Monday, November 3, 2008

Backwoods meet Washington, DC!

I live in the country. Or as the politicians call it "Rural America". I'm talkin' backwoods. Boondocks. Hinterland. I'd have to walk through many a corn field or cow pasture to find "Main Street". Basically, I live in the boonies.




But some excitin' stuff is happenin' here in the sticks. (By the way, I feel the need to drop my g's just to give you the full sense of how country I am.)





I'm off to Washington, D.C. to be part of a panel of American voters for the Associated Press. Remember when I told you all about this before?

Well, I am one of those pollsters you read about in newspapers. Ya know . . . "according to the AP/Yahoo News poll . . .". I'm one of two thousand Americans that those Yahoos, er . . . um . . . I mean news organizations have been following regarding the Presidential campaign since last November. And, they have invited a few of us to be part of an online streaming video cast during election night.

So, please go here Tuesday evening to watch. I really have no idea what I'll be doing. Well, I have some idea. I mean I know I won't be at a round table with current world leaders. And, I know that I won't be picking my nose. But anything in between is really fair game. Won't you please check it out? Please?




And if that isn't exciting enough for this backwoods family, Razor is racing in the NATIONAL championship adventure race this weekend! Dude! The top 100 teams in the nation will be battling it out and my little smoochie-dupie-do is one of them. I'm so proud.


But wait there is more.

Those three quilts pictured are the three quilts I'm giving away! I'm sewing the binding on the first one pictured and as soon as that is done the contest will begin. I'm shooting for next Monday.

::Ommmmmm:: ::Ooooommmmm:: I'm in a yoga pose practicing deep breathing and careful meditation.

Peace,
dana

48 comments:

tara said...

Goodness. Where to start? First, lets hear it for the boonies!! Woohoo!
How much fun are you going to have?! I am holding my breath until the election is over.
The quilts look fab, dude. I cant wait to see more.

Juli M said...

Congrats on the pollster thingy! I think it will be a lot of fun! Hope Razor has a fantastic showing this event :-) YEAH!!! So, excited about those gorgeous quilts! Woo hoo!

Tine said...

Sounds exciting..the poll-thing! And the quilts!!! Aaaawwwww, they look ....*sigh*...... oh so beautiful!!!

KrisinTN said...

I found your blog through seekatiesew.blogspot.com. I love the quilts that you've shown, and I think it is super cool that you are one of "those people" we always hear about. How do we sign up to be in your quilt giveaways?

pescbrico said...

Cannot wait to see the final result on those quilts! :)

Linn said...

How exciting (both the political stuff and the quilts!) Have fun on the panel and good luck with finishing the quilt...maybe you should bring a quilting hoop along to the panel and really represent the backwoods!

Bill and Christina said...

Those quilts look beautiful!

Jeanette M said...

Love the quilts. Once again you have done a beautiful job! Good luck at the election coverage. It's been a tough decision year and any way it goes you will officially be part of our political history. Go Boondogglers!! I live in a semi rural area and urban sprawl has been creeping up on us the last 15 years. The hills around you look gorgeous. Wish there was still running room here. Take advantage while you can.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Um Dana - The quilts/quilting look amazing! Enjoy sewing the bindings on - one of my favorite parts :)

Wow for Razor! Hope he gets lots of rest this week!

Tomorrow night - I will have to look you up again - are you just gone for the day? fun times - you really packed a punch in this post! I live in the boonies too, but with a different sort of hick :)

Amylouwho said...

Hey! good luck to razor, and good luck to you! Have a fun time in the city! D.C. is so pretty at night with the monuments all lit up. Hopefully you will have a minute to enjoy that too!

Pink Lemonade Bags said...

Have fun tomorrow, be safe, the boondocks rule, GO RAZOR, peace and sewing serenity being sent your way. Did I forget anything? Hugs and love your way!

Denissa said...

WOW...how exciting! Good luck in DC, and how exciting for Razor!
Can't wait to see the quilts, they look amazing!

Salem Stitcher said...

Wow! Y'all are going big time! Congratulations. I'll check the TV tomorrow night so I can say "y'all look! I know her!"

Have fun!

mandy said...

Cool Have fun in DC! I think I am going to have a get together with some friends tues to watch the results!

Elissa said...

go rural america! what an incredible experience... and, i have to admit, was glad to hear that the contest is coming as i was feeling very teased with those gorgeous photos... they all look GORGEOUS! can't wait!

Scottish Nanna said...

Good luck with the poll thing.Your quilts look Gorgeous.
Hugs Mary.

purplegiraffes said...

That sounds so exciting. The election stuff AND the racing stuff, I mean. The quilt excitement just goes without saying.

Hoping all the yoga Oooommmmmmmming is effective (works for me...)

kirsten said...

Oh, craziness, Dana! I will be checking out your election link tomorrow but let's face it...the mere notion of another quilt giveaway is the real reason my pulse is racing. The election--it's more important, right? Right?

Anyway, best of luck to your family with everything that's going on! Have fun!

Kelly said...

Okay! So I am sooo ready to see these quilts in full!! FABULOUS!!
I live in Canada and my mom is in the States so we have been watching the pols and the election stuff quite closely! Good luck in whatever they have you do and I can't wait til Monday!!
Your blog is lovely...my daughter and son especially like to dance while I read about what you've been up to! Thanks for blogging!
Kel

amanda said...

wow...wow and wow!

Dandelion Quilts said...

You folks are busy! Have fun. I love the quilts, btw. LOVE the cheerfulness.

sarah, rsm said...

i'll be tunin' in on tuesday night!! good luck!

Tara said...

WOW!!! I just free motion qulited for THE FIRST TIME last night and I can't imagine how complicated those designs are...one day I'll get there :) Those are beautiful, can't wait to enter the drawing

Leslie said...

I have written myself a note to watch the streaming video tomorrow night. Looking forward to it. You go, girl friend!!!

Disneyscrapper said...

It sounds like you are in for an exciting time! Have fun. The quilts look AMAZING!!!!! I can't wait for the give away. Oh my I hope I win...... Your talent inspires me.

Cheryl said...

Wow! How fun! I hope you have a great time! And I love those quilts, you've certainly been busy!

Abbie said...

oh yay, you're coming out to my neck of the woods. well not really, but close enough. I can't wait for your quilt giveaway, and not just one this time, but 3!! In the meantime. I am having a quilt giveaway of my own. Everyone is welcome to enter! I love giveaways, being the giver and the receiver!!

Mom said...

What an exciting time . . . I can't wait to hear about it all.

Artfulife said...

Just grabbed a paper towel to wipe the drool off the computer desk. LoL. Seriously though one of those quilts would have been amazing but THREE? THREE!!! Just too much fun.

Hope you have a great time during the election & best of luck to your hubby during his race.

Stephanie D. said...

Are you going to take some handwork with you? Just in case you have to sit there for HOURS and HOURS?

Good luck to Razor!

Sheree said...

Oh my goodness, I was reading your post and drooling over the quilt pics -- my eyes kept going to the pics and I had to re-read the text part! :) Beautiful work! You truly are talented!!

I'm not true outback but rather acreage on the outskirts of a city in Australia -- I'll give a cheer for those in the sticks! ;)

Hope you have a great time at the election coverage!

Stephanie M Larsen said...

Good luck on the panel, how exciting. I can't believe how gorgeous your quilts are! I just made my first real quilt and posted it for a giveaway in hopes of helping my friends baby get a heart transplant. I saw the give away you did and how popular it was, I thought maybe I could copy your idea and hopefully generate more traffic to the "Help Baby Mia" blog to get donations. Just wondering if you would post about the giveaway on your site? Thanks so much. -Steph

Angie said...

Just so you know, I LOVE the boonies! Love everything about the country and totally hope to get back there soon!

Hope you have a good time in Washington and good luck to Razor!!!

trisha too said...

very neat, you official pollster!
and beautiful fabric!
:)

We're kinda boonies, too--voted today in the volunteer fire station's kitchen, with no waiting in line, by filling out my form with a felt-tip pen, with a little cardboard divider between me and the other four voters who happened to be there . . .

Paola said...

Good luck on the panel. Sounds like a cool experience. I'm from Canada and I have visited some of rural America and it's a wonderful place to be. I have been enjoying looking at your photography and your wonderful quilting work.
Have a wonderful day.
Paola

Wesley Jeanne said...

I'm watching you online (we don't have TV)...you look great!

Go NC!

The quilts are wonderful.

Wesley Jeanne said...

Oh wait, I hope that didn't sound stalkerish!

Jenn~ said...

I hope you had a great time :) I am in awe of your wonderful quilts and I can not wait for this give away...I have attempt my first quilt this week and I am already overwhelmed, I can not imagine 3 !!!

RagsNehali said...

all the quilts are so beautiful..the color combos are great!!

Andrea said...

What an experience this must have been! Wish I had caught this last night. Good luck to Razor, and your quilts are beautiful! I LOVE the quilting on the last one!!! I'll definitely be back to enter your drawing. Cheers!

april said...

Your blog is delightful and your photos devine. I'll be reading. . .

LollyChops said...

Bee still my beating heart. Those are nice Dana. How was DC? I grew up there ya know. But I left as fast as I could for the country. The boonies are the best.

sarah, rsm said...

You were FANTASTIC!! I watched the whole thing. My only complaint: they should have addressed more questions to you so we could have heard more of you. :) Seriously, you did an excellent job and looked relaxed and in control. Plus, we won!! Oh, and the green blazer rocked!

Elizabeth Cranmer said...

OOOOOhhhhh I recognize Melissa averino's fabrics!!! Thatis going to be sucha cute quilt!!! I love the lace and candy dots and all of her line!! I was lucky to get my hands on some it as a little bundle form her!! I can't wait to see how these all turn out!!!

Heather said...

I grew up in the boons too and really miss it!! Those quilt sneek peaks look too delicious - can't wait till Monday! Oh and I love the music you got rockin' here.

Sweet Peas said...

that is very exciting about the election info from the boonies! new to this bloggin thing! I love the quilts, would love to learn how to sew and make quilts one day!

Bloggy Mama said...

I hope your trip was memorable... I'm sure it was. Those quilts are incredible!!

Tipper said...

GO RAZOR!! Hope your trip was fun!