Friday, July 15, 2011

I'm Going To Hogwarts!

It's must be true, I have my acceptance letter and everything!
I've been holding out on you guys with this nugget, I've been waiting for today. What's today, you ask? Well hello, sillies! It's the beginning of the end, the premier day of the last Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II!
This mind blowing piece of embroidery is what I received in the most recent Phat Quarter swap, the theme this time was books. Naturally, my favorite book of all time is Harry Potter. My partner for this half of the swap is the Crafty & Devious, Gemma! She made me an embroidery of epic proportions and sent it to California all the way from Australia!
I almost wept when I opened this letter. Seriously, I had to put it down and take a few laps around the house. It's addressed to meeeeeee! Meeeeeee!
You guys! Would you look at this?! Gah, all that metallic floss! I'm gobsmacked, every stitch is perfect! Just under the Hogwarts 'letterhead' is the name of the most loved Headmaster of all time, Albus Dumbledore, along with his title which Gemma stitched in gold, silk floss, it's gorgeous. If you're not familiar, here's Professor Dumbledore's title in it's entirety:

Headmaster: Albus Dumbledore
(Order of Merlin, First Class, Grand Sorcerer, Chief Warlock,
Supreme Mugwump, International Confederation of Wizards)

This picture is for scale, I know it can sometimes be hard to tell the size of things when you see pictures on the Internet. This piece is large, 8"x11"! Epic indeed!

I'm framing this piece, it's going on the wall. For the rest of my life.

I've never been so excited to go to school, I can't wait for September! I'm excited to get to Diagon Alley and pick up my supplies. You know - wand, robes, cauldron, books and pet. Oo-ooh! What should I get, an owl? A rat? A kitty?

Wait. What? Hogwarts isn't real? Get outta town, of course it is!
Right?
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right?
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right guys?


So! Who's going to see the movie this weekend? Did anyone go to the midnight premier last night? I'm excited to see this movie, it's been a long ride and I'm kind of sad to see it end, but also stoked to see the story play out.

 The saga isn't exactly over you know, there's a whole new world opening soon, have you heard of Pottermore yet?? OoOoOoh, looks goooood!
Discuss.

oxo,
Lisa

6 comments:

keNi said...

that's so stinkin' cute! and i just saw your wynken, blynken, & nod on feeling stitchy! can you say AMAZING!!!!

Lisa Leggett said...

Oh Wow!! Thanks for the heads up about Feeling Stitchy, Keni, I had no idea!!

Crystal Rhew Staley said...

I love this!! And so jealous!! I want to go to Hogwarts, too!!

Becky said...

You are such a sweet dork!!! I love your letter of acceptance. Such skillful stitchings.

Beth Rang said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful stitching of the children's book cover, and the letter from Hogwarts. What an incredible present!!!

Hope you got to see the movie and enjoy it!

Another Potter fan,
Beth

beadgirl said...

I'm so jealous -- I wanna go to Hogwarts too!