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AnnaM

AnnaM
Date Joined: July 20, 2011
Last Online: September 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

CherryBlossomLady rated for Autumn Leaf Clip on Sep 23, 2020
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Comment: Lady Elizabeth, your delightful parcel arrived unharmed and it brought nothing but sweet joy and admiration. Your leaf clip is darling, and the lovely folio and all the goodies tucked therein were quite possibly the most perfect goodies i could have hoped for. William Morris? Yes please! Thank you again sweet friend! I look forward to supper next Friday with my dearest Aunt in tow. Most admirably yours, Lavinia
bearnbabs rated for Handmade buttons on Sep 9, 2020
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Comment: oops thought I had rated you. I loved your buttons, They looked like they were made of porcelain.Thank you for sharing. Barbara
bearnbabs rated for Button Charms on Aug 21, 2020
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Comment: L Elizabeth & Sophia, What lovely delicate buttons you created. My favorite color is blue.I love how you finished the edges. Thank you for sharing. Best regards, Phebe
Response: Phebe, thank you for your kind comment and rating. We used a delicate bead chain to put around the edge of the buttons. It was a bit tricky to glue on but we got it to stick in the end! Elizabeth ♥
Star7Lily rated for A NEEDLE BOOK for your Workbag on Aug 10, 2020
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Comment: A beautiful needlebook for your workbag. It is a huge achievement and I hope you will make many more like it! So lovely. xx lots of hearts
Response: Dearest Jane, your glowing review means so much to me. Thank you!
user2148 rated for Folded Bodice Swap on Aug 9, 2020
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Comment: I cannot possibly choose my favorite! Those little bows, the ribbing, the pearls, oh - they are all just fabulous!! We may need to request these be sent in for the blog as well - I’d LOVE to see everyone’s!! ❤️❤️
Response: Thank you for your enthusiastic rating! I am in the process of collecting images for the blog. I hope to get them posted this week.
Star7Lily rated for Flat Georgette Swap on Jul 29, 2020
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Comment: My Phyllida had a wonderful time visiting Elizabeth. What lovely surrounds you have around you. Loved her little ensemble! Thank you for sharing her day. xx many hearts
Response: This was a fun swap for me. I am glad you enjoyed Phyllida's visit. She and Georgianna ought to visit one another, don't you think?
user2148 rated for The First Annual Garden Fete - swap on Jul 24, 2020
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Comment: What lovely offerings you put forth for the Fete! That Cherry pie certainly needs a prize, it looks scrumptious! The work bag, bonnet and pillow are all so sweet and fit right into what I imagine each character to submit. And I do envy your skill at poetry. Thank you so much for the lovely letter and pictures - sorry for the late rating, the email was lost in the redwood forests of CA.
Response: Thank you for such a lovely comment Nickalli. I so enjoyed creating all of these things, even the bonnet which greatly vexed me at times!
user2148 rated for A Letter about our Masquerade Ball on Jul 13, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderfully descriptive letter! Makes me wish it had been real and we had gotten to attend in person! ❤️
Response: I wish we could have had a real ball, wouldn't that be a wonderful evening? Thank you for the heart. ♥
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Comment: Oh beautiful!! What a clever design and so elegant! Everything was lovely including your fabulous descriptions. Thank you so much! ❤️❤️❤️
Response: Thank you for the kind words and the heart. ♥
bearnbabs rated for The WORK BAG swap on Jun 28, 2020
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Comment: Wow! What a beautiful Work Bag. Was the material a pre-printed fabric or was that all embroidered??? The added gold trim and tassels really set it off, making it very elegant. Great job. And always I love your letters. Thank you for sharing Barbara ......bearnbabs
Response: Such a lovely comment Barbara, thank you. This fabric is printed with the design on it, it's a very elegant fabric and I was hoping to use it for one of my swaps. I'm trying to make a matching needlebook for it now.
pynart2 rated for Midsummer Masque Dance Card on Jun 22, 2020
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Comment: Loved your choice of dance card, very lovely. AAnd I always enjoy your letters, they put a smile to my face. Thank you.
Response: Thank you Pam for your kind comment and the heart. I've had this paper for a while and didn't know what I would use it for as it is embossed with the design. It made a lovely cover for the dance card.
1OldfoolPlanner rated for Scrap Tags on Jun 12, 2020
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Comment: Anna, thank you so much for your lovely tags that you sent to me in an email I really appreciate your letter and your hard work. I only wish I could have those tags for myself LOL. Thank you again hope you and your family are well, hugs, Jill/Priscilla ♥️
Response: Such a lovely comment Jill, thank you. I was just saying to Jane I could make a career out of making these tags as I have several containers of scraps! I am happy you liked the tags and I thank you kindly for the heart. Take care, Anna
bearnbabs rated for Botanical Printing #1 Swap on May 29, 2020
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Comment: I just love your leaf prints.They were so vivid. Mine didn't come out as well, so I will try again. Thank you for sharing. This so much fun. Have a wonderfulday. Stay safe. bearnbabs
Response: Thank you for your kind comments. I did several processes and not all were as successful as the group of prints I shared with you. It was a bit of trial and error for me. Thank you for the heart. ♥
Star7Lily rated for Botanical Printing #1 Swap on May 28, 2020
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Comment: Gorgeous papers Anna, you do very well in the printing and I look forward to see what you will do with them. xx
Response: Thank you for creating this swap Jane. I have been aware of this process for a while now but never made time for it so the swap gave me a shove and I'm so glad. I so enjoyed making these leaf prints and look forward to doing flowers next! Many hearts to you. ♥
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.
Response: What a relief this swap has finally arrived. I had begun to worry it would never reach you. This has been a favourite swap for me, I hope for you too. ♥
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Comment: Wonderful pins! Thank you so much again for sharing with me! ♥️ Hugs,Jill (Priscilla)
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed looking through my pins. I must say it was rather an addictive thing and I found it very difficult to decided when I had enough pins! Thank you for the heart. ♥
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

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 265 33 33
Completed Fives Threes Ones
251 274 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
15 129 107 0
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Comments

Drachenfrau on Aug 3, 2020:

CherryBlossomLady on Jul 7, 2020:

Hello Friend!

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:

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