Monthly Archives: November 2016

Getting Out Christmas

I woke up in the middle of last night and panicked because I needed another cat stocking (Washington moved inside). I didn’t know the whereabouts of all my notes from when I made the first six!

When I woke up this morning, I remembered that I had gone through all this trauma the last time I needed another stocking: I reverse engineered the stockings, typed it all up neatly, and put it in TWO PLACES on the internet so I could never lose it again:

Stuffed on Ravelry

eta: haha I actually said the part about never losing them again in the Ravelry description

Suffrage (maybe the most political you’ll ever see me)

When you are faced with that empty ballot, maybe take a deep breath and find some peace.

I always think about all those “I Voted” stickers on Susan B. Anthony’s headstone. Ellie and I are 19th Amendment people. Her bedroom window is loaded with “I Voted” stickers.

Then I think about the woman who were kept from practicing their constitutional right to vote for another 40 years after the 19th Amendment passed.

Then I mark my ballot.

PS Don’t forget to flip your ballot over and check the back! Alabama has 14 amendments back there. Edited to Add: Baldwin county has five more that I wasn’t ready for! Also, (like in New York) no ballot selfies allowed in Alabama!
PPS Edited again to add: Selvage has an interesting article about prison embroidery by suffragettes.
PPPS One more: Susan B. Anthony’s cemetery is open late tonight to accommodate the steady crowd of visitors.