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ContraryHousewife

ContraryHousewife
Date Joined: August 30, 2011
Last Online: July 22, 2017
Birthday: September 13
Country: United States
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6/23/17: The drama with the foot surgery is over and I have 4 months to enjoy myself before the next one. Right now I am taking a bit of a break from SB to enjoy the summer and deal with some personal and family issues that have waited too long. I look forward to swapping again in the fall.

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.

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 3 cats, 2 of which are Maine Coons. 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.

I am currently working on the black and blue quilt in the lower left:

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All the blocks finished!

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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, but I'm not a TV watcher.

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.

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.

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

tigerlilly327 rated for NH: Mermaid Fairy Doll on Jul 11, 2017
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Comment: I'm so glad you hosted this swap, and even more thrilled that I was lucky enough to receive the mermaid you created. I've decided to name her Calliope Merrow, ( Merrows are Irish mermaids and I just really like the name Calliope) She turned out beautifully! The little pearl bubbles on her tail and fins and the shell necklace are really gorgeous touches too. Thank you so much!
VivaLaDiane rated for TPP: Paperback Book Postcard on Jul 3, 2017
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Comment: I absolutely loved the PC you sent!! Thanks so much for hosting a great swap and for sending a fun one as well. ♥♥
nsciambi rated for O is for ??? PC Swap on Jul 1, 2017
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Comment: Thank you!
Lucia rated for NH: RWB Decorated Matchbox on Jun 30, 2017
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Comment: This is such a pretty box - I love the "jewels" on the top and what you have put inside. Thank you.
kssunlover1947 rated for O is for ??? PC Swap on Jun 26, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the Oklahoma card. I was in Independence Sunday visiting my granddaughter and great grandkids and it was a great day.
piratejimbob87 rated for NH: Decorated Postcards on Jun 25, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard! Happy swapping x
skinny52 rated for P&M small postcard swap 2 on Jun 25, 2017
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Comment: I've never been to Oregon, it's on the list! Thanks for the vintage card...and vintage stamps!
Bargnoffle rated for NH: State Bird or Flower PC on Jun 24, 2017
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Comment: What a pretty state flower! I enjoyed reading about what they're like there :)
Earlybirdprojects rated for NH: Decorated Postcards on Jun 21, 2017
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Comment: Love this Texas card! Also loving the cats in space washi on the back, super cute!
Lantana149 rated for NH: Decorated Postcards on Jun 20, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard, I love the tiny cat sticker and butterfly. :)
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kostanda rated for Cat Lovers Postcard Swap on Jun 15, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for your great card with amazing cats stamps. I love it !
jamleft rated for QC - May Spool Block on Jun 14, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the spool blocks. I do like the color variety. I am anxious to put the wall hanging together. What I have in mind is to put the spool blocks around an applique sewing machine center - I hope it works out.
slckad rated for NH: Zoo postcard on Jun 11, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the great polar bear postcard! I loved it!
thequilterslink rated for P&M small postcard swap 2 on Jun 11, 2017
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Comment: Thanks
purtie26 rated for NH: What Are You Into? (postcards) on Jun 7, 2017
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Comment: thank you for the postcard I received both of them for this swap on the same day. :)
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Comment: Thanks for the Kansas PC
Monastelar rated for NH: Cat Lovers Postcard on May 31, 2017
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Comment: i love it :) Specially i love the orange tabby cats!! i have 3 cats also but none of them are orange tabby! Thanks a lot <3<3
squince rated for M is for ??? PC Swap on May 31, 2017
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Comment: thanks
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Comment: I am enjoying this selection of fabric squares ~ thank you so much!.............. Its cold and rainy here today too, after a lovely sunny Memorial Day weekend.

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Comments

VivaLaDiane on Jul 3, 2017:

Thanks for joining my most special swap. It means a bunch!! ❤️

pandessa on Jun 13, 2017:

Got the package. Thanks so much great RAK GD will love Beauty and the Beast cutouts!

anrtist on May 27, 2017:


HAPPY SUMMER!
Blessings, cc

Babsmomof5 on May 6, 2017:

Thank you so much for the lovely PC you sent for the PNS WTA. I loved the fairy theme!

oblivionspin on Feb 18, 2017:

Thank you for the kitty postcard, what a gorgeous fellow. I'm going to go ahead and send you another postcard back because I'm inspired by your postcard preferences! (:

OrigamiGrace on Jan 3, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!

2017

mgallardo68 on Dec 29, 2016:

Thank you so much for my lovely Postcards Tag! I have received the B+W postcard. Great one!! Wishing you a Happy New year 2017 and all the best wishes for you and your loved ones!

Manurnakey on Dec 23, 2016:

Merry Christmas

Meowry Christmas!

mchesser12 on Dec 16, 2016:

Thanks for the Christmas card from the PSUSA Christmas Card tag. Merry Christmas!

bjmonroe on Nov 23, 2016:

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