Happy Election Day everyone!
I hope you are able to go out and vote.
I'm not allowed this year :( I thought I was still registered in New York, as that is where my driver's license says I live. But I never got my absentee ballot, which I assumed was due to Hurricane Sandy. So I called and asked why it never came.
They told me because I paid my taxes in Chicago (even though I paid New York State on them!) I am no longer allowed to vote in New York. Apparently, mail was sent to my parents about this, but they never saw it!
So, I called Chicago and explained what happened. They told me I could vote provisionally, as I obviously hadn't registered in Chicago believing I was registered in New York.
They told me I could vote provisionally...until they found out my license is from New York. Then they said I had to vote in New York.
I called New York back and they said I had to vote in Chicago.
I would like to know why, if neither state will allow me to vote, I paid taxes to both!
PS. AJ is in the exact same situation, and Jersey let him file an absentee ballot!
Moving on to the gingerbread wreath!
Yesterday, I posted a template and a shopping list for the wreath.
Last night, I attempted to make it.
The first thing I did was start wrapping the Styrofoam wreath with the ribbon. It was looking great. Until I realized in my haste at Michael's I grabbed the 4 yard spool of ribbon, not the 10 yard spool. I didn't have nearly enough ribbon to cover everything!
Of course, I decided all was lost.
So I cut out and puff painted all my gingerbread men instead.
While they dried I tried to come up with a different solution.
I tried using red fabric to cover up the styrofoam, but that wasn't going great.
So I tried to wrap it with yarn, but it was taking forever. In almost 30 minutes, I'd done less that 1/8 of wreath!
Then I went back to the red fabric.
I figured it out, and the wreath was looking good. I even edged the outside with the green ribbon (that I hadn't bought enough of to wrap). But then, I tried to edge the inside circle with the green ribbon, and that did not work.
After a minor freak out, AJ suggested using cotton balls in the center, kind of like a Santa hat.
So that's what I did!
Do you ever have a total craft fail, but then saved it? Or had someone else in your family save it?