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ContraryHousewife

ContraryHousewife
Date Joined: August 30, 2011
Last Online: November 17, 2017
Birthday: September 13
Country: United States
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UPDATE Nov 16. Everything went well. I am not having as much pain as expected. I am in a surgical boot that looks like something from a bondage porn film, or maybe it's the start of my KISS costume for next halloween. Either way, still only doing postcards and flat swaps until I can walk again.

Nov 6 I am going in for the second foot surgery. I will be on my ass for weeks and housebound for months afterward. I will be doing flat swaps only as I can't get to the PO, or even my own mailbox. It will be a long, painful and frustrating recovery, but I got through the first one, so...

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.

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 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.

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.

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

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Comment: Thanks for the great variety of goodies!
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Comment: I am currently away but looking forward to opening up your envelope when i come home next week. Always great to see mail welcoming me.
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Comment: Thank you! Love fall leaves
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Comment: Thank you for the goodies!
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Comment: Thanks a bunch!
squince rated for P&M blind postcard swap 6 on Nov 6, 2017
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dawnakaulen rated for FREE/AD #44 CRAFT fair or show on Nov 3, 2017
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you for the ephemera...I've added it into my stash!
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Comment: Thank you for the randomness!
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Comment: Oh my goodness! I looooove the washi and the stickers you included. And the little cards are lovely too. Thank you! ☺️💌
Onyx rated for *WIYM: Happy Flat Mail NOV, 2017: USA on Oct 31, 2017
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Comment: Thank you!
lou rated for *WIYM: Happy Flat Mail NOV, 2017: USA on Oct 30, 2017
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Comment: Thanks, Dawn - Happy November!
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Comment: Thank you for the random bits. Love the sky in the church picture. The envelope doesn't really meet the happy mail swap requirements, but maybe next time?
Response: Thank you for the feedback. Have a great day!
TangledInMegs rated for B&W PCs week 42 on Oct 24, 2017
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Comment: Hi Dawn! Thank you for the beautiful postcard! The scene is incredible. :)
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Comment: I love the fabrics you chose! Thank you so much! Hugs, Diane
EmilyT rated for B&W PCs week 41 on Oct 16, 2017
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Comment: Thanks fir the nice pc! Maybe some of the Colorado sun will come your way this winter!
junemoon rated for QC: quilted potholder on Oct 4, 2017
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Comment: Thank you, this is a very pretty and certainly very usable potholder.
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Comment: Really nice! Thank you
goinjenny rated for B&W PCs week 39 on Sep 30, 2017
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Comment: Thank you
snickerdoodle21 rated for QC: Sewists Stitch and Sip on Sep 25, 2017
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Comment: Dawn, I love everything you sent. I'll wear the socks for Halloween! Thanks!

Rating Overview

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Comments

CurlyTea on Sep 13, 2017:

Mugsie on Aug 27, 2017:

Thank you Dawn so much for my card! I really appreciate it!

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!

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