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« on: November 02, 2004 03:14:05 PM »

Like booglass' debating and knitting board, what are you going to be crafting tonight (after you vote, of course), as you watch the election results coming in?  Hopefully it won't be as long of night as it was during the last presidential election!

I am going to be making goodies for the vintage swap as well as making beaded and felt pins.





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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2004 03:44:38 PM »

Good topic! I'm working on a gigantic, overly complicated purse. Sewing is good because I'll be pinning it together in the tv room and then I can take it to my sewing machine in the bedroom whenever I need a break from the pundits. I'll also be drinking many beers. We'll see how that works out with the sewing. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2004 03:54:14 PM »

I will try to work on some embroidery maybe make a tea towel with a hula girl, that should keep me calm as i watch the results come in, but i might travel to copely sq in Boston and take lots of photos instead 
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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2004 04:05:42 PM »

I will finally finish crocheting my sister's leg warmers that I've put aside for a spell while watching the results come in...that or work on my purse for the craftalong Smiley Or practice more on my embroidery, all while sipping on bailey's on ice...yum yum yum  Grin

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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2004 04:10:41 PM »

I will be working on bottle cap pins.  I should clean my room, but I'd rather make something.  Too many tests recently have made me feel very uncreative!!
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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2004 04:18:41 PM »

I NEED to be finishing up the speaker lightboxes from Readymade tonight, but instead Im going to goof off and work on my houndstooth scarf. ACK! Those light boxes are supposed to hang in a show this sat, and Ive only got as far as gutting 1 speaker. Ive got a LOT of work to do.
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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2004 04:22:31 PM »

I really think I need to do something!  I'm sitting at work, compusively checking the early exit poll results. 

I may try to reconstruct my purse I fudged up last night.  Or, maybe I'll do some knitting, since that always calms me.
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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2004 05:08:35 PM »

I'm going to be knitting purses (eyelash yarn style - I'll try to eventually post pics).  They're done in simple garter stitch so hopefully the monotony will calm me...
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« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2004 06:07:22 PM »

i'm gettin nervous....i hope my man wins....we wont get into who it is since i dont want to start a huge fight.....although i did see a cute shirt today that said "Vote Bush Get Dick"..lol. hm...gave it away. anyhow, I'm making some stuff for the pringle can swap...pins and earrings and such
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« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2004 10:45:54 PM »

I'll be setting up at Art vs. Craft this weekend so I've been:
gluing pinbacks onto pin fronts
gluing earing posts onto earing fronts
and cutting up CDs

All the while the tv's been on mute (a better way to enjoy the coverage ;-) and I've been playing non-politically biased music.  I waited in line for about an hour to vote today, and I've been getting at least 8 or 10 political calls a day.  Never move to a swing state, but enjoy your crafty distractions!
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« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2004 10:56:01 PM »

Madebykris- I live in a swing state too (IA) and I'm too worked up to sleep.  I tried crafting, but all of my attempts got botched.  I have a hard enough time cutting a straight line without being worked up...lol 
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« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2004 12:07:59 PM »

I made marble pins, marble hair clips, and marble magnets for my BF's band.  They are all of the bands logo.  They are prototypes for merch to try to sell at their next show.   We'll see how it goes.  How much do you think they could sell individual marble items for?  I was thinking 50 cents for the magnets, 75 cents-$1.00 for the hair clips and the pins?
Its been a long night and morning for us here on the East Coast awaiting the results to roll in.                 ~M
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« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2004 12:37:34 PM »

I worked a little bit on a scarf for a friend, but I mainly just worked on calc.
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« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2004 12:45:44 PM »

I knitted most of a shrug (from the advertising section of the latest vogue knitting) while watching.  I kinda felt like I was fiddling as rome burned.
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« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2004 12:51:24 PM »

melidomi, so true! I didn't end up getting much sewing done. I mostly stared at the TV in shock. And smoked many cigarettes.
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« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2004 03:55:55 PM »

Madebykris- I live in a swing state too (IA) and I'm too worked up to sleep.  I tried crafting, but all of my attempts got botched.  I have a hard enough time cutting a straight line without being worked up...lol 

Hey!  I'm in Iowa, too.  Cedar Falls, actually.  Where abouts are you?
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« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2004 06:51:58 PM »

Hey!  I'm in Iowa, too.  Cedar Falls, actually.  Where abouts are you?

I live about 20 northwest of Des Moines.  Glad to see there are more craftsters from Iowa!!
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« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2004 09:25:21 PM »

I crocheted, and went to bed early.  But I was sick.  If I'd been feeling better, I'm sure I'd have stayed up with my husband and crafted my little heart away.

Darn Iowans.  Now see, if you'd just move to Nebraska, you wouldn't have to put up with living in a swing state, and it isn't much different here...  Well, unless you're a liberal.  Then you can vote every election, hold your breath and die from asphyxiation and it never counts for a wooden nickel.  But, as I've said before, the only wasted vote is from someone who could have voted but didn't.  It IS sometimes a little frightening to know that out of every 10 people I meet, only about 2 of them agree with me.  (And also to know how those numbers crunch down to me and the other four people in my office...) 

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« Reply #18 on: November 03, 2004 09:36:15 PM »

Lothruin, I know exactly how you feel... but on the other side of the "political divide."  I'm a Republican living in the San Francisco Bay Area.  I went to Berkeley, and did not remain a closeted conservative for long.  I've been bashed, threatened, attacked (physically and verbally), put down, unfairly graded, scoffed at, etc.  It's hard being the black sheep in a sea of white, fluffy wool.  But, it's taught me a different respect and tolerance of other people's opinions, and taught me to truly think for myself.  When you're part of the "majority" it's easy to stop thinking and just go with the flow.  Good for you for holding firm in your beliefs, despite being one of few like you in your area.

And I know how it feels to vote, yet know that your issue/candidate isn't going to win in your area anyway.  But, any person who says "My state always votes X way, so I'm not going to bother voting since it won't make a difference" is sadly misguided.  Sometimes elections are decided on a handful of voters.  Sometimes things change.  And if everyone who felt that their vote didn't really count didn't show up, they'd be doing a major disservice to their views.  If nothing else, it shows the other side that not everyone supports them.  Will that make a difference?  Maybe not, but maybe so, to someone.  And voting is not a priveledge, it's a right that everyone should exercise, lest it somehow gets taken away.  Besides, people have no right to complain if they didn't at least attempt to have their voice heard.
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« Reply #19 on: November 03, 2004 10:15:40 PM »

I haven't yet been attacked physically, but only because I'm mean-lookin'.  (Well, OK, I already mentioned in another thread that I'm a tree-hugger, so I know you won't believe me.  I'm not THAT mean-lookin'.)  I've been sworn at, threatened, and as recently as yesterday called treasonous a la Ann Coulter (spit spit hiss hiss nreow!).  People can disagree with me all they want.  I love my country, and part of that is freedom of speech.  There are only a couple of things that get me riled up.  One is when someone questions my patriotism, and the second is when someone tells me I'm just lucky I live in a country where I can say those kinds of things.  (It isn't luck, baby, it's my civic duty!)  Unfortunately, both of those things happen pretty regularly.  But that's OK, I kind of enjoy getting riled up.  Wink

I only disagree with you about one thing.  (Well, one thing out of what you posted.  I'm guessing we probably disagree on a lot...)  Voting:  Its not a right, either.  It's a patriotic obligation.  Cheesy
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« Reply #20 on: November 04, 2004 09:41:02 AM »

I only disagree with you about one thing.  (Well, one thing out of what you posted.  I'm guessing we probably disagree on a lot...)  Voting:  Its not a right, either.  It's a patriotic obligation.  Cheesy

I take back what I said.  Patriotic obligation is more like it.
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