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ContraryHousewife

ContraryHousewife
Date Joined: August 30, 2011
Last Online: July 20, 2019
Birthday: September 13
Country: United States

Something I need to say: I've recently been removed from a group because of a personal issue among others on SB -- something I was not involved in and have no desire to be part of. I already suffer from Anxiety and don't need someone else's drama in my life. I refuse to take sides, point fingers or call names.

If you're concerned about swapping with me because of something you heard from someone else, please first look at my ratings. I think they clearly show what kind of swapper I am.

About me:

I enjoy a variety of hobbies; sewing, quilting, wool felt, gardening, dollhouse miniatures, travel, costuming and dance, as well as just generally noodling around with crafts. I have 2 indoor Maine Coon cats. They like soft catnip toys that crinkle or jingle that they can grab with paws or claws.

In addition I just received my Crazy Cat Lady Starter Set: a feral mother and her two kittens, last September. I have had them all neutered. We now have two more adult ferals, for a total of five that we care for outside.

I have two dollhouses in the works. One is a Greenleaf Pierce which is being furnished in a modern/current style. The other is a Greenleaf Harrison which I am doing in a mix of old European styles, medieval to Victorian.

Special notes about gift swaps: I have sensitive skin and have reactions/allergies to most cosmetics and skin creams. Please do not send face masks or lotions. I can wear lip balm and use bath products like soap,scented oils and bath fizzies.

Holiday foods: I enjoy peppermint, hot chocolate, gingerbread and marzipan. I prefer my tea plain and black. I cannot have coffee or peanuts.

Holiday cards: While I am not a religious person if God is part of your holiday then I am happy to receive a card with seasonally appropriate verse or quotes that have meaning to you.

Most Recently Finished Project:

This went to a local children's shelter.

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Current project:

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This is the quilt I finished in December 2014. It is made from blocks that were part of the first swap I ever ran, back in 1995!

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I have broad tastes in music, from new age to hard rock. I also enjoy reading a variety of books, from detective fiction, to romance, to sci-fi. My husband and I enjoy movies on a regular basis, I like action and suspense, but not horror movies. Recent tv shows I've watched include The Crown, Victoria, Grantchester, Father Brown, Dr Blake, Miss Fisher, Killjoys, Dr Who and Daredevil.

I like color but I'm not sure I have a favorite. I like blue/green/aqua/turquoise colors, and also gold/orange/peach colors especially if there is a yellow-green involved. Burgundy/eggplant/purple is another range I really enjoy.

For quilt fabric I am really into white, lights and neutrals right now. Grey, white, beige, etc in solids, tone on tone or very subtle prints. Boring background colors.

I like flowers. Love to look at them and smell them. I also do flower scents as perfume and candles. I try to grow flowers, but nature isn't always cooperative. Every spring I buy a rose bush and every winter it dies. I love zinnias, but the squirrels eat them to the ground.

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My tea of choice is strong and black, like English Breakfast or Irish Breakfast. I'm also liking the new French Breakfast with Lavender. If it says "Ceylon" or "black" it is probably a good bet. I don't mind if the tea is loose or unwrapped, as long as it is clean and dry. I don't do herbal or flavored teas, except for Teavana Peach Tranquility loose leaf. I'm a chocolate snob. I much prefer a small square of very good dark chocolate (70-72%) to a large bar of something cheap. I dislike 'pumpkin spice' flavored anything. Please do not send peanut products.

I love candles, incense, soap, bath salts and oils in natural scents like pear, rose, lavender, orange, jasmine, honeysuckle, heather, evergreen and berries. I do not like food scents like cookies, pumpkin spice or vanilla.

Please, no facial cosmetics (allergies) or nail polish.

Postcards (if you're looking here for ideas): I'm partial to historic sites and natural wonders, museums, monuments, old buildings, houses, famous scenic locations like national parks, waterfalls, bridges or canyons. And cats. If it is "anything goes" feel free to send something you like and tell me why you like it.

I can always use mail and swap supplies like colored pens, stamps, stickers, tape, notecards, sticky notes, etc.

Please don't send kiddie stuff. I don't have young kids, or know any to pass it along to.

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Art I like: I came here to share ideas and get inspiration from others. I like to think I am open minded and accepting of other's artistic expressions. I'm not going to force a long list of requirements on you if you want to make something for me. It's your art. However...

I like to keep it PG-13. I'm here for fun and entertainment. Please no violent imagery, vulgarity, tasteless nudity, sex, blood, gore, religious or political statements. I get enough of that in real life.

NOTE: I often use my husband's return address labels. For some reason he gets them free in the mail and I don't. Just in case you were wondering why there was a strange name on the envelope.

Ratings

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Comment: Us Crazy Cat Ladies have to stick together. Thank you.
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Comment: One of the 5 squares was not a batik
Response: Apologies for the mistake. I will replace it if you desire.
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Comment: Thank you, Dawn. Some of these I haven't seen before. I always love when that happens.
Fabriqueen rated for QnT CROSS in STAR block YELLOW on Jun 22, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful block! I love the shade of yellow you used! Hugs, Diane
MarieS rated for Where You Live (PC) - May 2019 on Jun 21, 2019
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Comment: Thanks a lot for your card!
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Comment: I love the elegant lady with her sweet kitty! Thank you!
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Comment: Great to read about your progress!
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your progress! I know all too well how life can take over - if you're satisfied with your progress despite life throwing curve balls, that's all that really matters. :)
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Comment: Thank you so much
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard!
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty charms!
Kathy821 rated for Where You Live (PC) - May 2019 on Jun 8, 2019
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Comment: I have heard about all the flooding your way. I hope ya'll are safe. It was wet here, then almost a month without rain and now flash flooding. Beautiful postcard! Thank you!
Response: Thanks for the heart. We are high and dry, but many here have lost homes to flooding and tornadoes.
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Comment: Thank you you
perkl8r rated for QC: 5 inch charm squares -- black on Jun 3, 2019
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Comment: I wonder where you found these interesting black prints. I haven't seen some of them in our area. Thank you Dawn.
perkl8r rated for QC: Word Prints on May 25, 2019
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Comment: Thank you Dawn
AnnaL rated for CPG Yellow Flat Envie - US Only on May 16, 2019
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Comment: Thanks so much Dawn for picking out yellow items for me, really enjoyed everything you sent. Wishing you a wonderful week, AnnaL.
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Comment: Thank you for the nice Post card.
bstitched rated for QC: Word Prints on May 9, 2019
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Comment: The PO was pokey on this one, but it arrived in great shape today! I love the fabrics, thank you so much, they are all new to my stash. Thank you for hosting this swap as well!
Response: Glad to hear it!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful animal charm squares! Hugs, Diane
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Comment: Thank you so much for great card! I love spring and summer so much too! We were just working on my herb garden yesterday. Good luck with your veggie garden!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 696 221 232
Completed Fives Threes Ones
680 863 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
9 488 183 0
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Comments

Frithsrah on Apr 19, 2019:

Hoppy Easter-profile bling swap

Heirloom on Mar 20, 2019:

jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

Heirloom on Dec 25, 2018:

MissBrenda on Nov 26, 2018:

Love your quilts!

Gatzcat on Nov 22, 2018:

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“Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough." - William Arthur Ward

CPG Tgiving Profile Bling - US Only

CHOWEFACE on Nov 20, 2018:

Happy Thanksgiving to you as well!!

AmookIslandCreations on Nov 20, 2018:

CajunLady on Nov 20, 2018:

CPG Tgiving Profile Bling - US Only

HappyMom on Nov 20, 2018:

Thanks for the cute profile bling - here's one for you too! Hope you have a great holiday!

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