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ContraryHousewife

ContraryHousewife
Date Joined: August 30, 2011
Last Online: March 19, 2019
Birthday: September 13
Country: United States

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:

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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.

do you talk to your cat?

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

perkl8r rated for QC: 5 inch charm squares -- Reds on Mar 8, 2019
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Comment: I like these Dawn, thank you.
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Comment: Thanks for the card and information about the book. It sounds interesting and I shall look out for it. I've been reading a series of books where Mrs Hudson, Holmes housekeeper is the detective. It's different! Best wishes
draco rated for 2019 Seed Swap -- US Only on Mar 6, 2019
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Comment: thank you
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard and food for thought!
Villagegreen rated for For The Cat Lovers #1 on Feb 27, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the great card. I think it'sโ€‹ been having a holiday in the sorting office. I had a large bundle of swaps delivered yesterday, some going back to the New Year.
lindseyjae rated for UHM: Decorated Postcard on Feb 26, 2019
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Comment: thanks for the lovely decorated postcard!!!!
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Comment: Thanks for the awesome Blackfoot postcard! I've started looking through my seed catalogs too - I can't wait for spring :) I hope this week isn't too awfully cold for your guys!
MSturgill87 rated for UHM: Ad/free postcards on Feb 23, 2019
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Comment: Thanks!
CheyanneB rated for WIYM: Not My Country Postcard #1 on Feb 23, 2019
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Comment: Thanks you for the lovely postcard! I got a chance to go to Italy many years ago and hope to return some day - I hope you go with your husband too!
LadyJo rated for UHM: Ad/free postcards on Feb 22, 2019
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Comment: I love the card you sent to me! It looks like something I would like to do sometime! Fun swap!
Sagebrushs rated for QnT CROSS in STAR block RED on Feb 22, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the block.
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Comment: Thank you for an amazing selection of floral charms. I liked all of them a lot.
ArtyBeth3 rated for UHM: Decorated Postcard on Feb 19, 2019
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Comment: Nice PC of green Missouri with lovely decor. Spring is just beginning to start here with purple crocuses starting to come up out of the soil. You probably have a ways to go but itโ€™ll eventually arrive.๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ
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Comment: Hi Dawn thank you for the Longhorn cattle PC peace love light
perkl8r rated for QnT CROSS in STAR block blue on Feb 18, 2019
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Comment: pretty, thank you!
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Comment: Thanks
thelocalman rated for B&W PCs AUGUST on Feb 14, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the re-send! Loved the postcard :)
Trinket rated for CPG Green Flat Envie - Global on Feb 7, 2019
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Comment: I had such a shout at my post lady this morning, she rammed the envie for your swap and another through my letter box and split it, ruining the napkin and postcard. I hope it was not open before now and I have no way of knowing. However I got your mail and what survived the assault is lovely. I really like the titchy washi tape samples (my first ones) Thank you very much for this swap, I am totes putting it on my blog.
Myself333 rated for FS: Coloring Postcard on Feb 3, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the bird coloring PC! It's less detailed than collection I have (which I am extremely grateful for), but not too basic either. I will really enjoy coloring it!
lorasyl rated for For The Cat Lovers #1 on Jan 31, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for your beautiful card ! I love cats ;-)

Rating Overview

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Comments

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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โ€œBe 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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anrtist on Nov 14, 2018:


Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Blessings, cc

Heirloom on Sep 15, 2018:

...for hosting a swap in the USA Happy Mail group!

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