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orneryswife

orneryswife
Date Joined: July 21, 2013
Last Online: November 20, 2017
Birthday: February 19
Country: United States
My Instagram (spoilers!)
Washi Wishes on Etsy

About Me

On Monday, Oct 16 I collapsed in my bedroom and was unable to get up unassisted. I was taken by ambulance to the hospital, where I have been ever since. I have a severe bacterial infection called cellulitis, a very painful skin condition that resembles a really bad sunburn. I'm currently in the blistering stage, and will be spending the next two weeks in a skilled nursing facility for IV antibiotics and some physical therapy. I won't be swapping for awhile, but will try to keep up with ratings.

Update Nov. 9: I'm finally home from the hospital and slowly beginning to recover, I think. I had an allergic reaction to the antibiotics and have a horrible rash from Head to toe. It looks like I'll be missing lots of holiday swaps. ☹️

I'm a 50- something full time homemaker, married to the love of my life for 38 years. We raised and homeschooled two children, both grown and on their own. We have two grandchildren and two grand-cats.

I'm homebound and rely on others for a great deal of my daily needs, but I am blessed to have art and pen pals to fill my days. Sadly it is becoming more and more difficult to walk to my studio so I am cutting back on the swaps for now.

I'm a very reliable swapper, I always send on time and rate promptly upon receipt of the swap. I enjoy hosting group swaps, and will angel if necessary.

What I like

For examples of my style, click on the link above for my Instagram. More specifically I like...

  • little houses - especially whimsical style
  • Garden themes - flowers, trees, bees, gnomes...
  • Butterflies and birds
  • Coffee (but NO tea!)
  • Dishes, pottery, art glass
  • Sewing by hand or machine
  • Book making
  • Beading
  • Wire art/sculpture
  • Jigsaw​ puzzles
  • Inspiration and Scripture references
  • Natural remedies, essential oils
  • Gratitude
  • Color, color, COLOR - bright, bold, cheery
  • Painting
  • Gelli-printing
  • Mail Art
  • Washi tape
  • Shimmery and shiny, (but not bulky bling)
  • Cribbage
  • Reading light-hearted and romance (eBooks only)
  • Writing and receiving letters
  • Irish wolfhounds (I don't have one, just think they are cool!)
  • Upbeat music
  • Hallmark movies (no TV but I watch online)

I really like the art style of Roben-Marie Smith and Rae Missigman. My preference is usually abstract and more modern, mostly because I can't draw anything very well except stick figures. :)

Not a Fan

For whatever reason, I have developed a strong aversion to images or photographs of faces, especially vintage photos. Please, please, please don't send me a swap with people faces on it.

I don't really"do" Halloween. I like fall stuff, just not all the ghouls, ghosts, etc.

I'm not a big fan of Zetti style art, using an assortment of body parts to create a different creature. Kawaii isn't really my thing either, but if it is sent, I pass it on to a pen pal who likes it.

If we are swapping washi tape, please don't send dollar store tapes. They do not reuse well and I end up throwing them out. If that is all you have and we are partners, please contact me so we can work something else out.

I am extremely sensitive to fragrance and smoke.

Extras

I joined swapbot for the challenges and interaction with other artists. Sometimes I send extras with the swaps, but I usually put a lot into the swap requirements, and prefer to be rated based on that, not extras. Likewise, I rate on quality, not extras.

If you really want to send extras, here are a few ideas of things I can use.

  • Gelli-prints
  • Flat stickers for mail art
  • Unusual ephemera like foreign book pages, menus, funny papers
  • Stencils of any size--even homemade on file folders
  • Washi tape samples
  • Decorated labels to use on painted envelopes to put the send address on.
  • Deli paper
  • Letter from YOU!
  • Buttons, especially without a shank
  • scraps of yarn or other fibers for my weaving (right now I'm looking for blues and greens)
  • Personalized return address labels (colorful!)

Thank you!

Thanks for reading my profile and for swapping with me!

Ratings

Paula71 rated for WOW: Pair me up - October on Oct 31, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome tape samples! Happy Halloween!!
crochetjunkie rated for Wow!: Coordinating samples on Oct 27, 2017
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Comment: Love the card and all the Washi. Thank you!
junemoon rated for A Simple Woman's Day on Oct 17, 2017
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Comment: Thanks, I enjoyed your answers and you have very enviable hand writing. Enjoy your weaving- that sort of creative work is good for the whole person.
5
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Comment: Thank You!!!
Aladyjackson rated for WOW: Send your Favorites on Oct 6, 2017
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Comment: Thank you very much for the washi and extras :)
USAFwife rated for WOW: Send your Favorites on Oct 5, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the cute samples. I can see why these are some of your favorites. :) The wider one is especially interesting. :) I also liked the ones you used to decorate the envelope. Thanks for the happy mail. :)
marymary914 rated for EASU: Playing with Texture on Oct 5, 2017
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Comment: Great ATC! What a fun swap!
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Comment: Wow! What a beautifully decorated envelope and fun stamp and that was just the outside of the envelope! 🙂 Also, thank you for the fun washi tape!
ArtyBeth3 rated for WOW: Note cards (again!) on Oct 3, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for your pretty, pretty washi note cards!! :)
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful cards, Tracy. The one with the tree is my favorite; I may have to send it to myself! :)
choke rated for OW and Choke Private Rolo swap on Oct 2, 2017
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Comment: Your swap arrived today in a USPS body bag. The corner of the beautifully painted envie and card got ripped but the cards were unharmed. Thank you so much for the great themes picked just for me. Green AND stars, how could a choke not love THAT?!? The fall leaves are gorgeous too! All around fabulous, thoughtful swap, and the packaging was superb. I can't wait for the next one!!
Cocoa rated for EASU: Autumn Beauty on Sep 30, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely Autumn ATC. Also for the extras♥
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Comment: sorry it took so long for me to find your tag and rate it. It is so pretty.
donetta rated for TIM: Two Leaf Twinchies on Sep 29, 2017
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Comment: I am so sorry for the late rating...I love the twinchies, and you never (ever!) disappoint. Thank you also for the washi samples; I just can't ever have "enough" washi!
smadronia rated for WOW: Pair me up - September on Sep 25, 2017
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Comment: Wow, what an awesome assortment of black and red washi, thank you! I love the black dots that are 1-9, and the black with gold stripe best, but I love them all. Thank you!
iamdawt rated for A Twinchie a Month! on Sep 22, 2017
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Comment: I love my twinchies, thank you! The saying "It's never too late to find out who you want to be," is so appropriate right now. I'm turning 60 tomorrow and still finding this out. Also, your card deserves kudos of its own, nice job! I appreciate the stickers as well. Who doesn't love stickers?!
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Comment: I love it! The colors are really pretty. I also really love the handmade notecard. Thank you so much :)
moonfayri rated for WOW! More Fun than a Latte on Sep 20, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the fun washi. I don't know what made this take 2 weeks to arrive, but I am glad it made it to me safely!
kathiann rated for WOW: Washi Scavenger Hunt (Edited) on Sep 19, 2017
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Comment: I love the washi you picked to go with my word! I seriously love them!
aspens rated for UHM: Mail Art and Surprise on Sep 19, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you for an amazing swap! Your mail art is super cool & I really appreciate all of the extras you included. I hope you host the swap again, I had lots of fun putting mine together too :)

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 589 157 164
Completed Fives Threes Ones
487 603 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 118 369 0
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Comments

CurlyTea on Nov 10, 2017:

CurlyTea on Nov 2, 2017:

ArtyBeth3 on Nov 1, 2017:

Thinking of you today and praying for you. Hugs, ~ Beth

HappyMom on Sep 19, 2017:

Hi Tracy - got your wonderful letter today and will write back in the next week or two. Loved getting to know you better!

thans

Fenix825 on Sep 19, 2017:

Thanks so much for the twinchies from my AWG September wishlist!

bluehairedmary on Sep 18, 2017:

Thanks for the handmade postcards for my September AWG wishslist! Sweet! I feel like I got a great deal from your etsy shop!

zurdoswifey on Sep 15, 2017:

Thank you for the lick & stick postage and the notecards for my wishes in AWG

Have a fantastic weekend =)

Paige1900 on Sep 12, 2017:

Thanks so much for the wonderful note cards! Their just my style! - A wish Granted - US Sept 2017

Bohochick on Sep 12, 2017:

Thanks for the fortunes and die cuts from AWG! And the zillion other things you've given me from the goodness of your sweet heart! 😘

Tasia570 on Sep 11, 2017:

Thanks so much for the pretty note cards from AWG!

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