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ContraryHousewife

ContraryHousewife
Date Joined: August 30, 2011
Last Online: April 26, 2018
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 Maine Coon cats. They like soft catnip toys that crinkle or jingle that they can grab with paws or claws.

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.

Finished projects:

somequilts

Current project:

bigpic

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. 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.

rainbowkitten

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

Jsereg001 rated for Found Art Postcard on Apr 21, 2018
5
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful postcard!!
fbresnah rated for FS: Coloring Postcard on Apr 17, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for the nice coloring card!
noname13 rated for FS: City, State, or Town PC on Apr 15, 2018
5
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Comment: Thanks a lot for the Kansas City card!
pbcquiltlover rated for QC: Quilted Potholder - Spring on Apr 12, 2018
5
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Comment: Very pretty - thank you very much!
goinjenny rated for P&M blind postcard swap 8 on Apr 4, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you
ChrisAnne rated for FS ~ Send 10 ~ USA on Mar 29, 2018
5
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Comment: I got this today which is really odd as it is postmarked Feb 17. I adore my goodies, especially the tags. Thank you for a great swap!
Response: I don't know where it has been, but I am so glad it finally arrived :)
MelbourneGirl rated for B&W PCs MAR on Mar 22, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard <3
jlink rated for P&M Monthly postcard swap (March) on Mar 20, 2018
5
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Comment: We have had our final snowstorm about a week ago (I hope) - now it is melting and turning into ice slicks - fun walking!
nannydino rated for FREE/AD pc March#1 museum/art on Mar 19, 2018
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Comment: Hi Dawn, thank you for the fantasy Terry Whitlatch PC...awesome. peace love light.
Fenix825 rated for FS ~ Send 10 ~ USA on Mar 19, 2018
5
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Comment: Thanks so much for the envelope of goodies! I finally got it after a month! How crazy the mail system is!
Response: Thank you for being patient, sorry you had to wait so long to get it delivered.
gizmodust rated for I Spy Fabric Charms on Mar 15, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the nice charm squares. I really like them. I use a lot of this kind. Seems like I do more sewing for children than any other kind. Just finished a quilt for our great grand daughter. Thanks again.
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Comment: Dawn, thank you for the postcard. I didn't know Kansas City was the City of Fountains. They look great. It would be worth a trip just to see them. It is cold here. Normally this time of year we are in the 70's, this year we are still in the 40's. Shirley
jj9jj rated for QC: 5 inch charm squares -- Green on Mar 14, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the great green Charms!
AlyssaYFTM rated for I Spy Fabric Charms on Mar 12, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for the great charms. My kiddo loved them and was trying to take them as we looked at the pictures.
Jenicat rated for Crazy Cat Lady Note Card #2 on Mar 9, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the card and cute stickers. I enjoyed reading about your kitties:)
laurieburkett17 rated for FS ~ Send 10 ~ USA on Mar 9, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you! Loved it all!
Response: So glad it finally arrived and you liked it. :)
5
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely pc and haiku!! Hope you enjoyed the swap!
Artfreak16 rated for P&M blind postcard swap 7 on Feb 27, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard!
Rbrstmpr rated for UHM: Decorated Postcards on Feb 23, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Great card. Thanks!
Fenix825 rated for Box of Sunshine - US only on Feb 22, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you SO much for the wonderful box! It really made me smile! I love the soap - it smells amazing.I can't wait to use everything.

Rating Overview

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Comments

JadeFan on Mar 26, 2018:

rose

Mugsie on Mar 21, 2018:

TereDiane1954 on Mar 20, 2018:

Thank you, and happy spring to you, too♥

laurieburkett17 on Mar 12, 2018:

Thank you for the postcard from the Postcard Tag!

luckycharms on Jan 1, 2018:

New year

CurlyTea on Dec 31, 2017:

Kellpepper on Dec 26, 2017:

Thank you for the beautiful Solstice greeting. I love the quote!

...but without the dark, we'd never see the stars.

AmookIslandCreations on Dec 22, 2017:

Happy Solstice to you as well! Keep ice on your foot! My DH had his bunions removed and the Dr couldn't believe how fast he healed after using ice to keep the swelling down. Of course, my poor husband thought I was freezing him to death. LOL But it works! Ask your Doc or OT how to apply. Heal fast! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry

LahDeeDah on Dec 22, 2017:

Thanks for the good wishes. I'm sooooo happy the days will begin getting longer now! I hope you're healing well and feeling great!

jukejan on Dec 22, 2017:

Thanks for the happy solstice wish, I send the same to you!

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