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ChristineOMFG

ChristineOMFG
Date Joined: November 13, 2016
Last Online: August 16, 2017
Birthday: June 11, 1984
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm Christine! I'm 33 and from Cleveland, Ohio, USA! I live with my husband and our pets in a little mid-century house in the suburbs.

I love animals. I have two French Bulldogs, two gray cats, and a red betta fish named Roger Chillingworth (bonus points if you get the reference).

Ria and Bindi

I am a hardcore knitter. Like, Secretary-of-my-Knitting-Guild hardcore. I also crochet, and sew a little, and I love crafts and doing handmade projects. In past lives I have also dabbled in scrapbooking, modeling clay, resin, and beading.

I love books and am an insatiable reader. Historical romance is my favorite genre! but I also love classics and am currently working my way through the collected works of Jane Austen.

I just graduated with a BA in Creative Writing and eventually I plan to start a freelance business as an editor so I can tell other people how to write.

I am a language and grammar nerd and a planner junkie. I am currently bullet journaling in a bright green Filofax A5 Saffiano.

My favorite pens are Pilot Hi-Tec C 0.3mm black. My favorite fountain pen is my highlighter yellow Lamy Safari EF. I would rather chop off my right hand than write with a ballpoint pen.

I love notebooks and journals and stationery and postcards and note cards and stamps and stickers and washi tape but I almost never buy these things for myself so please feel free to share.

Collections include tattoos (six) and vintage owl figurines (over 100) and lace handkerchiefs (I have no idea).

I love to swear and I wish I could cuss in more languages but alas, I speak English only. (Swap partners, please speak freely. You literally cannot offend me.)

I also love kayaking and camping and being outdoors. Once while kayaking the Chagrin Lagoons I caught a baby duck that had been separated from its mother. So I took a selfie with it and set it free because I didn't know what else to do with it.

My favorite colors are avocado green and harvest gold (straight out of the 1970s!). We painted our kitchen a color called Swamp Water.

I am obsessed with tea. I recently got one of those fancy tea kettles that whistles when the water boils, and a strainer for loose leaf tea. Is there anything cozier than a cup of tea and a smutty book? I submit that there is not.

I really really like patchouli and I don't care who knows it.

I just started gardening. Last year I grew broccoli, kale, cabbage, cucumbers, zucchini, two kinds of peppers, big and little tomatoes, and herbs: catnip, basil, cilantro, rosemary, chamomile, thyme, and lavender. We ate all the vegetables but the only herb I used was the basil. And a little catnip (for emergencies).

I love gangster rap and golden oldies.

I love love love Kawaii Japanese and Korean office supplies, stationery, pens, etc., especially the kind with bad English translations.

I love ugly vintage stuff. Chances are if you think it is old and hideously outdated, I will probably love it. My favorite decades are mid-century, 1940s through 1970s.

My husband and I like to trash-pick ugly furniture. Sometimes we refinish it in our garage; sometimes we just put it in our house straight off the street.

Living Room

Things I Love

  • "Ugly" colors (brown, puke green) and weird color combinations
  • Neon colors
  • Neutral colors
  • Mid-century style
  • Botanical illustrations (especially vintage)
  • Owls and mushrooms
  • Tea, teacups, & tea-related paraphanalia
  • French bulldogs
  • Classic literature
  • Fountain pens
  • Nature scenes & landscapes
  • Questionnaires
  • Hairless cats
  • Kawaii
  • Profanity & swear words
  • Trashy romance novels

Things I Dislike

  • Primary colors
  • Pastel colors
  • Puppets
  • Unpleasant smells (ex. smoke, burps, kitty litter, bleach, etc.)
  • Rude dogs with bad doggy manners
  • Country music
  • Religious imagery (unless it's vintage & ugly & creepy)
  • Earl Grey tea

Things I Collect

  • Pens
  • Owls
  • Tattoos
  • Vintage handkerchiefs
  • Vintage Pyrex
  • Houseplants
  • Yarn
  • Old hardcover books
  • Antique glass bottles
  • Vintage fabric
  • Vintage romance novels with heaving bosoms on the covers

Things I Would Love To Receive

  • Postcards (unused)
  • Fabric (especially vintage or kawaii)
  • Washi tape
  • Stationery
  • Journals
  • Planner supplies (flags, sticky notes, paperclips, etc)
  • Bookmarks
  • Tarot cards/decks
  • Stickers
  • Nail polish
  • Yarn (no acrylic... I'm a snob)
  • Pens, markers, writing utensils
  • Anything with owls or mushrooms on it
  • Anything with French bulldogs on it
  • Ugly old vintage stuff that you can't stand to look at because it is so hideous

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Crochet and Shit

Will Knit for Tattoos

Ratings

Onyx rated for Currently reading PC swap #5 on Aug 14, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the awesome Monument Valley PC and the book rec - I have heard good things about that one but have not read it yet. The audio book sounds really good too. I just finished the "Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime" today and it also had puzzles and was very good.
Magali rated for WIYM: Pick 1 Postcard (August 2017) on Aug 14, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thanks a lot for your great postcard!
Beckstar rated for Refresh your collection on Aug 13, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thanks
EllieBeth8 rated for Refresh your collection on Aug 11, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards!! Have a nice day! Shelley
Itchy rated for Handmade Coloring Book Postcard #3 on Aug 11, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard! :)
squince rated for WIYM - Book Quote in a Notecard on Aug 9, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Excellent!!
PostcardAl rated for Refresh your collection on Aug 8, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Hi Christine -- thanks for the great cards! I love those Pantone cards. Best, Al
Johanna51 rated for Graveyard Postcard #1 on Aug 8, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Hello Christine, Thank you for your postcard wtih the Garfield Memorial.
pattiairel rated for Send Anything: July -USA- on Aug 2, 2017
5
rating
Comment: thanks for a nice swap!! ♥♥
young46356 rated for Refresh your collection on Aug 2, 2017
5
rating
Comment: thanks
stiffneck78 rated for Profanity Postcard Swap #2 on Aug 1, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard. I apologize for the delayed rating.
stiffneck78 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Apr 2017 on Aug 1, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you. I apologize for the delayed rating.
MeganLove rated for Refresh your collection on Jul 31, 2017
5
rating
Comment: thank you for my new pcs and stickers!!
quirkyish rated for Handmade Coloring Book Postcard #2 on Jul 26, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the cool grid (Mondrian-esque) postcard! So sorry for the late rating; I knew I had gotten something from you but just realized I hadn't rated you.
Response: No worries! Thanks for taking the time to rate me :)
wittmert rated for Bookish Quote 2 on Jul 26, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Great Virginia Woolf quote!
Juniebird rated for WIYM: CREATE A POSTCARD - July on Jul 25, 2017
5
rating
Comment: This PC is fantastic, I love it! Those girls in their tennis dresses are great! Thank you!
5
rating
Comment: thankyou very v ery much for the adorable card :)
Lantana149 rated for MISHAP pc July on Jul 20, 2017
5
rating
Comment: I love this little kitten and the wrinkles in the PC just add to the character! Thank you. 🙂
vlhafer54 rated for Postcard Purge-Can/US on Jul 13, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the varied selection.
minniepic rated for postcard hoarders #3 on Jul 12, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the nice postcards:)

Rating Overview

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Comments

bunsofaluminum on May 28, 2017:

Hi Christine... I am such an airhead. It didn't even register that we were sending to two partners for the poetry swap! So, when I got to rating someone whose postcard I received today, it hit me...TWO? Well, I've sent one...and today I will put yours in the mail. Thankfully I realized my gaff before the deadline, but since I listed myself as sent, I thought you'd like a note as to why yours doesn't appear in a timely manner.

squince on Apr 9, 2017:
jaimierandolph on Jan 20, 2017:

Profile Check for Notecard w/flat surprise #1 Welcome to the swap! Happy Swapping, jaimierandolph

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