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(Alright. I truly am terrible and this month has gotten away from me. Between the house-selling and moving and residency appointment and unpacking and the general insanity that has been the past month or so, I sort of turned in Giftfest and then promptly forgot it was happening. Because I am terrible.)

ANYWAYS.

My gift posted and IT IS AMAZING AND PERFECT AND I AM SO SO SO SO HAPPY.

See, I got a mystery gift in the mail. Sender's name was a bit illegible, the packing list smeared with damp. Truly, it was a Mystery.

And my husband, practical man that he is, said no Mystery Packages until Christmas.

And of course, when I did realise my gift had posted on SSHG-Giftfest, and THAT THAT WAS WHAT WAS PROBABLY IN THE MYSTERY PACKAGE I promptly lost my shit and my husband is the best best best best BEST ever because he did this for me.

[livejournal.com profile] kerravonsen, darling, you made my written up present come to life, so my husband wanted to show you just how much we appreciate it....

Photo spam!!!


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Ex-Professor Snape hangs out in the library...and of course Crookshanks is there. (He insisted. He also insisted on stealing my Slytherin socks. Silly man.)
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(Opening the mystery package, while I bounced around taking photos like a lunatic...)
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(Really? A present for Severus Snape?)
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Whatever can Miss Granger have gotten him?
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Carefully peeling back the beautiful paper...
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I LOVE THE TAG!! (it's going to go on my super special craft room bulletin board!!)
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Snape loves the scarf - won't let me touch it and tells me it is soft, soft, soft, just like the story! (he's read it all...)
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Trying things on for size...he says. Scarf-thief!! (Well I guess technically it's Snape's, so...?)
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Just another loop...
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A perfect fit!!!

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You made Snape smile!!! :-D
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I LOVE IT!!!! (And I don't look entirely crazed here lol) IT'S SO SOFT! SO FLUFFY!! I'M GOING TO LOVE IT FOREVER AND EVER AND EVER AND I AM GOING TO WEAR IT TOMORROW WHEN I GO OUT I wore it tonight until I started cooking lol

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I guess I count as a Muggle-clothes Granger, right? Sharing our beautiful scarf!!
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Smiles all around!!! ♥♥
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(SERIOUSLY SO HAPPY!!!)

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(And Pensieve loves the paper! She sat in it for a while, very very happy with the world.)
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Happy Snangers :)
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Smoochy OTP time!

in short... I LOVE MY PRESENT!!! IT IS SO AMAZING AND WELL-LOVED!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!

Date: 2015-12-26 07:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] toblass.livejournal.com
Lucky gal you are to receive such a wonderful and thoughtful gift!

And then how perfect it is that your hubby is such an awesome guy as well??????

Date: 2015-12-26 07:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dragoon811.livejournal.com
IT IS AN AMAZING GIFT!!!I love it so much!!!

And he IS awesome lol. I'm so glad he suggested he get into costume, it made a wonderful gift even more special!!

Date: 2015-12-26 08:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] adelaidearcher.livejournal.com
This is the best post ever! I love it, and your hubby is a star!

Date: 2015-12-26 08:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dragoon811.livejournal.com
Aaaah!! Thank you!! it's such a wonderful, amazing gift and I feel so bloody lucky and I just ♥♥♥♥

(and he really is!!)

Date: 2015-12-26 04:06 pm (UTC)
delphipsmith: (wand-waving)
From: [personal profile] delphipsmith
I think you might win the prize for Best Response to Gift Ever :) Photos are awesome, thank you for sharing, and for linking to your post from the main fest. A nice bonus!

Date: 2015-12-28 09:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sparrowspark.livejournal.com
YOU GUYS ARE SO CUTE I CAN'T EVEN RIGHT NOW.

Happy holidays yo x

Date: 2016-01-13 02:55 am (UTC)
kerravonsen: Stone egg on moss: "Art is Life, Life is Art" (art)
From: [personal profile] kerravonsen
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!
(dances around in happy dance)
You got it! You liked it!
You re-enacted it!!

(Apologies for the delayed response; first I was away for Christmas, then I got a horrible cold.)

Yes, it is very soft. I had a lot of trouble finding the right yarn that was both VERY dark and VERY soft. And part of that was realizing that crochet does not make a soft scarf; yes, I had originally intended to crochet it, because I'm faster at crochet than at loom-knitting. But double knitting on a rectangular loom makes a really soft and thick scarf, so, loom-knit it was (after unravelling all the crochet).

So glad you like the tag. I cannot claim to have made it, alas; I just made the writing on it. Multiple attempts at that, too, while I tried to find a font and font-size that evoked Hermione's writing; you will notice that the writing is on paper which is stuck onto the tag.

As you will have noticed in the SSHG post, it was originally - as per the description in the story - inside a box which was then wrapped and tagged. I did not include the box in the parcel because it would have taken more space, been difficult to post, and the box probably would not have survived the journey. So I just re-wrapped the scarf (with the tag inside), and posted it like that. Fortunately, I delayed posting it a bit (so it would arrive closer to Christmas) and my Sekrit Helper [livejournal.com profile] toblass was able to tell me of your change of address before I posted it. But I got all anxious that it wouldn't arrive.

But it did!

YAY!

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