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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Do You Know The Way To Singapore?

Alone in his dungeon office, after another gruelling day of exploding cauldrons, berating children, and punishing leech-peeling detention supervisions, Sevvy now relaxes in his own special way in front of his mirror....Karaoke Snape!!!

"And now for a bit of Burt Bacharach music, Ladies and Gentlemen..." *Swishes his wand and the music begins to play...*

"Do you know the way to Singapore?
I've been away so long. I may go wrong and splinch myself.
Do you know the way to Singapore?
I'm going back to find some peace of mind in Singapore.

Hogwarts is a great big Azkaban.
With a hundred ghosts all hangin' 'round.
In a week, maybe two, I'll get the heck out
Weeks turn into years. How quick they pass.
And all the dreams that never were
Because of Lily's foolishness.

Do you know the way to Singapore?
They've got a lot of space. There'll be a place where I can stay.
I was born and raised at Spinner's End
(That was a drag. I have to say.)

Fame and fortune never found me.
That Brat-Boy Potter stole it all
With a dream of Merlin's Order on my wall.
Dreams turn into dust and blow away
And there you are without a friend
You pack your broom and fly away

I've got lots of friends in Singapore.
Do you know the way to Singapore?
Cant wait to get back to Singapore."

This Snape is right now headed for Singapore with a promise of bottomless Singapore Slings once he arrives.
I hope he remembers to send us a postcard!!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Peace Work Needlepoint Pillow

About a month ago I bought a needlepoint kit from ebay which was so way retro cool I knew I had to make it.
The kit was called "Peace Work" designed by Judith Gross and it was dated 1971.
Here's a photo of the kit.

So, I finally finished it and got a pillow form and used a really thick dark green felt for the back and made a spiffy pillow.
I did change the design somewhat. I really love it!!! (Please click on the photo to enlarge it).

I used the same peace sign graph that I did for my striped peace laundry duffle bag.
The smiley is supposed to be like a sun with it's rays shining down.