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ContraryHousewife

ContraryHousewife
Date Joined: August 30, 2011
Last Online: February 22, 2021
Birthday: September 13
Country: United States

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 2 indoor Maine Coon cats. They like soft catnip toys that crinkle or jingle that they can grab with paws or claws.

In addition I just received my Crazy Cat Lady Starter Set: a feral mother and her two kittens, last September. I have had them all neutered. We now have two more adult ferals, for a total of five that we care for outside.

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.

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.

Most Recently Finished Project:

This is going to a hospice care center.

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Current project:

Also destined for hospice.

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This is a wall hanging I finished this summer, using blocks from a swap here on SB.

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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, I like action and suspense, but not horror movies. Recent tv shows I've watched include The Crown, Victoria, Grantchester, Father Brown, Dr Blake, Miss Fisher, Killjoys, Dr Who and Daredevil.

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 and low volume prints.

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.

do you talk to your cat?

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, except for Teavana Peach Tranquility loose leaf. 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

suepier rated for WIYM: January Wrap-Up Postcard on Mar 20, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard.
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Comment: The answer to where we would go once it's safe...ANYWHERE! Thank you for the card and quote! And for hosting these swaps!
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Comment: I haven't had an opportunity to watch Bridgerton, so I don't get the hype either. We went to the snow, I couldn't imagine having to live in it and shovel it! I hope you have a pleasant February.
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Comment: Thank you for the card! :-) I hope you're doing well and staying safe!
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Comment: Hi Dawn, I love snowy postcards. I grew up with snow but in the Phoenix area, there is none so I miss it. Happy New Year! xo
dawnakaulen rated for P&M Blind Postcard Swap 15 on Dec 27, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the TX bluebonnets, and thank you for using vintage cool stamps too!
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Comment: Oh, The animal Christmas card you sent & love it! It is so unique & sparkly! Thank you too for gift tags. Have a wonderful Christmas!
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Comment: Thanks for the kittens card. It is so awesome of you to take care of the feral cats. Happy holidays!
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Comment: Thank you for the adorable Christmas card. I absolutely love it. And thanks for the stickers. Merry Christmas.
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Comment: Thank you for the card and extras! Merry Christmas!
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Comment: Beautiful card and thank you for the tags!
bestdayever rated for NEWBIE WASHI TAPE SWAP! on Oct 16, 2020
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Comment: Love the ninja tape on the recycled window envelope. Thank you!
pastorsmokeyt rated for Easy Postcard Swap on Oct 6, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful postcard! Have a great day! Smokey
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Comment: What a fantastic question and one that I really ought to have documented already. We have had more butterflies than ever before (besides the migrations passing through). We've done a lot of landscaping and we've had so many varieties visiting us.
aladyde rated for WIYM: Sender's Choice PC #7 INTL on Aug 25, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the interesting card. It goes right into my American collection. Danke!
Lonestarchild rated for AN: World Cat Day (US) on Aug 13, 2020
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Comment: You have Maine Coons??? We've always wanted one. We tried/thought we adopted one from the shelter -- turns out, she's just fluffy! But we wouldn't trade her for nothing! Thanks for the fun cat card!
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Comment: Thank you Dawn for your swap and of course the feline PC! I had to laugh at it because of course, I never met a cat i did not like! Unfortunately, I cannot say the same about humans! Loved the prompt and have been sitting with the question your sent over. Here in Oregon we are trying to bring the cases of CORONAVIRUS down. Course, i am reading the reports of he damage this virus is causing others long after they come back and are going to be here and not pass on. It is pretty scary to think of the heart damage that is being caused long after the patient recovers. That is not all there is going on with the body and mine when they make a full recovery. Just continue to be safe as you move forward in your daily life! Many blessings to you alll there! Bye for now!
riftvegan rated for WIYM: Sender's Choice PC #7 INTL on Jun 27, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the night view of Seattle. Yeah, I'm thinking about 4th of July, too... bummed that the fireworks in the city are cancelled. But I'm sure we will find some way to celebrate!! :)
Lonestarchild rated for AN: Winter Scenes PC (global) on Dec 23, 2019
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Comment: These are fun -- I really like the stagecoach one. Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you

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Heirloom on Sep 1, 2020:


** USA Happy Mail group! **

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2019:


From the USA Happy Mail group!

Frithsrah on Apr 19, 2019:

Hoppy Easter-profile bling swap

Heirloom on Mar 20, 2019:

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Heirloom on Dec 25, 2018:

MissBrenda on Nov 26, 2018:

Love your quilts!

Gatzcat on Nov 22, 2018:

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“Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough." - William Arthur Ward

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CHOWEFACE on Nov 20, 2018:

Happy Thanksgiving to you as well!!

AmookIslandCreations on Nov 20, 2018:

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