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ContraryHousewife

ContraryHousewife
Date Joined: August 30, 2011
Last Online: September 26, 2017
Birthday: September 13
Country: United States
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9/18/17 Summer is winding down. It was a good one for me. Unfortunately I severely injured my wrist and it prevents me from doing as much crafting and swapping as I'd like. I will be finishing up the type 3 craft swaps on my dash and that will be it.

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

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!
perkl8r rated for QC: 5 inch charm squares -- FALL on Sep 18, 2017
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Comment: lovely charms, thank you Dawn
Chaosfay rated for NH: Coloring Postcard on Sep 15, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the card! I've experienced locust and grasshopper swarms in the past when I lived in North Dakota and Nebraska. It makes me very happy when I see birds swarm over the bugs and eat them because those hopping bugs are EVIL.
EmilyT rated for B&W PCs week 36 on Sep 14, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the nice Taos Pueblo! It would look great framed. Fall is coming on very slowly...still 80s-low 90s fir the high but we're getting some nice cool mornings in the 60s, which I really like!
Fabriqueen rated for QC: Quilt Postcard on Sep 9, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely quilt postcard! Yes, that would have taken a LOT of work! My grandmother was a quilter and she never touched a sewing machine. She even made all of her own clothes by hand. She kept a record of what she did and would send out a year-end report. I remember the last one we got just before my mother passed away. She said she had slowed down so much that year because of her arthritis and she had "only" pieced 12 quilt tops (4 were king sz.), crocheted "only" 25 sets of pillow cases, and she only was able to can 100 cans of veggies because she had to cut down on the size of her garden. I wish I could do one-third of that. Hugs, Diane
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Comment: Lovely items-Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you for all the interesting and fun items Dawn!
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Comment: Loved everything! A super cute swap, thank you so much!💕💕🦄💕💕
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Comment: Thank you for all the great goodies! Round Rock has definitely changed, it's much bigger but still suburban and small town like :) Happy Swapping!
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Comment: Hi Dawn! Many thanks for your lovely note and all the pretty things you sent along with the note. Love the tiny charms, the Tim Holtz card, and the pretty floral envie seals.
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Comment: Thanks so much for the very interesting swap!I love the cards with the old fashioned photos on them, are they some kind of tarot? Love the dicut, the stampings from your sets, postage from elsewhere, and those mini envelopes( one has a lobster) are so cute! Thanks again for everything and Happy Swapping!Jen
Response: Glad you liked it. The cards are "Found Relatives" by Tim Holtz.
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the random goodness!
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Comment: Thanks!
lou rated for *WIYM: Happy Flat Mail AUGUST, 2017: USA on Aug 11, 2017
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Comment: Many thanks, Dawn, happy August!
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Comment: Thank you! I especially liked the lobster envelope and vintage cards.
petaluda rated for Happy Anniversary to VLD♥ on Aug 10, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the PC I was touched because my 8 year old grandson just started playing baseball So far his team has won 4 games :)
tigerlilly327 rated for NH: Mermaid Fairy Doll on Jul 11, 2017
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Comment: I'm so glad you hosted this swap, and even more thrilled that I was lucky enough to receive the mermaid you created. I've decided to name her Calliope Merrow, ( Merrows are Irish mermaids and I just really like the name Calliope) She turned out beautifully! The little pearl bubbles on her tail and fins and the shell necklace are really gorgeous touches too. Thank you so much!
VivaLaDiane rated for TPP: Paperback Book Postcard on Jul 3, 2017
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Comment: I absolutely loved the PC you sent!! Thanks so much for hosting a great swap and for sending a fun one as well. ♥♥
nsciambi rated for O is for ??? PC Swap on Jul 1, 2017
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Comment: Thank you!
Lucia rated for NH: RWB Decorated Matchbox on Jun 30, 2017
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Comment: This is such a pretty box - I love the "jewels" on the top and what you have put inside. Thank you.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 529 157 163
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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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