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Last Online: May 20, 2010
Birthday: July 4
Country: United States
The Elephant Sanctuary

About Me


Vegetarian mom to several adorable cats and happily married to my soulmate, the love of my life, how cool is that!

Weaving, knitting, spinning gardening, yoga, baking, bike riding quilting, fiber dyeing and more pull me in many different directions and keep my life interesting.

My absolute favorite place is the Elephant Sanctuary. My Swap-Bot name is in honor & memory of a dear, sweet elephant named Jenny. Read about her joy filled reunion with Shirley after 22 years of separation at www.elephants.com.

I firmly believe in charitable giving and support the Elephant Sanctuary and many other charitable organizations, among my other favorites are Pasado's Safe Haven, the Richmond SPCA - our local no-kill animal shelter, Habitat for Humanity, World Vision, Heifer International and Donors Choose. Amazing folks doing amazing things to make the world a better place.

Please consider donating to your local animal shelter. It doesn't have to be money, it can be your craft and/or your time. Make a blanket or fleece toy, play with a dog, snuggle a cat. The love you send out will return to you ten fold!

I avoid items that are tested on animals or contain animal ingredients.

I believe in the three R's Reuse, Reduce and Recycle.

Favorite Music

Broadway music now and forever! James Taylor, Nancy Griffith, Lascivious Biddies, Zap Mama, Lyle Lovett, and Gealic Storm are current favorites. Oh, I love, love, love bagpipe music!

Favorite Movies

Classics, Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Audrey Hepburn Jimmy Stewart; movies do not get much better than that! Return to Me, Secondhand Lions. I love a happy-ending and do not like stressful or overly suspenseful movies.

Favorite Television

We do not have TV (ie no cable), we do watch movies or DVDs of programs we like Saving Grace (Earl cracks me up!) and Bones.

Favorite Crafts

Knitting - especially socks!, weaving and spinning are currently tops. Followed closely by quilting and dyeing. Also collaige, printmaking, painting, drawing. Favorite colors for knitting think warm and cozy curled up beside a winter fire. I stay away from yellowy-greens and greeny-yellows but lemon and evergreen are lovely colors. Also currently leaning more and more towards solids and semi solids and fiber in its natural color more than dyed fiber. Blacks, grays, browns.

Favorite Books

I am a voracious reader. I have always had a keen interest in early Brittish and American history told through personal accounts. Old Irish and Welsh folk and fairy tales. I adore a good children's book; especially the amazing and lovely artwork of Trina Schart Hyman and the mind or Dr. Seuss.

No mysteries, suspense, horror or violence.

Other thoughts...

Oh, I love Sharpies - Ultra Fine tip in any and every color!

I admire most anthing that is homemade or hand crafted. I am always impressed by the work and creativity of others. Our most treasured wedding gifts are pieces of sculpture, quilts, rugs, pottery and wall hangings made for us by friends. Everybody makes something, what do you make?


Comment: Oh, I *love* that you're knitting for charity! That sounds like a deserving one too! I crochet with a group for charity myself. :o) I'm very impressed that you're making a sweater and happy that you are planning to continue giving!!
BLee rated for Special Olympics Scarf Challenge on Dec 3, 2008
Comment: I can't tell you how many stores I went to before I found the yarn. I would have thought Michaels would have really pushed it... Nope... Finally found it at the 3rd Walmart I checked in (8th store) and bought a ton of it. Great colors. Thank you so much for the wonderful skeins of yarn. You gave me my favorite yarn to work with... Plus the color is wonderful. I will be able to make someone something special. Many thanks and have a wonderful Christmas and Holiday Season. r/-b
cerwinrhiannon rated for Kiva CHARITY Swap on Oct 22, 2008
Comment: I agree with liking to lend to women, for the same reasons. Thanks for the fantastic goodies-my cats thank you too!
craftybeachgirl rated for Pink Ribbon Diva on Oct 20, 2008
Comment: hat a wonderful package and thing you did...Thanks so much and dont forget to FEEL YOUR BOOBIES ;)
Comment: wonderful charity...thank you for the extra material and thread, I truly appreciate it!
baybgrl07 rated for 100 Positive Affirmations on Oct 10, 2008
Comment: Thanks for the frog sticky pad! It was so cute! And Kenzie absolutely loves the treats sent highly recommended by your dog! Loved the list! Thanks so very much!
Comment: What a beautiful package. You took great care and consideration in this swap and I wish I could give you a higher score. Thank you. This has been one of the most rewarding swaps I've been in!
allthingspretty rated for Item scavenger hunt - Int'l on Jul 30, 2008
Comment: Hi Jenny143, Thank you, thank you, thank you I love all of the items, I wish I could give you more than one heart, you just soo got me, even the colours are perfect for when I decorate for Christmas, thank you for reading my profile and making such a perfect parcel for me. I don't think I will be able to wipe the smile off my face today. Cheers Linda
jeanland rated for 100 Things I believe in on Jul 28, 2008
Comment: Oh my! Wow! I am really, really blown away by your package! Thank you so much for the book (you're right, it goes perfectly with this swap & I know I'm going to love it!). I LOVE your list, there are so many things on there that I agree with you on (and quite a few that I had put on my own list too!). I don't think you 'rambled' at all, I love the added bits of information you put in there, it shows personality and I think that's wonderful! And thank you for suggesting the movie, I've not seen it but I will be checking it out now. :) If I could give you a bucket of 'hearts' for this swap I would but I can only give you 1, which really isn't enough at all. Thank you so very much! :)
chaitee rated for 100 Things I Miss on Jul 21, 2008
Comment: I *just* received your package and was completely dumbfounded! You are an incredible person. My partner, son and I were so excited to open everything up and read your great list. Thankyou so much for going above and beyond what the swap expected of you, I loved everything you put in it so much and am still taken aback at your generosity and thoughtfulness. I *love* E.B White and have not read the book you sent, the brownie mix looks FAB, the pens and extra treats were so perfect. Thankyou once again, you made my day! (I must get your address and mail you back, PM me!) <3
bren rated for Spinner's Swap - Roving or batts on Jul 2, 2008
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome package! I love every froggy, fibery, tasty bit of it! If I could give golden hearts, I would!
hippofairy rated for Any soldier!! on Jun 21, 2008
Comment: great job! 2 packages! i'm hoping to send out another package myself. the goodies you sent look very nice and i'm sure they will appreciate it. this is such a great swap. thanks for sharing your photos!
toni rated for For Postcard Lovers #7 ~ Edited! on Jun 19, 2008
Comment: Thanks for the pretty postcard and for resending!
Comment: I'm always so excited when I receive something from you! Tons of red yarn and so many other goodies - Best. Swapper. EVER!
Annabelle rated for VKA! monthly recipe swap - May on Jun 11, 2008
Comment: Thanks for the great spinach recipes, stamps, and lemon lime lip balm - yum! I hadn't seen that flavor before.
Comment: Thanks for a great parcel...I can totally tell you are a knitter (you made yarn out of the shirt...so did I!!). I looked at your profile and I totally understand why the future-elephant-thief thing on mine got your attention. (P.S: loved the chocolate!)
BlackDiamond rated for add CUTENESS to our purses! on Jun 5, 2008
Comment: Thank you for the chocolate and all of the cute stuff!
blueness rated for Postcard & Postage Stamp on Jun 4, 2008
Comment: Thanks for the lovely postcards (+ extra postcards) and stamps (+ extra stamps)!! Love them all. :D
Comment: Jenna.....you sure did get carried away a bit!!!! I love it though.....extra hearts<3 <3<3<3+++++++ How sweet of you to think of my kitties and to wrap everything individually. It felt like Christmas!! I grinned and giggled the whole time I opened it. Everything was Wonderful!!! You really read my profile and tried to send stuff I would like!! Thanks so much XOXOXOXOXOXO Julie B
Comment: thanks for the VA postcard and the nice quotes!

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spaceanddeath on Sep 18, 2009:

Just invited you to Swapping for a Better World, a new social justice swapping group I'm starting. I thought you might be interested based on the info in your profile. Please feel free to suggests others to invite if you like.


Simone on Feb 13, 2009:


From 100 List

Amberly on Jan 26, 2009:

I'm so glad you liked the YGM package I sent you. I have left YGM 2008 and started YGM 2009-come join me!

pgk on Jan 26, 2009:

You are so very welcome. I love making bookmarks! Enjoy. :o)

Smudge on Jan 22, 2009:

Thank you for granting me a January Birthday wish from the Wishlist Group. You helped make my day more special. The origami crane is so cute and the legend behind it was very interesting. :o)

Wickett6029 on Jan 3, 2009:

Thank you so much for the fantastic birthday envie--the paper crane is GORGEOUS (it sits on my computer desk!) and I love the fact that you sent the legend behind it (which I didn't know!) and the card was so nice--you're a doll! Thanks for making my day special :-)

hugs, Teresa

VJP on Dec 23, 2008:


neca84 on Dec 21, 2008:

YGM posted from Australia today, congrats on winning, Carol x

NaomiRisa on Dec 14, 2008:

thank you very much for the birthday card and the origami crane.. i really appreciate it.. hearts for you :)

florian on Dec 9, 2008:

thank you so much for all the fabric you sent me for the YGM. i love them:)

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