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ContraryHousewife

ContraryHousewife
Date Joined: August 30, 2011
Last Online: May 29, 2017
Birthday: September 13
Country: United States
My Website
My Etsy Store

Just a note: Update 5/2/17 Good news, the doctor is pleased with how the foot is healing. Within a few weeks it should be well enough for me to try walking on. Meanwhile, stuck at home and limited to type 2 swaps. /// 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

jezb750 rated for NH: River View Postcard on May 28, 2017
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Comment: Thank you Dawn for the nice postcard and a sunset view as well. Best regards!
perkl8r rated for 5” Charm Square Swap #51 USA on May 27, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the wide variety, I like them.
marinda rated for FREE/AD #20 Animal on May 23, 2017
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Comment: So pretty! Thank you very much.
greygooselime rated for NH: 1oz stuffed envie on May 22, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you!
Larina rated for WIYM: Pick 1 Postcard (May 2017) on May 19, 2017
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Comment: Thanks so much for the postcard!
TakenByChance rated for FREE/AD #18 sender's choice on May 14, 2017
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Comment: I absolutely adore this free/ad card! As well as the butterfly and stars stamps you stuck to it 😊 Thank-you 💕
m3i5 rated for B&W PCs week 19 on May 13, 2017
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Comment: Hi Dawn, thanks for your beautiful old Yellowstone Falls B&W postcard and pretty stamps! :)
reader44ever rated for NH: Cave or Cavern PC on May 13, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the Marvel Cave postcard, Dawn. I enjoyed reading your note on the print side, though flooding...I hope the cave didn't sustain any damage! (Also, "Branson, MO"? One of my favorite book series has a book set in Branson. That's what immediately came to mind when I saw your PC. But hopefully "your" Branson is free of vampires!) :-) Thank you for sharing!
Mamabemus rated for Postcard Swap - Horses on May 11, 2017
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Comment: love the card thanks
Superdkate rated for NH: Decorated Postcards on May 10, 2017
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Comment: Hope you made it to your art show. Thank you :)
Physis rated for Let's Get Washi! 3 on May 8, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the great washi tape and stickers
Katiekay rated for Let's Get Washi! 3 on May 8, 2017
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Comment: Love it! Thank you Dawn, I like them all. Where did you get all these cute selections?
Response: Just ordinary places, Joann's, Michael's, Hobby Lobby.... So glad you like them. :)
yolomba rated for FREE/AD #17 ART SHOW / GALLERY on May 6, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for this superb card! Really like it.
Babytreese rated for B&W PCs week 18 on May 5, 2017
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Comment: Great postcard Dawn! Loved the stickers too! I agree...B&W photos are waaay cooler! Have a great rest of the year!
reader44ever rated for NH: famous face on a postcard on May 4, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for sharing this Jesse James postcard with me, Dawn. My mother tells me that one of my great-grandfathers actually met Jesse James! Apparently, he and his gang used to stop by my great-granddad's farm when he (my gr-grandpa) was a child. And they paid his family for the food they took! :-) Thank you so much for sharing!
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Comment: Thanks for the great card--I'm a little miffed at the post office for doing the stamp cancellation on the FRONT vs. the back where it's supposed to be, but that's certainly not your fault. I do like the stamps too, btw.
ainaignies rated for NH: Decorated Postcards on May 3, 2017
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Comment: Thank you
aspens rated for City / Town / Village with B R2 on Apr 28, 2017
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Comment: I love the Copernicus & airmail stamps! Ah! & Branson sounds like lots of fun. Have fun when you go in May!
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
5
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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!

Rating Overview

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Comments

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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phillaine on Sep 22, 2016:


Happy Autumn! ♥

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