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AnnaM

AnnaM
Date Joined: July 20, 2011
Last Online: January 20, 2021
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

fairyduster53 rated for Ornament Swap on Jan 5, 2021
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Comment: The ornament I received today will be a treasure for years to come!! It is lovely and the fabric beautiful! Thank you so very much!
Response: I'm so happy you like it. I did enjoy making this and agree it is a lovely pattern for an ornament. ♥
lostinavalon rated for A Christmas Recipe Swap on Dec 25, 2020
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Comment: This was a pretty and creatively done swap---thank you! I will enjoy trying your recipe in our home. Blessings and Merry Christmas!
Response: Merry Christmas to you and your family, Sarah. I hope you will like the recipe. Thank you for the heart!
lostinavalon rated for Silhouette ATC on Dec 15, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty silhouettes, letter, and other cheery bits you sent me! Hope you are happy and well!
Response: You are most welcome! Thank you for the heart! ♥
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Comment: I love the flip book! There is so much to look at. I am brewing up a cup of my Peppermint Cheer and looking through the book again. Thank you so much.
Response: I'm so happy you liked the book. I hadn't made one for a long while and forgot just how much I enjoyed it. Thank you for the heart. ♥
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Comment: It was so nice to receive your pretty package and all the lovely bits for my travel journal---thank you! Your thaumatrope turned out so nice---well done!
Response: I'm so happy you liked my thaumatrope Sarah. Thank you for the heart. ♥
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Comment: Very Lovely calling card case. Looking forward to our calling cards. Sending you wishes for a Very Happy Holiday Season. Hearts & Hearts & Hearts
Response: Thank you for the lovely comment and the heart,Pam. Have a wonderful Holiday Season. ♥
fairyduster53 rated for Pretty Letter Swap on Nov 21, 2020
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Comment: Lovely swap, Anna, thank you for the lovely letters. I so enjoy the Georgette group!
Response: You are most welcome Beth! Thank you for the heart!
bearnbabs rated for Blue Moon Ball Swap on Nov 19, 2020
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Comment: What a lovely surprise arrived in the post today. Dearest Alice, I just love the remembrance of the Blue Moon Ball that you sent. . Everyone wearing something blue added to the occasion. Mrs. Pym and the Wallis made the Ball a very special evening indeed. And I enjoyed reading all 3 letters. Thank you for sharing your talents. Best Regards, Phebe
Response: Dearest Phebe, Thank you for your kind comments. The Blue Moon Ball was a night I think we shall all remember. Fondly, Alice
bearnbabs rated for TEA BAG HOLDER on Nov 17, 2020
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Comment: Anna, I recd your swap on Nov 16th, what a lovely surprise. I am going to havea cupof your tea today. Love the delicate tea holder and all the goodies you sent. Sorry to hear about no broad ban or phone, may you have it back soon. Thank you for the letter and personal note. , Barbara.Phebe
Response: You are most welcome Barbara, I'm glad you enjoyed the tea holder and tea. Thank you for the heart! ♥
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Comment: Beautiful!! Love the beaded edge! Thank you so much for the loveliness!! ❤️❤️
Response: I enjoyed this swap and am happy you liked my token. Those beads matched so nicely I had to add them which was a bit tricky. Thank you for the heart!.
fairyduster53 rated for Faux Glassine Bag on Nov 3, 2020
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Comment: What a delightful surprise I received by post today!! The paper pretties were lovely as they will enhance the pages of my journal!! With kind regards, EM Treadwell.
Response: I'm so happy you liked the bags. Thank you for the heart!
pynart2 rated for Cursive Sampler on Oct 22, 2020
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Comment: I so loved the letter from Salley Owens, so sweet. along with the other goodies. Thank you friend. Hearts, Hearts, hearts flying your way.
Response: I'm so pleased you liked Salley's letter, I really like too and hope to write more about her. Thank you for the heart!
pynart2 rated for For the love of Poetry on Oct 22, 2020
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Comment: Loved, Loved the poems and the extras, your so kind.Dend you lots of Hearts.
Response: I'm happy your swap arrived so quickly! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
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Comment: Brilliant and gorgeous papers and writings! I am spoiled, and have read up to May.... sad but inviting.... a wonderful diary for my keeping safe. I like Old Mary, it flows beautifully. Many hearts xxxxxxxxxx
Response: Thank you for such a glowing review. I'm so pleased you liked reading about Old Mary. Many hearts in return.
Star7Lily rated for Mini Bunting for your Journal on Oct 19, 2020
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Comment: What a lovely bunting for my journal I am very pleased, thank you dear. Such a pretty decoration to celebrate the writings of the Ceilidh. many blessings, J
ScrapHappyGabi rated for Autumn Lantern on Oct 14, 2020
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Comment: Your lantern is truly beautiful! I only wish mine had turned out as pretty and dainty as yours!!! The celeidh was a wonderful time. I agree, the lanterns set the ambience and it was a magical evening!
Response: Thank you for such a lovely comment. I actually use my lantern often, I love the glow it gives off. Thank you for the heart. ♥
user2148 rated for A letter w/envie from one 6x6 paper on Oct 12, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful envelope full of goodies and your beautiful little folded letters! I have to know, what pen do you use to produce such a fine line?? Your writing is always so gorgeous and feminine! ❤️❤️
user2148 rated for A Recipe for the Ceilidh on Sep 30, 2020
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Comment: Wonderful swap 😁❤️
Response: Thank you for the heart!
ScrapHappyGabi rated for Antiques with Alice Powell on Sep 25, 2020
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Comment: Magnificent!! Such a wonderful antique book, I am thoroughly fascinated by the old botanical and medical books of yesteryear and I think you have yourself a brilliant one! I love the illustrations. The time it must have taken, back then, to colour in and get every detail is exquisite! Thank you so much for sharing with me. Oh yes, I would love to stop in for a spot of tea I've been occupied with my move to Amberleigh, meeting everyone and getting settled into my new job. I look forward to seeing you soon! Warmest regards, Beckett
Response: Thank you so very kindly for the generous comments on my herbal, Beckett. I shall be happy to share its contents with you when we meet for tea!
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
Response: Lavina, I am so happy my parcel arrived in such a short time. I hoped you would like everything I enclosed and I'm so pleased you do. Thank you for your lovely comments and the heart. L. Elizabeth

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Comments

Star7Lily on Jan 11, 2021:

Happy New Year Sister, from Lady Caroline

Star7Lily on Jan 8, 2021:

Many belated Happy Returns of the day, make each day like it is your birthday. Launce.

debtea2 on Nov 15, 2020:

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

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