Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Exercising my franchise (and a giveaway)

It's November!  I'm still not entirely sure where all the time goes, but we're due for another giveaway here on my wee blog and this month I have some fun handmade jewelry to kick us off.

I'm giving away this necklace from Lady Sisyphus' Free Time.  Lady Sisyphus brings together all sorts of beads and charms into some really delightful pieces, and she crochets too. *softly chants 'one of us! one of us!*

This necklace is a generous 38in long and will come with a set of coffee bean stitch markers....

... and one of these sets of earrings.

So I did notice that today is November 2nd, but this time I'm starting a day late deliberately.  I don't think anyone in the US can be in ignorance that today is election day.  I don't want to get into the politics of who and what to vote for or against.  I just hope that everyone who can does. 

So, this time, to enter into this drawing, comment that you voted.  If you're a US citizen, have you voted in this mid-term election?  If yes? Comment!  If you're not from the US, did you vote in the most recent government election? If yes, feel free to comment as well.  I'll take comments through Friday and then announce the winner on Saturday.  And if green and blue isn't your style, check out the Rav group to see what I'm offering there.

That's it, nothing more complicated than that and making sure that there's a way for me to reach you if you win.  Now, for me, I have to go to bed so I can get up bright and early so I can exercise my franchise and then run some errands.  There's lots to do and I have another festival to do in less than 2 weeks!

Oh, and to note a little milestone. My shop has reached 600 listings sold. :)


Anonymous said...

Thank you for this! I believe it is important to remind people to exercise their right to vote, because it is such a valuable right. I'm not from the US, but I always vote both in national and local elections.
Congrats on the store milestone, too!
ilina (on ravelry)

Anonymous said...

I voted!!!!!

Jan H said...

I voted! So many contests, the ballot was two-sided!

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

I voted. I had a long rant about the campaigning, but decided to spare everyone. Our ballot was 5 pages, 2 sided on all pages.

OneOfTheHive (Heidi) said...

Saw your blog post and I just wanted to say that I voted and had a bit of a moment at the polling place this evening.

Here in the county that I live in, one of the State Senate hopefuls is one of my doctors. I had no idea that he lives in the town that I am from, and low and behold, he was there this evening at the polling place shaking hands on the way out... he's seen me for many years and in very embarrassing situations. OF COURSE he saw me and said hello. I died and then wished him good luck and headed to my car with a very red face. It's strange seeing your OB/GYN out in public and not in scrubs/white doctors coats.

oneofthehive at gmail dot com

rogue1 said...

I voted, but it was unpleasant this year. No one candidate seems either competent or dedicated.