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ContraryHousewife

ContraryHousewife
Date Joined: August 30, 2011
Last Online: December 15, 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. In addition I just received my Crazy Cat Lady Starter Set: a feral mother and her two kittens, in September. I have had them all neutered.

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

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Comment: Thank you and Merry Christmas! LOL, you need to get busy with your tree:)!!!
Response: Yes, we do! At least I got my cards all hung today. Hope by Sunday we get the tree set up. :)
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Comment: Thank you and have a Merry Christmas!
snickerdoodle21 rated for QC: Quilters Christmas Swap on Dec 11, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much Dawn! Very cute pattern and just the right fabric to make it. Though we haven't had snow the tea and cider will keep the chilly nights warm. Thank you!
armadillogal rated for P&M Christmas Card Swap on Dec 10, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the cardinal card. We mainly just put lights outside...no tree. I have a few Christmas ornaments hanging around. Eventually maybe I can put up a tree but I have a lot of cleaning to do first.
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Comment: Thanks for the card and goodies...Have a very Happy Holiday season =)
Jessyca81 rated for CHRISTMAS CARD INTL - Nwbie Frdly on Dec 10, 2018
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Comment: Thank you! I loved all the stamps you used on the envelope. :) Merry Christmas!
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Comment: Thank you! Happy Holidays :)
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Comment: Hi Dawn thank you for the "lemons" PC and the journal question. I'm learning patience :) peace love light
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Comment: Thank you - Precious smelled the toy and she grabbed it out of the box! I let her chew the paper off and then I took it out of the packaging for her. Little stinker!! She loves it! I will open mine on Christmas Eve!
paperlover rated for P&M Christmas Card Swap on Dec 4, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the cardinal card.We are expecting snow Friday and Saturday. I hope we don't get ice. I do not like to drive on it.
DarkSkullMistress42 rated for P&M Christmas Card Swap on Dec 4, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for a lovely card, hope your Christmas is Merry🎄
squince rated for P&M Christmas Card Swap on Dec 4, 2018
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Comment: Thanks!
widelo123 rated for P&M Christmas Card Swap on Dec 4, 2018
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Comment: Dawn, thank you for the Christmas card and nice note. Shirley
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Comment: What a lovely card! Thank you so much, I can't believe you already have snow! Stay warm!!! (Also I LOVE your swap-bot name!!!)
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Comment: Thanks for the washi :D
Tricia22 rated for Meowy Christmas card on Dec 1, 2018
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Comment: Love the card, My cat Ally jumps up on things and knocks stuff done all the time, LOL, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!
anicka22 rated for FS: Christmas Happy Mail on Nov 28, 2018
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Comment: Thank you. Merry christmas to you!
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Comment: Hi Dawn thank you for the pretty PC and I like the quote Also thank you for decorating the back...Great Love postage stamp! peace love light
Vickyen rated for P&M Make a Choice Postcard 12 on Nov 24, 2018
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Comment: Hi Dawn! Thanks for the lovely KC pc! Hard to believe Thanksgiving has come and gone - sigh! Hope you had a great day! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely Christmas card. It my first of the season. I love the flat surprises ... especially the stickers. So beautiful! Merry Christmas to you! <3<3<3

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Comments

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

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CHOWEFACE on Nov 20, 2018:

Happy Thanksgiving to you as well!!

AmookIslandCreations on Nov 20, 2018:

CajunLady on Nov 20, 2018:

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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!

CurlyTea on Sep 13, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

Heirloom on Aug 30, 2018:

If you have a fall birthday (Sept-Nov) and would welcome profile greetings from fellow UHM members on your special day, be sure to post your birth date (month & date only) in the UHM group forum!

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