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ContraryHousewife

ContraryHousewife
Date Joined: August 30, 2011
Last Online: October 18, 2018
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 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, in September. I am trying to get them all neutered.

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.

Finished projects:

somequilts

Current project:

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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, 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.

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

squince rated for P&M Blind Postcard Swap 11 on Oct 8, 2018
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Comment: THANK YOU for helping the stray cats in your yard! Did you end up trapping them all?
Response: Still have one kitten to catch....
Chaosfay rated for QC: 5 inch charm squares - Fall on Oct 5, 2018
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Hi Dawn, thank you so much for the PC and the question. I really needed this quote today...I am so good at procrastinating about making changes. I love the John Lennon postage stamp. Happy Autumn peace love light
TeaNi rated for Cat Lovers Postcard Swap on Oct 2, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the orange tabby postcard- it reminds me of our own kitty Lucky who passed away earlier this year- he was 14. I also love the Mark Twain quote on the card and the cool vintage stamps you used. Good luck with your T&N! Have you heard of the "Trap King"? He is local to Atlanta, doing great work.Check him out: https://trapkinghumane.org :)
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Comment: Thanks for a lovely postcard. I've driven through Denver (once or twice) and visited there for a week in the early 2000's for a meeting. Lovely town. Happy swapping
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Comment: Thank you! Nice card.
mizlilyroo rated for A Postal At Home on Sep 25, 2018
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Comment: Thank you, most kindly, for your lovely letter, the tea that I shall be enjoying tomorrow morning and the lovely card.
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Comment: Great K.C. card, sorry about your garden, this summer has been hot and dry. Hope you get enough rain soon to help. Thank you😁
bluehairedmary rated for B&W PCs JULY on Aug 27, 2018
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Comment: Very eerie postcard indeed. Sorry about the late rating!
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Comment: Thank you! I really like the question!
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Comment: Thanks so much for the charm squares. I'm hoping to make an economy block pattern christmas quilt. These will com in handy.
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Comment: thank you for my PC ..and the timely reminder to remember the good times x Will have a moodle on my zombie apocalypse skill...
Vickyen rated for UHM: Cat Postcard Swap on Aug 5, 2018
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Comment: Hi Dawn! Thank you for the pretty cat pc! I am really a dog person but have several crazy cat lady friends! LOL! So I get to hear all about cat antics and they do make me giggle! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
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Comment: Thanks for this great PC, washi, question and quote! We should all be prepared! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome box of goodies. I even love the paper you used to wrap it all!
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Comment: Great question, quote and stamps! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
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Comment: Oh wow. This really got me thinking. Thank you for this.🌻
Eclectonote rated for FREE/AD pc JULY on Jul 22, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the intriguing and dark art postcard. Very moody - I like it. Thanks also for using vintage postage.
Fieke rated for B&W PCs JUNE on Jul 9, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard. We had a nice spring and now we have a great summer. Temperatures around 25Β°C but very dry. So I hope it will rain soon (but only during night hihi)
mellyrose89 rated for WIYM: Pick 1 PC (June 2018) on Jun 18, 2018
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Comment: Thank you! <3

Rating Overview

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Comments

Heirloom on Sep 15, 2018:

...for hosting a swap in the USA Happy Mail group!

CurlyTea on Sep 13, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

Heirloom on Aug 30, 2018:

If you have a fall birthday (Sept-Nov) and would welcome profile greetings from fellow UHM members on your special day, be sure to post your birth date (month & date only) in the UHM group forum!

myancey on May 17, 2018:

hey ! thanks for the Oklahoma postcard and the Europe postcard. my husband and i often sing 'oklahoma' because we had a friend in the musical in h.s. and well he doesn't like it but we do. xoxo

ReadMoreBooks33 on May 4, 2018:

JadeFan on Mar 26, 2018:

rose

Mugsie on Mar 21, 2018:

TereDiane1954 on Mar 20, 2018:

Thank you, and happy spring to you, tooβ™₯

laurieburkett17 on Mar 12, 2018:

Thank you for the postcard from the Postcard Tag!

luckycharms on Jan 1, 2018:

New year

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