Friday, April 03, 2009

contest! help me win my Dream Assignment vote TODAY

added at 10:13 eastern dst:
OK I have less than two hours--and I am so close to being a finalist!! I'm around spot # 25 out of all the proposals and just need to move up to the top 20. Please pass this on to everyone & anyone you can think of!!! Gale
Quick link
here to vote, or read below, you win my contest by going to vote. If you
already voted, just leave me a comment and mwah! thanks for your support.
GZUCKER_kids
One Goat at a Time: Showing the Heifer Project Change Lives & Better the World
I need your votes TODAY (Friday April 3) to be a finalist in the Dream Assignment competition that Microsoft is sponsoring. My proposal is to show the Heifer Project in action around the world. They are an amazing organization, helping people by offering livestock & training to be self-sufficient and change lives.
This is an incredible opportunity to get funding for a project that can spread out and do good in our world.
To thank you for supporting my proposal (or any other ones at the Dream Assignment site) I am having a contest!
CONTEST:
go vote, hopefully for me . You get three votes for 3 projects, so go with your heart.

• Come back and leave me a comment saying you did, and I will enter you once.

• Forward a link to this or link to it on your blog to help me spread the word, let me know in your comment and I will enter you twice.

• Contest ends at 11 pm tonight Friday April 3 (US east DST).

Two prizes will be chosen for randomly chosen winners.
- a bag of hand dyed angora goat (mohair) locks from Kai Ranch
- a skein of yarn from Farmhouse Yarns

I know they ask you to sign in on that site, I would never ask for anyone to do that but it is such an unusually good cause I hope you'll forgive me. (use a gmail account that you can ignore, if you have to).

162 comments:

Carla said...

I voted ( for you)

bullwinkle said...

I voted for you and I'll go put it on my blog. Exciting proposal.

Marianne said...

Came over from Norma's, I voted (#96 :^), what a fabulous idea, I hope you win!

Margaret in Ontario said...

Count me in (twice!) I voted for you, and I just sent an email to my sister telling her about it. Very best of luck with this wonderful project, Gale!

Paula said...

I voted yesterday. Good luck!

LilChickadee said...

I voted for you. Good luck!

Jeanne said...

Yes, I voted! Number 106. I've known about, and supported Heifer Project for years. Good luck, hope you win!

Carole Knits said...

I voted for you. I think I was vote #72.

Stacey said...

I voted! And I put it on my blog. (not that I have a big readership) Good luck!

emileeknits said...

I voted for you!

duraknit said...

Gale, I was your vote #4 yesterday. Now that the powers of Norma, Ann, Kay and way more have been harnessed -- watch out, world!

--Elizabeth D

Karen said...

I voted for you.

Rose said...

Did it! Good luck1

gayle said...

Good luck! I ran over and voted. I would have voted for you 3 times if they had let me... 8)

livnletlrn said...

I voted yesterday and spread the word on my blog today. Good luck!

Christie said...

I absolutely voted for you, I love Heifer. Good luck!

Natalie said...

I voted for you! My hubby and I actually gave a Heifer Project tree to my 12-year old bil for X-mas :)

livnletlrn said...

I just posted a request on Ravelry's Needlework on the Net board too.

wickedsharp said...

I voted for you! Good luck getting into the finals!

Jane said...

What a great idea! I have raised money for this project many times over the years and often wonder why they don't do more of a follow up. I voted for you. I also have both books you photographed, what a lovely hand you have at the camera. Best wishes on a win!

Sheila said...

It would only let me vote once but I've sent this to all my friends! Good luck - I think you deserve the grant.

meg said...

Good luck! I think Heifer is a great organization.

Cathy R said...

I've voted for you and put a blurb on my blog for you as well.

Best of luck... your numbers seem to be climbing!!!

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you...

emcknits said...

I voted for you.

kelly said...

Voted (for you)
Good Luck!!!

Lucy said...

I voted for you this am. What a great idea! Best of luck!

Becky said...

I LOVE the Heifer Project and I wish I could vote for you a million times!

Becky said...

I LOVE the Heifer Project and I wish I could vote for you a million times!

Michelle said...

Just voted! Good luck!

Heather said...

I voted for you! Heifer Project has always been one of my favorite charities because of their "teach a person to fish" philosophy. Every Easter my Grandmother donates rabbits in our names, and there are lots of Heifer donations on the tree at Christmas too.

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you! I think that this is a wonderful idea for a dream assignment!

--Heather (muppetfeet on Ravelry)

Brooke said...

I voted for you!

MaryW said...

I voted for you. Good luck!!

jodel said...

I just voted via MVFF.

Emily S. said...

Just left a vote for you! and forwarded it to a few people, good luck!

Jan said...

I voted. It's a terrific idea!

czjacobs said...

I saw this on Ravelry's MVFF group and I voted for you. The church where I group up supported the Heifer Project for years. Also I am sending an email to my sister to ask her to vote too.

Jen said...

I voted for you! The project you want to document is such a great thing!

Sarah said...

I voted for you! I think it sounds wonderful and I can't wait to see your project when you win!

ikkinlala said...

I voted for you - good luck!

evergreenknits said...

Just voted for you! And I put a post up on WiKnit to help spread the word

Beebs said...

Came over from Norma's and voted for you. Have supported the Heifer project for years. Good Luck!

livnletlrn said...

My dau. (cottonhollow on Ravelry) voted for you!

LiquidLace said...

I voted for your project...good luck! Came over from the MVFF board on Ravelry.

livnletlrn said...

My husband Scott (www.glastonburyglassworks.com) voted for you! House full o' Heifer and Gale fans here! :-)

tess said...

Woohoo! You're in the top 50, "with a bullet" as they used to say when talking about top 40 music!

Anonymous said...

Yes, I voted. Been supporting the Heifer Project for years and this is the BEST way yet to do so -- and multiply it! Thanks for the opportunity (and thanks, Anne and Kay, for alerting us)! Do put me in the contest, thx --

JoFrogger

Allyson said...

I voted for you. Heifer Project is an incredible organization and you would be the perfect person to document the work they do. Good luck!

Lorrie said...

Good luck I voted for you. I found you from Martha Fiber farm blog. My vote was #356.

richelle in baltimore said...

I also cast a vote for you.

Your project sounds great and was one of the more comprehensive proposals.

Kristen said...

Great idea for a photo-journal! I voted for you!

Rebecca said...

Voted!! Much luck to you!

Pat said...

I voted and only voted for you. Keeping fingers crossed.

Claudine said...

I saw the link for this on the Martha's Vineyard Fiber Farm site. I voted for you and hope the support of the fiber community gets you through! Best

thecrazysheeplady said...

I voted. Good luck!

Baby Beth said...

Voted yesterday and used your Tiny URL in my twitter today! I hope you get this.

Denise said...

i voted for your lovely idea and beautiful work! bonne chance!

Diane said...

I voted and you're up on my blog too.

Oh I hope you win.

Anonymous said...

Came over from MVFF and support this chariyt. Another vote for you.

mljan on Ravelry

cksknitter said...

I voted for you. Good luck!
Chrissy at knittodayAThotmailDOTcom

heidilogic said...

I voted for you! I hope you win! I am a big fan of the Heifer project and I would really like to see more about it. Good luck!

Melanie said...

Hi. I came across your blog when looking at pics on Ravelry of the Bounce hat. I think Heifer Project is fantastic, and I think your project proposal sounds great. I voted for you. Good luck!

Donna said...

Good luck. Sounds like a great project!

danielle said...

I voted! I love your photography of all things, but especially of four legged cuties! You're up to 459 now. :)

Christina K. said...

Hey:

Just voted - Good Luck!

Shaz said...

Count me in, twice. I voted for your project and posted a link in my Facebook feed ! Fabulous idea and I hope you make it!

RicochetRed said...

Read about your need for votes on Susan's MVFF blog. Love your photos, love Heifer. Hope you win!

Meg said...

I voted for you! Good luck ... they do great work and you would be the perfect person to document that.

mirraminta said...

brilliant - i voted

craftivore said...

Good luck! I voted. I didn't want to vote before because I didn't want to register for the site. But for yarn, what the hey.

Stacie said...

I voted! I hope you get your dream assignment!

Ann O said...

I voted for you and put it on Twitter.

Erin said...

I voted for you, Twittered it, and Livejournaled it! The post is here: http://velvetpage.livejournal.com/1222005.html

Good luck!

Hanabie said...

Good luck! I voted for you and put a link on my livejournal. (username mandibug)

mirraminta said...

link forwarded on

MJ said...

Love Heifer! Wish I could vote more than once for you.

Allison said...

Oh! Best of luck Gale! I support Heifer and would love to see your photo essay become a reality!

travelknitter said...

I just put in my vote for you. I can see that your ranking is steadily climbing... good luck!

Christy in OH said...

I voted for you! What a great project idea. We wholeheartedly support it here!

alligator said...

I voted for your project, I think it would be fantastic to see how the Heifer Projects work, I give my family goats and sheep through Heifer every year at Holiday time!

Amanda Bock said...

I voted for you! Your photos are fantastic!

Janel said...

Hi Gale, I voted for you and I posted it on my blog. I hope you get it!

Charlotte said...

Hi, I tried to vote for you but couldn't get access to the site, it wouldn't load...sorry! I hope you win though!

Anonymous said...

I voted for you! margaretschenk@yahoo.ca!

the Lady said...

I voted for you and left a post on my blog. I hope you win!

Chris said...

I voted for ya and posted a link to you on my blog. Good luck! I'm rootin' for ya!

JuliaA said...

i voted.

JuliaA said...

blogged too--

http://juliaas.wordpress.com/2009/04/03/recent-giveaways/

good luck!

pjbknit said...

I voted!

quinn said...

I'm having trouble getting the vote page to load, but will keep trying.

And as one photographer to another...Good luck! That is INDEED a dream assignment!!

marcheterrefluet.com

BB said...

Great idea -- I voted for you.

Anonymous said...

I voted for you - also loved the book!
Rebw12 on Rav

Kim W. said...

I first read about this on the MasonDixon blog, so I voted right away. Best of luck -- this project seems perfect for you!

aliasduck said...

I voted for you. The Heifer Project is great!

Virginia said...

I voted for you as well and posted on my blog. Good luck!

Jen said...

I just voted for you. Good luck and thanks for the contest on your blog! :)

Maia said...

I voted for you and shared it on Facebook. What a fabulous idea! Fiber animals and Heifer, two of my favorite things.

I hope you win or find a way to make your dream come true. I'm ready to contribute to the fund if necessary!

Rue said...

Pay it Forward!
Ambiknitrix on Ravelry!

Barbara said...

I voted for you. Sounds like a good project-hope you win. I think I was vote #642, or thereabouts.

cthulhulovesme said...

I voted. It sounds like a fantastic idea!

-cthulhulovesme on Rav

Kim L. said...

I just voted! Woot! Your photos are gorgeous... god luck!

Happy Knitter said...

I voted for your project. Hope you can do this meaningful work.

daltongirl said...

I voted for you! I love Project Heifer, and am really excited at the prospect of your bringing it some publicity. Thank you!

sjanova said...

What a great project (I was vote 714). Hope lots of us read the concept and vote for it.

sjanova (on Ravelry & KR)

Cheryl said...

I voted for you and sure hope that you win. I have your book and love it.

Mary Alice said...

I voted #735. good luck. I support Heifer International in many ways.

Susan said...

I just voted for you - I grew up in Arkansas and have been familiar with the Heifer Project since I was a little kid. They truly do great work!! Good luck and best wishes!!

cdotlme said...

Sounds like an interesting project! I know you can really capture the good work that Heifer is doing all over the world. I have donated to their cause through my church in the past. Good Luck!

Jenn said...

I voted yesterday! I've got my fingers crossed for you!

Colleen said...

I voted for you! I also send an email to 6 or 7 people asking them to vote for you, too.

Good luck!

Jenn said...

Yay! I voted! Fingers crossed! I was number 798 or something crazy like that!

SusanSW said...

Hi Gale,
I voted--wish we could vote more than once! Your project certainly seems more worthy than any in their "top ten" but you're a bit behind I think. Well, good luck and here's hoping you catch up by tonight!

Susan
beadmomsw@gmail.com

kenda said...

Good luck, just voted.

Strickmuse said...

Good luck,this is a good cause and I have voted.
Susanne

Debbie S said...

Just voted, and you're up to number 27 - this is exciting! Good Luck!

LisaK said...

Just voted for you! Good luck. I love your whole idea.

Jayne said...

Added my vote in! Your project sounds so exciting, and I love Heifer's phylosophy. Good Luck!

cafe-eclectic.net said...

I, of course, voted for you!!!! I hope you win!!! :)

And I twitter'd and facebook'd the contest.

ten said...

Voted - good luck!

adrienne said...

I voted, good luck!

-Rachel said...

Voted also. I think I have seen 4 or 5 bloggers post about it today. Good Luck

inkdarkmoon said...

I voted--Good luck!

twinsetellen said...

Good luck - just voted and then emailed to all my knitting buddies!

Michelle said...

Lotsa luck I voted for you!

Yvonne in Southwest Virginia said...

I really hope you win! Awesome dream...and I voted for you.

Anonymous said...

Happy to vote for you and support your creative and enriching idea! Best wishes!

twinsetellen said...

Already told you I voted and emailed to my buddies, but since then I've posted the link on my blog, too. good luck!

Turtle said...

i voted last night for you!! good luck!

Katom Burke said...

i voted! fingers crossed!
Kate

diane said...

I voted, ggod luck

Denise said...

You got my vote! Best of luck to you, I hope you win.

Kirsten Schrag said...

New to your blog. Thanks for wanting to share Heifer Int'l. I rec'd a catalog and found it really interesting. Hoping to do it next year for Christmas. (The goats on this post are really cute too!)

Sharon Rose said...

LOVE Heifer - off to vote for you now. Your pics are adorable!

brownbear said...

I just voted. Good luck!

pickle said...

i just voted for you (good luck)

Chancy said...

I voted for you. Yay, I hope you win! Good luck.

caracolina said...

I voted for you, hopefully you'll win!

Molly said...

I voted for you. Good luck!!!

Survival of the Knittest said...

I voted for you. Good luck!

Susan said...

I voted for you...good luck!

Katy said...

I voted for you -- good luck!

Zanahoria12 said...

Hi! I love Heifer International! It is a fantastic organization that my sorority recently got involved with as one of our national philanthropy partners. I do hope you win this competition!

I only just heard about it, so I don't know that there's enough time to share it with people in time for you to get more vote, but I'll post on my blog about it for the next round.

Angie said...

I voted for you. I would look forward to seeing and buying the book for this great project. I hope you win!

Zanahoria12 said...

oops...my blog is here: warmweatherknitwit.blogspot.com

yarn-beans said...

Ok, I voted!

Teacher Jennifer said...

I voted--cool idea

--gagliajn from plurk.

Stickchicky said...

Just voted for you! Good Luck!

burnt rain said...

Just Voted! I hope you win! Good luck!

Leah
ravid: burnt3rain

Kristine said...

good luck! I voted for you.

faerielady said...

I voted for you too :-)

the Lady said...

HOORAY! You got into the top 20! Congratulations! I tried to send some knitters your way!

http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/bay-area-knitters/592908/1-25

http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/bay-area-spinners/592913/1-25

PICAdrienne said...

I voted for you, was it just yesterday? The day you posted it, whichever day that was. I am really happy for you making it this far. Congratulations for making the top 20.

Diane said...

First thing I did this morning was to check to see if you made it into the top 20. Congratulations! Good luck in the next round.

Gotta Knit! said...

I did vote the first time you blogged about it. Do hope you hit the top 20. Heifer Int'l is an excellent charity.

whitknits said...

I totally missed the boat and didn't see this until the contest was over, but I so hope you got into the top 20...Heifer International is such a great organization. Good luck!

Meg McG said...

Woot! We did it! Top 20 baby! COngratulations Gale, you totally deserved this. I voted yesterday and was happy to see all the blogs I read were throwing their weight behind you too!

tess said...

Wow - the power of knitters! Looks like you got over 900 votes in the last 48 hours, from all of us who so admire you and your word - congratulations & bets of luck with the judging!!!

quinn said...

I did manage (after a dozen tries!?!) to get onto the site and vote for you!

Now I'm just waiting to read the Victory Post!

cinderola said...

I voted for you! When do we find out if you've won??

trek said...

I'm sorry - I only saw your contest post on Saturday!

Simone said...

I voted for you and I sm crossing my fingers thst you win.

Birdsong said...

I hope you got me into the contest... the process DID take my vote the other day, even though I wasn't sure til I tried to vote again later. Post soon and let us know if you made it!

(formerly) no-blog-rachel said...

Congrats on making the top 20! I didn't enter the contest but I did vote for you. Yay Gale!