still full of Potter-energy! It's amazing how inspired these books make me!


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August
Post by: ViolinRomance on July 10, 2007 12:00:10 AM
I thought the survey was great! I didn't feel that it limited me at all. I think I was able to get out everything I wanted to ;)

I'm quite partial to a good thorough questionnaire too! hehehe :D


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Post by: Whileywoo on July 10, 2007 12:35:08 AM
Eee i cant wait. Totally cant wait to get crafting!


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Post by: superhooker on July 10, 2007 06:14:18 AM
Oh man...I was totally not going to join any more swaps this summer....but Harry Potter is like crafting crack to me....

I'll have to hope that I've got a free spot before signups are over!
Violin, do you have a co-organizer?  At this rate I don't know if there will be spots left!


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August
Post by: cumber1137 on July 10, 2007 06:34:40 AM
Ok i was going to  wait until the end of sign ups to send in my info but the swap already has 20 participants so I just sent in my info.  Woo hoo

I was wondering if you'd show up, since you mentioned that you like HP :)

Yeah! You had to keep the harry potter box for your cousin seperate form my Gilmore Girls box. though I think you should have sent me both. ;)


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Post by: Knickertwist on July 10, 2007 12:26:30 PM
Wheee! I just signed up. I'm really looking forward to crafting for this swap.


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Post by: kbauer on July 10, 2007 12:59:04 PM
Is it just me, or is this week draaaaaagging by? The hubby is taking me to see OoP this weekend (most likely Friday...I'm impatient). We can't go see it during the week because we both get up very early (well he does for work & wakes me up on his way out the door...ugh). Anyway, I was just wondering if anyone is experiencing HP anxiety like I am? I'm going crazy, I swear!!


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Post by: irasema on July 10, 2007 01:02:48 PM
ME!!! i told my husband i DIDNT have to go this week/weekend and now i am DYING!!!!!  ::)


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Post by: kbauer on July 10, 2007 01:17:40 PM
ME!!! i told my husband i DIDNT have to go this week/weekend and now i am DYING!!!!!  ::)

Well, if I had it MY way, I'd be going to the midnight showing, but he's a weeny & needs his "beauty rest." I am going absolutely crazy! I watched the Harry Potter weekend on the Family channel this past weekend & have watched GoF twice this week already!! I watched it yesterday afternoon & this morning. I feel like I'm starting to twitch! haha


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Post by: annamhudson on July 10, 2007 02:21:14 PM
ME!!! i told my husband i DIDNT have to go this week/weekend and now i am DYING!!!!!  ::)

Well, if I had it MY way, I'd be going to the midnight showing, but he's a weeny & needs his "beauty rest." I am going absolutely crazy! I watched the Harry Potter weekend on the Family channel this past weekend & have watched GoF twice this week already!! I watched it yesterday afternoon & this morning. I feel like I'm starting to twitch! haha

I am itching to go tonight too but my husband gets up at 5am for work. And plus our sitter is going tonight. So we are going tomorrow night. I made my dh a shirt, Do you all want to see it.... Ok this is what he gets to wear tomorrow.



This is my first stenciling project. It says "you can Slytherin into my house" I saw one that said "you can slytherin into my bed," But I thought that would be naughty. So I made him this one. He wants one that says mudblood too. And so do I.  I am so proud of it...lol
I can't wait to see it!!!


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: Ezri_B on July 10, 2007 02:43:00 PM
I know what you all mean. I am dying to see it, but we don't have a sitter for my niece (she lives with us) until Friday at the earliest. Usually we preview the movie before my boys watch, but in all honesty, they are going to see it too. I may have to put Depends on them though. We had 3 bathroom breaks during Transformers, (but I was thinking ahead and took them to all of those breaks, if any happen during HP he'll have to take them!)


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Post by: fivedollarlove on July 10, 2007 02:45:16 PM
lol Clever!  Shouldn't it be "slytherin to.." for the joke to make sense?


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Post by: kbauer on July 10, 2007 02:46:18 PM
How old are your boys? My son is 5, but he is way too young to see any of the Harry Potter movies. He's really prone to nightmares. He wants to see the Pirates of the Caribbean movies & the Transformers movie, but I won't let him...he'll keep me up all night! :P


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Post by: ViolinRomance on July 10, 2007 02:53:51 PM
I like to announced my lovely co-organiser-

hp_nerd!!!

Give up for her! The dear child she is :D We've gone past 25 participants- with more either pending or still applying in 5 days.. do I smell a record?!?! Lol.. Either way, I didn't realise this swap would fill up at such a rate!


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Post by: Ezri_B on July 10, 2007 03:12:48 PM
How old are your boys? My son is 5, but he is way too young to see any of the Harry Potter movies. He's really prone to nightmares. He wants to see the Pirates of the Caribbean movies & the Transformers movie, but I won't let him...he'll keep me up all night! :P

My boys are 6, 8, and 10. To be perfectly honest my oldest is the most likely to have nightmares, however, there has never been a problem with any of the Harry Potter movies. I put my foot down when it comes to excessive language and gore or brutal violence. Pirates 1 I didn't have a problem with my boys watching, 2 I made them wait until it came out on DVD because I wasn't sure how they'd react ( I screened it first.) Pirates 3 I haven't even seen yet, because 2 didn't blow up my skirt, we'll wait for the DVD. Transformers has an very brief awkward moment about masturbation (the word was mentnioned) that my 10 year old felt we needed to discuss in the theatre, but the other 2 didn't even notice.
Other than that Transformers was a lot of cartoon type violence with the good guys winning in the end.

My 6 year old is the most Harry Potter obsessed. He already knows what is going to happen as I've read him the books. He's also seen all of the movies. We discuss what he may/may not see when we go to the theatre etc... I'm really not worried about him at all.

Also I've found that if we go to a matinee, they have the rest of the day to  get anything that may have scared them out of their heads a bit. Or at least process it. They are far less likely to have nightmares this way, than if it was one of the last things they saw before going to bed.

I think it's important to know your child's limits. Certain things would freak my kids out, and other kids wouldn't bat an eye. Where my kids are quite level headed about other things that freak other kids out.


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Post by: kbauer on July 10, 2007 03:29:17 PM
Ezri, you are one lucky momma! My son is afraid of the strangest things! I didn't let him go see Pirates 2 b/c of the whole sea monster coming up out of the water & killing people. Knowing my son & my luck, he'd be afraid that something was going to come out of the bath tub & get him. You'd think I'd be able to reason with him, but you can't reason with him when he's scared. But I agree with you...about knowing your child's limits. Lucky for me, my son's biggest obsession is Thomas the Train. haha


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Post by: Knickertwist on July 10, 2007 04:06:52 PM
My son is also afraid of the strangest things also. He's only 4 but will watch almost anything we watch, ask questions, be fine and dandy, but Toy Story 2 scares the heck out of him! It's really the only thing that has really freaked him out.


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Post by: kbauer on July 10, 2007 04:10:39 PM
Haha...yea. For the longest time, the part on Shrek where Fiona is singing & makes the bird explode would scare the pee out of my son.


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: Ezri_B on July 10, 2007 04:13:38 PM
My son is also afraid of the strangest things also. He's only 4 but will watch almost anything we watch, ask questions, be fine and dandy, but Toy Story 2 scares the heck out of him! It's really the only thing that has really freaked him out.

I know what you mean. My oldest (10) can watch the scariest stuff in the world. But there is one episode of the Simpsons that he has had nightmares on for years. It's the one (if anyone cares,) where Mr. Burns sort of glows, and they think he's an alien. Freaked him out terribly. The future inferi might be too far though.... I'll probably preview that one.

This one I'm a little worried about the brain tentacle thing.... other than that I'm really not worried.


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Post by: Knickertwist on July 10, 2007 04:15:53 PM
That episode of the Simpsons sort of creeped me out too.  :o


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Post by: GougeAway on July 10, 2007 05:54:22 PM
I honestly had every intention of sticking to one swap this summer.  Then I saw this one... But wait! I still was able to overcome my needs, quite the accomplishment for a craft and Potteraholic. 

That is until last night when this scenario ensued: my boyfriend and I, dorky as we are, were watching Star Wars Episode 3 and I decided to reread the Goblet of Fire during the boring parts (I'm rereading all of them in anticipation.) It was then that I realized that it would be a disservice to myself to not indulge the book nerd inside of me - I MUST JOIN THIS SWAP!

Especially after seeing all the groovy participants, knickertwist and hotbettie to name a few. And hopefully superhooker will take the bait, too!!!

Now to obsess over the questionnaire!!!!


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August
Post by: KTLynn8383 on July 10, 2007 06:27:15 PM
Oh how I want to join! :-\ I have never done a swap though before and am having a little anxiety. I think I just barely qualify (I guess let's see if I get approved) but here it goes. Now my husband is really going to make fun of me for being a geek--he just doesn't get the whole Harry Potter thing


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Post by: sirensrising on July 10, 2007 06:35:05 PM
Oh how I want to join! :-\ I have never done a swap though before and am having a little anxiety. I think I just barely qualify (I guess let's see if I get approved) but here it goes. Now my husband is really going to make fun of me for being a geek--he just doesn't get the whole Harry Potter thing
This is a first swap for loads of us (myself included!) so we'll all have swap anxiety together!  :D


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Post by: GougeAway on July 10, 2007 06:48:15 PM
This is a fun first swap!!!  Remember - don't be afraid to ask questions! 


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UP 6th-24th July; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: hotbettie on July 10, 2007 06:57:18 PM
I honestly had every intention of sticking to one swap this summer.  Then I saw this one... But wait! I still was able to overcome my needs, quite the accomplishment for a craft and Potteraholic. 

That is until last night when this scenario ensued: my boyfriend and I, dorky as we are, were watching Star Wars Episode 3 and I decided to reread the Goblet of Fire during the boring parts (I'm rereading all of them in anticipation.) It was then that I realized that it would be a disservice to myself to not indulge the book nerd inside of me - I MUST JOIN THIS SWAP!

Especially after seeing all the groovy participants, knickertwist and hotbettie to name a few. And hopefully superhooker will take the bait, too!!!

Now to obsess over the questionnaire!!!!
Oh, thank you for calling me groovy! :D I sent in my questioner but I am still waiting on my feed back from the last swap and I'm afraid that my package might have been lost. Stooped Muggle post!  >:(


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Post by: Knickertwist on July 10, 2007 07:05:56 PM

Especially after seeing all the groovy participants, knickertwist and hotbettie to name a few. And hopefully superhooker will take the bait, too!!!


Wheeee! I'm groovy? I've always wanted to be groovy! Awww, I'm sure you have me mistaken for someone else but I'll take the compliment and feel warm and fuzzy for a while anyway.


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Post by: GougeAway on July 10, 2007 07:10:44 PM
Haha! I remember you from the Altoid Swap - I was way into your tin!  And I've been meaning to be in a swap with hotbettie 'cause she's cool.  And super hooker was my swap buddy awhile back.  This swap is full of cool people!!



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Post by: ViolinRomance on July 10, 2007 07:55:47 PM
So I've just come back from my first viewing of Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix... it's still sinking in..


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Post by: PaperBag on July 10, 2007 07:59:57 PM
What kind of %#[email protected] is that?! You come back after the movie and that's all you have to say about it?! Well, I understand that people probably don't want spoilers, but still! LOL I still have to wait 10 days (but who's counting, really??) to see the movie. I need to know what people think  ;)


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Post by: ViolinRomance on July 10, 2007 08:19:28 PM
It was great! But it was also.. different.. you know how they say the films keep getting darker? I don't know how to describe it! I think this new director has a very different style to the others.


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Post by: sirensrising on July 10, 2007 08:20:46 PM
What kind of %#[email protected] is that?! You come back after the movie and that's all you have to say about it?! Well, I understand that people probably don't want spoilers, but still! LOL I still have to wait 10 days (but who's counting, really??) to see the movie. I need to know what people think  ;)
If it makes you feel any better, my trusted review source gave it four out of five stars :P


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Post by: ViolinRomance on July 10, 2007 08:25:32 PM
Oh the movie as it's own entity is brilliant! It's darker, like I said- a little more artsy.. shot a bit differently..
I think I just take a while for it to adjust with my reading of the book you know? Scenes you may think are important are cut, or other bits added and whatnot.. Like I said... still sinking in. :D
But it was really good- Luna is perfect!


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Post by: shannon12 on July 10, 2007 08:56:53 PM
Now my husband is really going to make fun of me for being a geek--he just doesn't get the whole Harry Potter thing

Welcome to my world  ;D Between craftster swaps, harry potter and THEN Harry Potter Craftster swaps I just get made fun of to no end lol.

As for the movie, My local papers panned it, but I can not wait to see it tomorrow night!! Screw the critics  ;D


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Post by: Laural on July 10, 2007 10:27:13 PM
Woot! I'm in!!


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Post by: mixymo on July 11, 2007 12:13:24 AM
I'm seeing the movie tonight! Woooo!!! SO excited about it! Like, overly, insanely, I'm-gonna-be-hanging-out-of-the-car-windows-yelling-at-people crazy


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Post by: Laural on July 11, 2007 04:51:15 AM
Ok all I want to know is this: Am I going to cry?


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Post by: ViolinRomance on July 11, 2007 05:09:04 AM
Ok all I want to know is this: Am I going to cry?

Not as much as you might think...
The Trelawny scene was more... "moving"..than in the book..
The Department of Mysteries one happens really quick and you more get emotional about the struggle between Harry and Voldy..
I've decided after my initial hesitation in saying so.. I definately love the 5th movie! :D


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Post by: sundayafternoonhousewife on July 11, 2007 05:15:26 AM
I saw the midnight showing last night! It was awesome!!!!!!!!!! I was so excited and I was very, very happy. I agree it was a bit darker, but I thought the cinematography was awesome! I would write more, but I have to check the news to see if I am on. I came out of the theater last night and the local news guy was there with his camera and he interviewed me- No one else would do it! THE MOVIE WAS AWESOME!


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Post by: kbauer on July 11, 2007 05:25:51 AM
I still have 2 (well 3 if you count today) more days to wait to see it!!! We went to go see Transformers last night (amazing by the way! well if you're in to that kind of thing, and me being the ridiculously big nerd that I am...I am) & there were people waiting in line for GoF at like 7pm. My husband was like "pfft they have no lives" and my reply:"If I didn't have you & children I would SOOOO BE THERE TOO!!" I was very jealous! When we got out of the movie, there was a line around the corner (we got out about 9:30-ish) and my hubby made the same comment & then told me I had no life (jokingly of course...we crack at each other all the time) and my reply:"obviously, look who I married!!"

Haha Anyway, I have to go to school today (insert mini temper tantrum here)...I know I won't be able to concentrate at all because I will be so wrapped up in thinking about the movie. And mind you, I'm a massage therapist & have to take a couple more hours of class (I moved from a diff state & this state has ridiculous rules)...today I am supposed to be getting a facial & a pedicure, along with 2 other treatments...total pampering (they're teaching us the spa applications) & all I'm going to be thinking about is Harry Potter. I wish I didn't have to go to school b/c I'm trying to finish crocheting my HP doll (I will post pictures...he's about 75% done) that I WILL be taking with me to see GoF. It gives my husband another reason to tease me, but I don't care!!

Geek much?  ::)


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Post by: sundayafternoonhousewife on July 11, 2007 05:28:46 AM
I WAS ON THE NEWS! It's great I am on for like 15 seconds total! They show me walking out of the movie, and then about 10 seconds of my interview! No video clip, but here is the link on the new page with my picture (I'm Martha...)

http://www.wishtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=6772983


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Post by: Laural on July 11, 2007 06:27:25 AM
Awesome!

Hey you live in Indiana too!! I live in Woodburn and work in Fort Wayne.


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Post by: sundayafternoonhousewife on July 11, 2007 07:49:51 AM
Yay Indiana. I am so thankful for good weather today! Cool to know someone else on the boards from Indy that loves Harry as much as me!


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Post by: Knickertwist on July 11, 2007 08:20:29 AM
Inspiration struck last night and I made the most beauteous, awsomest thing EVER (in my lowly opinion) for my soon-to-be Potter partner. I asked my hubby if he saw it this morning and he said "It's very Harry Potter" and he didn't even know I was doing this swap! I'm really proud of it and can't wait for pics to be posted!

I'm soooooo over excited about this swap.


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Post by: KTLynn8383 on July 11, 2007 08:23:50 AM
I am so glad to see that I'm not the only one who's husband thinks their a geek! I want to see it so bad--I'm so jealous. Maybe it's a good thing my  husband doesn't like Harry Potter, so now I can go and leave him home with the kids! ;D


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Post by: sundayafternoonhousewife on July 11, 2007 08:59:22 AM
I left my husband at home!!! I went and saw it with some girl friends instead. I didn't want him to kill my buzz since he doesn't care. 


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Post by: theatregirl25 on July 11, 2007 09:17:06 AM
okay I signed up. I am having Harry Potter crafting withdrawl.


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Post by: sirensrising on July 11, 2007 09:38:27 AM
I'm seeing the movie on Friday with my boyfriend! Bless him  ;D


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Post by: crystalthepirate on July 11, 2007 09:54:15 AM
woo hoo saw the movie last night. :D


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Post by: GougeAway on July 11, 2007 10:06:46 AM
I suppose I'm lucky, my boyfriend is just as excited as I am to see OotP!!


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Post by: thebakersgirl on July 11, 2007 10:14:28 AM
I saw the midnight showing last night with my best friend, and it was...interesting. I don't want to spoil anyone, but I'll say something...I actually had to think about what was wrong or different, instead of knowing straight off. Which is great. This one might be my favorite one so far.


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Post by: mixymo on July 11, 2007 10:51:33 AM
just got back from seeing the movie, woo! it's like 4am =/ bleghh
i really liked it. i'm still excited from it! i thought it was a pretty funny movie, but not so much because of the dialogue.
i think they did really well casting the new characters. when you see the promo pics i know most people are a bit apprehensive because they don't look as how we've imagined them, but they really fit the parts.
i liked the artsyness kind of thing going on with..certain scenes. i shan't say which incase it ruins it somehow.
and i felt it was quite true to the books.

well off to sleep!


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Post by: sirensrising on July 11, 2007 10:58:53 AM
just got back from seeing the movie, woo! it's like 4am =/ bleghh
i really liked it. i'm still excited from it! i thought it was a pretty funny movie, but not so much because of the dialogue.
sirius' death got the same reaction from me as it did in the book: ..what? *blank* oh...*continues* but it was still done pretty well
i think they did really well casting the new characters. when you see the promo pics i know most people are a bit apprehensive because they don't look as how we've imagined them, but they really fit the parts.
i liked the artsyness kind of thing going on with..certain scenes. i shan't say which incase it ruins it somehow.
and i felt it was quite true to the books.

well off to sleep!
Just an idea but you might want to edit the part about el Deatho (no-one will know what I mean if I say it like that  ;) ) for anybody who hasn't seen it? Of course you don't have to and you're perfectly entitled to leave it there - we're all Potter fans of course, but in case there's anyone who's only seen the films lurking about it might be worth protecting their eyes  ;)
Just an idea, I don't mean to tell you what to do!  :) I'm so excited to see the film, I've heard loads of really great things now...


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Post by: Laural on July 11, 2007 12:41:06 PM
Is there a chance that this swap will close early? And yes I am totally impatient to get my swap partner.


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Post by: sirensrising on July 11, 2007 12:46:59 PM
Is there a chance that this swap will close early? And yes I am totally impatient to get my swap partner.
I'm super impatient too! I want to start stalking and crafting noooow...
But the reason the sign-up date is so long is to accomodate one of the members who really wants to participate but is pending one month membership. We want to make sure she gets in on the lovely HP fun too! Maybe it could close early on the 23rd...  :P

I can't think of any way that we could get our swap partners now that would be fair to those who haven't signed up yet/are waiting for feedback etc, but if anyone thinks of anything do be sure to post  :P I already have swap anxiety so I need all the time I can get! Or even just stalky preparey time.


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Post by: kbauer on July 11, 2007 12:59:34 PM
Is there a chance that this swap will close early? And yes I am totally impatient to get my swap partner.
I'm super impatient too! I want to start stalking and crafting noooow...
But the reason the sign-up date is so long is to accomodate one of the members who really wants to participate but is pending one month membership. We want to make sure she gets in on the lovely HP fun too! Maybe it could close early on the 23rd...  :P

I can't think of any way that we could get our swap partners now that would be fair to those who haven't signed up yet/are waiting for feedback etc, but if anyone thinks of anything do be sure to post  :P I already have swap anxiety so I need all the time I can get! Or even just stalky preparey time.

 :-\ I'm the reason the sign-ups are so late. Sorry!! At least the long sign-up time gives others time to get their feedback & stuff like that. I am ridiculously excited to get started too! I just wish I knew what my partner likes so that I can go buy supplies & stuff like that. I am soooo itching to get crafting! I apologize for putting such a delay on the fun.

Oh...and I just realized that in my rush to post my comment this morning, I was referring to the Goblet of Fire movie instead of the Order of the Phoenix. I feel like a dope.  :D I'm off to finish my Harry doll!!


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Post by: sirensrising on July 11, 2007 01:08:21 PM
Is there a chance that this swap will close early? And yes I am totally impatient to get my swap partner.
I'm super impatient too! I want to start stalking and crafting noooow...
But the reason the sign-up date is so long is to accomodate one of the members who really wants to participate but is pending one month membership. We want to make sure she gets in on the lovely HP fun too! Maybe it could close early on the 23rd...  :P

I can't think of any way that we could get our swap partners now that would be fair to those who haven't signed up yet/are waiting for feedback etc, but if anyone thinks of anything do be sure to post  :P I already have swap anxiety so I need all the time I can get! Or even just stalky preparey time.

 :-\ I'm the reason the sign-ups are so late. Sorry!! At least the long sign-up time gives others time to get their feedback & stuff like that. I am ridiculously excited to get started too! I just wish I knew what my partner likes so that I can go buy supplies & stuff like that. I am soooo itching to get crafting! I apologize for putting such a delay on the fun.

Oh...and I just realized that in my rush to post my comment this morning, I was referring to the Goblet of Fire movie instead of the Order of the Phoenix. I feel like a dope.  :D I'm off to finish my Harry doll!!
Don't apologise! The more Harry-heads the better and hopefully this will be a great first swap for all of us (whose first swap it is)!  :D


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Post by: ViolinRomance on July 11, 2007 02:31:33 PM
Maybe it could close early on the 23rd...  :P

My 24th is your 23rd.. so I suppose it will work out like that! :D


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Post by: Maltiriel on July 11, 2007 02:58:22 PM
Woohoo, I'm in for this awesome swap!  ;D  I do love Harry Potter crafts... There are just so many possibilities.


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Post by: kbauer on July 11, 2007 03:08:35 PM
Maybe it could close early on the 23rd...  :P

My 24th is your 23rd.. so I suppose it will work out like that! :D

Wow...I'm so not used to the time & day differences.


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Post by: digitallasagna on July 11, 2007 03:33:41 PM
Woot! i"m in.

Can't wait.


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Post by: Sweet_Sylvia on July 11, 2007 03:43:25 PM
*dances* I just saw OOtP last night and I was... well entertained to say the least. It was a little bit disappointing towards the end, and definitely not enough Tonks.

*wants her partner* T_T


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Post by: ShardaeDobby on July 11, 2007 04:55:37 PM
Me and my friends are still trying to figure out when we want to go see it...we'd see it this weekend but unfortunately one will be on vacation and the week doesn't work because the other has school...

but I believe we're planning on spending Friday night (the 20th)in a bookstore and Saturday night at the movies...I can't wait to see it!!!!!!!


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Post by: SarahsALoser on July 11, 2007 05:07:20 PM
I keep saying I'm done with swaps and I keep getting pulled back. I hemmed and hawed about this. And finally I was like 'I can't NOT do this!' I hope you guys don't mind having me!


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Post by: kbauer on July 11, 2007 05:38:24 PM
I keep saying I'm done with swaps and I keep getting pulled back. I hemmed and hawed about this. And finally I was like 'I can't NOT do this!' I hope you guys don't mind having me!

The more the merrier! Welcome!!


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Post by: SarahsALoser on July 11, 2007 06:50:11 PM
me and my giant black dog (who my mother wouldn't let me name snuffles or padfoot but MADISON! whatev) are very excited.


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Post by: noxenlux on July 11, 2007 06:57:27 PM
Can't wait!

 ;D


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Post by: lunar_maniac on July 12, 2007 02:27:42 AM
Sent my info in =D this is super exciting >w<


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Post by: cumber1137 on July 12, 2007 05:39:22 AM
Saw the new movie last night, dissapointed on how different it is from the book, but it was much better than the 4th movie.


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Post by: Laural on July 12, 2007 08:20:47 AM
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:-\ I'm the reason the sign-ups are so late. Sorry!!

Don't apologize! I have no problem with waiting I just tend to do these time consuming projects and I end up being late like, um... every single time.


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Post by: I am Burning Star IV on July 12, 2007 09:54:58 AM
I would like to sign up. I'm almost done with the geek swap I'm in.


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Post by: sirensrising on July 12, 2007 09:58:54 AM
Oh my god! There are millions of us, and growing!!

Imagine the gallery!!  ;D

Gahhhhh I'm getting so impatient/excited/etc!


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Post by: kahluakiggy on July 12, 2007 01:19:07 PM
Oh, I just swore off swapping for a bit...  But I have plenty of time, and I was making HP stuff anyway... Plus I just got charmed knits... Hmmm, I may end up joining this one...  :)


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Post by: GougeAway on July 12, 2007 04:59:37 PM
Crap - this questionnaire is hard!  It's a fabulous one, but so hard to choose favorites.  I'm afraid the swap will fill up!! I'm going to have to send in my swap info with part of the survey missing.  I'll have to send the complete survey direct to my partner.

This rocks!!!!!!!!!!!


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Post by: kahluakiggy on July 12, 2007 07:21:28 PM
ooh, I didn't notice there was a limit...  ***considers faster***  ;D


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Post by: InvisibleCastle on July 12, 2007 07:24:36 PM
I saw Harry Potter 5 today! It was so good! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


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Post by: ariaya on July 12, 2007 08:16:27 PM
So I turned in my questionnaire .. and now I want to change it!!  Just got back from seeing the movie.  Man I need to re-read the books!


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Post by: PaperBag on July 12, 2007 08:51:09 PM
haha there's things I should have said in my questionnaire that i forgot to mention... I think i'll just have to PM my partner when I get her :)


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Post by: idrinktea on July 12, 2007 11:05:57 PM
I will definitely have to do that also.

Additionally, movie 5? Amazing.


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Post by: Whileywoo on July 13, 2007 05:15:09 AM
I havent seen it yet! Sad face sad face!

Promised boyfriend i'd wait til he was back from his paintballing trip to see it.

So i'll be rocking on this chair until Tuesday.


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Post by: kbauer on July 13, 2007 05:39:38 AM
My hubby and I had originally planned to go see it Saturday night (1 more day!! woohoo!!) but he MIGHT have to work Saturday night. *insert temper tantrum here* We can't go tonight (Friday, for all of you who are in different countries than me haha) because our sitter can only watch my daughter Saturday. *pouts* Hopefully it will all work out I guess!


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Post by: Crow Jane on July 13, 2007 07:54:51 AM
I just sent in my info - I wasn't going to participate in this swap but I knew I would regret it if I didn't. How many Aussies have we got now?


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Post by: KTLynn8383 on July 13, 2007 08:02:05 AM
I am glad I am not the only one who struggled with the questionaire. I tried to be so thorough but there is so much I forgot. I think I need to reread the books too.


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Post by: BabySkilz on July 13, 2007 08:07:52 AM
I have been reading the books again and I am currently on book 5.  I was hoping to have it read before I see the movie, but I don't know if I can wait that long to see it.  I only get so much time to read.  (Kids do that to you)  I might have to brake down and go this weekend.


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Post by: kahluakiggy on July 13, 2007 08:23:08 AM
I went to a midnight showing Tuesday while my husband and kids were sleeping.  I reread too soon - I wasn't all that impressed.  But Wednesday night we took our kids to the drive-in to see it (yes, really), and I had planned on staring at the knits, but I ended up too into the movie.  I liked it a lot better the second time.  lol


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Post by: BYA on July 13, 2007 08:39:50 AM
I want to re-read too. Getting old and senile makes it tough to keep up with these things!

I just joined. Now I have to get creative. Doh!


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Post by: mixymo on July 13, 2007 10:06:43 AM
If you re-read the book before the movie, you'll totally hate it. Because yes, it does cut stuff out and change a few things around, but they have to in order to make the movies make sense.
I've forgotten what happens in the book and I loved it =P


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Post by: Maltiriel on July 13, 2007 10:58:33 AM
Personally I still loved the movie even though I just reread all the books last month.  There was only one big change I can think of, though of course there were tons of things they had to leave out.  I do kind of wish they'd made the movie a little longer so they wouldn't have had to leave out quite so much, but then I always think that about movies. ;)

Anyway, the main reason I wanted to post was that there's a TON of Harry Potter stuff in the dollar bin at my Target, much of which could be useful for crafting, so I thought I should let everybody here know.  I have no idea if other Targets will have the same stuff, but they had loads of neat things at mine.  Pens, notebooks, folders, even water bottles and wallets.  The only bummer was that they had a bunch of house merchandise, but ONLY Gryffindor and Slytherin.  No love for Ravenclaw or Hufflpuff. :(


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Post by: kbauer on July 13, 2007 12:53:03 PM
Thanks for the tip, Maltiriel.  ;D

I'm going tonight at 7:30 to see OotP. I'm soooooooo excited!!!!!!


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Post by: sirensrising on July 13, 2007 01:40:28 PM
I just saw the movie (and I finished rereading the book two nights ago, although that was two weeks or so after starting it). It is FANTASTIC! I loved it so much. I grinned the whole way through with excitement and love. LOVELOVELOVELOVE! It was really great. Even my non-HP-obsessed boyfriend gave it four stars!


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Post by: SarahsALoser on July 13, 2007 03:10:35 PM
I hope I know whether or not I've been accepted soon!


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Post by: lunar_maniac on July 13, 2007 03:42:37 PM
Me too! >_<;;;


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Post by: kbauer on July 13, 2007 09:26:18 PM
Ahhh I just got home from the OotP and it was amazing!! They definitely left out huge chunks of the story line, but I loved it just the same. I did have to explain a couple of things to le husband, but I think he enjoyed it as well. I was disappointed that they didn't show very much of Tonks & Luna. Oh well. I forgot just how much I adored Tonks!! I'm going to reread the book; starting tomorrow. It's just so addicting!!!


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Post by: ViolinRomance on July 13, 2007 10:43:23 PM
Important notice in the first post guys!

I just sent in my info - I wasn't going to participate in this swap but I knew I would regret it if I didn't. How many Aussies have we got now?
Just 3!... including you!


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Post by: Cygni on July 13, 2007 11:07:58 PM
I'm in!! Just in time, I suppose :P 


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Post by: lunar_maniac on July 13, 2007 11:21:13 PM
whew, I got accepted! I'm glad! =D


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Post by: mixymo on July 14, 2007 12:00:52 AM
I just read the update on the first post..so does that mean you already have 40 participants?
And does that also mean we'll get partners earlier!? Lol not that I'm eager or anything..nahh..
On a side note, I have spent the whole day watching Daniel Radcliffe interviews. Yes. Sad is life. :D


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Post by: GirlBrett on July 14, 2007 12:05:23 AM
I just read the update on the first post..so does that mean you already have 40 participants?
And does that also mean we'll get partners earlier!? Lol not that I'm eager or anything..nahh..
On a side note, I have spent the whole day watching Daniel Radcliffe interviews. Yes. Sad is life. :D

I grabbed People magazine just because he was on the cover!


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Post by: Crow Jane on July 14, 2007 12:13:38 AM
Yay, I'm in, too. Lucky I decided to sign up at 1am this morning when I couldn't get to sleep for thinking about Deathly Hallows.

Even my boyfriend is starting get butterflies about the last book.


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Post by: ViolinRomance on July 14, 2007 12:24:07 AM
I just read the update on the first post..so does that mean you already have 40 participants?
And does that also mean we'll get partners earlier!? Lol not that I'm eager or anything..nahh..
On a side note, I have spent the whole day watching Daniel Radcliffe interviews. Yes. Sad is life. :D

I'm actually fairly proud of my efforts.. I'm almost halfway through partnering! Though I've had some offers of extra help- so I might be lifting the 'on hold' status to allow some more craftsters in! I actually love that this swap filled to 40 in one week! The eagerness is great!

A sidenote to your sidenote: Have you watched the interview type doco thing on JK and HP that is on YouTube? There are about 5 parts to it.. I enjoyed watching that, plus other character interviews and about 30 different OotP trailers last month.. desperate much?

And now another sidenote for the hell of it.. one of my uni courses last semester had HP as required reading! (Children's Literature) It was the best! My final essay was on the HP series! Oh yeah! :D


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Post by: mixymo on July 14, 2007 02:13:50 AM
And now another sidenote for the hell of it.. one of my uni courses last semester had HP as required reading! (Children's Literature) It was the best! My final essay was on the HP series! Oh yeah! :D


:D that is some kind of awesome


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Post by: PaperBag on July 14, 2007 03:01:37 AM
Quote from: ViolinRomance


And now another sidenote for the hell of it.. one of my uni courses last semester had HP as required reading! (Children's Literature) It was the best! My final essay was on the HP series! Oh yeah! :D


No way! That's so cool! Which one did you "have" to read? What a cool essay- although, I would imagine it would be kinda of difficult to write it to sound "scholarly". I imagine mine would kind of sound too excited ;) What a great final essay topic!


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Post by: ViolinRomance on July 14, 2007 04:14:32 AM
Quote from: ViolinRomance


And now another sidenote for the hell of it.. one of my uni courses last semester had HP as required reading! (Children's Literature) It was the best! My final essay was on the HP series! Oh yeah! :D


No way! That's so cool! Which one did you "have" to read? What a cool essay- although, I would imagine it would be kinda of difficult to write it to sound "scholarly". I imagine mine would kind of sound too excited ;) What a great final essay topic!

We had to read Philosophers Stone... but then for our final essay we had to read one series  (we did series books- Deltora Quest, A Series of Unfortunate Events and Famous Five)- and well.. that was mine! :D


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Post by: GirlBrett on July 14, 2007 05:00:07 AM
whew, I got accepted! I'm glad! =D

Lunar I love your icon! I play that part of the DVD over and over giggling my little head off!


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Post by: Laural on July 14, 2007 05:14:28 AM
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I'm actually fairly proud of my efforts.. I'm almost halfway through partnering! Though I've had some offers of extra help- so I might be lifting the 'on hold' status to allow some more craftsters in! I actually love that this swap filled to 40 in one week! The eagerness is great!

Ah! I'm so impatient. Only 10 more days only 10 more days. I just need to know what house my person prefers for the large project.


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Post by: kbauer on July 14, 2007 05:39:30 AM
I wish the calendar days would hurry up & fly by! 9 more days for me!! And I have to say that I really appreciate everyone's understanding & patience, waiting for my 1 month membership. It's really awesome of all of you!! Once again, THANK YOU!!!


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Post by: sirensrising on July 14, 2007 07:18:55 AM
I'm actually fairly proud of my efforts.. I'm almost halfway through partnering! Though I've had some offers of extra help- so I might be lifting the 'on hold' status to allow some more craftsters in! I actually love that this swap filled to 40 in one week! The eagerness is great!
Does that mean some of us might be getting our partners soon? Or will it still not be until the 23/4th?


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Post by: KTLynn8383 on July 14, 2007 08:59:55 AM
Impatient here, too! ;D Can't wait to see who my partner is so I can get crafting! Thankyou so much ViolinRomance for organizing this and to all those helping!!


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Post by: cumber1137 on July 14, 2007 11:06:34 AM
I'm ok with the wait actually, still have 4 packages to send out before then. 3 swaps, (one has two send outs)


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Post by: porfavoray on July 14, 2007 12:18:01 PM
Yay! I'm in!


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Post by: lunar_maniac on July 14, 2007 12:42:50 PM
*twidles thumbs* I have nothing to do until I get a partner lol

*tumbleweed blows by her social life*


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Post by: BYA on July 14, 2007 02:12:56 PM
I have one thing I want to make that should work for anyone. I keep laughing every time I think about it. ::snort:::

(I even checked out the old swaps to make sure nobody has done this yet. I think it will be a total original. Hee hee hee.)


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Post by: irasema on July 14, 2007 02:36:08 PM
I have one thing I want to make that should work for anyone. I keep laughing every time I think about it. ::snort:::

(I even checked out the old swaps to make sure nobody has done this yet. I think it will be a total original. Hee hee hee.)

i just got something too that i think anyone would want but i think mine has been done...


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Post by: thebakersgirl on July 14, 2007 04:31:44 PM
I have a few things I think anyone would like. They've all been done, probably, but there isn't anything in previous swaps EXACTLY the same, I hope. I want my partner!!!


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Post by: SarahsALoser on July 14, 2007 07:30:49 PM
I just saw OotP again for the second time. It's nice because you notice things. Like did anyone notice how tall Remus was in the order photo? or how shaggy his hair was? CUTE! Love me some werewolf.


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Post by: thebakersgirl on July 14, 2007 09:02:04 PM
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Like did anyone notice how tall Remus was in the order photo? or how shaggy his hair was? CUTE! Love me some werewolf.

I didn't, but I'm going to see at again next weekend (or sooner, I hope), so I'll keep a look-out and get back to you. LOVE ME SOME, ALSO.  ;)

I'm just glad his moustache looks decent now. That 'stache has been in my head since the third movie came out.

(Sorry about the off-topic-ness. Umm. GO HP SWAPPERS!...?)


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Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on July 14, 2007 09:30:06 PM
darn it, I'm always late to the party :(



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Post by: kbauer on July 15, 2007 04:55:40 AM
When I went to see OotP, the screen was blurry on all the sides, the entire time. I went and had my eyes checked the next day, and sure enough, I have a minor astigmatism (sp?). So, I now I've got glasses, and am begging my hubby to take me to see it again. I couldn't full enjoy the movie because I was squinting the whole time (and we had perfect seats...just perfect!!). We were originally going to see it at the IMAX, but they were sold out, so I'm hoping that he'll make it up to me & take me to see it again, at the IMAX this time. I sure do love me some werewolf too, but I think I'm more partial to Sirius. Oh, and did anyone notice Ron's arms in the scene where Hagrid takes them into the forest (I'm trying so hard not to spoil anything)...when he had his arms crossed? All I could think was "where do I get my tickets to the gun show?" Yes, I'm a dork, but I seriously love me some Ron (have since the Sorcerer's Stone).

Back on "topic," I've got a couple of ideas for what I want to make too. I just need to know my partner's house. I've been stalking all of the other HP Galleries, getting inspiration. 8 more days for me!!


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Post by: sirensrising on July 15, 2007 05:13:59 AM
When I went to see OotP, the screen was blurry on all the sides, the entire time. I went and had my eyes checked the next day, and sure enough, I have a minor astigmatism (sp?). So, I now I've got glasses, and am begging my hubby to take me to see it again. I couldn't full enjoy the movie because I was squinting the whole time (and we had perfect seats...just perfect!!). We were originally going to see it at the IMAX, but they were sold out, so I'm hoping that he'll make it up to me & take me to see it again, at the IMAX this time. I sure do love me some werewolf too, but I think I'm more partial to Sirius. Oh, and did anyone notice Ron's arms in the scene where Hagrid takes them into the forest (I'm trying so hard not to spoil anything)...when he had his arms crossed? All I could think was "where do I get my tickets to the gun show?" Yes, I'm a dork, but I seriously love me some Ron (have since the Sorcerer's Stone).

Back on "topic," I've got a couple of ideas for what I want to make too. I just need to know my partner's house. I've been stalking all of the other HP Galleries, getting inspiration. 8 more days for me!!
Hey, I have a mild astigmatism (or I have a stigmatism? haha I have no idea) too! I have no idea what it means though, I haven't taken off my glasses since I got them (um, like 10 years ago). Something about seeing vertical or horizontal things fuzzy or whatever. And mmm, Ron...

I'm getting really worried now, ahh what if I can't make anything good and it's all crap and I don't make enough?! Bah swap anxiety...And everyone else has started making stuff! Ahhhh!

Okay, I'm done (for now).


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Post by: kbauer on July 15, 2007 06:43:55 AM
Hey, I have a mild astigmatism (or I have a stigmatism? haha I have no idea) too! I have no idea what it means though, I haven't taken off my glasses since I got them (um, like 10 years ago). Something about seeing vertical or horizontal things fuzzy or whatever. And mmm, Ron...

I'm getting really worried now, ahh what if I can't make anything good and it's all crap and I don't make enough?! Bah swap anxiety...And everyone else has started making stuff! Ahhhh!

Okay, I'm done (for now).

Yea, I think you & I have similar eye ailments. I also have trouble focusing on anything, really, whether it be up close or far away; but the OD (haha isn't that funny?) said that I'm a bit far sighted. [shrug] As long as I can see & don't have headaches anymore, then I'm good!

I've been stalking the other HP Galleries & have been right-clicking & saving pictures of certain crafts that I think I can recreate (of course changing them a lil, depending on what house my partner likes). I'm a big crocheter, so I hope whoever my partner is likes crocheted items.  ::)

Don't fret! I'm sure that whatever you make will be wonderful!!! And you're not alone...this is my first swap too.  ;D


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Post by: GypsyLou on July 15, 2007 08:31:52 AM
I'm getting really worried now, ahh what if I can't make anything good and it's all crap and I don't make enough?! Bah swap anxiety...And everyone else has started making stuff! Ahhhh!



I'm sure whatever you make will be great!  I haven't started making anything, but I've got loads of ideas.  I definitely won't start anything until I get my partner and know for sure what they like.  It would be my luck that I'd make something and then when I got my partner their survey would say, "and I don't like blahbityblah".  Though, I suppose I could keep whatever the HPBlahbityblah was for myself!  :D


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Post by: irasema on July 15, 2007 10:38:32 AM
i am about to go see it in a couple of hours!!!! EEEKKK i cannot sit still  ;D ;D ;D ;D


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Post by: PaperBag on July 15, 2007 12:55:36 PM
I'm happily surprised that there haven't been any spoilers in this thread about the movie. :D I got my tickets to see the first show here on Friday ... and then I get the book Saturday (HORRAY!) and then I'm going to watch the movie a second time on Sunday. Harry Potter Weekend!!!! HORRAY!  ;D :D


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Post by: kbauer on July 15, 2007 01:02:52 PM
I'm still trying to convince le husband to take me to see it again. He's actually thinking about it, which says a lot, because he's not a HP nut like I am. He must've really enjoyed it!


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Post by: BabySkilz on July 15, 2007 01:17:02 PM
I just saw OotP again for the second time. It's nice because you notice things. Like did anyone notice how tall Remus was in the order photo? or how shaggy his hair was? CUTE! Love me some werewolf.

I'm soooo jealous!!  I haven't even seen it once yet!! :'(


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Post by: GougeAway on July 15, 2007 03:18:54 PM
Yay!!  I'm in.  And currently watching a HP documentary on A&E.  Anyone else watching it?


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Post by: kbauer on July 15, 2007 04:25:30 PM
Yay!!  I'm in.  And currently watching a HP documentary on A&E.  Anyone else watching it?

Yay! Welcome! Unfortunately, there is some Criss Angel Show on my A&E.  :-\


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Post by: GougeAway on July 15, 2007 05:03:56 PM
What a bummer - it'll repeat!  It was awesome.  So, who else is ordering their HP7 from Amazon?


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Post by: kbauer on July 15, 2007 05:08:58 PM
Was it the behind the scenes special where Rupert Grint says that he owns an ice cream truck? If so, I've already seen it.

I reserved my copy at Barnes & Nobles. I'm sooo excited!


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Post by: bronzfrog on July 15, 2007 05:11:12 PM
I'll wait for the paperback.


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Post by: kahluakiggy on July 15, 2007 07:38:14 PM
I reserved mine at the Harvard Coop in Harvard Square.  Yay, free wizard rock!!!


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Post by: theatregirl25 on July 15, 2007 07:40:46 PM
mine will come to the house on Saturday from Amazon. I have all ready told my family and friends not to bother me on Saturday after the book gets here!


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Post by: ShardaeDobby on July 15, 2007 07:59:57 PM
Same here except mine's coming from Barnes and Noble...if my family hasn't realized by now that I'm not to be disturbed when I'm reading the new HP, then they on't know me at all  ::)


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Post by: hotbettie on July 15, 2007 08:44:34 PM
Hey! To everyone that ordered their books on-line, you are missing out on some awesome costume parties at the book stores. I know Barns and Noble is planning on something. I am going to an independent bookstore in Pasadena, CA called Vromens. They are having face painting, fortune telling, a bake sale, and some other stuff. Even if you ordered the book on line, I would hang out just to be around like minded people. Check at your local store to see what they have to offer.


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Post by: Crow Jane on July 15, 2007 09:30:48 PM
I am far too paranoid of spoilers to go a release party...I saw a video of someone in the U.S. yelling "SNAPE KILLS DUMBLEDORE!!!" at a line-up of people waiting to purchase the book when it was released  >:( What a loser!

My boyfrind is going to get our books at 9.01am coz I'm not leaving the house, watching the telly, answering the phone, reading text messages or looking at the internets from Thursday through to whenever I finish Deathly Hallows. Just to be sure.



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Post by: PaperBag on July 15, 2007 10:15:02 PM
I have mine pre-ordered to pick up at 10am on Saturday morning. :D

Umm have you guys heard that someone leaked the book??? I belong to another message board and one of the ladies there claims she got her hands on the last chapter and now knows what happens. I'm SO thankful that she didn't say in her post what happened!!! I'd be SO upset if I accidentally found out what happens! Gosh.


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Post by: SarahsALoser on July 15, 2007 10:18:20 PM
Security around that book is tighter than fort knox. People who are saying they already  know what happens are just saying it because they want attention. Nothing more.

Don't beleive the hype and try and stay unspoiled. I'm not even checking my friends page on LJ anymore! It's crazy but I don't want to know!


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Post by: InvisibleCastle on July 15, 2007 10:35:09 PM
Yeah--Stay Pure!


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Post by: PaperBag on July 15, 2007 11:15:25 PM
Hmm maybe she is lying. I started googling to see if I could find if it really had been leaked, but I was scared I'd read "The last Harry Potter book was leaked and those who have read it are very upset that so-and-so died by the hand of so-and-so!" Sooo, I stopped looking. Now I'll just assume is someone being stupid ;)


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Post by: kbauer on July 16, 2007 05:16:55 AM
Yea, I wouldn't believe anything anyone says about the last book, until after it comes out, of course. I'm going to be very careful of what I watch on TV. Luckily, my best friend is the only other person who reads HP like me, and she wouldn't call and spoil anything (she's getting hers at 12:01am...that lucky wench haha). As for the internet, I also will be very careful. I really don't want any spoilers. I wasn't "tainted" when HBP came out & the "big shock" was very genuine for me (although I hated it hehe).

Is anyone counting down the days till we get our partners like me? 8 days officially for me (apparently my last comment of 8 days was wrong, woops!)!


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Post by: osiris on July 16, 2007 05:34:32 AM
Am definitely going to have to do the next HP swap, I just dont have the time what with my 9 day holiday being right at the end of the craft time, I'd be away for the due date :(


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Post by: ariaya on July 16, 2007 05:37:07 AM
Lucky for me, my vacation is at the beginning of the crafting time ... so hopefully I can take some needles and hooks on vacation and make stuff!


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Post by: Crow Jane on July 16, 2007 05:44:41 AM
My boyfrind got us some free tickets through the music magazine he write for to go to see Mick Harvey solo (a founding member of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Birthday Party etc) because I am Nick Cave crazy - guess what date the concert is on??

Yup, the 21st of July, 2007.

I told him I am not going  - I can see Mick Harvey again but the ending of Harry potter happens once in a life time. My boyfriend was a bit flabbergasted at first, but now he gets it. I wouln'd even enjoy the show because I would spend the whole time thinking a Deathly Hallows and wanting the gig to finish so I could get back to the book.


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Post by: Ezri_B on July 16, 2007 06:07:36 AM
I am going camping this weekend, so I called the campgrounds to see if they'd accept a delivery there for me. My book is being delivered to the campground Saturday. I'm so excited, but now hubby will have to do all the cooking, because I'll be busy!


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Post by: kbauer on July 16, 2007 06:11:51 AM
Le husband is probably going to get irritated with me since I totally plan on doing absolutely nothing while I am reading. I'm reading OotP (just to keep me in HP mode) now and he keeps teasing me, saying that I'm reading to ignore him. He'll eat those words later, haha.  :P


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Post by: shannon12 on July 16, 2007 06:30:48 AM
Ugh I have a wedding to go to Sat. night. I asked my husband if it would be too antisocial of me to read at the reception  ;) At least I have the whole car ride there and back to read.


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Post by: theatregirl25 on July 16, 2007 06:47:09 AM
I have a wedding to go to on Friday, so I do not get to go to any Potter parties! I do not have a lot of serious HP friends, and I am telling them, do not tell me anything! I could just see someone coming up to me and saying as an example...oh, I saw on the news that Snape kills Dumbledore. Thanks!

Looking foward to getting my swap partner too!


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Post by: kahluakiggy on July 16, 2007 08:37:34 AM
My ex husband keeps joking that he's getting his book at 12:01 am so that he can read it before anyone else, then put a huge banner on the side of his house with foilers on it, just to see if anyone believes it and actually gets angry.  I find it amusing because a) I know he's too lazy to actually do it, and b) I plan on finishing before I have to go over there again.  He and my husband discuss the best way to spoil it while I'm around.  They seem to team up alot to watch me react...  hmm...   (Don't worry, anyone who lives near me - they won't actually do it - they both like sleeping too much.  ;D )


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Post by: kbauer on July 16, 2007 08:39:32 AM
My ex husband keeps joking that he's getting his book at 12:01 am so that he can read it before anyone else, then put a huge banner on the side of his house with foilers on it, just to see if anyone believes it and actually gets angry.  I find it amusing because a) I know he's too lazy to actually do it, and b) I plan on finishing before I have to go over there again.  He and my husband discuss the best way to spoil it while I'm around.  They seem to team up alot to watch me react...  hmm...   (Don't worry, anyone who lives near me - they won't actually do it - they both like sleeping too much.  ;D )

I'm so happy that a)my ex husband lives in a different state than me, and b)my ex husband & husband do NOT get along.  ;)


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Post by: Maltiriel on July 16, 2007 08:57:52 AM
I'm so glad I'm going camping this weekend...  I'm going to a release party at B&N on Friday night and getting the book, and then early the next morning it's off to the middle of the woods with no internet, TV, radio, cell reception, or even other people besides my friends, none of whom are getting the book yet.  So I'm the only one who can do any spoiling. ;)  The only downside is there are no toilets or showers there either... Oh well.


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Post by: sirensrising on July 16, 2007 10:20:21 AM
I'm so glad I'm going camping this weekend...  I'm going to a release party at B&N on Friday night and getting the book, and then early the next morning it's off to the middle of the woods with no internet, TV, radio, cell reception, or even other people besides my friends, none of whom are getting the book yet.  So I'm the only one who can do any spoiling. ;)  The only downside is there are no toilets or showers there either... Oh well.
It's a small price to pay.


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Post by: PaperBag on July 16, 2007 11:43:49 AM
I'm so glad I'm going camping this weekend...  I'm going to a release party at B&N on Friday night and getting the book, and then early the next morning it's off to the middle of the woods with no internet, TV, radio, cell reception, or even other people besides my friends, none of whom are getting the book yet.  So I'm the only one who can do any spoiling. ;)  The only downside is there are no toilets or showers there either... Oh well.

Oh my gosh. that is brilliant!!!


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Post by: cumber1137 on July 16, 2007 01:55:37 PM
Wow 40+ people! I'm glad I put a lot of detail into my application so that it will be easier for you to pair me up.


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Post by: GirlBrett on July 16, 2007 05:33:18 PM
I will be missing in action from the internet and television until the book has been devoured!


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Post by: thebakersgirl on July 16, 2007 07:09:03 PM
I'm getting my book Friday night. I'm going straight home, hopefully, where my sister and I will probably sit in the living room reading while my mother sleeps. I'm not getting on the internet 'til I'm done, but I'll probably finish it all before morning. (I'm not going to be able to go to sleep until the end/all my favorite charcters have been killed. Whichever comes first. I'm rooting for "the end".)

Then, as soon as I wake up, it's on to LiveJournal and the forums.


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Post by: GougeAway on July 16, 2007 07:39:03 PM
I am going camping this weekend, so I called the campgrounds to see if they'd accept a delivery there for me. My book is being delivered to the campground Saturday. I'm so excited, but now hubby will have to do all the cooking, because I'll be busy!

You are absolutely adorable!!!  (I'm sure I'd do the same!)

I'm getting the book from amazon (super cheap!) but also going to a release at Powell's in Portland.  That'll be a blast!!!


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Post by: lunar_maniac on July 16, 2007 08:14:20 PM
my mother is the one who bought the book, and therefore will have a death grip on it. I can only help to pry it from her sleeping fingers, if she ever sleeps, that it... : <


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Post by: irasema on July 16, 2007 08:34:30 PM
i am skiping crop (which has never happened!) to go to get the book then no talking, sleeping or anything that requires to put down the book until i'm done! i am locking myself in the guest bedroom until it is done


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Post by: Sweet_Sylvia on July 16, 2007 09:52:22 PM
Same here, I am not even going to a party cause I am afraid someone is going to spoil it for me. So my hubby is going to go pick it up for me at midnight, like he did with HBP because I was home with a 2 week old baby girl, and then I am lounging in my bed until I am done reading/mourning. I don't know what I will do if Severus dies... Gosh... Anyway, I hope we get our partners soon, I'm itching to get crafting...


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Post by: BYA on July 16, 2007 10:02:02 PM
I was listening to the radio once and some stupid DJ blurted out the ending to the 6th Sense the day I was planning to go see it. I WAS SO MAD!

So yeah, anyone who will be hiding in an underground bunker until the finish the book, you have my support.


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Post by: PaperBag on July 17, 2007 12:14:12 AM
Any of your husband's/SOs excited too? My husband (for some reason unbeknownst to me) decided to pick up and read book 5 in 2 days. Now he's on book 6 and really excited about the movie and the 7th book. Ummm, hello?? Where this this excitement of his come from? Really!

Anyways, we only pre-ordered one book so now what? We might actually end up reading the whole thing outloud together. I would say we should get a second book, but he's such a fast reader that I'd be on chapter 3 and he'd be sitting back analyzing the ending already! Therefore, no second book for us as I'd be majorly jealous and fixating on the fact that HE knows and I dont! hahaha

Wow, I'm taking this way too seriously.


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Post by: hotbettie on July 17, 2007 01:32:43 AM
Any of your husband's/SOs excited too? My husband (for some reason unbeknownst to me) decided to pick up and read book 5 in 2 days. Now he's on book 6 and really excited about the movie and the 7th book. Ummm, hello?? Where this this excitement of his come from? Really!

Anyways, we only pre-ordered one book so now what? We might actually end up reading the whole thing outloud together. I would say we should get a second book, but he's such a fast reader that I'd be on chapter 3 and he'd be sitting back analyzing the ending already! Therefore, no second book for us as I'd be majorly jealous and fixating on the fact that HE knows and I dont! hahaha

Wow, I'm taking this way too seriously.
My husband is like that too! We have two books ordered (one for my sister-in-law that we live with) and the three of us are already fighting over who gets to read them first.


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Post by: Crow Jane on July 17, 2007 03:31:16 AM
Any of your husband's/SOs excited too? My husband (for some reason unbeknownst to me) decided to pick up and read book 5 in 2 days. Now he's on book 6 and really excited about the movie and the 7th book. Ummm, hello?? Where this this excitement of his come from? Really!

Anyways, we only pre-ordered one book so now what? We might actually end up reading the whole thing outloud together. I would say we should get a second book, but he's such a fast reader that I'd be on chapter 3 and he'd be sitting back analyzing the ending already! Therefore, no second book for us as I'd be majorly jealous and fixating on the fact that HE knows and I dont! hahaha

Wow, I'm taking this way too seriously.
My husband is like that too! We have two books ordered (one for my sister-in-law that we live with) and the three of us are already fighting over who gets to read them first.

My hott boyf moonlights for a local music street press, including doing a review of 5 new singles every week. This is his Harry Potter themed singles reviews for this week, hot off the press (published OTI and IRL today):

LANGUAGE WARNING a couple of naughty words but nothing too explicit.

http://www.ravemagazine.com.au/content/view/4461/182/ (http://www.ravemagazine.com.au/content/view/4461/182/)

So, I'd say yep, my other half is pretty excited about it all, too.

My hott boyf and I are buying 2 books, 1 adult's edition and 1 children's edition. He also reads faster than me but luckily he has to review a gig on Saturday night so I'll get a few hours reading up on him.



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Post by: ViolinRomance on July 17, 2007 04:28:50 AM
 A Potter Surprise while you were Sleeping!! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=181574.msg1888088#msg1888088)


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Post by: kbauer on July 17, 2007 04:42:19 AM
A Potter Surprise while you were Sleeping!! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=181574.msg1888088#msg1888088)

I know!! I woke up to an inbox full of PMs! I have a great partner! I can't wait to start stalking her & crafting for her!!


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Post by: cumber1137 on July 17, 2007 05:31:48 AM
Darn, I asked for a partner who could make me a house scarf but she doesn't knit or crochet. :(  Oh well, that aside we have a lot in common so that's good!!


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Post by: kbauer on July 17, 2007 05:35:38 AM
Darn, I asked for a partner who could make me a house scarf but she doesn't knit or crochet. :(  Oh well, that aside we have a lot in common so that's good!!

After the swap is over, maybe we can do a personal swap. I can crochet & have just taken up knitting.  ;)


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Post by: Crow Jane on July 17, 2007 05:45:23 AM
ViolinRomance, you rock!

Thanks for organising partners so very promptly - you are doing a marvelous job with what is a truly overwhelming swap  8)


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Post by: Cygni on July 17, 2007 06:16:15 AM
I've got a partner!! Yay!! I can start crafting ^__^ Thanks ViolinRomance.


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Post by: shannon12 on July 17, 2007 06:36:29 AM
WOW  Partners!  Thanks for getting them so early!


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Post by: Ezri_B on July 17, 2007 06:40:52 AM
My hubby is equally excited about the book coming out (ok close to equally.) My son is too. I can't justify buying 3 books just so we can read at the same time.

I said fastest reader goes first (me ;D ) then my hubby, then my son (he's 10) Even though my hubby will have to work, so my son probably would have gotten it done before my hubby would. Maybe they'll end up reading at the same time, just my son during the day and my hubby at night. I don't really care as long as I get it first!!  ;)


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Post by: PaperBag on July 17, 2007 06:48:43 AM
woohoo! It's great to have a partner. Now I can get started :D


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Post by: cumber1137 on July 17, 2007 06:49:12 AM
I cannot wait until the 7th book! But I'm going to be so sad it's over. At lease we can still do HP swaps!


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Post by: Knickertwist on July 17, 2007 07:03:21 AM
Wheeee! PARTNERS! What a great surprise!

I'm off to stalk now  ;)


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Post by: BabySkilz on July 17, 2007 07:09:18 AM
I can't wait to get get started!!!!  I've been sleeping terribly because my mind is going all night thinking of what I am going to make for the swap.  Now I can get to work.  (I guess it isn't really work since I love doing it) ;D


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Post by: thebakersgirl on July 17, 2007 07:25:11 AM
YAY. I can't wait to start crafting. I've got some ideas...I like my partner, too!

*runs off to stalk* *and also PM because I forgot things on my survey thing*


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Post by: mixymo on July 17, 2007 07:47:32 AM
Hawwww yes! Partners! ViolinRomance you are such a gun! (and I am also crafting for you..:D)

Just got back from seeing HP for only the second time. Love! I should be sleeping, but I think I'll go do some stalking as well..

I know where you live.. bahah


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Post by: kbauer on July 17, 2007 08:18:09 AM
I just started one item for my partner. I'm tres excited!!  ;D


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Post by: GypsyLou on July 17, 2007 08:35:55 AM
Now that I know what my partner likes I have already made a huge list of ideas.  I'm going to have such a hard time picking some out to actually do!  I'll want to do them all, haha.


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Post by: chicomich on July 17, 2007 08:40:01 AM
Yay! I can finally make that trip to the craft store I've been avoiding until I got my partner!


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Post by: Whileywoo on July 17, 2007 09:25:52 AM
Eee yay i have a lovely partner! Have all sorts of ideas so i'm starting my planning today!

Happy Days!!!

Have to say though, cant see the movie now until Friday :(

Very sad.

Blinking busy boyfriend and his World of Warcraft...


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Post by: thebakersgirl on July 17, 2007 09:28:13 AM
Oh, I know! I've been wanting to start on the stuff I have ideas for, but I was afraid my partner wouldn't like the stuff. No problem, though! Plus, one of my ideas was...adaptable. So it's cool. I'm going to get started tonight or tomorrow.


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Post by: osiris on July 17, 2007 10:37:30 AM
Hey, I have a mild astigmatism (or I have a stigmatism? haha I have no idea) too! I have no idea what it means though, I haven't taken off my glasses since I got them (um, like 10 years ago). Something about seeing vertical or horizontal things fuzzy or whatever. And mmm, Ron...

Was randomly searching Craftster and found your post and just thought I'd say I have astigmatism too, and it means an irregular curvature of the lens, hence the blurryness :)


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Post by: kbauer on July 17, 2007 10:43:47 AM
Hey, I have a mild astigmatism (or I have a stigmatism? haha I have no idea) too! I have no idea what it means though, I haven't taken off my glasses since I got them (um, like 10 years ago). Something about seeing vertical or horizontal things fuzzy or whatever. And mmm, Ron...

Was randomly searching Craftster and found your post and just thought I'd say I have astigmatism too, and it means an irregular curvature of the lens, hence the blurryness :)

Thank you! You have no idea how much that explained to me. I also have astigmatism and now I know exactly what was making the edges of everything so fuzzy & blurry.


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Post by: Sweet_Sylvia on July 17, 2007 12:12:49 PM
YIPPY! I cant wait to get started!


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Post by: GougeAway on July 17, 2007 12:51:46 PM
Yay!!!  Partners!  Off to stalk!


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Post by: sirensrising on July 17, 2007 02:55:12 PM
Yay partners! Although I had a hunch who mine would be already  :D I'm so glad I was right!

Did everyone else get their partner's survey thing already? Because I didn't get it yet, so I just thought I'd check.


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Post by: BYA on July 17, 2007 03:28:06 PM
Got mine


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Post by: ariaya on July 17, 2007 05:55:52 PM
Sweet! A partner!!!


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Post by: annamhudson on July 17, 2007 06:14:48 PM
yay! can't wait to start! since we got our partners early does that mean that the send out date is early too?  ??? ??? ???


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Post by: idrinktea on July 17, 2007 06:58:07 PM
Yay partners! I've already got one item done :)


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Post by: thebakersgirl on July 17, 2007 07:04:29 PM
Wow. I'm drawing out one item, I already have the materials, and I've made a list of other things to do. And I've already asked my partner about a million questions. I feel very annoying right now.  :P


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Post by: annamhudson on July 17, 2007 07:57:27 PM
Yay partners! I've already got one item done :)

Wow that is quick!!!


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Post by: ViolinRomance on July 17, 2007 10:17:20 PM
Hey, I have a mild astigmatism (or I have a stigmatism? haha I have no idea) too! I have no idea what it means though, I haven't taken off my glasses since I got them (um, like 10 years ago). Something about seeing vertical or horizontal things fuzzy or whatever. And mmm, Ron...

Was randomly searching Craftster and found your post and just thought I'd say I have astigmatism too, and it means an irregular curvature of the lens, hence the blurryness :)

Oh.. my boy has that too!  He has it fiarly severely too I think.. like.. when he gts a bit older his sight will depend on a cornea transplant.. eep! :(

yay! can't wait to start! since we got our partners early does that mean that the send out date is early too?  ??? ??? ???
Send-outs will remain the same :D But I'm sure we'll have some super-early posters none-the-less :)


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Post by: BYA on July 17, 2007 11:02:04 PM
2 items 75% done. Don't panic...the detail work always takes me forever :P


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Post by: lunar_maniac on July 17, 2007 11:04:53 PM
I'm so excited!! :D


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Post by: annamhudson on July 17, 2007 11:13:59 PM

yay! can't wait to start! since we got our partners early does that mean that the send out date is early too?  ??? ??? ???
Send-outs will remain the same :D But I'm sure we'll have some super-early posters none-the-less :)

Oh that is so good to know, just in case ;) I will more than likely send out early too but I just want to make sure i have that time! ::)


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Post by: Whileywoo on July 18, 2007 12:12:55 AM
Wow, quite a turn out for the books in the last few days craftwise, not only do i recieve my partner, but i've been invited to hold a stand at the craftmans fair! Big jump as its not only my crafts i'll be selling [i make holistic and healthy treats for pets] but i'm promoting my rattery and good pet welfare at the same time! So thats a lot of preparation!!

My partner might get hers a leetle bit early so i can get on for stock making for the fair - dont worry, i wont be cutting any corners, no day job see. :P


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Post by: kbauer on July 18, 2007 04:57:38 AM
Hey, I have a mild astigmatism (or I have a stigmatism? haha I have no idea) too! I have no idea what it means though, I haven't taken off my glasses since I got them (um, like 10 years ago). Something about seeing vertical or horizontal things fuzzy or whatever. And mmm, Ron...

Was randomly searching Craftster and found your post and just thought I'd say I have astigmatism too, and it means an irregular curvature of the lens, hence the blurryness :)

Oh.. my boy has that too!  He has it fiarly severely too I think.. like.. when he gts a bit older his sight will depend on a cornea transplant.. eep! :(

I honestly didn't think my eye sight was that bad until I wore my new glasses for a couple days & then took them off. Everything went blurry & I felt like the walls were closing in around my eyes. Not sure if that made sense, but now I'm so worried that I'm not going to be able to see at all without my glasses. I don't like to get too dependent on things, except for coffee of course.  :D


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Post by: ViolinRomance on July 18, 2007 06:01:57 AM
Sorry about this guys.. if your name isn't in maroon on the 2nd post (but you know that you send me a PM), please let me know.. I modified it earlier today.. or atleast I thought I did (using my uni computer  ???).. I remembered some that didn't save.. but if I didn't get you please tell me and I'll change your status  :-[

OOh.. and there are also a few more extra spots  opened up.. come on.. sign up.. you know you wanna! :D


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Post by: ninjapika on July 18, 2007 12:32:18 PM
Alright well since there's still some of those extra spots open I went ahead and signed up. I've never done a craft swap before, so I'm excited and hope I'll get accepted. But even if I don't, I'm still gonna check out pictures you guys post to see what you make.


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Post by: annamhudson on July 18, 2007 04:46:25 PM
Alright well since there's still some of those extra spots open I went ahead and signed up. I've never done a craft swap before, so I'm excited and hope I'll get accepted. But even if I don't, I'm still gonna check out pictures you guys post to see what you make.

I hope you can do it too. My first swap was a HP swap and now I am hooked on swapping.


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Post by: sundayafternoonhousewife on July 18, 2007 08:45:26 PM

yay! can't wait to start! since we got our partners early does that mean that the send out date is early too?  ??? ??? ???
Send-outs will remain the same :D But I'm sure we'll have some super-early posters none-the-less :)

Oh that is so good to know, just in case ;) I will more than likely send out early too but I just want to make sure i have that time! ::)

Great to know my partner will probably be done early  :D I am sure I will probably be done too! I actually finished the first item last night! heehee  :-*


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Post by: MissTee_2 on July 18, 2007 09:25:16 PM
Man..I totally want to join, but my husband has told me I am not allowed anymore swaps until further notice! I could..I love Harry Potter so MUCH!


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Post by: kbauer on July 19, 2007 06:07:09 AM
Man..I totally want to join, but my husband has told me I am not allowed anymore swaps until further notice! I could..I love Harry Potter so MUCH!

My husband doesn't understand my HP obsession, but he supports my craftiness. This is my first swap...he might change his mind once he sees all of the work & effort that goes into one. I'm afraid he might start pouting & say that I'm ignoring him. haha. Miss Tee, I hope you can join! Beg the hubs!


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Post by: cumber1137 on July 19, 2007 06:10:17 AM
My boyfriend and I are going to be at Meijer at 11pm friday night so we can get our books! I work saturday morning so I wont get to read it asap, but as soon as they let me out I will shower and read all night!


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Post by: ninjapika on July 19, 2007 06:10:40 AM
I'm in! I'm in! I'm excited. My first swap AND it's Harry Potter. BONUS!  :D


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Post by: kbauer on July 19, 2007 06:14:19 AM
My hubby agreed to take me to the book release party & let me get my book at 12:01am. I am soooo excited!! I even made my daughter a house elf costume to wear. I made a thread for it here. Go check it out girls. It'll make you giggle! I promise.  :D

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=184065.msg1920062;topicseen#msg1920062 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=184065.msg1920062;topicseen#msg1920062)


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Post by: BYA on July 19, 2007 08:31:27 AM
My gf just told me her son is making her go to the midnight sale at Borders. She had done this with her son on all the previous book releases and he wants to continue the tradition. I told her I would go too. And since I was playing around with some gold and maroon yarn recently, we will all be able to go as proud members of House Gryffindor!


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Post by: ariaya on July 19, 2007 08:35:44 AM
Okay ... I'm bored at work and easily distractable .... *grin* ... so I went through and tagged a bunch of the HP crafts on craftsters with 'harry_potter'.

Only FoCs might be able to see ... https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=tags;sa=showtopics;tag=harry_potter (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=tags;sa=showtopics;tag=harry_potter)


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Post by: Ezri_B on July 19, 2007 08:52:13 AM
I have been doing that too everytime I see something come through with out a tag


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Post by: BadWolf on July 19, 2007 09:46:55 AM
Pst! I'm in!

First swap! HP! Huzzah!

 ;D

Okay, must go make tea now. Still sleepy.


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Post by: Michela on July 19, 2007 10:13:57 AM
Yay! Im in! I love HP swaps. I never seem to run out of ideas lol


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Post by: annamhudson on July 19, 2007 10:36:45 AM

yay! can't wait to start! since we got our partners early does that mean that the send out date is early too?  ??? ??? ???
Send-outs will remain the same :D But I'm sure we'll have some super-early posters none-the-less :)

Oh that is so good to know, just in case ;) I will more than likely send out early too but I just want to make sure i have that time! ::)

Great to know my partner will probably be done early  :D I am sure I will probably be done too! I actually finished the first item last night! heehee  :-*

Wow you finished one project!!! I better get cracking, it is so hard sine my 3 year old wants to help....lol ::)


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Post by: GougeAway on July 19, 2007 12:18:09 PM
OK - one of the forums I usually go to had someone posting HP spoilers!!!! Yikes!  I made it out before seeing anything, but now I'm afraid....  very afraid... 


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Post by: sirensrising on July 19, 2007 12:20:56 PM
OK - one of the forums I usually go to had someone posting HP spoilers!!!! Yikes!  I made it out before seeing anything, but now I'm afraid....  very afraid... 
Yeah, I was going to say...it's officially been leaked. Everyone be careful!
I'm worried now too :(


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Post by: GougeAway on July 19, 2007 12:26:03 PM
I feel like this is now my only retreat on the net until I finish the book... 


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Post by: ariaya on July 19, 2007 12:28:10 PM
Officially been leaked? BAH ... luckily most of the sites I look at are totaly anal about no spoilers so I should be safe ... but still ... bad people leaking the book!!

I still need to catch up in my reading!  I'm not going to read book 7 until I get through the others.


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Post by: theatregirl25 on July 19, 2007 12:47:21 PM
OK - one of the forums I usually go to had someone posting HP spoilers!!!! Yikes!  I made it out before seeing anything, but now I'm afraid....  very afraid... 

Me too! I am afraid I will get spoiled! I am reading it from beginning to end in one sitting so I do not get spoiled.


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Post by: BadWolf on July 19, 2007 01:38:26 PM
Gah! spoilers! That always makes me so nervous. I asked off from work for Saturday and I'm not going online nor am I answering my phone until I finish the book. Haha. You guys should see the set up I have. Tea pot? Ready! Tea cosy? In production! Food supplies? Ready! Secluded area? Ready!



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Post by: kbauer on July 19, 2007 01:47:08 PM
I'm so scared that I'm going to stumble across some spoilers too! My husband doesn't get it when I say that I will NOT be disturbed until I finish the book. He will soon learn. ;)


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Post by: irasema on July 19, 2007 01:54:01 PM
i just hope that noone says anything at the relase party  :-[ if not they will be a hurtin'!  >:( but i guess i wont really know if it's true or not...


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Post by: ninjapika on July 19, 2007 02:07:22 PM
i just hope that noone says anything at the relase party  :-[ if not they will be a hurtin'!  >:( but i guess i wont really know if it's true or not...

I worry about that too! I have visions of that one video on the net of the dude spoiling HBP. I also ran across a spoiler in a link that wasn't titled as a spoiler! Very upset, but luckily I only saw two things and closed it. But still upset about that.  >:( So I've just been sticking to crafster until Saturday after I finish the book.


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Post by: Maltiriel on July 19, 2007 02:31:20 PM
i just hope that noone says anything at the relase party  :-[ if not they will be a hurtin'!  >:( but i guess i wont really know if it's true or not...

This is my main concern, too.  It's fairly easy to avoid media spoilers by being careful what you listen to/read/watch, but there's nothing you can do if somebody randomly yells stuff out. :(


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Post by: sirensrising on July 19, 2007 02:35:14 PM
i just hope that noone says anything at the relase party  :-[ if not they will be a hurtin'!  >:( but i guess i wont really know if it's true or not...

This is my main concern, too.  It's fairly easy to avoid media spoilers by being careful what you listen to/read/watch, but there's nothing you can do if somebody randomly yells stuff out. :(
Yup, me too. I assumed it would never happen here but I know my boyfriend's friend thought of it. So I'm a little worried. I hate how people find that HBP spoiler video (where he yells the ending outside the queues for a bookshop) funny in the first place, but I despise that it's given people the idea to do it themselves.

But, a good idea would be to bring headphones and listen to music or something in the queue.


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Post by: Avian Flight on July 19, 2007 02:47:25 PM
I found an article talking about Potter crafts. Thought you guys might be interested.  ;) They even mention craftster!

http://www.diylife.com/2007/07/19/pottercraft/


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Post by: BadWolf on July 19, 2007 03:04:10 PM
Oh coolness! Thanks for the link!


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Post by: hotbettie on July 19, 2007 04:31:19 PM
Is it wrong for me to feel more excited about the book comming out tomorrow then I did for my birthday and christmas combined?


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Post by: BadWolf on July 19, 2007 04:37:05 PM
No. You are totally in the right.


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Post by: GirlBrett on July 19, 2007 05:03:25 PM
Is it wrong for me to feel more excited about the book comming out tomorrow then I did for my birthday and christmas combined?

It's better than all the unbirthdays in the world!


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Post by: annamhudson on July 19, 2007 05:06:12 PM
Is it wrong for me to feel more excited about the book comming out tomorrow then I did for my birthday and christmas combined?

I am tore too, My 7th wedding anniversary is july 21!! And my husband understands my obsession although he hasn't read the books! So I would love to do an all nighter and day on the book, I think he will be extremely dissappointed! :'(


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Post by: BadWolf on July 19, 2007 05:46:28 PM
yeah that might put a damper on his day....but it's Harry Potter!!!


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Post by: thebakersgirl on July 19, 2007 07:25:23 PM
I just keep telling my mother, "Don't get mad. Remember: This is the last time you'll have to do this." It doesn't seem to help.  ::)

In other news: I started my big swap item today, and I made my wand! I love it, even though it's a little bumpy. Whatever, if anyone asks, I'll say I'm an Auror, and my wand was injured in the line of duty. I'll post pictures tomorrow!


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Post by: Laural on July 19, 2007 08:07:52 PM
Well my excitement over the book coming has been squelched  :(  Someone at my work is reading some scanned copy of the book (I have no idea, I didn't ask, no point in me being an accessory after the fact) but they read the end and the epilogue and kind of completely spoiled it for me. So now the excitement of getting the book and finding everything out is gone  :'(


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Post by: cumber1137 on July 19, 2007 08:57:28 PM
I am tore too, My 7th wedding anniversary is july 21!! And my husband understands my obsession although he hasn't read the books! So I would love to do an all nighter and day on the book, I think he will be extremely dissappointed! :'(

Hey, the seventh book on your seventh anniversary! It's a sign, you need to get the book!!!


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Post by: BadWolf on July 19, 2007 09:27:00 PM
Laural....you are in need of a memory charm. I however would cause damage attempting it. All I can say is the person who read it is a jerk. They read it outloud? What gives?! Where is the decency in the world?

My dad is a mailman and he said alot of carriers don't think delivering it early would be a big deal, but he knows, like we do, that it'd be like ruining christmas. He looooves delivering the packages to the door cause he sees the kids in the window waiting for him and as soon as he heads for the door the run like hell for it!

you needs a hug. *hug*


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Post by: PaperBag on July 19, 2007 09:46:20 PM
laural-  >:( I am so depressed for you!!! That would make me so sad and so upset. Like cassettetape said, I wish I could do a memory charm on you ;)

My husband just called me from work and asked a really silly question... "Hey, someone invited us to go out and do something tomorrow (Saturday). Do you want to go?"

Ummmmm hello??! Do you not remember what tomorrow is????  ??? :D


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Post by: MissTee_2 on July 19, 2007 10:03:51 PM
Yeah...Totally gave in....I knew I would. YAY for crafting and HARRY POTTER!


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Post by: Laural on July 19, 2007 10:11:56 PM
I was trapped in an elevator with them at work and couldn't be rude to them.


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Post by: SarahsALoser on July 19, 2007 11:14:36 PM
OH MAN! I woulda been rude! I would have been all

'WTF MAN! DON'T BE A DOUSCHE!' but that's just me. Cause you know ... I'm rude. I actually got fired from a job for being rude (even though that one time I actually wasn't!).

Anyways, on a slightly happier note. TO those of you going to midnight releases what are you wearing? I just finished my shirt. It says Pure Blood and has a snake on it.

It turned out pretty crappy actually. It's not something I would send out. But for me it's gunna be cool!


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Post by: Samsara on July 20, 2007 12:00:50 AM
Oh no Laural! *Hugs* I would have been furious! I've told my BF to load himself up with books n stuff for the w/end coz there'll be no tv or anything else till I've read the book!  ;)


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Post by: PaperBag on July 20, 2007 12:13:04 AM
Woo! The movie is finally here in Japan today! Headed out the door here pretty soon. Soooo excited :D


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Post by: Whileywoo on July 20, 2007 12:44:32 AM
*hyperventilates*

Seeingittodayseingittodaysoexcitedi'mseeingittoday.

 ;D



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Post by: mixymo on July 20, 2007 02:30:06 AM
In regards to spoilers and other sad people who have nothing better to do with their time but try to draw attention to themselves, I just don't believe anything I hear. ANYTHING!
I didn't believe the media when they said so and so died in the last few books, but they were right! And it doesn't matter anyway.

And Laural, even if I was stuck in an elevator with them I would have yelled at them! Or at least said something! Or let loose some instant darkness powder and poke them with your umbrella.


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Post by: kbauer on July 20, 2007 04:57:47 AM
Well my excitement over the book coming has been squelched  :(  Someone at my work is reading some scanned copy of the book (I have no idea, I didn't ask, no point in me being an accessory after the fact) but they read the end and the epilogue and kind of completely spoiled it for me. So now the excitement of getting the book and finding everything out is gone  :'(

That's terrible!! Did you clock them good in the jaw? I would have, seriously. That's so unfair. I'd make them pay for your book as a consolation. Ugh what a jerk!

I saw the site for the scanned copies of the book and tried to scan it. Tsk Tsk, I know. But I wanted to have it so I could compare it to the REAL book, since there is so much controversy over whether it's the real thing or if it's a well written fake. But when I tried to download it, my computer couldn't (or maybe wouldn't? is my computer magical? hmmm) open the tmb file.

I'm so sorry it was spoiled for you Laural!! Keep your chin up. There is a lot of controversy over that scanned book. I wouldn't draw any firm conclusions just yet.


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Post by: kbauer on July 20, 2007 05:06:36 AM
OH MAN! I woulda been rude! I would have been all

'WTF MAN! DON'T BE A DOUSCHE!' but that's just me. Cause you know ... I'm rude. I actually got fired from a job for being rude (even though that one time I actually wasn't!).

Anyways, on a slightly happier note. TO those of you going to midnight releases what are you wearing? I just finished my shirt. It says Pure Blood and has a snake on it.

It turned out pretty crappy actually. It's not something I would send out. But for me it's gunna be cool!

I am a HUUUUUGE Ron fanatic, so I'm trying to make myself a shirt with Ron on it, using iron on transfers, but my STUPID printer is out of STUPID ink and I don't have the STUPID credit card to go pick up new ink. I wonder if some place like Office Max could print it out for me. I'm sure they'd look at me funny, coming in there with my 13 month old on my hip & asking them to print out a backwards picture of Ron on iron-on transfer paper. Oh well, what do I care? Just for laughs, here's a couple of the images that I'm thinking of using. Any opinions are greatly appreciated. ;)
This is my #1 choice right now:

But he is also oh-so-yummy here too:

And this one just makes me giggle:


I was also wondering, should I choose the second one, if anyone had any ideas of what saying I could put on it. I'm at a loss for candid Ron quotes with the exception of "bloody hell" and "spiders! I hate spiders!"


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Post by: GirlBrett on July 20, 2007 05:35:16 AM
An arrow pointing to him tha says "emotional range of a teaspoon" or Weasley is our king?


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on July 20, 2007 05:53:54 AM
You gotta have "bloody hell" on a Ron T-shirt  ;D I love Ron Weasley, in an unhealthy way for a woman who is almost 40  ;) ;)


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on July 20, 2007 05:56:24 AM
Well my excitement over the book coming has been squelched  :(  Someone at my work is reading some scanned copy of the book (I have no idea, I didn't ask, no point in me being an accessory after the fact) but they read the end and the epilogue and kind of completely spoiled it for me. So now the excitement of getting the book and finding everything out is gone  :'(

WTF??? the rotten shits!!


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Post by: Samsara on July 20, 2007 05:57:29 AM
You gotta have "bloody hell" on a Ron T-shirt  ;D I love Ron Weasley, in an unhealthy way for a woman who is almost 40  ;) ;)

RAFLMAO!!!!  ;D


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on July 20, 2007 06:03:20 AM
 :-[ sorry  :-[ but he looks SO much like my first love  ;) as in school aged LOL


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Post by: kbauer on July 20, 2007 06:03:34 AM
You gotta have "bloody hell" on a Ron T-shirt  ;D I love Ron Weasley, in an unhealthy way for a woman who is almost 40  ;) ;)

I'm 25, married with 2 kids and my best friend firmly believes that if I were ever to see Ron in public, I would get arrested for humping his leg. How's that for an unhealthy way? haha.

I do love the "emotional range of a teaspoon" and the Weasley is our King. I will definitely post pictures of whatever I come up with. :)


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on July 20, 2007 06:04:48 AM
his leg? blimey! you ARE restrained  ;D


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Post by: ninjapika on July 20, 2007 07:12:24 AM
Ok that sucks that someone read it on an elevator. I too would have totally yelled at them to stop. But I don't particularly care how people react to me, so that may have something to do with it.

I made my shirt last night. On the front it's stenciled with Voldemort blowing fire from OotP in black and on the back it's stenciled with 7/21/07 Pwnd! The date part is in black and the lighting bolts for the slashes and Pwnd! in the Harry Potter font are in gold. I'm quite proud of it, as it's my first stenciling on a shirt. I think it turned out pretty good.

So that's just great cause I've found yet ANOTHER craft that I love. OY!


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Post by: kbauer on July 20, 2007 07:19:05 AM
his leg? blimey! you ARE restrained  ;D

Haha, not so quite. I'd probably be more likely to club him over the head & drag him by his hair, a la cave man style, back to my house.

I love me some Ron!!

Oh, and what does "pwnd" me? I always thought it was "owned." I guess I'm not as big of a Potter Freak as I thought.  :'(


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Post by: thebakersgirl on July 20, 2007 07:22:16 AM
I'm making my shirt tonight. It's just a blank shirt with the shadows of MWPP running along the bottom. I CAN'T WAIT FOR TONIGHT. At my Barnes and Noble, if you ordered the book, you had to go up there this morning and get a ticket with a number, and tonight, they're going to call the numbers to pick up books. I'M IN THE FIRST 50. I'm getting my book, paying, and scrambling out as fast as I can, so as not to be spoiled. And I'm taking a flashlight in the car to read on the way home.
kbauer: That third Ron pic? I have almost that exact same one on the shirt I am wearing RIGHT NOW. I got it last year at Hot Topic when the fourth movie came out.


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Post by: kbauer on July 20, 2007 07:26:50 AM
I'm making my shirt tonight. It's just a blank shirt with the shadows of MWPP running along the bottom. I CAN'T WAIT FOR TONIGHT. At my Barnes and Noble, if you ordered the book, you had to go up there this morning and get a ticket with a number, and tonight, they're going to call the numbers to pick up books. I'M IN THE FIRST 50. I'm getting my book, paying, and scrambling out as fast as I can, so as not to be spoiled. And I'm taking a flashlight in the car to read on the way home.
kbauer: That third Ron pic? I have almost that exact same one on the shirt I am wearing RIGHT NOW. I got it last year at Hot Topic when the fourth movie came out.

What's MWPP stand for? I'm feeling less and less Potter-ish! I can't wait for tonight either!! I haven't heard anything about my B&N doing the ticket thing, but I think I may call, just to be on the safe side. I found a PotterPuff picture that I absolutely adore, so I am going to try my hand at fabric crayons later this morning. I'm tres excited! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it goes well! As for anyone who's worked with fabric crayons, I have only been able to find packs with magenta, no red...does the magenta come out sort of reddish? I will be so sad if it doesn't. That's the only thing that I'm nervous about! I'm also thinking of putting a Ron puff & various Ron quotes on a tote bag of some sort to take with me to the book release party. I am sooo excited!!

thebakersgirl I love me some Ron! I wish I had the nerve to brave our mall to hit up Hot Topic (I've only lived here for 3 months and have set foot in the mall twice) for some HP shirts.


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Post by: Knickertwist on July 20, 2007 07:29:12 AM
I'm so happy that there are other 'mature' gals who are a whacky about Ron and the whole Harry Potter huballoo. Mostly I just get weird looks when my eyes turn dreamy and I start gabbing about my Potter maddness.


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Post by: kbauer on July 20, 2007 07:32:34 AM
I'm so happy that there are other 'mature' gals who are a whacky about Ron and the whole Harry Potter huballoo. Mostly I just get weird looks when my eyes turn dreamy and I start gabbing about my Potter maddness.

Yes, yes, we are out there. I do pay a price for my Ron craziness. My husband rags on me any chance he can get, but I don't care. I love me some Ron!! (I'm thinking of putting that in my signature haha, or maybe "I heart Rupert"...ohh yes yes I do)


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Post by: kathleenalice on July 20, 2007 08:19:59 AM
Just got what MWPP is! Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot & Prongs aka the Marauders, yes?

Deductive powers are GO!


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Post by: ninjapika on July 20, 2007 08:28:22 AM
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Oh, and what does "pwnd" me? I always thought it was "owned." I guess I'm not as big of a Potter Freak as I thought.  :'(

You're right! It's owned. It's just the netslang/gaming geek version of owned. So you're still a big Potter Freak!  :)


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Post by: PaperBag on July 20, 2007 08:37:36 AM
Woo! My husband is so great and understanding! We went to the 600pm show- it was GREAT! It was funny... I could have sworn that I was in a theater with all of you! When the "dolby digital" screen came up, the entire audience started whooping and hollering. It was so funny! All through the movie, everyone was "yeah!"ing and "noo!"ing. I was in great company!

Anyways, after the movie ended, I saw there was a 930pm showing as well. Yeah, that's right... I went to that showing also :) I told my husband he could just leave and pick me up later, but the wonderful guy just came with me again. Heehee I loved the movie and get my book in 9 hours! WOO what a great Potter weekend!


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Post by: ariaya on July 20, 2007 08:47:52 AM
I have to admit I knew what 'pwned' ment .. but then I'm a gamer geek too ... however MWPP was news to me :)

I'm still catching back up on books .. audio books while crafting take MUCH longer to get through than sitting down and reading, but it sure makes the crafting go faster :)


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Post by: chicomich on July 20, 2007 08:54:01 AM
Ok, so when I first learned about the leaked book, I thought, "This is crap!" and I started researching it, expecting to find out it was a hoax. Yeah, I am that dumb. I found out something really important before I quickly closed my browser. I am so mad at myself.

Then yesterday, I saw a World of Warcraft video I wanted to see (Leeroy Jenkins remix, if anyone is interested). There was about 5 seconds of the video, then the screen turned black with white text, saying "so-and-so happened on page #". There were a bajillion spoilers there! Luckily, only one stuck with me, but I am so mad about the one that did! No more surfing for me!


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Post by: thebakersgirl on July 20, 2007 09:08:52 AM
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Just got what MWPP is! Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot & Prongs aka the Marauders, yes?

Yes, that's right. Sorry for the confusion! Usually I would just say "the Marauders", but the shirt is the one over in the HP Release T-Shirts thread, and it has the Marauders in animal forms, so I put MWPP (the animal nicknames).

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I love me some Ron! I wish I had the nerve to brave our mall to hit up Hot Topic (I've only lived here for 3 months and have set foot in the mall twice) for some HP shirts.
Aw, you should. Well. They have some DA shirts that are pretty cool, and a Marauder's Map pillow that I want SO BADLY. I know there's a Snape shirt, and a Sirius Black one (got it!), but I'm not sure if there are any with just Ron. So if that's what you want...I got mine last year, when the fourth movie had just come out.


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Post by: GougeAway on July 20, 2007 09:19:31 AM
Wow - this thread has exploded over night!!  I feel out of the loop!

As far as the elevator douches - I would have substantially freaked.

I'm getting excited for the party tonight, but anxious and nervous about the chance of a spoiler slip.  Anyone else in the Portland area in this swap?

I may be a total nerd, but I like Neville above all the other guys, I have a soft spot in my heart for the underdog!


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Post by: PaperBag on July 20, 2007 09:58:45 AM
there are HP spoilers in a WoW video? MAN! They're everywhere huh? That's it.. I'm closing the lid to my laptop now, going to bed, then waking up to get the book. I wont be back online until I've read the book, just to be safe!

See you all in a bit :D

p.s. I'm not seeing eye to eye with all of you who are in love with Ron, but good lord, Harry's getting way hot.  :-*


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Post by: hp_nerd on July 20, 2007 10:04:13 AM
Thought I better show my mug here some more, being co-organizer and everything- just finished up my costume for the midnight release.  I'll probably post a picture here- I'm a Hogwarts Student, out of their uniform. 
I think we just had our last place taken up, so that is exciting!  Hurray!


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Post by: thebakersgirl on July 20, 2007 10:09:03 AM
How does a Hogwarts student look, out of uniform? Like a normal kid?  ;)

I, personally, am going as...a Hogwarts student...during summer...in Muggle clothes. There you go! Best costume ever!  ;D


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Post by: sundayafternoonhousewife on July 20, 2007 10:12:43 AM
This thread has exploded! It just took me a few to get caught up.  I would have smacked that guy in the elevator without hesitation! If he ruined what I have been looking forward to all year, he would have probably died.

Can I safely assume that it is going to be ok to get on here after tomorrow? No one is going to spoil it on the message board will they? I am sure I won't finish reading until Sunday or Monday.

As for me, I have decided no TV, no internet news, and no going in public until I finish the book. I preordered mine from Amazon, so I am just going to go sit out side tomorrow and wait for it to arrive and then start reading.

Yeah! Can't wait for tomorrow!


p.s. I'm not seeing eye to eye with all of you who are in love with Ron, but good lord, Harry's getting way hot.  :-*

And I have to agree with that! I'm happy he is finally of age so I don't feel so creepy anymore :)


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Post by: Laural on July 20, 2007 10:49:42 AM
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Can I safely assume that it is going to be ok to get on here after tomorrow? No one is going to spoil it on the message board will they? I am sure I won't finish reading until Sunday or Monday.

Well I promise to not be spoiling anything for anyone. I made sure to carefully word my post about what elevator girl informed me off, I hope it was a fake.


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Post by: irasema on July 20, 2007 10:51:52 AM
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Just got what MWPP is! Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot & Prongs aka the Marauders, yes?

Yes, that's right. Sorry for the confusion! Usually I would just say "the Marauders", but the shirt is the one over in the HP Release T-Shirts thread, and it has the Marauders in animal forms, so I put MWPP (the animal nicknames).

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I love me some Ron! I wish I had the nerve to brave our mall to hit up Hot Topic (I've only lived here for 3 months and have set foot in the mall twice) for some HP shirts.
Aw, you should. Well. They have some DA shirts that are pretty cool, and a Marauder's Map pillow that I want SO BADLY. I know there's a Snape shirt, and a Sirius Black one (got it!), but I'm not sure if there are any with just Ron. So if that's what you want...I got mine last year, when the fourth movie had just come out.

They do have the just ron shirt.. i almost got it but i got the gryffindor crest {i am wearing now} and a D.A. shirt that i also got. i wish i would have gotten the ron shirt.. I <3 me some ron!


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Post by: sirensrising on July 20, 2007 10:55:58 AM
So I just learned that my bookshop opening IS having a costume thing, with the winner getting a 50 book token. I don't think I have any chance of winning anything but it could still be fun to dress up, although it's much too short notice - currently I'm wearing a short, baggy grey smock dress, black tights, one blue, black and white stripy knee sock and one bottle green knee sock, sparkly turquoise shoes and three hats.

I think I just look "eccentric", rather than some sort of House Elf/SPEW representative, so I might just leave it...  :-\


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Post by: ShardaeDobby on July 20, 2007 12:28:53 PM
My brother is teasing me because in between chores I'm refreshing the tracking website. "In transit to Final Destination" !!!!

Now if it'll only say delivered...


I'm going to HP5 tonight and then the bookstore party at Borders.


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Post by: ninjapika on July 20, 2007 12:47:59 PM
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I'm going to HP5 tonight and then the bookstore party at Borders.

We're doing the same thing. Going to the IMAX 3D and then down the way to Barnes and Noble. :D I'm very excited now! & I get to leave work early today! Everything coming up ninjapika!


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Post by: ariaya on July 20, 2007 02:20:31 PM
Well we're going out to dinner then to the B&N to see what's up.  We didn't reserve the tickets so I don't know if we're going to stay up for the midnight .. my BF isn't as much of a huge HP fan as me LOL.  Unless B&N has the book at a discount, it's off to WalMart tomorrow for the book!


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Post by: kbauer on July 20, 2007 03:10:13 PM
Ok all my fellow Ron lovers...here is the image that I'm going to be putting on my t-shirt.
With flash:

And without flash (truer to the colors...it's not as washed out as in the above pic):

I drew him all free hand & added the crown because Weasley is indeed my king!  :D

I used this photo:


[giggle] I'm glad I preview posts that I make that have photos. I just noticed that I forgot to color in the back of his robe between his legs. You can see the pencil line, haha. I just filled it in. I will post pictures of the finish product in just a little bit. I plan on putting this image on the back and writing "Weasley is MY king" on the front, maybe with a crown...not sure yet about that. Oh, and I used fabric crayons to color it in (except for his face b/c the pack doesn't come with peach, so I'm trying out a regular crayon...we'll see how it goes).


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Post by: crystalthepirate on July 20, 2007 03:23:44 PM
woo hoo harry potter tonight. and i got some items almost finished! :D


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Post by: annamhudson on July 20, 2007 03:52:34 PM
Wow - this thread has exploded over night!!  I feel out of the loop!

As far as the elevator douches - I would have substantially freaked.

I'm getting excited for the party tonight, but anxious and nervous about the chance of a spoiler slip.  Anyone else in the Portland area in this swap?

I may be a total nerd, but I like Neville above all the other guys, I have a soft spot in my heart for the underdog!

I live in puyallup, about 3 hours from you


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Post by: kbauer on July 20, 2007 03:57:30 PM
I live in puyallup, about 3 hours from you

Aww, I know where Puyallup is! I used to live in Bremerton. I miss Washington! :(


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Post by: WIPs on July 20, 2007 04:16:05 PM
I love Potterpuffs!


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Post by: kbauer on July 20, 2007 04:17:12 PM
I love Potterpuffs!

 ;D Me too! I am quite addicted!


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Post by: BadWolf on July 20, 2007 04:22:39 PM
ariaya- I'm getting the book and B&N at member price which is 18.98 or something. Not bad for such a large book!


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Post by: ariaya on July 20, 2007 04:31:27 PM
LOL I'm not a member ... we'll see what the price is when we get there tonight!  Without reservations it'll be late before I can get one anyway :)


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Post by: InvisibleCastle on July 20, 2007 05:09:17 PM
I've been gone at camp all week and I hit the 'replies to your post' button---I was a little bit shocked and proud of how huge this swap is now! Thank goodness I got back just in time for the book release!!!!


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Post by: BYA on July 20, 2007 05:57:52 PM
I am going to Border's tonight. I reserved a copy but there was no guarantee. Oh well, it will be fun anyway. I made a couple of Gryffindor scarves for my girlfriend and her son and I am trying to finish a Ravenclaw scarf for myself. KNIT FASTER!


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Post by: kbauer on July 20, 2007 06:04:51 PM
Okay!! Here is my shirt for the book release tonight. Please be kind. This is my first ever "customized" shirt. I am pretty proud of it, seeing as I didn't screw it up too terribly.  :D

Back (little blurry, sorry  :-[):

Front:

Close-ups of the lettering:



I did all of this free hand. I think that's why I am so proud of it. hehe


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Post by: crystalthepirate on July 20, 2007 06:48:21 PM
that is awesome!!!! i love the lettering.


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Post by: kbauer on July 20, 2007 07:05:51 PM
that is awesome!!!! i love the lettering.

Thanks!! The "W" is kind of between my boob and my armpit, but luckily, it doesn't look too bad. I'm pretty proud of myself, seeing as I did it all free hand.  ;D


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Post by: mixymo on July 20, 2007 07:10:30 PM
kbauer i love your shirt! i think you did a great job, freehand!

got my book about 3hrs ago, aaaaah!!!!!!!!! i'm too scared to start reading it.


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Post by: kbauer on July 20, 2007 07:13:22 PM
kbauer i love your shirt! i think you did a great job, freehand!

got my book about 3hrs ago, aaaaah!!!!!!!!! i'm too scared to start reading it.

Thank you very much!  ;D

And holy potatoes how did you get your's so fast?! I'm so jealous!! 3 hours and I would have it done!


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Post by: WIPs on July 20, 2007 07:38:11 PM
got my book about 3hrs ago, aaaaah!!!!!!!!! i'm too scared to start reading it.

:o


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Post by: crystalthepirate on July 20, 2007 07:47:47 PM
how did you get it already?! sheesh. and why haven't you started yet?! haha.


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Post by: mixymo on July 20, 2007 11:32:00 PM
it was about 12pm here when i said that. i'm in aus and it was released at 9.01am. we were almost at the start of the line, so it was pretty quick! and i have started it reading it now, yes.. *shifty eyes*..
*dives behind book*

i'm not saying a word! not that you would want anyone to!

the line in the store was pretty big by the time we got out..borders in melbourne central, line weaving around all the aisles down one side of the store, out the door, and out the doors of melbourne central itself! although, i don't think any of you are from here..


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Post by: Laural on July 21, 2007 12:19:00 AM
Even though the book was spoiled for me I was there at the party and second in line. It was lots of fun and my son was covered in a HP cupcake that had about 2 inches of frosting on it and he loved the 'polyjuice potion' (green Hawaiian Punch).


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Post by: Whileywoo on July 21, 2007 12:37:09 AM
My love for Fred and George and the movies efforts to keep that alight never ceases to amaze me! I saw the movie just yesterday and i enjoyed it *so* much. I was so pleased to see a Potter movie that actually stated so clearly what was going through Harrys mind. The most important bit me thinks.

I havent got my book yet, perhaps later today i'll get the chance. :( I'm the only bugger here that likes Harry, so i have no one to play with. :( I actually got quite sad about that when i thought about it last night.

Someone play with me? :( :(

Boyfriend is a postman, and he prewarned me that hes going to be about an hour later because of the Potter delivery quota hes been assigned. :P Apparently they have an entire preparation and procedure for Harry Potter releases!



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Post by: Samsara on July 21, 2007 12:47:51 AM
I'm waiting for mine to be delivered ....argh!! The suspense is killing me....


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on July 21, 2007 01:43:52 AM
kbauer, your t-shirt is ACE  ;D

I haven't seen OotP yet.....small town folks lol but today is BOOK DAY and I'm soooooo excited!! but I have to go to a family wedding this afternoon and to be honest I'd rather be at home with my book!


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Post by: kbauer on July 21, 2007 05:25:59 AM
ZaftigMomma: Thanks!

I got my book last night at 12:01 and sat in bed and read until about 3:10am. I couldn't keep my eyes open after that! I was then woken up at 6:30 by my daughter. She's sick...has the ickle pukies.  :-\ So I don't know how much more reading I'm going to be able to get done. My eyes are burning though, from the lack of sleep. hehe.

I'm not going to post any spoilers either, but I will say that I absolutely did not want to put it down when I did (I had just finished Ch 6).


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Post by: ariaya on July 21, 2007 05:47:38 AM
Well we got to Barnes & Noble last night .. there wasn't a whole lot going on.  The staff were all dressed up .. there was a very cool Snape and an entertaining Hagrid walking around .. and a LOT of teenagers doing the trivia/scavenger hunt!  I was amusing to listen to them discuss some of the answers.  We got there around 9:30 and got a ticket for the book but it was going to be around 1 before we got the book and we were tired .... so we went home.  My BF just started book 6 on the re-read and I'm in book 4 so we're way behind anyway LOL


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Post by: shannon12 on July 21, 2007 06:47:05 AM
I hope the UPS man comes soon!!! I feel bad though, the wedding I swore was tonight (and had on my calendar) was actually last night and we missed it  :-[ I feel like such a jerk.


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Post by: BadWolf on July 21, 2007 07:15:21 AM
I finished it at 930am. Been up since 10am yesterday. rereading now.


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Post by: kbauer on July 21, 2007 07:31:34 AM
I finished it at 930am. Been up since 10am yesterday. rereading now.

Holy cow you speed reader!! What country are you in?

I am currently on Chapter 11 and can't put it down! We have to run a couple of errands in a lil bit and I am so scared to leave the house!


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Post by: BabySkilz on July 21, 2007 08:03:32 AM
I have the BEST husband ever!!!!!!!!  He worked late last night and I was in bed when he got home.  I woke up with the book in my hands!!!!!!!! :'(  sniff sniff  He's so freakin sweet. :'(  I can't hardly take it.  He doesn't even care about HP.  He went to Walmart after work and waited in line to get me the book.  I guess I owe him now. ;)


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Post by: shannon12 on July 21, 2007 08:06:50 AM
Thats really frikkin sweet!


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Post by: mixymo on July 21, 2007 08:17:46 AM

I'm the only bugger here that likes Harry, so i have no one to play with. :( I actually got quite sad about that when i thought about it last night.

Someone play with me? :( :(


I LIKE HARRY! It makes me sad too that no one else likes him!

Let's go out and play.


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Post by: Samsara on July 21, 2007 09:03:43 AM
I'm about 3/4 of the way through now and have stopped to stretch my legs and get some food. I just realised how hungry I am! Then it's back to the book! I can't wait to see how it ends.....It's fantastic!  ;D


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Post by: crystalthepirate on July 21, 2007 09:31:44 AM
i had my book in my hands at 1am flipping through to the first page. and didn't stop reading until i finished around 7 and a half hours later...haha.


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Post by: Knickertwist on July 21, 2007 09:55:46 AM
Hurray for me! I bought my book. I just couldn't take it anymore and was quite sad sitting at my computer last night thinking of all the fun I was missing ... I actually thought of sneaking out of the house and leaving the sleeping kid and hubby but I managed to control myself. I was going to buy it online from Chapters and then thought "ooh I'll just go to the shop ... better call first" Good thing I did because the book online is $24 but in store it's $45! WTF? Anywho I got it this morning at Zellers for $19 (trading in a few points for the extra $10 off) PLUS I got a $10 gift card for back to school supplies for my kiddo! Now I just have to wait until the house is asleep to have a good ole' non-stop read. I'm both sad and excited about reading the end ...


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Post by: kbauer on July 21, 2007 10:53:02 AM
I have the BEST husband ever!!!!!!!!  He worked late last night and I was in bed when he got home.  I woke up with the book in my hands!!!!!!!! :'(  sniff sniff  He's so freakin sweet. :'(  I can't hardly take it.  He doesn't even care about HP.  He went to Walmart after work and waited in line to get me the book.  I guess I owe him now. ;)

I am very jealous. Mine kind of ruined the whole book release experience for me. Seriously. He was making fun of me & saying "it's just a book" and he made me cry.  :'( But I did end up getting my book anyway and I'm almost to the halfway point. It seems that everyone in the house today has some sort of tummy ailment (including myself! ick!), so I keep having to stop to tend to my ickle sickies.

I'm off to go curl up with my favorite quilt and read, read, read!!


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Post by: BadWolf on July 21, 2007 12:14:18 PM
hey kbauer, I'm in the eastern US. I just read until it was over only stopping to make coffee and tea and shoving pretzel sticks in my mouth occasionally. It was wild seeing the sky suddenly be midnight blue with black trees against it then slowly the blue got lighter and the trees got greener.

Ah being sick is sooo not cool! Have you tried sipping ginger ale? For some reason that always makes me feel a little better when my stomach is all messed up.


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Post by: kathleenalice on July 21, 2007 12:16:40 PM
Eeeeeeee! I just finished.

I'm not going to give anything away except to say that there are some pretty good quotes we'll be able to use for t-shirts.


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Post by: Samsara on July 21, 2007 12:19:07 PM
Yay! I finished too. I need to digest it though. I'm feeling a little overwhelmed *lol*


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Post by: BadWolf on July 21, 2007 12:22:59 PM
Overwhelmed is the right word for it. Whew...

I'm still shaky and I finished it hours ago.

But the house is tense because my mum and brother are reading it now, and then my other brother will read it.


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Post by: kbauer on July 21, 2007 12:58:24 PM
Ahh I'm only on chapter 16! I am such a slow reader!  :-\


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Post by: thebakersgirl on July 21, 2007 01:17:13 PM
I'm done. I got mine at 12:05 last night (we were in the first 50, and there were 10 registers), and I started reading immediately. I was up until 6 oclock this morning, non stop reading, and then I woke around eleven and finished about...10 minutes ago.

I won't say anything spoilery, but...Wow. I can't believe it's over. And, I'll be in mourning for some people for awhile.


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Post by: BYA on July 21, 2007 02:05:50 PM
ARRRRRGGGGGGG!!!!!

Real life is interfering with my ability to read the book!

I am only a few chapters in and I am already in shock.

I was in line for over 2 hours last night, but I had fun and got my book. Now, I just need to win the lotto so I don't have to finish my work...LOL


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Post by: Samsara on July 21, 2007 02:46:28 PM
I suspended real life for the day - turned off my phone and refused to go out till I was finished  ;) I told the BF and the family that I was going to be busy .....


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Post by: PaperBag on July 21, 2007 03:02:31 PM
AHH! My eyes! My eyes!!!

I've never read that much in one day in my life!!! I started reading around 11am and took a couple hour-long breaks, but I just finished around 630 am. Whenever I look at anything white (like the walls), I see text everywhere. Man, I need to get some sleep. I haven't had the time (or energy, honestly) to digest it all.

Anyone wanna discuss it? PM me :) I think I need to do some chit chat ;) My best friend is usually the one I talk to about this stuff, but she's currently driving cross country and she's not one to drive and read at the same time ;)


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Post by: kbauer on July 21, 2007 03:57:27 PM
Just taking a break...need to let  few things digest. Then I'll hopefully be finishing it this evening. Am I the only one who found this to be a slow read? Like, I had to actually work at comprehending some things, whereas the previous books I just flew through them & devoured them. I think I may be subconsciously reading slower to prolong the inevitable.  :'(


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Post by: Michela on July 21, 2007 04:17:13 PM
I finished the book a few hours ago and im still in shock. I think I have to read it again before I make up my mind about whether or not I like it. Does anyone else feel emotionally drained and just a little lost?


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Post by: BadWolf on July 21, 2007 04:34:16 PM
*raises hand* Yep. Very much so emotionally drained. I just can't feel today. I'm already rereading it sort through it all.


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Post by: thebakersgirl on July 21, 2007 05:16:06 PM
I am--yes. Emotionally drained, that's it. I finished hours ago, and I still can't believe it's all over. I cried, but not until I read some things on the internet that made me realize just how over it all was. Now, all I really want to do is read something else, something happy, something completely different. This whole things still seems so unreal--I'm tired, but I'm afraid that if I go to sleep I'll wake up and it will have all been a dream or something, you know?

Maybe I'm just thinking too much. My brain feels ready to explode.


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on July 21, 2007 05:49:58 PM
I haven't gotten to read ANY of it yet!!!  My 12yo has the book and has been reading all day - she's about 1/2 done now.  I'll start it tonight or tomorrow.  It doesn't take me long, but I might read a bit slower too.  What will we do after this??? :(


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Post by: theatregirl25 on July 21, 2007 08:14:08 PM
. Does anyone else feel emotionally drained and just a little lost?

Me too! I finished about a half an hour ago, my parents did not think I would read it in one day.


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Post by: thebakersgirl on July 21, 2007 08:22:52 PM
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What will we do after this???
Fan fiction is what  I'll be doing. And swaps!!!

I had an idea. When this swap is done, maybe we can have an R.I.P. Harry Potter swap? So that anyone who's favorite character died (not just in this book, but in the whole series) can swap stuff based on that character?


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Post by: greenapples on July 21, 2007 08:48:13 PM
I sent my info in on Friday - I hope I manage to get one of the last few spots!

Before this book, I didn't have a clear favorite - but I do now (could have done without that last little bit at the very very end though)!


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Post by: Michela on July 21, 2007 09:05:43 PM
oh good, I'm not the only drained one lol.

cassettetape : your rereading already? You're brave. I know I need to reread cause I feel like I have to have missed some stuff but I think I will burst in to tears when certain characters talk. I'll probably pick it up again later this week after its all sunk in.

thebakersgirl : I know exactly what you mean! It does seem a little unreal. I was afraid I was going to have the same reaction as you so I forced myself to put the book down at 5:30 this morning and sleep rather than read the whole thing in one sitting (I could have so done it! 7 hours is nothing! lol) so that it would seem more real when I finished it. It still seems unreal though. I really do hope that JK does an encyclopedia though cause I still have some questions,


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Post by: BadWolf on July 21, 2007 09:28:56 PM
Yea, I'm either brave or insane. I reread a few chapters today, but now my brothers are reading so I get a brief break, but after work tomorrow it's back to reading.

I'll be bursting into tears though. Things hit my harder the second time around.


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Post by: kbauer on July 21, 2007 09:32:31 PM
I just finished and bloody hell!! I feel so numb. Of course that could be the fact that I've had 3 hours of sleep. haha. Speaking of which, I'm off.


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Post by: WIPs on July 21, 2007 10:29:46 PM
I finished. I must say though that I hated the end. It was kind of like J.K. wanted to tie things up, but it just made it lame and cheesy, IMHO. I can't believe it's over! :'(


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Post by: SarahsALoser on July 22, 2007 12:57:35 AM
I can't sleep.

Everytime I close my eyes certain scenes float in and then I feel I'm on the very of tears.

I kind of agree about the end but it could've been worse.


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Post by: ShardaeDobby on July 22, 2007 01:11:49 AM
I just finished and I join the ranks of people who are emotionally drained. I cried. The ending was good, I just wish there was more to it.


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Post by: Whileywoo on July 22, 2007 02:18:01 AM
I still dont have my book!!!!!!
I feel so cut off from the world.

And so very very sad.

Thats it, i'm going to get Darren to take me into town now. I cant deal with it anymore.

Wish me luck.


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Post by: GirlBrett on July 22, 2007 03:58:11 AM
I finished it at 6 oclock that morning and reread chunks of it outloud yesterday afternoon then slept all day. I bawled like a little baby. The hubby had to console me while I read him the ending and a few other chunks.


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Post by: kbauer on July 22, 2007 06:18:27 AM
I finished it at 6 oclock that morning and reread chunks of it outloud yesterday afternoon then slept all day. I bawled like a little baby. The hubby had to console me while I read him the ending and a few other chunks.

I, surprisingly enough, didn't cry as much as I thought I would. My best friend finished like 6 hours before I did and she told to brace myself and that I was going to cry. I only teared up a little bit on one part, but it may have been because I wanted to finish it so badly that I just kept reading. Everything's processing now, and I think I am in shock. The ending was a little...I don't know...cliche?


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Post by: sirensrising on July 22, 2007 07:03:03 AM
I'm finished it too. I started queuing around 10:30, got my book around 12:50, and when we got home my boyfriend and I read until 4 but then succumbed to sleep (although while he slept in in the morning, I continued to read). I was delayed a little because I had to stay in his house and then get home and such, but I finished at about 5:30 this morning.

I'll reread it soon, but for now...hm. There were a lot less surprises, I had read theories for most of the ends. Maybe we just know what to expect from her by now  :P


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Post by: greenapples on July 22, 2007 08:22:51 AM
The ending was a little...I don't know...cliche?

I found that of pages 600-607....I think those I could have done without...


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Post by: shannon12 on July 22, 2007 08:55:48 AM
I finished reading last night. It was so bittersweet for me. Right before the end I put it down and almost didnt want to finish it because I was sad that there were no more to come! I am emotionally drained like a lot of you. Someone said there are a lot of great quotes and there totally are!


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Post by: Whileywoo on July 22, 2007 09:22:41 AM
I got it!!!

Been reading constantly since, and only just reached Chapter 9.
My gosh, i havent cried so much in a long time.


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Post by: sundayafternoonhousewife on July 22, 2007 11:18:16 AM
Wow! I just finished. I certainly cried more than once. My husband kept looking over at me and I had tears in my eyes and he would laugh and so I finally just went and sat outside until I finished. I think the book was wonderful! I was so sad so many times though throughout. Oh, well I loved it! I am sad it is over, but now I can actually eat something and go take a shower  :P Oh I wish there was someone in my house I could talk to about it!


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Post by: Whileywoo on July 22, 2007 11:28:43 AM
Oh I wish there was someone in my house I could talk to about it!

Ditto! My boyfriend and housemate are doing a great job of pretending to be interested though :P Asking me how its going every few hours and bringing me cups of tea and stuff hehe

BUT one big thing out of all this, boyfriend was chatting to someone at work about my Harrylove and that person apparently said 'well i bought my kids the audiobooks a few years back and accidently put them on my ipod, one day it went to shuffle and it played book 1 and i kept listening and got really into it! Now i love it!'

So Darrens now catching onto it after seeing the movie with me, me telling him about it, his mate telling me about it, and has been sent the audiobooks to listen to on his ipod while at work - hes a postman! :D

Hurrah! I might have a Harry orientated boyfriend in a few months down the line! :D


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on July 22, 2007 11:53:32 AM
I didn't get my copy until today and too be honest I've had such an emotionally draining weekend anyway I DAREN'T start reading it, so please don't spoil it for me by inadvertantly letting anything slip...


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Post by: Michela on July 22, 2007 12:50:36 PM
Wow! I just finished. I certainly cried more than once. My husband kept looking over at me and I had tears in my eyes and he would laugh and so I finally just went and sat outside until I finished. I think the book was wonderful! I was so sad so many times though throughout. Oh, well I loved it! I am sad it is over, but now I can actually eat something and go take a shower  :P Oh I wish there was someone in my house I could talk to about it!

I feel your pain! No one in my house is in to harry potter and actually think I'm a little nuts so they don't care that im distraught lol. My best friend is the only one I know who has finished the book, but it didn't upset her as much as it did me (She wasn't as attached to the characters in question as I was). I'm waiting for my other HP buddy to finish so we can comiserate together.


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Post by: WIPs on July 22, 2007 12:53:16 PM
It was quite frustrating for me, because I finished reading the book (I started first) at my aunt's house and all of my cousins were still reading it. I just had to talk to somebody about it!!! I cried once.

If anyone wants to discuss it with me, feel free to PM me!


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Post by: ninjapika on July 22, 2007 01:07:10 PM
Alright, well now I too have just finished it and can lift my internet ban. lol I cried twice and teared up once. I could have done without the epilogue. But that's ok. Still a great way to end the series. I was impressed. *two thumbs up*

Oh and this weekend I got my Harry Potter cross-stitch book that I got off ebay. The one that's in French? It's got some great patterns in it!


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Post by: sirensrising on July 22, 2007 01:13:00 PM
Oh and this weekend I got my Harry Potter cross-stitch book that I got off ebay. The one that's in French? It's got some great patterns in it!
Oh wow, Harry Potter cross-stitch?!

I didn't cry at all during the book, or even tear up, but there's something I only really realised after I finished reading that nearly did it  :'(


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Post by: kbauer on July 22, 2007 04:21:42 PM
Alright, well now I too have just finished it and can lift my internet ban. lol I cried twice and teared up once. I could have done without the epilogue. But that's ok. Still a great way to end the series. I was impressed. *two thumbs up*

Oh and this weekend I got my Harry Potter cross-stitch book that I got off ebay. The one that's in French? It's got some great patterns in it!

HARRY POTTER CROSS-STITCH?! Squeeee!!


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Post by: mixymo on July 22, 2007 05:58:10 PM
I'm only a bit over half way.. I don't want it to end! I'm so scared of finishing it. On the tram this morning some LOVELY person decided to talk very loudly about a certain incident that happens in the book. It was something I was expecting to happen anyway, but I was still extremely angry. Some people just don't get it!

omg, hp cross stitch?


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Post by: ViolinRomance on July 22, 2007 06:08:27 PM
SIGN-UPS ARE OFFICIALLY CLOSED!


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Post by: ViolinRomance on July 22, 2007 06:11:11 PM
Sorry to those of you who didn't make it in! It was so hard to turn you down! I know there will be another HP swap soon though!

To those of you who are in.. welcome! Partners will be up soon.. sometime after the 25th.. please have patience.. my computer hates me at the moment! :)

Also.. those who have been partnered but are NOT yet maroon.. please pm me soon.. You will not continue in this swap unless you let me know you have received a partner pm (or not).


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Post by: ViolinRomance on July 22, 2007 06:50:18 PM
I finished the book.. It probably took me collectively 10hrs.. but because of interruptions (ie: life! So inconvenient!) It took me 2 days.
I loved it!! I loved it all and I loved the end bit too.. I still have a lot of questions.. and I cried a lot the first time round!! Even in the first few chapters..
And then I cried more when I read the ending bit for the 2nd time, because more things fell into place and I understood them better.
And then I cried as the realisation that there is no more Harry assaulted me!
I really want to talk about it with people who get it.. my fam don't care.. I walked out of my room and they were like "finished? what happened? who died?" I felt traitorous telling them what had transpired!


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Post by: theatregirl25 on July 22, 2007 06:54:53 PM
I finished the book.. It probably took me collectively 10hrs.. but because of interruptions (ie: life! So inconvenient!) It took me 2 days.
I loved it!! I loved it all and I loved the end bit too.. I still have a lot of questions.. and I cried a lot the first time round!! Even in the first few chapters..
And then I cried more when I read the ending bit for the 2nd time, because more things fell into place and I understood them better.
And then I cried as the realisation that there is no more Harry assaulted me!
I really want to talk about it with people who get it.. my fam don't care.. I walked out of my room and they were like "finished? what happened? who died?" I felt traitorous telling them what had transpired!

Me too! My family does not care either. If anyone wants to PM with me and talk about the book feel free!


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Post by: greenapples on July 22, 2007 07:03:53 PM
I have no one here to talk about it with either! My husband kept on asking me "any one die yet?" and "what's happening so far?" as I was reading it - yet won't read it himself (he hasn't read any of the HP books)!

Funny though - I'm lending his best friend my copy so he can read it! When he's done, I'm sure he and I will talk about it till hubby goes crazy!


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Post by: WIPs on July 22, 2007 07:09:57 PM
I have no one here to talk about it with either! My husband kept on asking me "any one die yet?" and "what's happening so far?" as I was reading it - yet won't read it himself (he hasn't read any of the HP books)!

Did you tell him?

My sister was like that. But then she stopped when she read over my shoulder and saw that someone had died and knew she had completely ruined it for herself. ::)


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Post by: kbauer on July 22, 2007 07:10:06 PM
I just finished an item for my partner! I'm crazy excited/proud.  ;D


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Post by: PaperBag on July 22, 2007 07:33:57 PM
I'm nearly done with my first item. I need to get a ride to the train station to get supplies for the second thing I have in mind. Maybe sometime this week, I can ask a friend to take me... Or maybe i can just buy a car this week ;) LOL


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Post by: ViolinRomance on July 22, 2007 07:46:12 PM
Hi again guys,
Just wanted to let everyone know that we have a new co-organiser.. PaperBag! :D
Sadly hp_nerd had some pressing family duties, but luckily she will still be able to participate in the swap, just no longer as co-organiser.
So thanks to PaperBag for stepping up! I will be attempting to adjust everyones feedback with this change soon!
:D


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Post by: Crow Jane on July 22, 2007 07:46:32 PM
I feel so lucky... my partner went and picked up our copies as soon as they went on sale. When he got home we sat side-by-side in our comfy couch rocking chairs, holding hand and read the book together, asking each other every 10 minutes "What page you up to?" and then talking about what we had read as we went along.

BTW, I loved the book (of course)


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Post by: ViolinRomance on July 22, 2007 07:50:35 PM
You're SO lucky! My fella is in England. We would've read it together.. except there are a few seas and countries separating us! And I feel a little sad.. coz I ignited his HP flame.. yet we didn't get to share either the 5th movie or the book together :(


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Post by: BadWolf on July 22, 2007 08:18:13 PM
My mum finished the book on the 21st then my brothers picked up our copies and finished this morning around 1am, then my dad just borrowed our copy to read. We are a thoroughly HP family. My aunt was all about it and it made me sad that she is dead because she probably would have been there dressed like MacGonagall.

I too loved the book. My brothers find something to complain about in everything and when we were at work(yea the twins and I work together) one of them was just standing there talking to me about it all.

However, I have only one friend who reads it and I rarely see her. Grr. Stupid HP ignorant friends...


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Post by: anneadeline on July 22, 2007 08:38:52 PM
Yay, just got a PM that I'm in the swap!
Finished the Harry Potter book at about 1 am this morning and I enjoyed it so much.
Can't wait to get my partner and start crafting!  ;D


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Post by: PaperBag on July 22, 2007 08:55:05 PM
aww Crow Jane, that's so sweet! My husband likes HP but he's not a nut big fan like I am. We thought about getting 2 books and reading it together, but he's such a fast reader that he'd have been done when I'd only reached the middle of the book, then I'd be crazy fixating on the fact that he knows what happened before I would lol... So I just paraphrased to him afterwards what happened... I can't believe I got teary eyed just talking to him about what had happened! LOL


Anyhow, as ViolinRomance has said, I'll be co-organizing this swap! I've never done this before, so it's new to me, but I'm going to have partners up before I go to bed tonight, I hope! Bare with me while I read through all the questionnaires :) (Oh and deal with life, too. You know, the grocery shopping and errand running stuff that always gets in the way!) Tonight after all that, I'll sit down and figure it all out :)


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Post by: thetiniestspark on July 22, 2007 08:57:29 PM
I am in, but I don't know who my partner is yet!


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Post by: anneadeline on July 22, 2007 10:02:44 PM
Paperbag - My family got 4 books so that each member could read at the same time.  ;D Yeah, we're kinda obsessed...

thetiniestspark - Welcome!  I just got in too, so I don't know my partner either.  Hopefully soon, because I want to start crafting!


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Post by: pandorascraftbox on July 22, 2007 10:22:21 PM
OH I'M SO EXCITED! Opps...caps..


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Post by: pandorascraftbox on July 22, 2007 10:24:58 PM
oh wow- some of you guys are already done reading it?! I'm on chapter 18 but I had to go to work and stuff, darn you responsiblities~


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Post by: Whileywoo on July 23, 2007 01:18:29 AM
Yay I've pretty much hit half way, only got it yesterday morning and i'm a slowish reader Hehe! :D

I'm loving it so far, i'm an incredibly emotional person, so yeah, i've already cried quite a bit. :P

But whats this? Ater sitting on the sofa with my blankie reading it solidly all day yesterday, boyfriend seems to think i should be doing things like washing the bed clothes, and washing the dishes! What is this nonsense! I'm not even sure if i can stop for crafting yet! Its too damn hard!

Hands up if you had tragic side-car-of-motorbike related dreams. :(


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Post by: mixymo on July 23, 2007 03:59:14 AM
I just finished reading.
I..i feel so..odd. Oddly calm. I thought I'd be crying over the fact that it's all finished, but no, not really. Kind of lost.
And I cried..uhh let's see..5 times? Hahah!

I anyone wants to PM me and discuss it, you are welcome to =)

*floats away*


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Post by: kathleenalice on July 23, 2007 04:04:45 AM
I **felt some emotions** when **a character** was mentioned.


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Post by: cumber1137 on July 23, 2007 04:19:43 AM
Please do not post spoilers! Any sort of response, feeling, or emotion hints away at the end and this is unfair for anyone who hasn't finished it yet!!! (This includes me I'm only on the 12th chapter.)


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Post by: kathleenalice on July 23, 2007 04:27:33 AM
Sorry, I kinda assumed that everyone would know that there are emotional bits and all the characters are in it somewhere...Honestly, nothing anyone has said even gets close to hinting at any of the plot.


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Post by: cumber1137 on July 23, 2007 04:32:06 AM
Nah, it's just that my eyes scanned on how they felt as the book ends, and I didn't want any expectations towards it. (Reading then was my fault though) It was also a little reminder to anything tempted to point something out.


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Post by: kathleenalice on July 23, 2007 04:34:24 AM
I wouldn't worry too much love - hints will never get you close to how it ends. You'd have to read a whole page of detailed spoiler for that.


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Post by: cumber1137 on July 23, 2007 04:38:26 AM
Hehe thanks. I was going to spend the whole weekend reading it (I got the book at 12:01 sat) but I got invited to the Ren Fair and was there all yesterday. I was so tired that I fell asleep over my book at 9:30.

I'm almost ready to send!!!! I took my BIG project with me to wait inline for the book and with me on the 2 hour drive to the Ren Fair yesterday. It's almost done. I should be sending out this week sometime.


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Post by: kbauer on July 23, 2007 05:20:20 AM
Hehe thanks. I was going to spend the whole weekend reading it (I got the book at 12:01 sat) but I got invited to the Ren Fair and was there all yesterday. I was so tired that I fell asleep over my book at 9:30.

I'm almost ready to send!!!! I took my BIG project with me to wait inline for the book and with me on the 2 hour drive to the Ren Fair yesterday. It's almost done. I should be sending out this week sometime.

You're ready to SEND?! It's not even August yet!!! I wish I had your speed!


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Post by: kathleenalice on July 23, 2007 05:48:21 AM
Just to let you know that Naomi's posted new PotterPuffs (I know they're really popular for HP swaps) but DO NOT LOOK if you've not read DH. Seriously. There are BIG SHINY SPOILERS. It's not worth it. But they are pretty.

http://potterpuffs.livejournal.com/


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Post by: PaperBag on July 23, 2007 06:11:09 AM
Partners! Half of the group has been partnered up already and can disregard this message. If you have not gotten a partner yet, this post is for you :D

I'm posting the list of partners I've paired up. I believe that ViolinRomance will be posting (and updating) this list on page one to make it easier, but for now, here you go and happy crafting!!! I'm going to PM everyone their partner info now :) Please PM to let me know that you've received the information  ;D

jessvict-------------pandorascraftbox
MissTee_2----------frozenboogereatr
thetiniestspark------anneadeline
hardlyacting---------Michela
ninjapika------------greenapples
cassettetape--------kathleenalice
vylentviolet---------Sevsonlygirl
em0tionalprayer-----Lizzle


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Post by: cumber1137 on July 23, 2007 06:15:34 AM
You are going to resend our partner info?


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Post by: PaperBag on July 23, 2007 06:22:22 AM
You are going to resend our partner info?

no, half the group (you're in that half) got partnered already..This is for the second half... Let me go clarify in my other message :)


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Post by: sirensrising on July 23, 2007 06:22:41 AM
I feel so lucky... my partner went and picked up our copies as soon as they went on sale. When he got home we sat side-by-side in our comfy couch rocking chairs, holding hand and read the book together, asking each other every 10 minutes "What page you up to?" and then talking about what we had read as we went along.

BTW, I loved the book (of course)
That's so sweet  :)
My boyfriend and I did something similar - we queued together, and I had to stay over at his house because I couldn't have gotten home otherwise. So when we got to his house, we made hot chocolate, sat on his couch in the kitchen, and read holding hands or with my legs over his lap (heh footrest). It was really nice, although then we both started falling asleep...

And in the morning, he slept in and I started reading, so I was ahead of him, and when we were in the car home (still reading, duh), I accidently pointed something out (immediately trying to close it, I had just totally forgotten and I had JUST read it so even I wasn't sure where it was going, I just wanted to show him one detail) and he saw...I don't think it even counts as a spoiler though, it was so obvious, but still, oops  :-[


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Post by: cumber1137 on July 23, 2007 06:35:26 AM

no, half the group (you're in that half) got partnered already..This is for the second half... Let me go clarify in my other message :)

Oooh, ok. I get it. Wow, I was going to say! I'm almost done with my stuff and people are getting their info now, I feel so fast.


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on July 23, 2007 08:22:41 AM
I'm up to about chapter 8 now, is there only me who's not overly impressed so far and not even sniffled once let alone shed a tear?? This coming from the woman whose ex used to shout "man the lifeboats" whatever I was actually reading  :-\ oh god, what if I've suddenly grown up and realised it IS only a story for kids after all?? nah....can't be THAT  ;)


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Post by: kbauer on July 23, 2007 08:34:33 AM
I'm up to about chapter 8 now, is there only me who's not overly impressed so far and not even sniffled once let alone shed a tear?? This coming from the woman whose ex used to shout "man the lifeboats" whatever I was actually reading  :-\ oh god, what if I've suddenly grown up and realised it IS only a story for kids after all?? nah....can't be THAT  ;)

I only teared up twice during the entire book. My husband makes fun of me because I cry at everything. I cried at the video that Adam Sandler made for Drew Barrymore in 50 First Dates. I cry at everything, and I didn't cry at the book. But I was moved by it.


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Post by: anneadeline on July 23, 2007 08:39:50 AM
Gonna start crafting today!  Just got my partner info, but I already have some ideas as to what to do.  It's so great because there are so many Harry Potter-related things that one can make.

I only teared up twice during the entire book. My husband makes fun of me because I cry at everything. I cried at the video that Adam Sandler made for Drew Barrymore in 50 First Dates. I cry at everything, and I didn't cry at the book. But I was moved by it.
Partly due due exhaustion, I kept tearing up at things that weren't necessarily sad.  All of a sudden, something would get to me, and I'd be off.


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Post by: sirensrising on July 23, 2007 08:40:28 AM
I'm up to about chapter 8 now, is there only me who's not overly impressed so far and not even sniffled once let alone shed a tear?? This coming from the woman whose ex used to shout "man the lifeboats" whatever I was actually reading  :-\ oh god, what if I've suddenly grown up and realised it IS only a story for kids after all?? nah....can't be THAT  ;)
I wasn't much impressed at first either...but now that I'm finished, I've been thinking about it and I'm dying to read it again now (must do at least SOME crafting though... :P). I didn't cry or tear up at all during the whole book, but after finishing something hit me and really affected me.

Keep going with it, keep an open mind, let it sink in, and then read it again  ;D


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Post by: PaperBag on July 23, 2007 08:44:04 AM
wow, you didn't tear up or cry at all during the book? MAN! haha I'd felt sad in the first half, but I don't remember tearing up/crying until later. I was more loud than teary though. I kept on saying stuff like "That did NOT just happen!" and "No way!", "Go <insert character's name here>!!!" and "Holy %*$#!!!". My husband kept asking "what happened now??" LOL

And to those who've already PMd me back for partners, thank you :D I appreciate it.


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Post by: irasema on July 23, 2007 08:44:19 AM
I'm up to about chapter 8 now, is there only me who's not overly impressed so far and not even sniffled once let alone shed a tear?? This coming from the woman whose ex used to shout "man the lifeboats" whatever I was actually reading  :-\ oh god, what if I've suddenly grown up and realised it IS only a story for kids after all?? nah....can't be THAT  ;)

Keep reading!!! I didnt really cry  :'( but i did tear up several times.


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on July 23, 2007 09:05:48 AM
Thank you for the partner!! :)

I'm 3/4's of the way through the book and teared up once and cried once.  I'm terribly emotional though.  My daughter, 12yo, finished it and said she teared up a few times too.


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Post by: GirlBrett on July 23, 2007 09:19:58 AM
I guess I think too deepy about it. I cried at least 4 times. I think I have an unhealthy bond with the characters.


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Post by: sirensrising on July 23, 2007 09:46:27 AM
I guess I think too deepy about it. I cried at least 4 times. I think I have an unhealthy bond with the characters.
Your avatar is LOVE. Lovelovelove.


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Post by: idrinktea on July 23, 2007 10:04:49 AM
I teared up a few times while I was reading but mostly I was incredibly jittery and I definitely gasped really loud and cackled a LOT when I saw the page that precedes the epilogue. And kind of turned back to the last paragraph and then back to that page a bunch of times and giggled at the craziness. It was the end of an 8 hour read, I was going nuts. I'm really glad my family wasn't home to witness that.

In other news, I have a bunch of small items and a medium item done but I want to do so much more. I'm having construction issues is all. Oh well.


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Post by: GirlBrett on July 23, 2007 10:09:14 AM
I guess I think too deepy about it. I cried at least 4 times. I think I have an unhealthy bond with the characters.
Your avatar is LOVE. Lovelovelove.

Deviant art :p


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Post by: BabySkilz on July 23, 2007 11:31:39 AM
I have a small item done and I am more than half way with my medium item. :)  I keep getting new ideas everyday.


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Post by: kbauer on July 23, 2007 11:40:49 AM
Yea I have one small item done too. I have at least 3 more things I want to make.


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Post by: ariaya on July 23, 2007 12:39:51 PM
I have my large item planned .. . I just need to find the stuff for it!   


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Post by: KTLynn8383 on July 23, 2007 12:45:43 PM
Phew! I am finally done without anyone spoiling it for me :D! I had wedding stuff all weekend and was so sure someone would ruin it for me. Now off to finish crafting!


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Post by: ViolinRomance on July 23, 2007 02:45:06 PM
Ook guys, thanks to PaperBag's superfast pair-up; pairs are also officially on the first page of the thread. You will also notice that there are 2 groups, basically group one updates me on in they've sent/received etc, group 2 will let PaperBag know. All the new partners are in group 2, as well as hotbettie and piratetreasure, lunar_maniac and SarahsALoser.
That's it for now guys, keep reading and crafting! :D


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Post by: Knickertwist on July 23, 2007 04:47:38 PM
I finished! (lordy I read slow) Now I just have to wait for everyone else I know to finish it so that I can gab about everything. I really am glad that no one ruined anything ... it's so much better when you get to experience it for yourself.


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Post by: anneadeline on July 23, 2007 06:21:50 PM
I really am glad that no one ruined anything ... it's so much better when you get to experience it for yourself.
I agree.  I wouldn't even go on my computer until I finished because I was worried that someone would spoil it.  I believe I also may have threatened killing my brother slowly by way of dull knitting needles if he said anything...  ;D


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on July 23, 2007 07:47:32 PM
I believe I also may have threatened killing my brother slowly by way of dull knitting needles if he said anything... 

See, now that's being creative! ;D

I just finished moments ago and I don't even know what to say.  Although I WANT to say a lot!! ;)


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Post by: Lizzle on July 24, 2007 12:49:04 PM
I finished on Sunday without any spoilers (even though one of my good friends was hellbent on telling me what happened...I just wouldn't have it).

Now to start figuring out what to craft...


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Post by: BadWolf on July 24, 2007 01:48:37 PM
Speaking of spoilers, I don't think I have mentioned it yet, when I was at the bookstore waiting for midnight to come some guys in a car were slowly driving around the parking lot with a spoiler on a big piece of paper taped to the door, but the wind had made it flap over, but the guys were saying "such and such happens on page whatever" but nobody could hear them, though naturally I was pissed so when they came around again I yelled for them to exit the parking lot and go home, then I went inside and after getting stuck in the crowd I guy I barely know dragged me out by my arm to help and my brother comes over to us and says "Hey Jen check out this footage" he had his videocamera and he shows us the car driving by but before you can see what it says his friend runs up to the car and rips the thing off the door. I asked David "where is it?" and pulls from behind his back a large piece of crumpled paper. "I'm taking it home and tossing it."

David is my hero.


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Post by: sirensrising on July 24, 2007 01:51:25 PM
Speaking of spoilers, I don't think I have mentioned it yet, when I was at the bookstore waiting for midnight to come some guys in a car were slowly driving around the parking lot with a spoiler on a big piece of paper taped to the door, but the wind had made it flap over, but the guys were saying "such and such happens on page whatever" but nobody could hear them, though naturally I was pissed so when they came around again I yelled for them to exit the parking lot and go home, then I went inside and after getting stuck in the crowd I guy I barely know dragged me out by my arm to help and my brother comes over to us and says "Hey Jen check out this footage" he had his videocamera and he shows us the car driving by but before you can see what it says his friend runs up to the car and rips the thing off the door. I asked David "where is it?" and pulls from behind his back a large piece of crumpled paper. "I'm taking it home and tossing it."

David is my hero.
Really idiotic people kept walking past our queue yelling stuff, but we knew better than to think they were spoilers because these people obviously couldn't read.


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Post by: ViolinRomance on July 24, 2007 02:26:03 PM
At the release I went to everyone was really happy and friendly and I didn't see any morons trying to ruin it for anyone.. I was so happy! It was actually really great atmosphere..it wasn't a party or anything, but everyone was united by their common love of harry! I think I literally would have cried if I thought people were trying to spoil it there.


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Post by: ninjapika on July 24, 2007 02:58:51 PM
At the release I went to everyone was really happy and friendly and I didn't see any morons trying to ruin it for anyone.. I was so happy! It was actually really great atmosphere..it wasn't a party or anything, but everyone was united by their common love of harry! I think I literally would have cried if I thought people were trying to spoil it there.

Did anyone see Conan on Friday? I mean, I know most of us were in line, but we DVR it. Anyway, he had this segment where he talked about how some of it got released on the internet early and he had decided to look at it and he wanted to talk to Max about it. At that point I put my fingers in my ears because I was only on chapter 8 at that point and was like "Lalalala I can't hear I don't wanna know". My husband said, "I don't think they're going to give away spoilers." But I didn't care, I didn't want to chance it.

But then they went to a wide angle and this person got really close to the camera and had their ears covered and were saying, "NO! I'm spoiler free! I don't wanna know, I'm not listening to Conan!" Then it went to Max and the same thing happened over there. LOL I thought it was great, especially since I had just been sitting there doing that.

On a side note, my mailbox keeps making me happier. I got my copy of Charmed Knits from amazon today! Yay Harry Potter knitting!


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Post by: Nyx_slittleDemon on July 24, 2007 03:48:58 PM
i am on chapter 32..i had to take a break cuz...well it was sad a bit and i was like...'OMG...' needs to sink in...:(

BUT i didnt get my book till the other night at 10 when i pretty much had drove my boyfriend crazy that i had yet to get the book and i wanted to cry and kept seeing it on tv..so he took me to go get it...lol.....this book is just CRAZY..didnt seen hardly any of this comming..sept for the one thing that i think everyone guessed from the last book that made me want to smack harry in the head..dur....

also my boyfriend kept telling me that he was going to take the book and read the last page to me..and i told him id beat him with the book...

weve only been together for 3 months..if he stays with me though this harry potter crazyness...hes a keeper ...lol ;)
also cant wait to see what crafts come from this book...!


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Post by: PaperBag on July 24, 2007 05:00:31 PM
HEYHEY! I just read something that totally made my day... Most people I've talked to had a problem with the short epilogue... JKR says she might do an "encyclopedia" of the characters which would answer questions some people have... there are kind of spoilers of book 7 at this link, so if you dont want spoilers, don't go!! :)

Read more here: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19935372/


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Post by: ShardaeDobby on July 24, 2007 05:08:28 PM
Yes, I saw this link over on Mugglenet. She definitely needed to write a longer epilogue...so maybe the encyclopedia's it? Except unattached?


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Post by: WIPs on July 24, 2007 05:56:54 PM
Yes please, J.K.! Encyclopedia!


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Post by: BadWolf on July 24, 2007 06:02:40 PM
Mmmmm, encyclopedia...excellent.


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Post by: sirensrising on July 24, 2007 06:04:06 PM
Yeah, she's been mentioning the encyclopaedia for quite a while, saying that it's the only other HP book she'd consider writing and it would be for charity. But this is great because it looks like she's actually going to do it sometime, instead of it being just a possibility! Squee! There's so much more I'd love to know about the characters and the world.

Do you think there'd be midnight queues for it?


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Post by: BadWolf on July 24, 2007 06:32:03 PM
The queue will be out the door. She said she wants time off to relax so since it'll be a wait there'll be so much excitement for it.


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Post by: theaveragedream on July 24, 2007 07:16:22 PM
That encyclopedia sounds so cool, I can't even describe. However, I haven't gotten to the end of the book yet, so I'm not going to read all about that!


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Post by: anneadeline on July 24, 2007 07:22:47 PM
Ooo... an encyclopedia sounds great!  I was okay with the epilogue, since I hadn't even expected one.
The release party I went to had a great atmosphere, though no place to sit.  Standing up for four hours was not very fun.  No one tried to spoil though, which was great!


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Post by: KTLynn8383 on July 24, 2007 08:06:53 PM
Thanks for that link I hadn't seen that, and an encyclopedia would be great! I still have a few questions and I bet that would totally answer them (I could be really slow and someone else maybe able to answer them too), but even if that happens you can't have too much Harry Potter! ;D


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Post by: sundayafternoonhousewife on July 24, 2007 09:11:19 PM
I have my small and medium items done and started on the large one tonight. I still have another thing I want to do too, but just found out I am closing on a house August 24th, so I need to get wrapped up on crafts so I can get stuff packed!


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Post by: vylentviolet on July 25, 2007 07:07:50 AM
So, was anyone else totally depressed after they finished the book?
I sure was. Not just because it's the last book, but because of the ending. :-\

Oh yeah, and I'm totally excited to start craftin! I have already decided on pretty much everything that I am going to make. :D That's a first!


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Post by: Knickertwist on July 25, 2007 07:18:26 AM
So, was anyone else totally depressed after they finished the book?
I sure was. Not just because it's the last book, but because of the ending. :-\

Yes! My co-worker asked me what was wrong yesterday and I said "nothing" and she said that I had looked a bit down the past day or two ... I'm a bit down in the dumps now that it's over.


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Post by: BadWolf on July 25, 2007 08:34:12 AM
I'm so happy my friends are finishing the book around this week so I can talk to them about it. Sheesh. I think the world should have shut down on the 21st so everyone could get one day of solid reading. Haha.

I have two small items almost done. So close!


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Post by: Nyx_slittleDemon on July 25, 2007 08:48:14 AM
lol i agree..a day off would have been great. i have to wait for my cousin to get done reading and im going crazy not really having anyone to talk about it with and go..omg and when that one thing happend?!...lol..withdrawals are kicking in i think


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Post by: PaperBag on July 25, 2007 10:08:28 AM
haha no kidding! Why didn't the world just have an official world wide Harry Potter Reading Day?! That would have been nice :)

I felt like the biggest loser.. During one of my reading breaks, I went outside and saw kids playing with their parents.. and I was thinking "Man, don't you guys know what today is?! You're supposed to be inside reading! You guys are just unbelievable!"

LOL


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Post by: Maltiriel on July 25, 2007 10:49:33 AM
I can't believe how many posts this thread got during the weekend!  :o  I didn't check Craftster at all from Friday afternoon to Monday morning, so I just now caught up.  It's awesome hearing everyone's experiences and thoughts, so I just have to share mine. ;)

I think I may be alone in this, but I'm actually not sad that the series is over.  I mean, I'd love to see more books, but I'm happy to know what the ending is and to finally have closure.  In the past I've actually waited for series to end before even starting on them, because I hate waiting in between books.  I like reading stuff as a complete entity, I guess...  The encyclopedia sounds like a great follow-up, but personally I'd really love to see books about other parts of the HP universe, such as wizard life in other countries.

The release "party" I went to was pretty disappointing, in that they didn't start on time or even have all the stuff the paper said they would.  There were quite a few people in costumes though, and I'm sure I looked crazy trying to tell which Hogwarts scarves were hand knit.  It was pretty neat finding out there really are other crafters in my town, I just apparently don't know any of them. ;)

I'm almost done with one small craft, and I should finish two more this weekend.  After that though I'm having so much trouble narrowing down my list!  I have about a million ideas for crafts, and I really want to make all of them, but if I did that I wouldn't finish till December... :P I guess I'll just start crafting in order of supplies I have on hand and see where that takes me...


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Post by: anneadeline on July 25, 2007 11:02:28 AM
I'm sure I looked crazy trying to tell which Hogwarts scarves were hand knit.

I kept looking at the scarves I saw too!  Most of them looked store bought, which was disappointing.  I guess it's because it doesn't get cold enough here to warrant a scarf. 
I dressed up though!  Anyone else?


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Post by: ninjapika on July 25, 2007 11:23:48 AM
I went at lunch and got stuff for my big item today. :) I'm excited! I already know everything else I'm going to do, I just know I have to start on my big item or else I'll get lazy and won't get it done as nice as I want it to be when it's time to send. But I'm very excited to get started. Yay!


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Post by: theatregirl25 on July 25, 2007 11:56:00 AM
I have all of my ideas done, I just need to go shopping a bit. I have to get cracking on my big item.


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Post by: kbauer on July 25, 2007 12:01:09 PM
I have to pick up more yarn for my big project. I hope my partner likes what I make her!! :)


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Post by: Michela on July 25, 2007 12:23:08 PM
for the first time, im actually at a bit of a loss as to what to craft lol. I think its a case off too many options lol


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Post by: cumber1137 on July 25, 2007 01:22:29 PM
I finished that book last night. It was amazing!  ;D


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Post by: GypsyLou on July 25, 2007 02:01:26 PM
Oh my.. hopefully there's nothing too terribly important in the last 25 pages of this thread because I don't have time to scroll through it all!  I did finish the book on Saturday, but haven't been able to get online much since.  I did, however, get two of my projects started.  :)


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Post by: GirlBrett on July 26, 2007 07:14:05 AM
I have to pick up more yarn for my big project. I hope my partner likes what I make her!! :)

You know I will love it!

For those of you who don't know I have the BEST partner ever


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Post by: BabySkilz on July 26, 2007 08:21:21 AM
I found this picture while looking for some stuff for my swap items and I thought that all of you Ron lovers would appreciate it. 



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Post by: sirensrising on July 26, 2007 08:40:59 AM
I found this picture while looking for some stuff for my swap items and I thought that all of you Ron lovers would appreciate it.
OMG SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
I appreciate it  :D ;D
Thanks!


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on July 26, 2007 08:47:48 AM
Gah!  Isn't he the cutest thing?!


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Post by: kahluakiggy on July 26, 2007 09:23:49 AM
 Oh, yes...  I just wish the movie Ron wasn't such a wuss...  lol


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Post by: PaperBag on July 26, 2007 09:26:50 AM
aww he's super cute :) It's kind of weird though- he has an uncanny resemblance to my cousin, but at the same time, they look nothing alike.  ???


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Post by: kbauer on July 26, 2007 10:57:28 AM
I love me some Rupert Grint!!!!


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Post by: kathleenalice on July 26, 2007 11:02:22 AM
rupert grint is looking more and more like a lad i had a brief fling with just because he was in a band when i was 16. this is not good.


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Post by: hotbettie on July 26, 2007 04:43:37 PM
I finished my large project and starting on another med/large item... I'm bummed that my computer is down, I have some pics I want to put up of my outfit that I wore to the party. My nephews were on the news and I wanted to try to look that up...


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Post by: mixymo on July 27, 2007 04:58:15 AM
Yay i've almost finished the big project!

And awww Rupert Grint is so cutesy haha!


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Post by: kbauer on July 27, 2007 05:11:45 AM
Grrrr I'm about 30% finished with my big project. I'm getting a slight touch of swap anxiety when I see everyone's finished or close to finishing their big project. I do have one smaller item done, and I bought the supplies for another medium item that I am very excited to make. I just might have to make one for myself too!


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Post by: PaperBag on July 27, 2007 06:10:59 AM
Don't worry about that swap anxiety thing. I probably won't be sending until close to the mail-by date. I just went and got everything that I need for my projects today... I've almost finished just one small project. I think I'll be starting on the large project tonight. I'm so excited to get started on it! So yeah...don't worry about being behind or anything ;)



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Post by: kbauer on July 27, 2007 06:28:34 AM
Don't worry about that swap anxiety thing. I probably won't be sending until close to the mail-by date. I just went and got everything that I need for my projects today... I've almost finished just one small project. I think I'll be starting on the large project tonight. I'm so excited to get started on it! So yeah...don't worry about being behind or anything ;)

Thanks for the encouragement! I chat with my partner on AIM, a lot, every day. Most times, we'll sit and chat back and forth while she sews (by hand! squee!!) and I knit. She's almost finished with my big item; she wants to be finished by Monday. And I am no where near finished, so it just makes me squirmy. I'm sure I will finish with plenty of time...it's just that I'm a slow knitter, so like I said, it makes me squirmy.


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Post by: mixymo on July 27, 2007 06:37:06 AM
I'll very likely be sending right on the send out date =/ but I'll be trying my hardest to get it done earlier! I have to do some major juggling with this swap and tafe and work and eeeverything else!

kbauer don't worry about taking awhile


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Post by: kbauer on July 27, 2007 06:49:47 AM
My goal is to send out maybe a week early, but I am determined NOT to send out late. My partner is spoiling me rotten, so I want to make sure that she isn't under-gifted.


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Post by: sirensrising on July 27, 2007 06:57:23 AM
Add me to the "Don't worry!" list  :P
I have most of my small/mediums started and mostly done, but I still need to get some supplies and whatnot, and I have nothing finished yet. Just workin' away!

I would love to send early so we'll see how it goes. My anniversary is like four days after though so I'll need to focus on that too!


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Post by: irasema on July 27, 2007 07:47:47 AM
EEEK! i just started on mine.. i do have several plans laying aroud  :P


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Post by: BadWolf on July 27, 2007 08:38:22 AM
I have started my big item! *dramatic music*

I am so psyched! Except I have timing anxiety cause I realized my friend's birthday is august 11 so I have to make something fast to send to him too! *runs around in circles*" hurry hurry hurry!

Okay, really I'm pretty calm.


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Post by: BabySkilz on July 27, 2007 09:28:44 AM
This is only my second swap and I keep getting nervous about my projects.  I hope she likes them.  :-\ I will probably be sending out close to the "send by" date.  Maybe a little early.


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Post by: anneadeline on July 27, 2007 10:05:36 AM
This is only my second swap and I keep getting nervous about my projects.  I hope she likes them.  :-\ I will probably be sending out close to the "send by" date.  Maybe a little early.
This is only my second swap, too.  I get the jitters about whether my partner will like the stuff.  But then I tell myself to be optimistic and it's ok.

Progress:
Big thing: 43% done
Small thing #1: done
Two more small things are in the planning process (i.e. in my head).


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Post by: PaperBag on July 27, 2007 10:08:37 AM
How exactly did you calculate that you've got 43% done? Why not 40% or 45%? LOL  :D


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Post by: cumber1137 on July 27, 2007 11:28:32 AM
I am sending today!!!!!!!

My large item took about 8 hours. I even took it with me and brought my supplies to wait the hour in line before the 7th book was released last week.

Anywho, I stuffed a Flat Rate Box to the BRIM. It's even bulging slightly, so I hope crystalthepirate likes her stuff.


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Post by: anneadeline on July 27, 2007 11:42:24 AM
How exactly did you calculate that you've got 43% done? Why not 40% or 45%? LOL  :D
;D Well, I gave each part a percentage.  I guess I'm kinda a math geek because I split it 43-43-10-4.  It makes sense to me... lol


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Post by: BYA on July 27, 2007 12:35:59 PM
We already have a sender?? ACK!!!


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Post by: thetiniestspark on July 27, 2007 01:34:59 PM
I keep making medium-ish things.  So far I have three done.  Actually, two medium things, one of the medium things contains small-ish things. Haha. :) Still not sure what my big thing is going to be!


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Post by: greenapples on July 27, 2007 03:10:27 PM
I've had things planned out for awhile now, but finally managed to start and finish one today!

I'm still waiting for my materials for my big item to arrive before I can start  :-\


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Post by: mixymo on July 27, 2007 07:18:25 PM
Progress has slowed doowwwnn.. for me.

Big item: 90%
Med: 0%
Small #1: 0%
Small #2: 0%
And anything else I have planned: 0%

Ahh now..back to tafe hw! Jeez  :-\


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Post by: PaperBag on July 27, 2007 07:27:01 PM
I keep making medium-ish things.  So far I have three done.  Actually, two medium things, one of the medium things contains small-ish things. Haha. :) Still not sure what my big thing is going to be!


haha I have a hard time fitting things to the three categories: small, medium, and large. I usually end up with a "medium item more on the small side". I've also made tons of "medium-ish" things ;)


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Post by: crystalthepirate on July 27, 2007 07:34:26 PM
cumber1137 i am sure i will love everything! how could i not?! it's harry potter stuff!! haha. i'm so excited, and can't wait to see it. i better get my butt moving on your stuff. i have most planned out, trying to think of more, and need to get more supplies this week, so i can finish things i have half started.


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Post by: cumber1137 on July 27, 2007 07:37:48 PM
cumber1137 i am sure i will love everything! how could i not?! it's harry potter stuff!! haha. i'm so excited, and can't wait to see it. i better get my butt moving on your stuff. i have most planned out, trying to think of more, and need to get more supplies this week, so i can finish things i have half started.

Good to hear you are excited. Paperbag, I to dont fit stuff into categories. I usually got craft crazy and just make a ton of things that cant be categorized and then one really big thing. In the winter I will send candy but all this heat would melt it so I added different extra goodies.


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Post by: sirensrising on July 27, 2007 07:43:41 PM
haha I have a hard time fitting things to the three categories: small, medium, and large. I usually end up with a "medium item more on the small side". I've also made tons of "medium-ish" things ;)
Argh, I don't know what mine are either! I hope they're not too small, I'm worried that my small-mediumishes (see, I really can't tell!) look really tiny...hopefully they'll be okay!


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Post by: crystalthepirate on July 27, 2007 08:21:58 PM
woo hoo, got two smalllll items done completely. about to do a few more! tomorrow i think i shall do as much as i can on my big item, since some of it is done already. yay.


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Post by: PaperBag on July 27, 2007 11:41:20 PM
dang, I think I'll be shipping waaay earlier than I thought. I might even be done and ready to send in the next week. I've spent 6 hours today at my craft table, watching episodes of Friends and crafting. It's been a great Saturday afternoon. it's much too hot to be outside anyways ;) (The heat it good though- I'm making things that are painted/varnished and putting it all out in the sun makes the drying process much faster!)


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on July 28, 2007 04:58:07 AM
PaperBag - for a second your post threw me when you said "it's been a great Saturday afternoon".  :)  I'm just reading it and it's 7:55am on Saturday here.LOL

I have not actually started crafting, but I think I have a list now.  My partner had actually wisted something I made so that makes it easy!


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Post by: sirensrising on July 28, 2007 05:47:54 AM
I envy y'all with your great Saturday afternoons...
a) I can barely remember what day it is
b) I sleep through most of it anyway (just up, 1:45PM woot!)
c) we are having the worst summer in memory. I mean if you expect Ireland to be scorching hot you're going to be sorely let down anyway, but usually there's at least sunshine or something. This is horrible  :-\ worst summer everrrr.

I'm so glad I have Craftster to cheer me up  :)


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Post by: shannon12 on July 28, 2007 06:47:00 AM
This is only my second swap and I keep getting nervous about my projects.  I hope she likes them.  :-\ I will probably be sending out close to the "send by" date.  Maybe a little early.

I'll be closer to the send by date also lol. That is because I never think there is enough, and I just keep making more  ;)


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Post by: greenapples on July 28, 2007 08:41:45 AM
I'll definitely be sending close (if not on) the send deadline  :-\

I wish I could send earlier, but I'm still waiting for the arrival of the materials to make the big item  - and I suspect it will be another week before they get here  :-[

*shakes fist at supply making company for not selling the certain crafting supplies in Canada*

So, my project status' are:

Large: 0% (well, I guess 0.1% seeing as the supplies are bought/ordered, just not here yet)
Medium: 10%
Small: 100%
Another small: 0% (but I know what I'm doing!)

I feel SO behind for this swap right now - and it's killing me because there's not really anything I can do about it :(


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Post by: sirensrising on July 28, 2007 09:01:25 AM
I'll definitely be sending close (if not on) the send deadline  :-\

I wish I could send earlier, but I'm still waiting for the arrival of the materials to make the big item  - and I suspect it will be another week before they get here  :-[

*shakes fist at supply making company for not selling the certain crafting supplies in Canada*

So, my project status' are:

Large: 0% (well, I guess 0.1% seeing as the supplies are bought/ordered, just not here yet)
Medium: 10%
Small: 100%
Another small: 0% (but I know what I'm doing!)

I feel SO behind for this swap right now - and it's killing me because there's not really anything I can do about it :(

I don't know what you're making, but you have almost a month to make it - the setbacks are out of your control (but you've been very proactive in ordering things straight away!) and you've already started and even completed most of what you can do, as well as knowing what you're making (never to be underestimated!). That sounds pretty good to me!  :)


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Post by: BadWolf on July 28, 2007 12:34:03 PM
Whoot! Just got back from a supply run! Even got snacks to keep me going. Ooooh yea. Man work is so boring right now(florist in grocery) that really planning these things out is all that is keeping me sane.


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Post by: anneadeline on July 28, 2007 12:40:11 PM
Whoot! Just got back from a supply run! Even got snacks to keep me going. Ooooh yea. Man work is so boring right now(florist in grocery) that really planning these things out is all that is keeping me sane.
My favorite part is the planning.  I make a list of ideas, type it up, make a checklist, it's just so fun!  I love organizing things, so the planning stage is what I love most.


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on July 28, 2007 02:30:30 PM
Oh, I love the planning out too!! ;D

This weekend I'm finishing up the last things on the swap I have to send out on Wednesday and then I'm starting this one.  I almost have my final list of projects ready for this one though. 

Actually my partner asked for something that I already have 90% done, so that part is easy!! ;D


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Post by: vylentviolet on July 28, 2007 04:23:00 PM
Took a trip to Michaels today and stocked up!
I'm having a lot of fun working on the bigger project. :]

It's so much more relaxing when you know what you're gonna make for all of the items ahead of time.


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Post by: ViolentViolet on July 29, 2007 01:47:30 PM
Man.I fell left out.I just got invited to this today.So we will see what happens next.


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on July 29, 2007 04:34:13 PM
ViolentViolet - was it the IYP HP swap you got invited to?  That's the invitation HP swap - it hasn't even started signups yet.  Go look in the New Swap Ideas folder if that was it. :)


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Post by: mixymo on July 29, 2007 05:12:09 PM
does anyone else find it odd that ViolentViolet posted right after vylentviolet? What a coinkydink!!!

And violentviolet, I think you have crabs!!  :o! Guhawhawww I am a great joke maker =P


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Post by: crystalthepirate on July 30, 2007 08:10:54 AM
i think i might be receiving today! i checked and at 4:44am it arrived in my area.


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Post by: cumber1137 on July 30, 2007 08:21:30 AM
i think i might be receiving today! i checked and at 4:44am it arrived in my area.
I saw that! Hopefully that means it will be dropped off soon. I hope you love everything!!


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Post by: sirensrising on July 30, 2007 08:31:33 AM
Oh my god! Exciting!

Gallery time?!


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Post by: ninjapika on July 30, 2007 08:36:24 AM


Just saw this Get Fuzzy for today and had to share.  :D

There we go, that should work now.
http://www.comics.com/comics/getfuzzy/archive/ (http://www.comics.com/comics/getfuzzy/archive/) - There's the link, cause it's still kind of hard to read. It doesn't allow it to be any wider.


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Post by: cumber1137 on July 30, 2007 08:39:49 AM
The pic won't show up for me. :( It could be my dial up.


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Post by: crystalthepirate on July 30, 2007 09:10:24 AM
it doesnt show for me either. gosh why does mail always take the longest when you're expecting something. sheesh.


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Post by: kbauer on July 30, 2007 09:29:30 AM
My partner and I are spoiling each other rotten!! I can't wait!  ;D


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Post by: GirlBrett on July 30, 2007 09:49:07 AM
My partner and I are spoiling each other rotten!! I can't wait!  ;D

hehe I am so excited!


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Post by: Nyx_slittleDemon on July 30, 2007 10:33:09 AM
haha i love that comic

i cant wait to see everything you guys made!


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Post by: crystalthepirate on July 30, 2007 10:58:16 AM
haha that comic is great. hmp. my mail finally came. and the packages was not with it. only useless books. usually i get it the day it arrives, probably tomorrow but that's forever awayyyyyyyy.  :(


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Post by: sundayafternoonhousewife on July 30, 2007 01:42:47 PM
I shipped today! Annamhudson should be getting her package in Approx. 6 days!


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Post by: anneadeline on July 30, 2007 01:47:25 PM
Gosh, some of you are so very quick!  I'm only about half-way done.  Maybe that has something to do with my inability to do one thing for too long...


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Post by: BadWolf on July 30, 2007 02:55:33 PM
Must craft harder and faster!


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Post by: kbauer on July 30, 2007 03:17:35 PM
Gosh, some of you are so very quick!  I'm only about half-way done.  Maybe that has something to do with my inability to do one thing for too long...

I know the feeling! I suffer from craft ADD, so I have like, 4 different projects I'm working on, just for this swap.


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Post by: Michela on July 30, 2007 05:10:39 PM
I feel so useless. I've barely started lol. Of course I've had a large paper od death hanging over my head and it simply refuses to finish itself so I have to actually do research. Stupid summer classes. Why did I think it was a good idea?


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Post by: crystalthepirate on July 30, 2007 05:59:19 PM
as soon as i post this gotta message my partner and organizer. :] i went to go out around 5:30pm and what do you know?! a package in my door. psh who knows when i would have found it since my mail came around 2! i was so excited. and some of the stuff i had gotten for school already and was going to buy for my partner. haha. so now i have stuff for this semester then i'll have the same stuff but brand new for spring as well! yay!!!


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Post by: kathleenalice on July 30, 2007 06:51:36 PM
Happy birthday to meeeee...
Happy birthday to meeeee...
Happy birthday to me and Harry...
Happy birthday to weeeee...

And here's my cake.



The text reads:

Prof. Severus Snape.
Can teach you to bottle fame, brew glory, stopper death...but not how to make shampoo.


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Post by: kbauer on July 30, 2007 07:01:40 PM
as soon as i post this gotta message my partner and organizer. :] i went to go out around 5:30pm and what do you know?! a package in my door. psh who knows when i would have found it since my mail came around 2! i was so excited. and some of the stuff i had gotten for school already and was going to buy for my partner. haha. so now i have stuff for this semester then i'll have the same stuff but brand new for spring as well! yay!!!

So, does this mean we have a gallery??


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Post by: crystalthepirate on July 30, 2007 07:42:26 PM
kathleenalice, happy birthday! cute cake.


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Post by: ShardaeDobby on July 30, 2007 08:18:44 PM
Happy Birthday, kathleenalice! The cake made me giggle.


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Post by: annamhudson on July 30, 2007 08:54:03 PM
I love that cake!! it is so funny, I love Snape!!


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Post by: pandorascraftbox on July 30, 2007 09:07:22 PM
Prof. Severus Snape.
Can teach you to bottle fame, brew glory, stopper death...but not how to make shampoo.

hahahaha hilarious!


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Post by: PaperBag on July 30, 2007 09:38:40 PM
haha that cake is so cute!! Happy birthday to Kate and Harry!

Woah, I just remembered that I had a really strange dream. I was walking around a grocery store with Harry (Not Daniel, but Harry) and he was talking about nothing except the hardships of his life. It was a giant pity party. I remember thinking, "Wow, they don't portray you as a complete whiner in the movies and books, but maybe they aught to!"... I have such odd dreams.


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Post by: mixymo on July 31, 2007 03:48:32 AM
Woah, I just remembered that I had a really strange dream. I was walking around a grocery store with Harry (Not Daniel, but Harry) and he was talking about nothing except the hardships of his life. It was a giant pity party. I remember thinking, "Wow, they don't portray you as a complete whiner in the movies and books, but maybe they aught to!"... I have such odd dreams.

aaaahahahahahhaahahahahhah!!! bahahahah what an awesome dream! i wish i dreamed of harry.

meanwhile i feel so terribly slow..people are sending already!


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Post by: kbauer on July 31, 2007 04:51:33 AM
meanwhile i feel so terribly slow..people are sending already!

I'm still not close to sending and my partner is. Don't feel bad dahling.


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Post by: cumber1137 on July 31, 2007 05:26:26 AM
as soon as i post this gotta message my partner and organizer. :] i went to go out around 5:30pm and what do you know?! a package in my door. psh who knows when i would have found it since my mail came around 2! i was so excited. and some of the stuff i had gotten for school already and was going to buy for my partner. haha. so now i have stuff for this semester then i'll have the same stuff but brand new for spring as well! yay!!!

So, does this mean we have a gallery??

We should soon. And hopefully feedback for me because I'm at four swaps now and what to do some others. IT sucks that all the good swaps come out at the same time!


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Post by: sirensrising on July 31, 2007 05:43:13 AM
Happy birthday, KathleenAlice!
That cake is amazing  :D


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Post by: GypsyLou on July 31, 2007 08:00:44 AM
Wow, some of you are so quick!  I won't be finishing and sending until much closer to the send out date, as I have a vacation to get ready for and take, so no time to finish things up before I leave [the 4th] but I'll have 3 entire days after my vacation to recover from my vacation and finish my crafting for this swap!  I considered taking one of my crafts along to work on during my vacation, but I'm such a messy crafter that I nixed that idea right away.  The poor hotel maids would deserve a huge, huge tip if I did, I'll just put it that way.  I hate cleaning up after crafting.


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Post by: PaperBag on July 31, 2007 08:19:53 AM
The gallery is open!!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=186724.new#new


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Post by: crystalthepirate on July 31, 2007 09:33:19 AM
woo hoo. off to upload and post!


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Post by: BadWolf on July 31, 2007 10:07:58 AM
Happy Birthday, Partner!!!

This calls for cele-ma-brating!


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Post by: theatregirl25 on July 31, 2007 10:18:08 AM
I finished 2 small items and I am in the progress with my large item. Oh, and it is Harry's and JK Rowling's Birthday today!!


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Post by: ViolentViolet on July 31, 2007 07:55:01 PM
ViolentViolet - was it the IYP HP swap you got invited to?  That's the invitation HP swap - it hasn't even started signups yet.  Go look in the New Swap Ideas folder if that was it. :)



Naw it was this one.We had a swapper drop out and I got invited in.Im so pumped.I am so on my way crafting for Lizzle.It sould be interesting at the least.She is a tiny Griffyndor and I am a robust Slytherin.


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Post by: PaperBag on July 31, 2007 11:01:36 PM
uhh, excuse me?? It seems to me that you have forgotten that Griffyndors are big, growling lions, while Sltyherin are measly little snakes  ;D

Muahahaha.

I can hear Hermione now going on a talk about "magical incorporation" or something ;)

anyways, we're glad to have you here, ViolentViolet ;)


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Post by: Whileywoo on August 01, 2007 05:14:22 AM
Blimey i cant believe someones already sent out!

I'm closeish to finishing so should be sending mine pretty soon.

I just have 3 more small items to make which i have materials, they may even be done today as its craft day!

Then to finish off my big project. I have a selection of bits already ready :D :D

I'm quite pleased with what i've done considering its my first swap.
You know, its only just hit me that i'm getting things in return xD

I got so caught up making things, i completely forgot the purpose!
But then i get like that christmas shopping as well. Hehe!


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Post by: kbauer on August 01, 2007 05:17:11 AM
I know what you mean. This is my first swap, but I also have 2 personal swaps going on too. I'm so caught up in the crafting process that it doesn't really sink in that I'm receiving stuff back. I just love crafting for others and giving gifts. I wouldn't even be that upset if I didn't receive anything.  :D


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Post by: sirensrising on August 01, 2007 06:34:44 AM
I've started most of my projects and a few are at least half done, but I can't wait to actually FINISH something!

And I know what you two mean too - I love giving gifts! I think that's the best part. I've been spending all my money on other people lately though (buying supplies, looking for things for packages [I have two personal swaps at the moment too but they're not craft-based], and gearing up for my anniversary at the end of the month). I'm going to be totally broke after August but hopefully it'll be worth it  :)

But as much as the joy of giving is enough, at the same time I have to say...
I'm closeish to finishing so should be sending mine pretty soon.
;D :D ;D :D ;D


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Post by: kbauer on August 01, 2007 06:41:03 AM
I have 4 small filler items finished...one of them I'm completely coveting and will definitely have to make one for myself when the swap's over. My partner & I agreed to spoil each other rotten, and I'm having a blast doing it. :)


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Post by: GirlBrett on August 02, 2007 06:38:20 AM
I have that tiny crafting hurdle of an almost finished project you don't wanna touch and then I am ready to send out!
I hate it when you do something huge and you get to the very last chunk and you have trouble making yourself do it!


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Post by: theatregirl25 on August 02, 2007 07:00:22 AM
If I get as much done on Saturday as I plan to I should be super close to sending as well.

Sweet, I am really pleased with the way one of my projects is turning out!
 


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Post by: PaperBag on August 02, 2007 07:15:35 AM
I have 4 small filler items finished...one of them I'm completely coveting and will definitely have to make one for myself when the swap's over.

haha me too! there are 2 items I made that I've decided I need to have for myself. I already replicated one of the items to keep- and also made one for my best friend who's also a HP  nerd fan.


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Post by: irasema on August 02, 2007 07:19:20 AM
i was on a roll last night and then i didnt have the right color felt! so i moved on to another thing and decided yellow was not a good color for Ravenclaw  ::)

...or is it just another excuse to go to the craft store???  ;D ;D ;D


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Post by: Maltiriel on August 02, 2007 07:29:33 AM
I am so stoked, the supplies I ordered finally arrived last night (two packages! Woo!), and one of the things looks even cooler in person than it did in the picture online!  :D  I can't wait to get craftin' with it! 

I'll have lots of time this weekend, as my poor hubby is having his wisdom teeth out tomorrow, so I'll be staying home to take care of him...


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Post by: vylentviolet on August 02, 2007 08:52:26 AM
OH NO...
I made a huge mistake on my big item (the only one I've worked on so far) and now I have to redo more than half of what I have so far for it. On the plus side, I'm pretty sure I can still get this one done by sendout.
Laaaame...

Edit: Scrapped the whole thing and am starting over. I can rebuild it. I have the technology.  ;)


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on August 02, 2007 09:06:55 AM
Oh no, vylentviolet, is there no way to salvage most of it?!  I'm so sorry!!


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Post by: vylentviolet on August 02, 2007 09:19:07 AM
Nah, it's totally fine. Some of it I wasn't completely happy with to begin with, but this mistake I found just sealed the deal. I'm lucky I noticed it at ~20% rather than almost being complete and having to redo all of it.


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Post by: ninjapika on August 02, 2007 10:44:30 AM
I'm SOOO close to finishing my big project & had planned on finishing it up tonight so I could start on the other stuff and maybe have it ready to mail by the middle of next week.

But then last night a drunk driver flipped his car into our front yard and hit our tree (him & his dog he had in the car are ok) and damaged our front yard up some. So tonight we're gonna catch up on sleep and this weekend we're gonna clean up the yard some so it's not so funky looking. So now it'll probably be the week of the 14th before I send it out.  >:( I was so proud of myself!


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Post by: Knickertwist on August 02, 2007 10:53:39 AM
Awww. You should still be proud of yourself! and ticked beyond measure at the drunken idiot who ruined your yard and could have easily killed someone!


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Post by: kbauer on August 02, 2007 10:55:14 AM
I'm SOOO close to finishing my big project & had planned on finishing it up tonight so I could start on the other stuff and maybe have it ready to mail by the middle of next week.

But then last night a drunk driver flipped his car into our front yard and hit our tree (him & his dog he had in the car are ok) and damaged our front yard up some. So tonight we're gonna catch up on sleep and this weekend we're gonna clean up the yard some so it's not so funky looking. So now it'll probably be the week of the 14th before I send it out.  >:( I was so proud of myself!

Holy cake pans!! I'm glad that no one was hurt! Like 10 yrs back, this drunk driver & 2 of his friends crashed into our neighbor across the street's garage. No one was seriously hurt, but the driver broke his leg. There were EMS and firetrucks out front all night (it happened at like 1am). Apparently there was A LOT of noise, and my family & I slept through the whole thing! :D We didn't even know anything happened until our nextdoor neighbors brought it up in conversation a few days later. haha

I want to poll everyone here...what constitutes a "big" project for you all? I'm not expecting anyone to spill the beans; I just want to get a rough idea. This is my first swap and I want to make sure that I don't disappoint my partner. I mean, I am spoiling her with lots of goodies and filler items, but I want to make sure that what I have in mind for her big project is indeed, a "big" item. :)


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Post by: BYA on August 02, 2007 12:03:10 PM
I don't know...I think I may end up with 4 mediums instead of 1 lrg, 1 med, 1 small. I have one project that is kind of large, but didn't take me that long, and 1 smallerish one that DID take me a long time...LOL

Who knows?!?!

I are confused!


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Post by: Lizzle on August 02, 2007 12:28:23 PM
I'm sort of in the same boat.  I think I will have 2 larges and 2 smalls, but I think that's at least as much as 1 large, 1 med, and 1 small, no?


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Post by: irasema on August 02, 2007 12:43:04 PM
I want to poll everyone here...what constitutes a "big" project for you all? I'm not expecting anyone to spill the beans; I just want to get a rough idea. This is my first swap and I want to make sure that I don't disappoint my partner. I mean, I am spoiling her with lots of goodies and filler items, but I want to make sure that what I have in mind for her big project is indeed, a "big" item. :)

i am very interested on what everyone says about this....


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Post by: BabySkilz on August 02, 2007 01:04:51 PM
I think a large project is considered 6+ hours, medium 3 hours, and small 1-2 hours.  This is just a guide line since some people craft faster or slower.  I started what I thought would only take 1-2 hours and it has taken more like 3+ hours.  I think we just have to use our best judgement. :)


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Post by: anneadeline on August 02, 2007 01:53:19 PM
To me a big project means it take a few sittings to do.  Like I have to work on it over a few days.  A medium project takes about two sittings, and the smalls just take one.  This works system well for me and my attention span.
Big item: 80%
Medium: 100%
Small #1: 90%
Small#2 & 3: planning stages (waiting for supplies)
How are the rest of you doing?  I love seeing where everyone else is!


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Post by: ninjapika on August 02, 2007 02:03:23 PM
I base it on how long it takes me also. So my big item, I try to figure out how long it would take someone who does that type of craft a lot. Is it something that takes time for someone who does that as their main craft or one of their mains. If I think it would take that person over 6 hours, then I consider it big.

I don't know, it makes sense in my head, but not so much typed out.  ;D


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Post by: Lizzle on August 02, 2007 02:15:33 PM
I knit a lot of the stuff that I do for swaps and so I'd say that a lot of the stuff I knit would be a large craft.  As an example, if I were making a scarf or a shrug, it would probably be a large (as it would take me more than 6 hours).  A sweater would be a HUGE craft...maybe I would count it as my large and my medium or my small (but if I were going to knit something that big, I would definitely discuss it with my partner first).  And something like a headband or armwarmers or a simple hat could count as a medium or small depending on how much time it takes and how involved it is.

I'm afraid that might not help as much for non-knitters, but it's the best I've got at the moment.


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Post by: kathleenalice on August 02, 2007 02:59:20 PM
just to say i finished my large today. and it was definately a large - a couple of hours on saturday, all day sunday (interspersed with the beginnings of a baby blanket for my cousin who's due in december), a couple of hours monday, three hours yesterday and two hours today! but i am reeeeeeeally slow.


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Post by: kbauer on August 02, 2007 03:13:16 PM
My problem is that I've started something for my partner, and now I want to change it, but I can't see my work going to waste. It's knitted and I'm a slow knitter. I can crochet at least 3 times faster than I knit.


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Post by: kathleenalice on August 02, 2007 03:15:42 PM
My problem is that I've started something for my partner, and now I want to change it, but I can't see my work going to waste. It's knitted and I'm a slow knitter. I can crochet at least 3 times faster than I knit.

i've never quite got the hang of it, but there is a way to attach chrochet to knitting.


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Post by: kbauer on August 02, 2007 03:36:23 PM
My problem is that I've started something for my partner, and now I want to change it, but I can't see my work going to waste. It's knitted and I'm a slow knitter. I can crochet at least 3 times faster than I knit.

i've never quite got the hang of it, but there is a way to attach chrochet to knitting.

Yes ma'am there is. I can do it, and I am doing it. haha. Just there's 2 part of the item that HAVE to be knitted. I'm crocheting the rest of it. I'm just blah with it. I think I'm having a yarn overdose.  :P


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Post by: PaperBag on August 02, 2007 07:28:39 PM
wow! I didn't know we had a drunk driver catcher in our midst! That's insane!! I grew up at the end of a pretty unpopulated road in Alaska and somehow in one spring, we managed to catch 2 drunk drivers in our yard. One actually found a sink hole in the yard and got her car stuck literally IN our yard, while the other hit a tree, then proceeded to pee on it. As if breaking a tree I planted with my family as a kid wasn't damage enough, let's pee on it!  >:( Oh well. they  both got arrested, as my next door neighbor (my Uncle) is a police officer  ;D

Back to the swap, I guess ;) My large item didn't take too long (Only several hours) but it cost me over $30 so I'm counting it as a large item.

In the "Information and tips for SWAPPERS" thread (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=6553.0), it says this:

By Time
-Big=3 or more hours
-Medium=2 or more hours
-Little=2 or less hours

By Size
-Big=A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse
-Medium= one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf
-Small- Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks

By Price
-Big= $30 or more
-Medium=$10-$30 dollars
-Small=$10 or less


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Post by: hotbettie on August 02, 2007 08:38:22 PM
In the "Information and tips for SWAPPERS" thread (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=6553.0), it says this:

By Time
-Big=3 or more hours
-Medium=2 or more hours
-Little=2 or less hours

By Size
-Big=A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse
-Medium= one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf
-Small- Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks

By Price
-Big= $30 or more
-Medium=$10-$30 dollars
-Small=$10 or less

I think those are good rules to go by.

And if that is the case then all of my items, so far, are large either by size or time.


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Post by: GougeAway on August 02, 2007 10:10:24 PM
I don't know if it's been mentioned yet (I'm pretty sure I didn't see it on the thread, could be wrong), but has anyone read Rowling's epilogue explanation on mugglenet? Very informative....


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Post by: Whileywoo on August 03, 2007 02:46:04 AM
Oo will go read that now Gougeaway, thanks for the heads up!

I'm so close to finishing! :D

I have to admit, i'm quite novice at most skills, so i keep feeling like i've not made a good enough box, so i've sort of over done it.
This is my first swap, so i'm really unsure of my judgements, so i've sort of compensated by filling it best i can.

Oo, i totally understand swap anxiety now.


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Post by: kahluakiggy on August 03, 2007 04:39:45 AM
I think I'm having a yarn overdose.  :P
What?  Can those words be used together?  In the same sentence?!  ;D


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Post by: kbauer on August 03, 2007 05:18:36 AM
I think I'm having a yarn overdose.  :P
What?  Can those words be used together?  In the same sentence?!  ;D
:D You'd be surprised. My hubby keeps finding tote bags filled with projects and keeps saying "Another one?!" I just laugh at him. He just doesn't understand, but he enjoys the things I make. He's starting to take a liking to the knit dishcloths I've made (they don't leave fuzzies on the countertops like the ones he bought before we met) and he's actually starting to warm up to the idea of me knitting us reusable Swiffer pads...anything to save a buck. :)


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Post by: PaperBag on August 03, 2007 06:47:17 AM
reusable swiffer pads...I never thought of that before.. can you use acrylic yarn and make it work just as well? I'm mostly looking for it to pick up dog hair... Hmmm.


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Post by: Samsara on August 03, 2007 07:04:16 AM
There's a knitting thread for one here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=165049.0
And a crochet one here:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=165355.0

 ;)


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Post by: kbauer on August 03, 2007 07:20:30 AM
reusable swiffer pads...I never thought of that before.. can you use acrylic yarn and make it work just as well? I'm mostly looking for it to pick up dog hair... Hmmm.
If you are looking for the pad that picks up dry stuff, ie: dog hair, then I think that the acrylic should work just fine. However, if you want it to get wet, I would recommend using cotton/dishcloth cotton because, from what I've been told in the Knitted Washcloth KAL, acrylic doesn't hold water very well and molds over time. Eww, I know. Wal-Mart carries a fair selection (at least mine does and I live in a teeny town) of Peaches 'n Creme for $1.27 for a 2oz skein. 1 skein can make 2 knit washcloths, depending on the pattern you use, of course. I plan on using the leftovers from the cloths I'm making to work up some Swiffer cloths and I plan on "padding" them with cloth diapers that my daughter doesn't need anymore (I'm sure that scraps of towel would work well too!).

Samsara, thanks for the awesome links!!!!

Here's a picture of my Peaches 'n Creme stash. I think I may have an addiction.  :D


**Sorry to get off topic!**


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Post by: mixymo on August 03, 2007 07:39:12 AM
Big item 100%, woo!

Trying to find a computer at tafe where I can print free without anyone seeing  8) the one I usually use has run out of ink. Not because of me, though!
As if I would want to pay $2.20 for ONE A4 PAGE at the school library
What the hell are materials fees for?!?!

Sorry, went off on a tangent there.
Hopefully will get a bunch done next weekend, then can work on the mediumish items and seeend!! I always get so eager that I buy the mailbox and write the address on it weeks before sendout.

OHMYGOSH just had a brilliant idea. Maaaybe..maybe it's just silly.


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Post by: kahluakiggy on August 03, 2007 09:08:24 AM
Here's a picture of my Peaches 'n Creme stash. I think I may have an addiction.  :D
Yeah, I have a large Rubbermaid tote full - the Walmart by my mom's house has tons of colors on cones for $6.87.  Now, I have tons of colors too.  lol

I'm wishing that I had joined this swap - but, hey, your thread is fun to read even for someone not in the swap.  And since I feel the need to add something HP related so that y'all don't ban me from the thread, I'm knitting a Dark Mark illusion scarf now.  http://thestormmoon.blogspot.com/2007/05/dark-mark-illusion-scarf-pattern.html

Does anyone else have separate folders in their bookmarks for knitting and Harry Potter knitting?  lol


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Post by: Laural on August 03, 2007 09:17:06 AM
Still OT but I have a HUGE stash of Peaches and Cream and Sugar and Cream yarn cause it's my favorite. Here is a great site to order cones of the variegated and solid yarns (cause you can never find all of the same dyelot that you need... grrr) http://www.elmore-pisgah.com/store-pc.htm (http://www.elmore-pisgah.com/store-pc.htm)

Back on subject....

I finished something!! I bought my first sewing machine and christened it with a project for this swap. Yay!


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Post by: BabySkilz on August 03, 2007 09:40:46 AM
Here's a picture of my Peaches 'n Creme stash. I think I may have an addiction.  :D
Yeah, I have a large Rubbermaid tote full - the Walmart by my mom's house has tons of colors on cones for $6.87.  Now, I have tons of colors too.  lol

I'm wishing that I had joined this swap - but, hey, your thread is fun to read even for someone not in the swap.  And since I feel the need to add something HP related so that y'all don't ban me from the thread, I'm knitting a Dark Mark illusion scarf now.  http://thestormmoon.blogspot.com/2007/05/dark-mark-illusion-scarf-pattern.html

Does anyone else have separate folders in their bookmarks for knitting and Harry Potter knitting?  lol

I just came across that scarf today and I added it to my never ending list of things to make.  I love it!


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Post by: ninjapika on August 03, 2007 11:29:14 AM
Ok, so I have never heard of this Peaches and Cream yarn. I don't shop at Wal-Mart, cause the only thing we have close by is the grocery store by itself, but not a Wal-Mart, unless I wanna drive across town.

I will have to go to Wal-Mart and see what's up!


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Post by: kbauer on August 03, 2007 11:41:24 AM
Ok, so I have never heard of this Peaches and Cream yarn. I don't shop at Wal-Mart, cause the only thing we have close by is the grocery store by itself, but not a Wal-Mart, unless I wanna drive across town.

I will have to go to Wal-Mart and see what's up!

I love Peaches 'n Creme! It's so great to work with, if you want to make cloths, Swiffer pads, and the like.


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Post by: kathleenalice on August 03, 2007 03:57:06 PM
I'm so jealous of all you ladies in the US...our supermarkets don't sell any crafty stuff, so all our supplies are really expensive. :(


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Post by: PaperBag on August 03, 2007 08:17:34 PM
I love peaches and cream stuff too! I love that it doesnt fray as I'm learning how to crochet ;) all the other stuff frays by the time i kinda figure it out, and that's frustrating!

kathleen- I hear you on that! Living in Japan now is bringing that for me too! craft supplies are more expensive here than they were in the states. I actually have to set  money aside for a run to the craft store, where in the states you can just "pick up" something really quick because it's cheap.


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Post by: cumber1137 on August 03, 2007 08:28:02 PM
! How about shopping on line girls? My friend just moved to China for two years  (teaching English for ELIC) and I know they have heavy internet restrictions. Is it similiar in Japan?  Is this rule of expensive supplies applicable to most/all NON-u.s. countries? If it is I will be sending supplies out with my swap packages from now on.


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Post by: ViolinRomance on August 03, 2007 09:04:41 PM
! How about shopping on line girls? My friend just moved to China for two years  (teaching English for ELIC) and I know they have heavy internet restrictions. Is it similiar in Japan?  Is this rule of expensive supplies applicable to most/all NON-u.s. countries? If it is I will be sending supplies out with my swap packages from now on.

Online shopping is just as bad (I have found) for me in Australia, especially when a lot of the good supplies places are US based- that means when we buy we have to convert the price from AU$ to US$.. meaning we have to pay even more! And don't get me started on postage!!
Supplies aren't always "expensive", US just seem to get them a little cheaper. They are also more readily available (from what I can tell) in the US- and so much variety! In Aus, you have to go to specialty stores often to find what you are looking for/need.


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Post by: kathleenalice on August 04, 2007 05:55:24 AM
! How about shopping on line girls? My friend just moved to China for two years  (teaching English for ELIC) and I know they have heavy internet restrictions. Is it similiar in Japan?  Is this rule of expensive supplies applicable to most/all NON-u.s. countries? If it is I will be sending supplies out with my swap packages from now on.

online shopping's not bad for me at the minute, because the pound is really strong against the dollar (about US$2 to UK1, where it's usually US$1.30-1.5- to UK1) but customs charges are a total pain, and coupled with postage it's just not worth it most of the time. i tend to try to buy from inidividuals on ebay who are willing to mark it as gift and worth below the customs threshold.


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Post by: sirensrising on August 04, 2007 06:34:37 AM
Just because I want to get in on the complaining...I live in one of the most expensive countries in Europe (if not the most expensive, we're in the top three) and that sort of sucks. I didn't really notice it until I started swapping (example: a knitting magazine is 6-7 which would be about $9...is that normal??!) and learning that y'all get your supplies so cheap and so readily (and you have SO MUCH cool stuff - I'd love a JoAnns or Michaels from what I've heard, and we have the worst selection of fabric at the highest prices ever). Also, YKYACW you don't even do the crafts but you still keep up with the supplies  :P

But on the plus side, I love it when the dollar is weak against the euro - it's never as good as the British pound but I usually lose at least shipping in the conversion (I buy a lot of Threadless shirts). So, that's awesome. Although, now I'm spending so much on craft supplies I don't have any money to spend like that anyway, heh.


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on August 04, 2007 07:39:16 AM
sirensrising, its the same for us just over the water, magazines are around 4 each. The cheapest fabric in my local shop (and its not nice stuff) is 3 - 4 a metre.
Buying online from the US is an option I can't afford because of the postage/customs. If I ever get over the pond for a holiday I'm taking empty suitcases to stock up lol


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Post by: PaperBag on August 04, 2007 08:37:35 AM
no, no restrictions on internet/shipping over here for me so i'm lucky. I'm hardly the online shopper, though. I'm sure as time goes by, I'll start shopping online, but for now, I'll just pay the higher prices so I can get instant gratification with my goodies ;)


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on August 06, 2007 07:49:11 PM
Okay, to keep myself on track:

Big:  95% done
small - 10% done
medium - 30% done
medium - 30% done

Now, just to finish them! ;D


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Post by: BadWolf on August 06, 2007 07:50:46 PM
Big:15%
Medium:33%
Small:80%
Small:95%

thingies: something %

I have a bunch of days off this week so I can craft like it's going out of style.


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on August 06, 2007 08:06:50 PM
Oh, days off to craft would be nice.  This past weekend I went camping, so no crafting there.  I'm going to be doing some this weekend if the children and hubby will leave me alone.  Not likely. ;)


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Post by: crystalthepirate on August 06, 2007 08:23:31 PM
gotta sew together my large item, then possibly try again on another item. then i'm set to send. yay.


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Post by: irasema on August 06, 2007 09:37:33 PM
i signed myself up to volunteer at a humane pet place last week and by the time the weekend rolled around i didnt have any energy to craft! but now back to business!
big- 5%
medium- 100%
medium(maybe)- 2%
small- 100%
small- 20%

EEKK the big one is gonna kill me!  :o :o :o


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Post by: kbauer on August 07, 2007 06:03:50 AM
I desperately want to finish up my stuff, but I have a needed 1 yr old and we're trying to finish up painting before my 5yr old comes home from being at Grandma's house for 6 weeks. I'm just so excited it's hard for me to concentrate on crafting! Also, the hours of sewing (hey I'm a beginner  :P) the curtains and valances for his room are pretty much monopolizing all of my time these days. Luckily he comes home a week before the sendout date.  8)


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Post by: mixymo on August 07, 2007 06:14:16 AM
ok. progress since last post: zero
but i had an awesome idea. i don't want to say anymore! ahahah!
now to do my head in with stressful tafe homework. why do computers always suck when you need them to work?!


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Post by: KTLynn8383 on August 07, 2007 07:30:15 AM
Yay! I finished what was supposed to be a medium craft, and it took forever! But I love how they turned out, now I just have to finish my big project. Slowly but surely we're making progress!


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Post by: anneadeline on August 07, 2007 10:21:04 AM
So I finished and sent my stuff off on Saturday.  I kinda got competitive when other people started sending... ;D  I'm going to have to replicate the big item for myself (though change it a bit because I'm in a different house).  This was such a fun swap!


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Post by: sirensrising on August 07, 2007 10:28:12 AM
I'm definitely going to be sending closer to (or maybe on :P) the sending date. I'm trying to craft for my anniversary too (which is on the 28th), get my painfully crazy room in order, and also enjoy my last official summer...we've had two whole days of sunshine this month which is a record so far! This summer has been atrocious weather. So, I hope that's okay with y'all. Who else will be sending closer to the date?


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on August 07, 2007 11:14:48 AM
I'm sure I'll be sending ON the sendout date.  I tend to want to craft, craft, craft and/or obsess right up to the last moment! :)


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Post by: ninjapika on August 07, 2007 01:47:32 PM
I'm thinking probably by the end of next week I'll be ready to send. Cause I only have like 10% left to do on my big project, which I'm hoping to finish tonight. Then I have the weekend to work thru the other projects and put the finishing touches on them next week.

I made a page on my backpackit account for this, so no matter where I went either at home or work I could see where I am and know what I need to finish.  :D I'm a nerd.


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Post by: ViolinRomance on August 07, 2007 02:57:42 PM
I took so long deciding what to make for my partner because I really wanted to reflect her intrests.. I have my small stuff done and my others planned.. but my large project is something I've never done before..and will be starting very soon incase it doesn't work out properly- so I'll have time to do something else!


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Post by: GirlBrett on August 07, 2007 07:31:11 PM
I took so long deciding what to make for my partner because I really wanted to reflect her intrests.. I have my small stuff done and my others planned.. but my large project is something I've never done before..and will be starting very soon incase it doesn't work out properly- so I'll have time to do something else!

I am trying to learn to crochet and failing miserably!! Luckily I have lots of other things that I am good at



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Post by: idrinktea on August 07, 2007 08:32:22 PM
I have absolutely no idea when I am going to send. I've gotten through a bunch of items already but haven't struck everything off my list yet. It'll probably take another week at least.


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Post by: ariaya on August 08, 2007 08:01:51 AM
It's going to take me a while .. I have a few items in mind to make, but having just gotten back from vacation yesterday .. .and going out tonight, tomorrow and Friday (insanity) ... I'm not sure when I'll get a chance to craft this week!!


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Post by: kbauer on August 08, 2007 09:05:38 AM
I've just finished half of one of my medium items. It's coming along pretty well. I really need to get cracking on my big project. I'm planning on working on it while I watch So You Think You Can Dance tonight. :)


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Post by: PaperBag on August 08, 2007 09:10:50 AM
I'll be sending as soon as my husband remembers to bring home bubble wrap! It's been 4 days he's forgotten now LOL  Oh well. At least having the stuff on the table for the past couple weeks has given me the chance to make sure i'm really happy with it before sending. I still like (and covet) a couple things too so that's always a good thing.


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Post by: vylentviolet on August 08, 2007 12:09:23 PM
I'm so scared I'm not going to have my big item by the send out date.
What do I doooooo?  :-[


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Post by: ViolentViolet on August 08, 2007 01:27:11 PM
I think stress is the only think keeping me going.


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Post by: ninjapika on August 08, 2007 04:24:06 PM
I finished my big item! Yay! I keep messing with it though - my husband told me to stop or I'll mess it up. I've shown it to my family members, friends and co-workers. I hope it's good and my partner likes it. I'm just so nervous now!  :-\ & that's just the big item! How'm I gonna feel when I finish everything?


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Post by: greenapples on August 08, 2007 05:55:24 PM
I finished my big item! Yay! I keep messing with it though - my husband told me to stop or I'll mess it up. I've shown it to my family members, friends and co-workers. I hope it's good and my partner likes it. I'm just so nervous now!  :-\ & that's just the big item! How'm I gonna feel when I finish everything?

Hehehe I'm sure I'll love whatever it is!  ;D

On that note - the materials finally arrived tonight for your large item - which I started on the moment I opened the box!


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Post by: BabySkilz on August 08, 2007 07:03:37 PM
Progress report:

Small-100%
Med/Large-100%
Large-20%


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Post by: kbauer on August 08, 2007 07:16:59 PM
Large Item: 40%
Large Item 2: 30%
Medium Item: 50%
Medium Item 2: 100%
Small Item: 100%
Small Item 2: 100%

My first large item is killing me!! I might not finish the 2nd large item (coughembroideryiskickingmyasscough), but I will send it to her after the fact if I have to. :)


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Post by: annamhudson on August 08, 2007 11:24:54 PM
Large Item: 40%
Large Item 2: 30%
Medium Item: 50%
Medium Item 2: 100%
Small Item: 100%
Small Item 2: 100%

My first large item is killing me!! I might not finish the 2nd large item (coughembroideryiskickingmyasscough), but I will send it to her after the fact if I have to. :)

Do you have 2 Partners???


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Post by: ViolinRomance on August 08, 2007 11:28:48 PM
Large Item: 40%
Large Item 2: 30%
Medium Item: 50%
Medium Item 2: 100%
Small Item: 100%
Small Item 2: 100%

My first large item is killing me!! I might not finish the 2nd large item (coughembroideryiskickingmyasscough), but I will send it to her after the fact if I have to. :)

Do you have 2 Partners???

hehe.. no, she doesn't.. her and her partner GirlBrett seem to be rather inspired by this.. so they checked with me and I ok-ed thier very.. enthusiastic.. swap size.. lol :D


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: annamhudson on August 08, 2007 11:41:03 PM
Large Item: 40%
Large Item 2: 30%
Medium Item: 50%
Medium Item 2: 100%
Small Item: 100%
Small Item 2: 100%

My first large item is killing me!! I might not finish the 2nd large item (coughembroideryiskickingmyasscough), but I will send it to her after the fact if I have to. :)

Do you have 2 Partners???

hehe.. no, she doesn't.. her and her partner GirlBrett seem to be rather inspired by this.. so they checked with me and I ok-ed thier very.. enthusiastic.. swap size.. lol :D

Wow I need to get me a partner like that!!! Go HP


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Post by: Whileywoo on August 09, 2007 04:26:20 AM
Consider mine sent :D


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Post by: kbauer on August 09, 2007 05:44:00 AM
Hehe, like ViolinRomance said, I only have one partner. My partner and I are just becoming such good friends that we want to spoil each other rotten. It's a case of the whole "oh! I found yet another thing I can craft for my partner!" This is my first swap, so I'm just trying to hold my head above the water, but my partner is awesome and has confirmed that she is spoiling me absolutely rotten. I'm very excited! :)


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Post by: sirensrising on August 09, 2007 08:13:20 AM
Consider mine sent :D
Oh my god YOU SENT?! :o
EXCIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITEMENT!


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: PaperBag on August 09, 2007 09:03:14 AM
what a good match for you and your partner kbauer!! That's great :)

I'm packing mine up in a box tonight and my hubby is taking it to the post office on his way to work tomorrow! I'll PM the DC# of course ;) I'm excited to get this sent.


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Post by: ViolinRomance on August 09, 2007 02:40:41 PM
REMEMBER TO PM ME (OR PAPERBAG) WHEN YOU HAVE SENT!!
(otherwise feedback won't be updated)


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Post by: hotbettie on August 09, 2007 04:45:16 PM
Progress report :

           Large Item #1: 100%
           Large Item #2: 100%
           Medium Item #1: 100%
           Medium Item #2: 25%
           Small Item : 50%


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Post by: crystalthepirate on August 09, 2007 08:53:49 PM
just finished my large item. and boy do i love it.


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Post by: cumber1137 on August 09, 2007 08:59:09 PM
I hope I do to. ;)


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Post by: crystalthepirate on August 09, 2007 09:12:04 PM
i hope you do too. but you might since it's something you specifically mentioned in the survery. :]


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: Whileywoo on August 09, 2007 09:54:24 PM
REMEMBER TO PM ME (OR PAPERBAG) WHEN YOU HAVE SENT!!
(otherwise feedback won't be updated)

My bad  :P

*pmzzzz*


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: ViolinRomance on August 10, 2007 01:00:40 AM
REMEMBER TO PM ME (OR PAPERBAG) WHEN YOU HAVE SENT!!
(otherwise feedback won't be updated)

My bad  :P

*pmzzzz*

lol.. don't take that personally :D I just want to keep on top of things :D


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: crystalthepirate on August 10, 2007 01:56:55 PM
hooray mine will most likely be sent tomorrow since post office is closing in a few minutes. hmp.


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: ViolinRomance on August 10, 2007 05:53:23 PM
Just a reminder.. 2 weeks until send-outs guys!  :D :D


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Post by: ShardaeDobby on August 10, 2007 06:46:30 PM
Hooray, finished crafting. Now to figure out how to wrap it all so it won't be scratched or broken on arrival..... ::) ::) ;) ;)


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: mixymo on August 11, 2007 02:56:41 AM
holy crap two weeks.
at least i did some crafting today! i think i have a problem..i kind of just make stuff without thinking about whether it's a big or small item, etc?
i made maybe..3 small items today. or equal to that.
but hooray for finally having time to do some!

Big: 100%
Med: Err 5%
Small: 100%
Small: 100%
Small: 40%
Tiny: 100%
Tiny: 100%
Tiny: 100%


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: Knickertwist on August 11, 2007 06:11:35 AM
I do the same thing. I just craft. I don't really think about it until afterwards when I wonder  ... Did I send enough? ... I usually just craft and craft until I have a package that I'd rather keep than send away.


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Post by: InvisibleCastle on August 11, 2007 09:03:17 AM
Two weeks? Ohmygosh!


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Post by: BadWolf on August 11, 2007 11:47:21 AM
Panic panic! Craft craft craft!


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: KTLynn8383 on August 11, 2007 02:00:31 PM
Yay!! I am all done crafting! ;D I just need to send it off now.


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Post by: crystalthepirate on August 11, 2007 02:26:03 PM
woo hooo! i sent today.


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on August 11, 2007 04:25:36 PM
I actually figured out what to make this time and gave myself a limit.  I usually just craft too, but I'm trying to be better. ;)


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Post by: irasema on August 11, 2007 06:14:25 PM
holy macaroni! i think i am mostly done! i am proud to say that i had a couple of first time crafting in this package that i am quite proud.... now i just have to do a couple of finishing details!! i should be able to send sometime next week!!!!


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: annamhudson on August 11, 2007 09:31:06 PM
I sent mine out yesterday!! I can't wait for my partner to get it!!


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: pandorascraftbox on August 11, 2007 10:14:42 PM
oh geez two weeks till send outs, people have already started sending...this always makes me worry that I'm working too slow...


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: mixymo on August 11, 2007 11:20:34 PM
If I continue to neglect my course work like this, I could be sending on wed! :D

Just have the med item to do, then wrap everything up and send


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Post by: ariaya on August 12, 2007 08:28:47 AM
Ack 2 weeks!!  Well at least I think I'm finally free in evenings!


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: idrinktea on August 12, 2007 10:46:20 AM
Only two smallish items left to make and I can send! I'm hoping to be done by Wednesday but another swap I'm doing has been terribly neglected recently and I should give it its due.

I'm a bit worried about how I'm going to pack it all up without resorting to styrofoam peanuts, which I try to avoid using at all costs. Any suggestions on that? What would you use as an eco-friendly substitute?


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: GirlBrett on August 12, 2007 11:06:17 AM
They make "peanuts" out of corn starch so they are biodegradable and I have taken plastic bags and blown them up (ziplocks and what not)


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: BadWolf on August 12, 2007 11:24:21 AM
Whoot.

Large/Medium:done!
Medium:90% done
Small:90% done
Small: 80% done
Mystery item: it's a mystery!


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: PaperBag on August 12, 2007 11:54:27 AM
I usually bubble wrap everything (just because I reuse it like crazy), and use crumpled newspapers to pad everything else. This time, I had to stick a 3/4" catalog in the box to keep things from moving around too much... So hopefully my partner likes catalogs of Japanese items! LOL I got the catalog a long time ago from someone who was passing them out in the mall... I guess it's finally been used ;)


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: sirensrising on August 12, 2007 11:57:23 AM
I usually bubble wrap everything (just because I reuse it like crazy), and use crumpled newspapers to pad everything else. This time, I had to stick a 3/4" catalog in the box to keep things from moving around too much... So hopefully my partner likes catalogs of Japanese items! LOL I got the catalog a long time ago from someone who was passing them out in the mall... I guess it's finally been used ;)
I bet it would be nice for collages and ephemera!


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: anneadeline on August 12, 2007 02:51:26 PM
My large item was soft, so I used it to pad the box and stuffed everything in it.  I've been known to use fabric to pack things, because who I send it to can then use the fabric. (I use this for my plaid-obsessed friend all the time).
I used to love playing with the biodegradable peanuts because they dissolve in water.  I was a child of simple pleasures.  ;D


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: sirensrising on August 13, 2007 09:29:33 AM
I got a notice for the delivery of a package to be picked up, but, I also got another package today. I can't tell if the delivery notice is for the one that was delivered already (for some reason that's what my parents think), or my goodies from Whileywoo  ???

I'll try and get down to the post office tomorrow (I was at one today, but at least it was a different one or I'd never forgive myself  :P No-one saw the notice until we got home from town) but since I think the package delivery times are only until like 2 it's possible I might sleep through it  :P :-X ::)
I hope it's this swap package though! How exciting!


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Post by: Whileywoo on August 13, 2007 10:14:09 AM
Just asked my chap who is a postman and he said it should have arrived today, so its well worth the check!

So excited, but also nervous that i havent done enough.

Also keen for feedback as i could really do with requesting things on the august wish swap XD XD


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: sirensrising on August 13, 2007 10:23:46 AM
Just asked my chap who is a postman and he said it should have arrived today, so its well worth the check!

So excited, but also nervous that i havent done enough.

Also keen for feedback as i could really do with requesting things on the august wish swap XD XD
Eee! Fantastic! I'll try and wake myself up tomorrow then  :P (but I can't guarantee it'll work, heh)

At least you've finished and sent! I can't wait to send mine out but because I'm trying to work on other stuff too it's taking longer...

Oh, and this is probably more PM appropriate, but since I'm here...I was watching the Serenity/Firefly outtakes the other day and finally remembered where "Can't...sentence...properly!" comes from ;D


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: Whileywoo on August 13, 2007 10:42:42 AM
Just asked my chap who is a postman and he said it should have arrived today, so its well worth the check!

So excited, but also nervous that i havent done enough.

Also keen for feedback as i could really do with requesting things on the august wish swap XD XD
Eee! Fantastic! I'll try and wake myself up tomorrow then  :P (but I can't guarantee it'll work, heh)

At least you've finished and sent! I can't wait to send mine out but because I'm trying to work on other stuff too it's taking longer...

Oh, and this is probably more PM appropriate, but since I'm here...I was watching the Serenity/Firefly outtakes the other day and finally remembered where "Can't...sentence...properly!" comes from ;D

Aahh fabbydabby.

Love Firefly. Cant wait for the next Firefly swap.
I breed fancy rats, and certain varieties i own get named after Firefly things.
I have Ariel, whos pedigree name 'Black Market Beagles' and Firefly whos pedigree name is 'Big Damn Heroes' :D


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Post by: ViolentViolet on August 13, 2007 02:08:18 PM
I am busy as a beaver!!Ive got a jumble done.My craft room looks like Ive been tossed!


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: Maltiriel on August 13, 2007 03:00:29 PM
I'm a bit worried about how I'm going to pack it all up without resorting to styrofoam peanuts, which I try to avoid using at all costs. Any suggestions on that? What would you use as an eco-friendly substitute?

This won't help if you don't already have some, but personally I use styrofoam peanuts all the time: I've never once bought them, but I keep getting them in the mail (especially when I got married, because we registered at Dillards and apparently they hate the environment  :().  I figure they're better off being reused in other packages than getting sent to the landfill.  I just keep a bag in the closet for packing materials (peanuts, paper, bubble wrap, everything) and never have to buy anything new, except for boxes on occasion.  If the peanuts start getting out of control, I pour some into a beanbag chair, which was all I did with them in college, when I got lots of packages but rarely sent any.  My chair was always nice and cushy. ;)

A great general idea for packing materials (both to get rid of and to obtain some) is Freecycle.  I see boxes and packing paper or peanuts all the time on my local group.


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: kbauer on August 13, 2007 04:08:47 PM
When I send packages back home to my friends, I use newspaper, and so do they. That way, we can read what is going on in each other's cities. *shrug* That's what I do, at least. :)


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: ariaya on August 14, 2007 06:23:00 AM
Well .. my large and medium projects are underway and looking on track for completion this week .. small projects are in planning phase, I need to do a little shopping before I can get those going.


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: greenapples on August 14, 2007 08:26:44 AM
My small is done, medium is underway (about 10% done, but I have this strong need to finish the large before I finish the medium - the large is taunting me!), and the large is 63.16% done (taking me much longer than I initially figured to make - but I understand why and think it'll be worth it!).


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: KTLynn8383 on August 14, 2007 03:41:54 PM
WooHoo! I sent today!


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: BadWolf on August 14, 2007 04:52:07 PM
Whoot! I 'ave just feeneeshed anuzzer item. Oui. I em Fleur tonight.


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on August 14, 2007 04:53:23 PM
Whoot! I 'ave just feeneeshed anuzzer item. Oui. I em Fleur tonight.

You crack me up!! ;D


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: sirensrising on August 14, 2007 07:07:08 PM
After having most of my projects half (or more)-finished and all on the go for some time now, I can finally say...I've finished one! It's only small, and it won't look like it took much (:-\ I hate when that happens) but I assure you it did. I might fix a few finishing touches tomorrow or another day but for now, I'm done (it's 3am and I'm exhausted!). I'm happy with it, I hope Whileywoo will be too  :D

Also, I have superglue on my thumb and it feels really horrible - not like lovely PVA glue where you peel it off and go "Ahhhh" but like it's filled in my thumbprint and my skin can't breathe...  :(

Sorry if I'm not making any sense, I am really, really tired. I'm trying to decide between sleep and a toasted peanut butter and banana sandwich...


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on August 14, 2007 07:22:51 PM
I was struck by inspiration today and purchased an item to craft on.  I think it will be large, but perhaps medium.  I love when you suddenly go "OH!" ;D  I like it, hopefully vylentviolet will too. :)

Other than that, I've been working on stuff for my sister's party.


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: Nyx_slittleDemon on August 14, 2007 07:53:00 PM
After having most of my projects half (or more)-finished and all on the go for some time now, I can finally say...I've finished one! It's only small, and it won't look like it took much (:-\ I hate when that happens) but I assure you it did. I might fix a few finishing touches tomorrow or another day but for now, I'm done (it's 3am and I'm exhausted!). I'm happy with it, I hope Whileywoo will be too  :D

Also, I have superglue on my thumb and it feels really horrible - not like lovely PVA glue where you peel it off and go "Ahhhh" but like it's filled in my thumbprint and my skin can't breathe...  :(

Sorry if I'm not making any sense, I am really, really tired. I'm trying to decide between sleep and a toasted peanut butter and banana sandwich...

aww ive been there. try maybe naily polish remover to get the glue off..might work?


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: mixymo on August 15, 2007 07:24:00 AM
I just need to package everything then I'm ready to send! Oh golly!

sirensrising, in my experience there's nothing for it but to sleep it off haha
No really, it always works for me. Somehow.


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: vylentviolet on August 15, 2007 10:11:16 AM
I started my second medium two days ago and it is so cool. It's turning out this well completely by experimentation and pure luck. :-X

I wish I could post pics of the progress, but I must not spoil the surprise! 


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: moecantsew on August 15, 2007 10:11:55 AM
I am so jealous of everyone ready to send....however cannot wait to get my package.  I am hoping that this weekend will help me to finish up my large.  Medium and small are completed!  I keep thinking/finding other little things that I would like to do.  Who knew swapping could be so addictive!


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: ninjapika on August 15, 2007 07:10:18 PM
Yay! I finished my small tonight. Now all I have left to do is the medium. After this weekend, I think I'll be ready to send on Monday!  :D WORD!


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: KTLynn8383 on August 16, 2007 07:27:18 AM
Yay! It looks like profavoray should revieve today! I'll post pics in the gallery soon!


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: ShardaeDobby on August 16, 2007 12:34:27 PM
Yay! I sent and PM'd everything I needed to! Now I can't wait til InvisibleCastle receives! (Hopefully it'll be Monday, that's what the 'projected receive date' is)


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: irasema on August 16, 2007 01:24:02 PM
I SENT!!!! YEYYYYY!!! i hope moe likes it  :o :o :o


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: BadWolf on August 16, 2007 07:45:58 PM
I just OotP for the third time. I got my HP groove on.


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: ViolinRomance on August 17, 2007 05:51:10 PM
Thanks everyone who has replied to the send-out PM so far!
:D
There is an updated list with "repliers" in blue on the front page (unless your name is orange!).
PM with any problems as usual. :)


Participants who have sent/have feedback didn't get this PM (you're way ahead of the rest of us!)


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: ariaya on August 18, 2007 03:44:38 PM
Woo hoo!  I'm on the home stretch!  I've got my large project about 80% done and my smalls all finished!  I still have to work on the medium .. it's only about 40% done.  there will be lots of crafting this weekend!


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: ninjapika on August 19, 2007 12:59:14 PM
I'm done!!! I just finished and my husband's gonna drop my package off at the post office tomorrow! WORD!!


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: ariaya on August 20, 2007 07:35:06 AM
Well .. I've got about an hour left on my large project .. which turned out MUCH larger than I expected .. well first time I made something like that so that's to be expected.  My small stuff is all done and the medium is half way done ... should be on track for sending out by Friday .. yay!


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Post by: theatregirl25 on August 20, 2007 07:42:15 AM
I am shooting for Thursday for sending. I have a medium item to do and a small and I am done!


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: kbauer on August 20, 2007 10:25:52 AM
I am pretty much 90% done with my large item, and 50% done with my other medium-largish item. Hopefully I will be able to finish it today...just need to whip up its counterpart. :)


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: Lizzle on August 20, 2007 10:30:33 AM
I'm about 50% done with one of my large items, 90% done with the other large, and 90% done with my small, so I should be able to send out on time.  I'm really excited to see what ViolentViolet thinks.


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: greenapples on August 20, 2007 12:20:02 PM
I'm 100% done my large (thank goodness - it was driving me insane - I have a love/hate thing going on with it) and my small, and I had to re-start my medium, so it's only about 10% done at the moment (but hoping to have it mostly done by the time I go to bed tonight!).


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: idrinktea on August 20, 2007 01:16:43 PM
I'm done! I'll be shipping either today or tomorrow - I just need to find a box that will fit it all in without giant air gaps. I didn't have a large item so I have an explosion of mediums, smalls and inbetweens :)


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: chicomich on August 20, 2007 03:19:00 PM
I am shooting for Thursday for sending. I have a medium item to do and a small and I am done!

Yay! I thought I was ready to send last week, but when I got everything out I noticed one thing had something wrong with it. >.< So I'll be ready to send, but not until right at the deadline!


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: sirensrising on August 21, 2007 10:51:35 AM
I did one of my biggish items today (I hope it's biggish, I never can tell, and all my items are pretty small size-wise - but much time and love and Russell-Brand-podcasts went into it!). I'm not sure whether to add more or leave it as is, but I am in LOVE with it and I hope Whileywoo will be too! I'm so proud and happy with it ;D I can't wait to see what she thinks and show it off!

It's going to be impossible to send away though...I'm so tempted to make another for myself but due to the nature of it, I'm not sure that's possible  :(

It may find a spot on my blog later so don't look Sarah! I probably won't, but just in case, stay away! The thing about swapping is when you finish something you're proud of, you can't post it here for fear of ruining the surprise, but the waiting will kill me :P


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: theatregirl25 on August 21, 2007 11:44:26 AM
I just finished a small item at lunch today-I got a lot of comments on how cute it was!


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: idrinktea on August 21, 2007 12:45:36 PM
I did one of my biggish items today (I hope it's biggish, I never can tell, and all my items are pretty small size-wise - but much time and love and Russell-Brand-podcasts went into it!).

Me too! I'm actually quite relieved you said this. I just put everything in a box and then just stared and marveled at how small it all looked. There is so much love inside though. :)


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: BadWolf on August 21, 2007 06:40:01 PM
Must hurry! Down to the wire! Can't craft on Thursday! having lunch with buddy! All day date friday! Ahh!

I didn't like the way something came out, so I made a whole new one. Cause I am insane like that. But the new one ROCKS.


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: mixymo on August 21, 2007 07:45:03 PM
I decided to make something else last minute last night :D
Teehee!


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: Whileywoo on August 21, 2007 09:30:25 PM
but I am in LOVE with it and I hope Whileywoo will be too! I'm so proud and happy with it ;D I can't wait to see what she thinks and show it off!


*spasms*

I actually just started bouncing in my chair.

I'm a muppet.

So looking forward to getting my things!! Even more so now! :D
Its just as well its so early and partners already gone to work as i have a remarkably big grin on my face and it hurts.


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: kbauer on August 22, 2007 05:51:29 AM
Gahhh sendouts are in 2 days! *bites nails*


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: Knickertwist on August 22, 2007 07:07:29 AM
Wheee! Did all the finishing touches last night and halfway through packaging it all up. Now to find a box to put it all in ...


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: PaperBag on August 22, 2007 07:13:44 AM
Sendouts are in only 2 days?! That came fast!

Has anyone in my group of swappers sent and not PM'd me the DC#??? I've only gotten confirmation from 2 swappers who've sent. Please be sure to tell me when you send (If you're on my swapper list) and I'll update my records. :)


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: ariaya on August 23, 2007 06:15:23 AM
Okay!  One teinsy tiny bit left to do and then pictures and packing!  I'll ship it out tomorrow!


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: sirensrising on August 23, 2007 06:44:01 AM
...so...scared...!


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: vylentviolet on August 23, 2007 07:54:26 AM
I sent I sent I sent!!! :D


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: BadWolf on August 23, 2007 08:10:35 AM
Brown paper and packing tape time then off to the post office!

NERVOUS!!! BLAH!!!


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: kbauer on August 23, 2007 09:01:20 AM
I'm finishing up my items and will be sending tomorrow...on the sendout date. *sigh* I was so hoping to send out early, but at least I'm not sending late! I'm excited at how my items turned out, but I'm worried that they don't measure up to the awesomeness in the gallery.

Swap anxiety sucks.  :-[


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: BabySkilz on August 23, 2007 09:04:33 AM
Just need to put the finishing touches on my large item and then if I have time I thought of one more thing to make.  Then it's off to the post office tomorrow.  I was hoping to send early too, but on time is still better than late. :)


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: Whileywoo on August 23, 2007 10:35:51 AM
...so...scared...!

Don't be you noodle :P

I'm really looking forward to recieving your pack, and i know you'll give me beautiful things, please don't worry.

If it helps, this is my first swap remember, so i have absolutely no standard :P
I just squeal over any gifts!


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: GypsyLou on August 23, 2007 11:27:02 AM
I just got back from sending out my package!  I've never sent a package internationally before and it took me forever to fill out the customs form.  Despite having *just* packaged everything up last night, I blanked when I had to write out everything that was in there, haha.  Oops!  There are a few items that didn't make it onto the list.  And I had no idea how much individual items I'd crafted would cost.   ??? 


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: thebakersgirl on August 23, 2007 01:25:50 PM
I'm so excited!

Large #1-DONE!
Large #2-50% done.
Medium-DONE!
Small-DONE!
Bonus tiny-DONE!

I'm sending out tomorrow, right on time! I'm so proud of myself...


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: BYA on August 23, 2007 02:31:06 PM
The packing tape has been applied. Mail out - tomorrow AM :D


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: greenapples on August 23, 2007 02:51:09 PM
I'll be mailing tomorrow afternoon - still have a few finishing touches on the medium item :)


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: BadWolf on August 23, 2007 04:20:48 PM
sent!


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: moecantsew on August 23, 2007 04:24:52 PM
I am dying for Irasema to get her package!!!!  I don't know what is taking so long.


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: ViolinRomance on August 24, 2007 05:12:14 AM
Send-Outs TODAY guys!!


Please PM PaperBag or myself when you Send AND Receive!!!


Title: Re: The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August)
Post by: ariaya on August 24, 2007 05:54:57 AM
sent!


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Post by: irasema on August 24, 2007 07:04:44 AM
I am dying for Irasema to get her package!!!!  I don't know what is taking so long.
i dont know what's taking so long either!!! I hope today is the day!!!


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Post by: theatregirl25 on August 24, 2007 07:22:09 AM
I sent off yesterday. Getting excited. :)


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Post by: thebakersgirl on August 24, 2007 07:26:04 AM
My mom's coming home on her lunch break so we can go to the post office and send it off! I can't wait!


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Post by: Knickertwist on August 24, 2007 07:28:45 AM
I sent! I sent! I sent!

Now for the loonnnngggg wait until my partner gets it.


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Post by: sirensrising on August 24, 2007 09:49:43 AM
Weeeee! All sent! :D
For a while there I was worried I wouldn't be done in time so I'm so proud that I was ;D My package looks so tiny compared to everyone else's though, just size-wise...but, despite natural swap anxiety and worrying if I sent enough, I'm really happy with everything I sent and I hope my partner will be too  :)


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Post by: Whileywoo on August 24, 2007 11:04:37 AM
Weeeee! All sent! :D
For a while there I was worried I wouldn't be done in time so I'm so proud that I was ;D My package looks so tiny compared to everyone else's though, just size-wise...but, despite natural swap anxiety and worrying if I sent enough, I'm really happy with everything I sent and I hope my partner will be too  :)

*hyperventilates*


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on August 24, 2007 12:31:15 PM
I sent earlier today.  I'm nervous about this one for some reason.  :-\


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Post by: PaperBag on August 24, 2007 12:35:39 PM
I have a loooong list of people who haven't sent yet! If you're one who has sent already, please double check that you PMd either myself or ViolinRomance the DC#!! If you haven't sent yet, please PM us when you do send.. that should be today, yes?  :P

Hope I don't sound pushy ;)


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Post by: greenapples on August 24, 2007 12:47:39 PM
I have a loooong list of people who haven't sent yet! If you're one who has sent already, please double check that you PMd either myself or ViolinRomance the DC#!! If you haven't sent yet, please PM us when you do send.. that should be today, yes?  :P

Hope I don't sound pushy ;)

I'm sending today! I promise! I'm just putting a few finishing touches on my medium item, and might quickly make another item I just thought of last night (my post office is open till 10pm - yay!)


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Post by: PaperBag on August 24, 2007 12:56:19 PM
Oh my gosh. A post office that's open till 10pm?! Where do you live? I"m moving there!  ;D


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Post by: Samsara on August 24, 2007 01:20:44 PM
OMG! I second that! Mine opens from 9-5 and has a lunch break from 12-1.30! If it's pension day, or too close to school dropping off or picking up time, you can also guarantee at least a half hour wait too! It also closes at 12 on a Saturday and NO Sunday opening! :-\


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Post by: thebakersgirl on August 24, 2007 01:37:01 PM
I SENT I SENT I SENT.
And I payed 55 extra cents for it to get there on Monday! I can't wait...

I took pictures, so I've got swap spoilers on my photobucket and my blog, so don't look at either one unless you want to see what I sent!


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Post by: greenapples on August 24, 2007 01:37:20 PM
It's a Canada Post Outlet at a 7 Eleven (which is open 24hrs a day, but the post office bit is open till 10)  ;D


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Post by: BabySkilz on August 24, 2007 02:26:13 PM
It's official in the mail!! ;D  I hate the waiting part of the swap.  It's not soooo bad waiting to get mine, but  I can't stand waiting for my partner to get her's.  I hope she likes everything!!!


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Post by: kbauer on August 24, 2007 04:38:17 PM
I sent!! Let the swap anxiety begin.  :-\


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Post by: thebakersgirl on August 24, 2007 05:01:50 PM
I went ahead and posted in the gallery with what I sent. Digitallasanga said it was fine...She won't be able to open it until  next week and I am not that patient.  ;)


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Post by: MissTee_2 on August 24, 2007 07:36:28 PM
I sent.....

This is the package...I put it in the gallery too! It should be there by Weds! I love Harry Potter swaps.


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Post by: ariaya on August 24, 2007 07:54:38 PM
I got my stuff today!!  I'll get pics up tomorrow, but I'm so thrilled!


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Post by: ViolinRomance on August 26, 2007 06:42:28 PM
Hi guys..
I just wanted to say that we are almost on schedule! Almost everyone has sent or let me (and hopefully their partner) know they will be a little late.

I'm still waiting to hear from:

shannon12
lunar_maniac
Frozenboogereatr
kathleenalice
Sweet_Sylvia
thetiniestspark


If you guys could please contact me as soon as possible and let me know where you're at that would be great!
:D
Thanks!


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Post by: lunar_maniac on August 26, 2007 06:53:04 PM
I sent on Saturday! PMs sent, sorry!

<33


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Post by: ViolinRomance on August 26, 2007 06:57:01 PM
All good! Thanks for the update! :D


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Post by: Whileywoo on August 27, 2007 01:35:27 AM
Eee so excited.

Also something else to declare! After 10 years of nagging at my sister to read the books, she actually is now! I hadn't spoken to her for months and months after giving her copies of the first 4 books and just saying 'read these, Roo, you need it in your life' and shes nearly finished 4! Shes never read books in her life!

Yay for Harry converting goodness! :D


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Post by: PaperBag on August 27, 2007 01:38:44 AM
Yay!!!! Spread the LOVE! :D


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Post by: greenapples on August 27, 2007 05:53:12 AM
Eee so excited.

Also something else to declare! After 10 years of nagging at my sister to read the books, she actually is now! I hadn't spoken to her for months and months after giving her copies of the first 4 books and just saying 'read these, Roo, you need it in your life' and shes nearly finished 4! Shes never read books in her life!

Yay for Harry converting goodness! :D

Same with my hubby! He's never been much of a reader (and always teased me for reading Harry Potter), but he's now through the first 4, and is anxious to start 5, but we don't have it  :-\ (although I've read them, we're missing 5 & 6 for some reason, but now we're going to go out and buy them)


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Post by: mixymo on August 27, 2007 05:59:22 AM
haha one of my friends actually tried reading harry to me once. i responded by saying "shut up, that's so boring!"

:D haha and now i love it!


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Post by: PaperBag on August 27, 2007 06:05:43 AM
haha one of my friends actually tried reading harry to me once. i responded by saying "shut up, that's so boring!"

:D haha and now i love it!

hahaha my story is somewhat similar..

Friend #1: I'm reading Harry Potter! You should too! It's actually really good! I've read the first 4 books already in just 2 weeks!
ME: You're such a dork. I tried reading it before and it was totally dorky and boring. You'll never get me to read that!
Friend #2: Let's go see a movie!
ME: Okay! What do you want to go see?
Friend #2: How about Harry Potter? The 4th movie is out. I want to see it again. I promise that you'll love it!
ME: Right, or we could just go stick pencils in our eyes.

She ended up dragging me to see it (totally against my will, I assure you) but I came out on cloud 9, totally in love with this new world and all the great characters. I read all the books so fast and watched all the movies. And, as they say, the rest is history :)


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Post by: sirensrising on August 27, 2007 09:19:46 AM
I started reading it on the recommendation of my friend (I think I was able to read the first two or three books straight away so it must have been around the time they were already released). All I remember is him telling me about the letters coming to find Harry even on the little light-house island peninsula or whatever (from Philosopher's Stone), and in my head imagining, instead of letters-as-in-post, a GIANT floating alphabet letter sort of nudging a stormy lighthouse.

...:P


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Post by: idrinktea on August 27, 2007 09:25:33 AM
I actually started off with Chamber of Secrets after a classmate brought it in. I think we were doing oral book reviews to the whole class or something (we were in class 7) but for some reason I always think of it as show and tell.


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Post by: PaperBag on August 27, 2007 09:34:49 AM
Oh, has anyone dealt with the banning of Harry Potter? The first time I tried reading the books was when I was a teacher at a child care center. It was when the 5th book came out. Anyways, one of the kids there was reading the book when she'd get there after school. Several parents complained that the center was promoting witchcraft and the devil's work (or something along those lines) so HP was immediately banned from the center. I couldn't even read it during nap time.  :-\


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Post by: irasema on August 27, 2007 09:58:49 AM
i dont remember when i started reading it... i know it was before the first movie came out. maybe i had just finished LOTR and wanted more majical stuff. i actually "borrowed" a friends copy of the first one and then went from there.
My little sister loves the movies but she kept asking me a couple of the details and i told her to read the books. Finally after 5 movies dad had to go buy her the set bc i could not part with mine! it took her a month to read all 7!


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Post by: moecantsew on August 27, 2007 12:00:22 PM
I love all the when I started reading HP stories.  My girlfriend told me about them in 1999 or 2000.  She loaned me the first one and I was hooked.  I absolutely loved the first movie and my bf has been buying me the movies since!  I cannot believe that my friend told me about them, because I am the one who is usually passing out books for them to read! 


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Post by: thebakersgirl on August 27, 2007 06:39:48 PM
My mom bought the first book but decided it wasn't for her. I begged her to give it to me (I was in...first? second grade?). I read part and then lost it. My third grade teacher was OBSESSED with HP, so basically everyone in the class ended up reading them. The first three were out then; I remember my mom brought my PoA during lunch one day. I got the fourth for christmas right after it came out (we reserved it at two libraries and my mom bought it--we had three copies that Christmas. My sister ended up reading all of them, so I guess she can thank me for her own Harry Potter-ness). I got the fifth the day it came out, but lost interest between the fifth and sixth ones. I bought the sixth the day it came out, only because it was there, and immediately got hooked again. I REALLY got into after that, went to the release parties for the fifth movie and the seventh book, and that's how I got where I am today!

((wow, super long post. sorry!))


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Post by: ViolinRomance on August 27, 2007 09:33:50 PM
I can thank my mother for my addiction. She bought book 1 and 2 for me for Christmas in 1998/9? I'd never heard of them before.. and I don't think they were particularly famous (at least in Oz) before book 3. I remember sitting at a friend-of-family X-mas party and (cause Christmas is hot here) everyone was running around and playing in the pool and I was consumed by this book!! Been a fan ever since!

I introduced my boyfriend... who wouldn't read the books from the start- so we watched the movies instead!
He loved them so much that he wanted to start reading the books that continued the story (book 5 & 6 at that stage).
He had to go back to England a few months ago, so we didn't get to physically share the HP 7 experience together, but he went and bought the book in the 1st week of it being out, and saw the movie.. and now wants to read them all in order.. yay!!


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Post by: kbauer on August 28, 2007 06:00:22 AM
I'm planning on rereading the entire series after I finish my multitude of personal swaps....if I ever completely finish them. :D


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Post by: kahluakiggy on August 28, 2007 06:29:16 AM
I just started rereading the series again, now that I found my long-missing copy of SS (my mom had it.  lol)
I hated the whole idea of Harry Potter, and managed to avoid it until SS came out on DVD.  Then I showed up at my best friend's house and she was watching it.  I sat down and got hooked.  I immediately went out and got the movie and the books that were out at that time, and I've been hooked ever since.

The funny thing is, I really don't like that movie now - but then, with nothing to compare it to, it was great.  lol  I like the darker movies.


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Post by: hp_nerd on August 30, 2007 11:40:31 AM
Package comingggg, yay


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Post by: hotbettie on August 30, 2007 05:14:24 PM
great stuff, but this needs to be posted in the swap gallery. ;)


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Post by: ViolinRomance on September 06, 2007 04:29:04 PM
Hi Guys,
I'm hoping everyone can help me out..
I've had to find out that a few people have received via the gallery- and it's really quite confusing (not to mention a little annoying) doing it that way and having to chase people up.. so if you could please just go to the first post of this thread and see what your status is.. if it's right, then we're sweet, if you need to update it or it's wrong, please PM me with the new info.
Thanks everyone!
:D