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ContraryHousewife

ContraryHousewife
Date Joined: August 30, 2011
Last Online: April 25, 2017
Birthday: September 13
Country: United States
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Just a note: Update 4/11/17 Bad news. I split open an incision site and it is not healing. I am now on antibiotics and back to not walking and using the knee walker. /// 3/8/17. The stitches are out and I have been given permission to gently put weight on the foot. Yay! I can now check my mailbox, but still limited to flat mail as I can't drive to the PO yet. /// 2/3/16. I want to thank everyone for their well wishes. Surgery went well. I am out of bed and healing up. I have a scooter, but still cannot leave the house. DH is making sure my postcards get into the mail. /// I am taking a hiatus from Swap-bot. I am having surgery on Jan 23 and then will be confined to bed for a week, with limited computer access, followed by 6-8 weeks on crutches. I will have no access to the post office, or even my mailbox, and will be totally reliant on family. I may start easing back into simple postcard swaps again in February, depending on how things go.

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

EmilyT rated for FREE/AD #15 NATIVE PEOPLES on Apr 20, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much! Beautiful pc, beautiful crafts by the women of Uganda.
Buecherwurm rated for NH: Ad/Free Postcards on Apr 19, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for your great postcard, interesting to getting to know this artist :) Here it's being rather cold again, I hope the spring weather soon returns. I also like to have some plants, this year I'll be having tomatoes and strawberries again :) Have a great day!
Sahnetoffee rated for NH: Ad/Free Postcards on Apr 18, 2017
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Comment: Thank you. We have snow, weather is not beautiful....
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Comment: Thanks for the PC. I will hear Kongos!!
EricB rated for B&W PCs week 15 on Apr 15, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the great card! I love the stamp combination as well. We've had some nice spring weather here too.
Buecherwurm rated for FREE/AD #14 ANIMALS on Apr 11, 2017
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Comment: Thank you very much for that wonderful Mastodon postcard! :) I really love it, the illustration looks beautiful. And thank you for putting effort into decorating the backside as well, I would love to give an extra heart❤️ :) I especially love the dog stamp. Happy spring and best wishes!
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely cat postcard. Wish you all the best.
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Comment: Thank you for the cool card! I have never seen a cat with different colored eyes. My favorites are gray cats with dark blue eyes - so pretty!
slckad rated for NH: What Are You Into? (postcards) on Apr 6, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the KONGOS recommendation! I will definitely check them out!
janw1988 rated for Where You Live (PC) - Mar 2017 on Apr 5, 2017
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Comment: Hello Dawn! I think Spring is keeping us guessing this year for sure. It has been very warm this week, but Friday the snow will make a brief appearance once again. Have a great week!
jamleft rated for QC - March Spool Block on Apr 4, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful spool block and the very thoughtful letter.
Karen07 rated for P&M Ad postcard on Apr 4, 2017
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Comment: Thank you! The card is quite interesting for sure!
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Comment: Thank you!
MarieS rated for Where You Live (PC) - Mar 2017 on Apr 4, 2017
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Comment: Thanks a lot for your card!
Moeshell rated for NH: Paperback Book Postcard on Apr 3, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the ridiculous cover. Made me smile. What a small world and yes things are blooming like crazy with a seasonal yellow dusting of pollen on the cars. Thank you for hosting this fun swap.
Babsmomof5 rated for B&W PCs week 11-12 (2 partners) on Mar 28, 2017
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Comment: Absolutely LOVED this postcard! You are right, my pets bring us all so much joy, and we never tired of the funny things our kitties do!
brianfuchs rated for B&W PCs week 11-12 (2 partners) on Mar 28, 2017
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Comment: This is a great postcard. I love the concept. We're supposed to get rain here in about an hour. IT BETTER HAPPEN. We've been teased twice recently.
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Comment: Thankyou for the great postcard! Kansas City sounds like it has crazy weather like Melbourne, minus the tornados!
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Comment: Hi Dawn! Thank you for the lovely Redbud Tree pc! We do have them here and it awesome to look into our woods & see the beautiful colors of the red and also white for Bradford Pear trees! Things started blooming here in Feb due to the crazy weather, than of course we had a frost - sigh! Hoping that is behind us for the most part and spring really will have sprung! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
CHOWEFACE rated for NH: Decorated Postcards on Mar 21, 2017
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Comment: thank you :)

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Comments

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:

bjmonroe on Sep 23, 2016:

phillaine on Sep 22, 2016:


Happy Autumn! ♥

paperpusher on Sep 19, 2016:

bjmonroe on Sep 13, 2016:

 Happy Birthday from the Crafting Queens
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