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ContraryHousewife

ContraryHousewife
Date Joined: August 30, 2011
Last Online: February 24, 2018
Birthday: September 13
Country: United States

About me:

I enjoy a variety of hobbies; sewing, quilting, wool felt, gardening, dollhouse miniatures, travel, costuming and dance, as well as just generally noodling around with crafts. I have 2 Maine Coon cats. They like soft catnip toys that crinkle or jingle that they can grab with paws or claws.

I have two dollhouses in the works. One is a Greenleaf Pierce which is being furnished in a modern/current style. The other is a Greenleaf Harrison which I am doing in a mix of old European styles, medieval to Victorian.

Special notes about gift swaps: I have sensitive skin and have reactions/allergies to most cosmetics and skin creams. Please do not send face masks or lotions. I can wear lip balm and use bath products like soap,scented oils and bath fizzies.

Holiday foods: I enjoy peppermint, hot chocolate, gingerbread and marzipan. I prefer my tea plain and black. I cannot have coffee or peanuts.

Holiday cards: While I am not a religious person if God is part of your holiday then I am happy to receive a card with seasonally appropriate verse or quotes that have meaning to you.

Finished projects:

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Current project:

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This is the quilt I finished in December 2014. It is made from blocks that were part of the first swap I ever ran, back in 1995!

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I have broad tastes in music, from new age to hard rock. I also enjoy reading a variety of books, from detective fiction, to romance, to sci-fi. My husband and I enjoy movies on a regular basis, I like action and suspense, but not horror movies. Recent tv shows I've watched include The Crown, Victoria, Grantchester, Father Brown, Dr Blake, Miss Fisher, Killjoys, Dr Who and Daredevil.

I like color but I'm not sure I have a favorite. I like blue/green/aqua/turquoise colors, and also gold/orange/peach colors especially if there is a yellow-green involved. Burgundy/eggplant/purple is another range I really enjoy.

For quilt fabric I am really into white, lights and neutrals right now. Grey, white, beige, etc in solids, tone on tone or very subtle prints. Boring background colors.

I like flowers. Love to look at them and smell them. I also do flower scents as perfume and candles. I try to grow flowers, but nature isn't always cooperative. Every spring I buy a rose bush and every winter it dies. I love zinnias, but the squirrels eat them to the ground.

do you talk to your cat?

My tea of choice is strong and black, like English Breakfast or Irish Breakfast. I'm also liking the new French Breakfast with Lavender. If it says "Ceylon" or "black" it is probably a good bet. I don't mind if the tea is loose or unwrapped, as long as it is clean and dry. I don't do herbal or flavored teas. I'm a chocolate snob. I much prefer a small square of very good dark chocolate (70-72%) to a large bar of something cheap. I dislike 'pumpkin spice' flavored anything. Please do not send peanut products.

I love candles, incense, soap, bath salts and oils in natural scents like pear, rose, lavender, orange, jasmine, honeysuckle, heather, evergreen and berries. I do not like food scents like cookies, pumpkin spice or vanilla.

Please, no facial cosmetics (allergies) or nail polish.

Postcards (if you're looking here for ideas): I'm partial to historic sites and natural wonders, museums, monuments, old buildings, houses, famous scenic locations like national parks, waterfalls, bridges or canyons. And cats. If it is "anything goes" feel free to send something you like and tell me why you like it.

I can always use mail and swap supplies like colored pens, stamps, stickers, tape, notecards, sticky notes, etc.

Please don't send kiddie stuff. I don't have young kids, or know any to pass it along to.

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Art I like: I came here to share ideas and get inspiration from others. I like to think I am open minded and accepting of other's artistic expressions. I'm not going to force a long list of requirements on you if you want to make something for me. It's your art. However...

I like to keep it PG-13. I'm here for fun and entertainment. Please no violent imagery, vulgarity, tasteless nudity, sex, blood, gore, religious or political statements. I get enough of that in real life.

NOTE: I often use my husband's return address labels. For some reason he gets them free in the mail and I don't. Just in case you were wondering why there was a strange name on the envelope.

Ratings

Rbrstmpr rated for UHM: Decorated Postcards on Feb 23, 2018
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Comment: Great card. Thanks!
Fenix825 rated for Box of Sunshine - US only on Feb 22, 2018
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Comment: Thank you SO much for the wonderful box! It really made me smile! I love the soap - it smells amazing.I can't wait to use everything.
laterdayze rated for UHM: Decorated Postcards on Feb 21, 2018
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Comment: Thanks so much for the postcard!
Vickyen rated for UHM: Ad/free postcards on Feb 16, 2018
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Comment: Hi Dawn! Thanks for the great Ad/free pc! What awesome colors on it! I so love when I find good ones! Just wish there were more swaps for them! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
user6937 rated for FS: Paperback Book Postcard on Feb 15, 2018
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Comment: Did you read the book, or will you? I haven't read the one I used yet, but I intend to. It was an old book of my sister, Debbie's - her and I have similar tastes, so I think I'll like it (sci-fi).
Response: I have not read it, it looked a bit over the top to me. I prefer historical fiction and mysteries.
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Comment: Thanks so much for the great card, journal prompt, quote and stamps! A real treat!
Juniebird rated for B&W PCs FEB on Feb 12, 2018
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Comment: I'm ready for Spring too... Thanks for the PC!
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Comment: I loved them all But most especially the pink daisy print! Thanks!
Paige1900 rated for FS: Easy Postcard swap #1 on Feb 1, 2018
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Comment: Love the PC...Thanks so much!
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Comment: Thank you. I really liked the quote from Amelia Earhart.
ChrisAnne rated for FS: December Debris Mail Art on Jan 25, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard and the sweet note.
ainaignies rated for B&W PCs JAN on Jan 25, 2018
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Comment: thank you
mwquilt rated for FS: Tea and a cheery note on Jan 24, 2018
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Comment: Loved this little package...very nice to read about topics in which I also share an interest..and such a pretty notecard. Looking forward to trying the yummy sounding teas, neither of which I have ever seen in the UK..
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Comment: Thanks Dawn! Love the variety and that was a smart way to package them.
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Comment: The tags are so cute ! I am putting them away to use for Christmas 2018 !
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful snow card!
Mark63 rated for B&W PCs week 52 on Jan 9, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the PC that arrived today. :-)
YooperHill rated for FREE/AD #51 SENDER'S CHOICE on Dec 26, 2017
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Comment: Thank you & happy new year!
Kellpepper rated for NH: Tea and Craft Swap on Dec 26, 2017
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Comment: I am burning a cinnamon apple candle right now and am going to put my kettle on. Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you for the card and beautiful vintagy goodies! I look forward to using them.

Rating Overview

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Comments

luckycharms on Jan 1, 2018:

New year

CurlyTea on Dec 31, 2017:

Kellpepper on Dec 26, 2017:

Thank you for the beautiful Solstice greeting. I love the quote!

...but without the dark, we'd never see the stars.

AmookIslandCreations on Dec 22, 2017:

Happy Solstice to you as well! Keep ice on your foot! My DH had his bunions removed and the Dr couldn't believe how fast he healed after using ice to keep the swelling down. Of course, my poor husband thought I was freezing him to death. LOL But it works! Ask your Doc or OT how to apply. Heal fast! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry

LahDeeDah on Dec 22, 2017:

Thanks for the good wishes. I'm sooooo happy the days will begin getting longer now! I hope you're healing well and feeling great!

jukejan on Dec 22, 2017:

Thanks for the happy solstice wish, I send the same to you!

luckycharms on Dec 21, 2017:

Thank You and Happy Solstice to you!!!!

Paige1900 on Dec 21, 2017:

Thank You and Happy Solstice to you also!

Solstice3 on Dec 21, 2017:

Happy Solstice to you too <3 Hope you have a lovely Christmas and New Year x

piratecaptainmo on Dec 21, 2017:

Happy Solstice to you too!

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