Thursday, October 13, 2011

A Belated Monthly Giveaway

The early part of the month simply took on a hectic life of its own ... nine days without a blog entry, a weekend progress report and a Wentzler Wednesday report skipped over entirely, and worst of all, no monthly giveaway on the fourth. Life just happens sometimes, and you either keep pace or get barrelled over. Keeping pace, for me, meant letting go of a few leisure time activities. But I appear to be as caught up as I am likely to get, so I am picking up the various dropped threads and weaving them back into my routines. First back was the blogging over the past two days. Now I am ready to attend to the missed giveaway.

My apologies to any international stitchers who may follow this blog ... but with Election Day looming on our horizon here in the USA, I thought a giveaway of frankly patriotic charts would be appropriate. The charts are Calico Crossroads Star Spangled Scissor Finder and Trail Creek Farms House of Hallelujah. I may be in the minority but I rather like the so called off-year elections because I believe my vote in local and state elections not only has a greater impact on the outcome but that local and state election results have a greater impact on my day-to-day life. So, the question for this giveaway is a simple one: Which is more important to you: Presidential elections or state and local elections [i.e.: Congressional, Gubernatorial, State legislature and town & county races]? Why? The usual conditions will apply: leave an e-mail address in your comment if I won't be led to one by clicking on your user name; please commit to PIF any charts you might win, I'll do the drawing in the usual 10 days [10/23] and e-mail the winner.


Ana's World said...

I couldn't say one is more important than the other. I feel that both impact me. I do take my voting priviledge seriously and realized that it is a great honor. Thank you for the giveaway!

Donna's Stitching said...

I think stae and local. Thanks for the giveaway you have every month. Please enter me thanks Donna

Eva said...

Hmm......I do think that in the off year, the local elections are very, very important. Sadly, many people don't think they are and thus do not go to the polls.

thanks for the give-a-way, I especially love the star shapped scissors fob!


Linda said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I think state and local. I feel my vote counts more.


Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Not an American so don't add me to the Giveaway - but just wanted to add my twopennorth in!

Like Ana I think of the women who died so we could vote and always vote in every election, local and national.

We've always had a rightwing County Council here (we're pretty rural) and their powers were moderated when we had a left wing government. Now we have a right wing government it's double Hell for us! There is no-one to rein them in.
So for me, National Elections have more impact and I would urge people to vote in them if nothing else.
Good question!
Hey, my word verify thing begins with Yank :-) just right for an American post.

CalamityJr said...

State and local, partly because the percentage of voters is so much lower in our area that my vote really does count! Sometimes it's hard to feel that way in a major election year. Love the giveaway selections and promise to PIF if I'm the lucky recipient!

Deborah said...

I feel all elections are important and I vote in all of them. As to importance I think I would say that local and state elections are important because that is where I live. Those things affect me first.

Beauty Bonnet said...

i think both elections are important; local determines the services you get on a "personal" level; state determines the direction of your services in the future - so both!
thank you for the chance at the giveaway and i will PIF, i promise.
heymj11 atyahoo dot com

ps my word verification is 'mon acte'! my act, my vote!