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AnnaM

AnnaM
Date Joined: July 20, 2011
Last Online: May 24, 2020
Birthday: December 21
Country: United Kingdom
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About Me

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Do you like history, particularly the 18th and early 19th centuries?  Is creative writing one of your hobbies?  Do you dream about village life in Georgian England?  Fancy yourself a character in one of Jane Austen's novels? Come join our group "At Home with the Georgettes" where all your daydreams can come to life.  We are a small group of ladies who cherish this incredible time in history and through our swaps gain a better understanding of daily life in the Georgian and Regency Eras of English history.  Choose your Georgian/Regency character and join our little village of friends."

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I thought it was about time I freshened up my profile as I’ve been a member since 2011 and it's now 2020. My name is Anna, and I’m originally from the United States but moved to England when I married. I love paper crafts of all kinds and lately I’ve gotten into making junk journals and all the pretty embellishments that go along with them. I’m beginning to work with beads again and am enjoying creating charms and some simple jewellery. Vintage themes and Shabby Chic styles are among my favourites.

I love listening to the radio whether it is music of all genres, dramas, documentaries or books being read. I listen while I work or craft. I’m not much of a television fan, but do enjoy costume dramas, documentaries and a good movie.

I love my garden and am very interested in herbs and their healing properties as well as using them in my cooking. I hope to plant a physic garden one day when I retire but for now I have some potted herbs. I love nature and enjoy walking, especially in the forest. I like watching the birds in my garden and since we are blessed with a large garden there are many birds around us.

Favorite Books

Books are a passion for me and I probably have too many but I love the idea of a study filled with books where I can do my research. Older books are especially interesting as they tend to have little notes and dedications that give them a character all their own. I have an interest in the Georgian, Regency and Victorian Eras in England and find the Colonial United States fascinating. I read mostly non-fiction, biographies and history but I do enjoy a well written novel. At the moment I am reading mostly classics although Salley Vickers and Wilton Barnhardt are favourites too.

Some of my Favourite things

I'm a Janeite (Big fan of Jane Austen) and especially love the Pride and Prejudice with Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth.

Other things I like are:

Dip pens, wax seals

Vintage linens, I collect ladies hankies

Space: Moon, Stars, Planets, Space Travel

Dragonflies

Cats

Real bandanas (not the craft store kind) especially in dark blue

Tea, tea parties and all the pretty things that go along with them. Mint and Chai tea are my favourite teas, but I like trying new flavours.

Butterflies

Shabby Chic anything

Blue and white patterns

Charms and trinkets

Postage stamps, new or used

Crafty bits, washi tape, pretty papers.

Beads and sequins

Your art

Hearts!

Stars!

Soft,(but not pastel) blues, greens and purples are my favourite colours but I like a little orange too.

I like miniatures and have a small collection of doll house things and other bits and bobs I've come across. I especially like tiny things that have fine detail the more authentic looking the better.

I have an affinity for trees and love nature

Not so favourite things

Usually I'm fairly easy to please but there are a few things I'm not all that fond of.

key chains

I'm not a big fan of Hello Kitty and that type of thing, and I'm not into Disney with the exception of Tinkerbell.

I would prefer not to get any more notebooks or journals as I have recently gotten so many of them.

I don't collect postcards and prefer non-touristy ones if they are part of a swap.

I like most tea but I don't like Oolong and I'm allergic to ginseng so no teas with ginseng please.

Things not to send

Chocolate as I'm allergic and don't care for white chocolate

Glitter because it gets everywhere and is hard to clean up.

Heavily scented items as they give me migraines.

Postage Stamps

I've been collecting stamps since I was a child. I collect just about any stamps from anywhere in the world but do concentrate on several countries. If you are sending stamps, here is a quick guide to what I collect:

  • USA stamps over 20¢
  • United Kingdom stamps
  • Australian stamps
  • New Zealand Stamps
  • Canadian Stamps
  • Netherland stamps

Specific stamps:

  • The Belgian Chocolate stamps
  • Stamps in fun shapes
  • Millennium stamps from England
  • Space, planet stars stamps

I don't collect CTOs (Cancel to Order stamps that you can buy in book shops and hobby shops.) These are mint stamps that are just canceled and have not gone through the postal system so they are basically just damaged.

Private stamp swaps are welcome!

Please Read

I don't sign up for a swap unless I know I can follow through so I will never flake. If you don't get my swap, please contact me before you rate me.

Also, if I haven't rated you, that means I haven't received your swap. I always rate as soon as I receive a swap.

A further note...

I am a green girl; I choose to reuse. A lot of the packages I send out are in recycled envies as I just hate wasting anything. I try to make everything I send out look attractive.

Ratings

Star7Lily rated for ATC Silhouette and a letter Swap on May 22, 2020
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Comment: Dear Old Mary, and Anna, I do love both your silhouettes. How lucky am I to have two! My journal will be so handsome with such likenesses. Thank you so much.
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Comment: Wonderful pins! Thank you so much again for sharing with me! ♥️ Hugs,Jill (Priscilla)
Star7Lily rated for Postal Herbal Round 3 on May 12, 2020
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Comment: Many thank yous for this wonderful package Anna, I so loved the postcard herbal. So much effort went into painting it. Thank you so much my heart overflows. xxx
Star7Lily rated for Decorative Napkin Swap on May 12, 2020
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Comment: Dear Elizabeth, I loved your napkins so much, and they are so pretty I will use them joyously. with great affection, Caroline. the wrapping paper was such a great find and thank you dear friend for sharing it with me. I feel so blessed. xx many hearts
pynart2 rated for Our Collections on May 8, 2020
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Comment: Love your mini rooms, so much fun . I'm making a mini plant house my granddaughter gave me, lots of small pieces. Thank you for sharing. Sending you many little hearts.
Star7Lily rated for Heart Song Greetings Swap on Apr 24, 2020
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Comment: Dear Lady Elizabeth, thank you for the delightful images on my profile, I feel most blessed to have my wallpaper so much improved. Many hearts dear one. xxx L. C
Star7Lily rated for Three Craft Links on Apr 24, 2020
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Comment: Dear Anna, I really like these craft links and so enthused to see what they will reveal. New things to learn. xxx J
user2148 rated for Our Collections on Apr 24, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for your wonderful letter and sharing part of your fabulous collection with me! I can imagine how satisfying it is to acquire just the right pieces to complete each little vignette. True artistry!
pynart2 rated for Heart Song Greetings Swap on Apr 18, 2020
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Comment: Enjoyed the letter and lovely photo's. Thank you for the B'day greeting also. They will be an added page in my Journal.
user2148 rated for Three Craft Links on Apr 18, 2020
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Comment: Wonderful letter, thank you so much for it and all the fun links!! ❤️❤️
user2148 rated for ATC Silhouette and a letter Swap on Apr 16, 2020
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Comment: Wow!! What an amazing swap!! The triple fold out with the ATCs & letter is fantastic! And I have never seen such intricate silhouettes done - the detail is just astounding! Both are breathtaking! Thank you so very much ! ❤️❤️
Response: I'm thrilled you liked my silhouettes. The man who cut mine is a master. I stood and watched him for ages just marvelling at the intricate cuts he was making. This was a favourite swap of mine and I can't wait for the next round. ♥
user2148 rated for Teabag Shaped Tags on Apr 16, 2020
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Comment: Beautiful!! Thank you also for the tea and the cute little tea-bag gift filled with goodies!! Such a cute idea. Love all of it! ❤️
Response: I'm glad this was a happy swap for you. Thank you for the lovely comment and the heart! ♥
user2148 rated for A Signature for our Home Book #2 on Apr 8, 2020
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Comment: Wow! So very gorgeous! Thank you so much for all the work you put into this amazing little book. It’s spectacular, with so many little tuck spots and added goodies! Thank you for all of it - feeling so very blessed! ❤️❤️❤️
Response: I was just wondering yesterday about this swap as I sent it nearly a month ago! I'm pleased it finally arrived. This is one of my favourite swaps to do and I'm happy you like it as much as I do. Thank you for such a lovely comment. ♥
1OldfoolPlanner rated for Teabag Holder Tag on Mar 29, 2020
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Comment: Oh my goodness, Anna! The tea bag tag holder is amazing! And all the other beautiful items you sent. And, of course, not to mention that your penmanship is exquisite! I can’t tell you how pleased I am with your package - and simply can’t wait to add it into my journal! Thank you ever so much! Hugs ♥️ Jill (Priscilla)
Response: What a lovely comment Jill. I'm so happy you liked everything. Thank you for the heart! ♥
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Response: Thank you for rating! ♥
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Comment: Thank you Anna, I loved them very much, and loved your card that you sent them in. Many hugs. xx
Response: You are very welcome. I look forward to seeing a photo of your coverlet. I'm sure it is gorgeous. Thank you for the heart. ♥
Jaimiepaige rated for Craft Package #2: Animals on Mar 9, 2020
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Comment: Oh my gosh, if I could give more than 1 heart I would! Everything was so lovely and the chihuahua made me smile so much! If you’d ever be up for doing any private swaps, please let me know, you’re so thoughtful and I’d love to swap more with you! Have a lovely day!
Response: Ah, thank you for such a nice comment. I'm glad you liked the little package I made for you. I love creating things like this, can't wait for the next craft package swap! Thanks for the heart!
Elenamarie rated for Scrap pads on Feb 28, 2020
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Comment: Anna, I will enjoy the variety of papers in my scrap pad. Many thanks for arranging a fun swap. I have written Pam as well.
Response: Elena, thank you for helping out with this swap. Many hearts to you!
debtea2 rated for A Sweet Valentine's Day Recipe on Feb 28, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much so the wonderful Recipe and a great swap..many hearts
Response: You are very welcome Deb. I'm so glad it finally arrived. Thank you for the heart!
Elenamarie rated for Poetry in a Pretty Pocket on Feb 25, 2020
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Comment: Dear Anna, what a touching swap. I appreciate every delicate detail, from the envelope itself to the lovely journaling cards, extras, poetry handwritten card, and your letters, which were a nice reprieve at the end of a full day. I hope to paired with you again soon. In the meantime, Maria would be most honored to accept Lady Elizabeth's invitation for a musical evening. I so enjoy harp melodies. Many thanks and hearts for this thoughtful and generous swap.
Response: Dear Elena, Thank you for your kind comment and for the heart you bestowed upon me. I'm sure there will be many more opportunities for us to swap in the future and I so look forward to meeting up with you again.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 251 29 29
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236 260 0 0
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7 128 101 0
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Comments

1OldfoolPlanner on Apr 8, 2020:

Finding ourselves in a most peculiar time indeed...so let us take the advice of our beloved Jane Austen during these harrowing times:

DON'T SULK!

INSTEAD...BUSY YOURSELF WITH MEANINGFUL TASKS SUCH AS:

SEWING:

TAKING A WALK:

DANCING:

HAVING A DEEP, MEANINGFUL CONVERSATION:

READING A BOOK:

FROLICKING WITH YOUR SISTERS:

HAVING YOUR SISTER DO YOUR HAIR:

PRACTICING YOUR SMOLDER:

OR JUST SIMPLY SITTING IN QUIET CONTEMPLATION:

No matter how you choose to busy yourself during this most Inconvenient time...just remember, things will look much brighter TOMORROW!

YES! TOMORROW!!

Sending you this Heart Song Greeting with the warmest tidings. Stay healthy, dearest friend.

Very truly yours, Priscilla (Jill)

Star7Lily on Jan 7, 2020:

Happy New Year dear sister xx

user2148 on Dec 22, 2019:

Wishing you a most wonderful birthday!! 🧁🎉🎈

user2148 on Oct 28, 2019:

My dearest Anna - I received the sweet notecard you mailed separately and wanted to thank you! Also, I had to tell you how much I admire your beautiful penmanship! Gorgeous!! Hope you have an amazing week! ~ Nickalli

Star7Lily on Sep 14, 2019:

Thank you dear heart, I loved your tea package surprise and feel very special and loved. You are a treasure Jane Austen would love to invite to tea! Blessings, Jane xxx

Drachenfrau on Aug 20, 2018:

Dear Anna,

my letter to you is ready and will be mailed tomorrow. :-)

Cheers

Moni

JudalineZ on Jan 29, 2017:

Thank you so much for the package with papers and stuff for Cheap Postage Swaps, Tags and Fun group wishes list.

Judalinez

RyeRye on Dec 21, 2016:

reauk on Jun 30, 2016:

thank you for the lovely birthday wish and extras love the card wishes for Europe group may/June wish list.

hollycm6 on Jun 28, 2016:

Received your very cool envies for the c&c paper twist tag... Thank you so much!!!!

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