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orneryswife

orneryswife
Date Joined: July 21, 2013
Last Online: September 19, 2018
Birthday: February 19
Country: United States
My Instagram (spoilers!)
Washi Wishes on Etsy

About Me

9/11 update:. I am home from the hospital, recovering slowly. Mostly I just need to regain strength and stamina. Hope to be back swapping soon!

I'm a 50- something full time homemaker, married to the love of my life for 39 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.

I mostly join regional swaps as opposed to international because I hate to wait and prefer lower postage. I'm a very reliable swapper. I always send on time (usually as soon as partners are assigned) 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 (I have a whole wall in my dining room dedicated to these)
  • Garden themes - flowers, trees, bees, gnomes...
  • Butterflies and birds
  • Coffee (but NO tea!)
  • Dishes, pottery, art glass
  • Sewing by hand or machine
  • Book making
  • Card making
  • Beading
  • Wire art/sculpture
  • Jigsaw puzzles (I have a hundred or more that I rework all the time)
  • Inspiration and Scripture references
  • Natural remedies, essential oils
  • Gratitude
  • Color, color, COLOR - bright, bold, cheery
  • Painting
  • Gelli-printing
  • Mail Art
  • Washi tape (the real deal, not Dollar Store or other paper tapes)
  • Shimmery and shiny like glimmer mist, stickles, shimmering H2O watercolors, Pebeo Fantasy paints, etc. (but not bulky bling or loose glitter)
  • Cribbage
  • Word games such as Scrabble and boggle (I am orneryswife on Words with Friends if you want to play with me!)
  • 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)
  • Art journaling
  • Weaving on my small frame loom

My art style 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. This includes anime.

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.

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
  • Coffee stained paper
  • Stencils of any size--even homemade on file folders
  • Altered tags for my collection
  • Decorated labels to use on painted envelopes to put the "send to" address on.
  • Painted or inked Deli paper
  • Letter from YOU!
  • scraps of yarn or other fibers for my weaving or art
  • Large puzzle pieces to alter (2" or larger)
  • Personalized return address labels (colorful!)
  • Crochet flowers I can add to sewn items
  • A zipper bag with cheap instant coffee granules in it. I'd love to try coffee dying paper, but my "personal shopper" hasn't been able to locate any instant coffee!

Thank you!

Thanks for reading my profile and for swapping with me!

Ratings

thevmatt rated for MMA - Mixed Media Envelopes on Aug 25, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you so much!!
LadyJo rated for UHM: Monochromatic Mail on Aug 24, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for the green swap! I loved the flower you made! Oh and the envie you sent it all in was classic! Great idea! I will enjoy using the things you sent! It was nice to get a different color of things.
DRMOM rated for UHM: A to Z About Me! on Aug 20, 2018
5
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Comment: I LOVE the envie! I wish I had that stamp!!!! Loved the A-Z...and your humor. Thanks for the goody :-) I will probably hoard those for a while since I am on a no-spend right now.
5
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Comment: Thanks! I know this is a profile-based swap, so a little confused as to why I received some items from my "dislikes" list. Still, the folder was lovely and fun to receive. Thanks.
5
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Comment: Thank you for the nice star stencil and washi tape samples!
1koolkrafter rated for UHM: Send me some LEAVES on Aug 13, 2018
5
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Comment: Thanks!
CurlyTea rated for WOW: Green Washi Tape Samples on Aug 1, 2018
5
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Comment: The herb jars washi is amazing. None of these samples are in my collection. Thank you so much!
Queensmiley2530 rated for UHM: Washi Tape Sample Swap on Aug 1, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for the great washi and extra
Jjean rated for UHM Happy Mail ~ ATCoins! on Jul 27, 2018
5
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Comment: Loved the ATCoin - My very first to receive....Thank you for the wonderful items.
hamolla22 rated for UHM Profile based Happy Mail JULY on Jul 27, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome envelope and surprises, I love everything 😍❤️ I love the art postcards, sooo pretty! Everything lovely, thanks again xx
crochetjunkie rated for WOW: Blue Washi Tape Samples on Jul 26, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for the nice blue washi! I also love the swap card you made! Nice way of using orange and black together and NOT making it look Halloween-y. Lol
Gnoe rated for ABES: Decorative napkins on Jul 11, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for a lovely set of napkins!
smmarrty rated for ABES - Altered Tags on Jun 25, 2018
5
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Comment: Thanks so much - can't wait to add them to one of my books!
Created46 rated for MMPC - Mixed Media Mail Art on Jun 24, 2018
5
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Comment: Very lovely Thank you. I have started playing with alcohol inks, but never thought about making prints of them.
5
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Comment: Hi Tracy thank you so much for the feather swap. it is very beautiful I love when people can send stitched items thank you also for the extra washie I’ve never seen feather washie it is appreciated take care
January rated for UHM: Profile based Happy Mail - June on Jun 19, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you a thousand times for this amazing envelope. The envelope itself is already being used as a holding place for papers, in a prominent place near my workdesk - it is so my style and taste - it is incredible. (I'm sorry others here can't see it...) And the selection of papers is excellent - I know I will enjoy using everything, especially the painted/stencilled papers...although it's always hard to initially cut them up :)
georgiafae rated for YTPC: Altered Glassine Bags on Jun 5, 2018
5
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Comment: OH My Gosh! You created a lot of glassine bags for me! First I saw the wonderful mixed media envelope and then the goodness inside. They are fabulous beyond words! Thanks for sharing with me and being a wonderful swap partner!
Ajijic rated for YTPC: Simple Mail Art Envelope on May 24, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for the most generous swap. I love everything you sent to me and will use most of it. Thanks again, and your envelope is great!
donetta rated for YTPC: Junk Mail Junk Journal on May 24, 2018
5
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Comment: Oh how I love this sweet junk mail journal...the patchwork heart is exceptional, and sets the tone for what's inside. I's aways a pleasure to receive swap envelopes from you, Tracy...I hope you know how much joy you bring to the lives of your swap partners,
5
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Comment: Such beautiful pages!! Thank you so much for the fantastic variety!!

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