Sunday, October 24, 2010
The seven Horcruxes. The Horcruxes were created as a way to give Voldemort everlasting life. As long as a Horcrux exists, he will be able to live. In order to create Horcrux, Voldemort had to murder someone.
Harry Potter. Created when Harry's parents were killed.
Nagini. Bertha Jorkins died which created the Nagini Horcrux.
Tom Riddle's Diary. Created when Moaning Myrtle died.
Marvolo Gaunt's Ring. This was a special Horcrux. Not even Voldemort knew that the stone in the ring was the Resurrection Stone--one of the three Deathly Hallows. Voldemort killed his own father to create this Horcrux.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Well, I'm happy to report that since the first class of beginner basket weaving filled so fast at the LYS, that they scheduled a new one. My mom and I were both able to get into the class. We went last night, and the class ran over and hour just so everyone could be sure to go home with a completed basket. Jill, our instructor, was real sweet to stay so long and be so patient with all the new weavers.
I learned so much, and my thumbs are still sore from pulling and tucking and weaving all those reeds. I had so much fun though, that I spent hours today researching where to get a good deal on more basket weaving supplies. My research paid off, and I'll be calling and placing my order tomorrow. Oct 30, I'll try to get together with my mother and make another basket.
My plan is to make one or two more of these neat little baskets, and then try my hand at a larger basket to put by a changing table to hold diapers and baby clothes in easy reach. Anyway, that is the plan. I'll see how I do. It took four hours with an instructor at our elbow to make this basket. I'm hoping it doesn't take too much longer than that to make another basket.
My beautiful creation was made with a moss green reed, while my mother used a pretty purple reed. I can't wait to try to make another.