Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day

In honor of Election Day, Polly and I decided to have a small give-away. As our genre is "Americana" we think of it as our patriotic duty. In spite of differences and, you know, politics...... isn't it wonderful that we do have the right to vote! Let's never take it for granted. Bill and I voted by absentee ballot this year; a first. I plan to drive by the local polling place soon just to see the activity. I worked the last two Presidential elections as a poll worker. If you ever have the time or inclination - it is a heartening way to spend the day. Comment below before midnight tonight and you will be in the drawing for 2 yards each of the selected "Flag Day Farm" and a charm pack of "American Primer" (do you see a theme?). No political endorsements, no agenda, just being grateful we live in a Democracy. Thanks everyone. Laurie

59 comments:

Felicia said...

voted today and was very excited to do so.No lines or rain.More time to sew!

debbie said...

America the beautiful!! VOTED!! So grateful for where we live!!

Pauline said...

My hubby and I mailed our absentee ballots last week. What exciting times we live in! Would love to win your giveaway! Thank you.

maggiesfarm said...

Voted weeks ago and I'm still elated. I hope tomorrow is a happy day.

Screen Door said...

I voted today and it was my daughter's first election to vote in--"Mom... I want my picture taken...I want to remember this..." Kind of great that it means something to her....a memory.

Sherri said...

I voted last week in early voting, and both of my voting aged college student children voted absentee ballot! And...I would love to win your giveaway. I just love the snippets I've seen of the new "Flag Day Farm"...and love, love, love "American Primer" as well!

the purple plum said...

This is the first time I have voted and cannot wait to watch all the coverage tonight.Love your blog and all of the great fabrics.Michelle

Laura said...

I also voted absentee ballot as we are a military family and recently moved. I appreciate my ability to exercise my right to vote and I appreciate your post on the importance of the voting process.

Sinta said...

Let's hear it for the Red, White and Blue! I will run and vote during my lunch-time today. Please enter my into your drawing... I love your fabric collections!

Alicia said...

I voted today! I hope our red,white and blue flag keeps its shape and doesn't turn into that round thing!

John said...

Thanks for hosting the giveaway! Fortunately, we have early voting here in North Carolina ... I did my civic duty on Saturday morning!

Tammy said...

Voted this morning & only took 5 minutes...got a free cup of coffee to boot!

I would love to win these wonderful items!

Mar said...

dropped my ballot off. I worked the elections for about 5 years, it is very rewarding and exciting! Would love to win this wonderful gift!

Snippen' Threads said...

Heading for the polls after work. My voting precinct is an 1800's schoolhouse out in the "country" - I just love it! Hooray for the Red, White, and Blue!!

pdudgeon said...

i stood in line in the wind and cold and rain for three hours to vote today. everyone around me was very glad to be able to vote, and we all agreed that the turn out was nothing short of amazing!
no one expected this. I love your new fabric line!

Connie, Town Bees Beekeeper said...

I was Voter #69 in my small town. A little rain, no lines and so glad to have the opportunity to vote.

Robin said...

I voted last Wednesday and am blissfully waiting to hear who will lead us for the next four years. I think pdudgeon should win your drawing because they weren't deterred by the terrible weather and wait, an inspiration to us all.

suz said...

Hooray for the Red, White & Blue - and the right to VOTE! We'll be going after work - a great time to see all our friends and neighbors. I just picked up a small packet of American Primer (4 fabrics) and certainly would love more! Love your fabrics

Richelle said...

Voted last week! Democracy is wonderful!

Robin C said...

I voted this morning in Richmond Virginia. Got there at 6am and had to wait for 1 1/2 hours. I was so glad we went early. Yes, Democracy lives in the USA.

love the fabrics and your website/blog.

Robin

sandi said...

voted on the first day of early voting - good size crowd! thanks for the patriotic giveaway! Bravo America! sandi setelzrow@grandecom.net

julia said...

Hi,
even if I live "far far away over the pond" I avidly follow the election campaign - as the US politics have an impact to the whole world it seems a "duty" to me to be informed.
I'm so glad to live in a democracy and to have a right to vote - but I do also think that everybody has the civil duty to do so...if not democracy can't work...
Well, enough said ;o). Please, put me in the draw...I love your fabric designs!!!
Cheers, Julia
P.S.: I'm so glad that I have found an online shop in Europe that carries your beau-ti-ful twill tape...it's adorably cute!

PamKittyMorning said...

I voted absentee as well, first time ever. I need to drive by my polling place to see how it is there. There are tons around my neighborhood so I dont' suspect it would be too bad.

Pat said...

I voted this morning. God Bless The USA.

Marsha said...

Voted this afternoon!
News showed looonnnng lines but I just walked in and got my ballot and took care of business!
God Bless America!
Liberty, MO

DebrafromMD said...

I have never seen such a strong voter turnout at our polling station (and I voted at an off hour). It was wonderful to see so many people engaged in the election process.

Carrie P. said...

Yeah for the red, white, and blue and for the freedom to vote.

Becky said...

How right you are that we live in a country where we can vote, where we have a choice! I too voted absentee. Heading up to sew!

Dandelion Quilts said...

I definitely voted today! Thanks for the giveaway!

Lizzie said...

I too,voted by absentee ballot. Would love to win that beautiful fabric. count me in. Love your blog!

Lizzie

Jeanne said...

I was number 888 at my voting place today. There were lots of college age people in line which I thought was great. Thanks for the chance at your lovely giveaway.

lovetostitch said...

Yep, also an absentee voter, but have been registered voter for 33, soon as I was old enough. We won't always agree on everything, but, hey - that's one of the reasons we have such a great country!! God bless each and every one, especially our military that keep watch so that we can live free.
And a big thank you to you, Laurie and Polly - I am a huge fan of your patriotic fabrics!!

Joycemcushing said...

Voted in warmth and sunshine today! We live in a great country!
I love you fabrics. Thanks for doing a giveaway!

cherie said...

We voted at 9 this morning. My name was in the book TWICE! I tried to vote twice, but they weren't having it. Not a long line at my polling place, but a steady turn out. I agree with Laurie. I used to work the polls years ago, but stopped once we went on sabbatical. I loved it. Should do it again!

MM said...

I voted! I voted!

mamabug said...

There are certainly some big issues here in Northern California to vote on this year. Plenty of local races too. Voted after work and things were buzzing around there. Thanks for the chance of more fabric. Love your spread in the new McCall's Quilting!!!! Kathie k.bugbee@att.net

Lindenhaus said...

I voted absentee a couple weeks ago. For me, it will be good when this election is over. I've been a political junkie! The fabrics are lovely. I love all that you two do!

from little acorns said...

Hi Lauri!,
You know me!. . . Love those wovens! (& all you do!) Thank for doing such a wonderful giveaway! How fun!
Happy Election Day!
xo, Bren

Vickie E said...

I voted! It was an interesting experience as a guy in line realized his wife voted absentee but was still on the list to vote. I kid you not. He got pretty upset saying 'how many other people can vote twice?' etc. I thought they would arrest him! that's Ohio for you.

Nancy in MT said...

Jim and I also voted by absentee. The waiting is more than I can take, I'm drinking a glass of wine and not watching any results yet.
Love the fabric giveaway. Nancy

debbie said...

God bless America and Polly & Laurie! Love all of your fabrics and your Americana themes! My little 5 yo grandson was interviewed on TV yesterday, the reporter asked him what the difference was between the 2 candidates for President. He said one has white hair and one has brown hair!!So simple! LOL! Thanks for your giveaway!

Kathie said...

I voted at 715 am and walked right in and voted.
great giveaway!
thanks

kjb139 said...

Love your website, your work and your blog!!! You are soooo right, we should NEVER take for granted what it is like to live in this country and the wonderful rights we all share!

Kathy, in the Pilgrim State!!!
Massachusetts

Auntie Pami said...

I voted the day I received my absentee ballot. Having lived in other countries, the US is the best!

Gretchen said...

Voted Friday in Georgia and waited 5 hours! I love your new fabric line and can't wait to find the perfect project for Flag Day Farm!

QuiltingFitzy said...

God Bless America!

Please enter my name too, and thanks for your generosity.

Vicky said...

What a fun give-away on election day! I vote by mail, too. Didn't want to fight the crowds at the polls this year.

johshe1241 said...

Jack and I both worked the polls today-very busy!
Hope I win.
Sheila

johshe1241 said...

Jack and I just got back from working the polls-very busy.
Hope I win!
Sheila

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I am also very grateful to live in a democracy.

Kim said...

Voted and so excited!!! Would love to be considered for the giveaway! Love the blog! Thanks!

Ballard Chick said...

I like to vote in person because I enjoy seeing the folks who work in my precinct and also getting the chance to see my neighbors. My polling place is in a church up the street. My niece and nephew and I went to vote at the same time this morning. I saw several neighbors there. After I voted I was given an "I voted" sticker that I placed proudly on my coat, I also received a bag of homebaked cookies from the women at the church. It was a wonderful way to start the morning.

MJinMichigan said...

I voted today too and only had about a half hour.I would love to win your new fabric.  I love all of your lines, especially the red, white and blue ones.

lucie said...

I voted at our township hall tonight. It had a crowded room of about 15 people and a couple of them worked there! Hope I win!!

BonnieN said...

Voted today also! Was so proud to do so too! Is that fabric the same as shown in that bag sitting on your bed in Houston? It looked so elegant! Thanks,your fabric is the best.

primjillie said...

What beautiful fabric - I love it! Is the fabric for sale yet? No long lines for my voting either, except here in California it always seems too late!

Kathy said...

I voted today and I was proud of our country for the right that we have TO vote! Last time I was voter #62. Today, I went the same time of day and was voter 992! I would not want to live anywhere else in the world. USA USA USA!!!

Brenda said...

I voted! I am so glad I did... I am grateful for the privilege of casting my vote. Thanks for the giveaway ...a great end to a great day! =)

Up North Cottage said...

Voting brought tears to my eyes today, both at the school where I work that is also a polling place, where the line was full of neighbors chatting animatedly, and at my own polling place, remarkably free of lines. How thoughtful of you to think of us and entice us with a giveaway on the day of such an important democratic ritual. Good luck with the new fabric line!

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