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spinweaver

spinweaver
Date Joined: October 4, 2008
Last Online: April 8, 2021
Birthday: October 7, 1954
Country: United States
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Favorite Music

I especially like music from the 60's and 70's, folk music, Kate Rusby, Iron and Wine, Bob Dylan. I've been a Beatles fan for most of my life, and I love classical guitar.

Favorite Books

I listen to books on tape/CD all the time, usually mysteries. One of my daughters works in the library so she chooses my books on CD. She knows what I like! I also like sci fi, thrillers, and gothic romances, "The Cat Who.."books, Alexander McCall Smith books, travel books of Bill Bryson, Harry Potter.

About Me

Please feel free to say "Merry Christmas" as I understand the friendly nature of the greeting, independent of the religious reference. I have been married for 44 years and we have 3 daughters and two grandsons, none of which are still local, sadly. We consider ourselves Californians, but have been living near Kansas City, Missouri since 1988~ I do like the seasons, and would not go back to San Diego even given the chance. I enjoy visiting the family there, though! We live in a big Victorian-style house on a hill with two acres- part of which is woods. There's always a breeze, and that driveway can be a challenge after a sleet storm!

Favorite Television

History Channel, Discovery Channel, bicycle racing like Tour de France, TV from the BBC

Favorite Crafts

I have been a handspinner for over 45 years. I also sew, knit, and weave. I make knitted garments and weave blankets from handspun, and I enjoy random creative sewing. I am a gardener and have several gardens here- a veggie garden, a rose garden, an orchard, several flowerbeds and a greenhouse. This year I'm starting a new hobby- keeping bees! I really like to have new gardening gloves on a regular basis, and flower seeds, fertilizer, gardening magazines or articles or websites are welcome. Also welcome are ideas involving poultry in the backyard-

Pets

I am a wildlife rehabilitator in my county here in Missouri, and I take in orphaned baby raccoons during the breeding season. In 2019, I had 28 bottle babies here at once! Getting 4 bottles each, per day. They graduate to a bowl of soaked puppy chow with fruit cocktail twice per day when they get to be about a pound and a half in weight. When they can eat dry puppy chow, they go to the outdoor rehabbers who keep them in big pens until they're 16 weeks old- then out into the woods they go! There are 3 cats and 2 dogs that live in my house, they graciously allow me and my husband to live here too, provided we reach down the food for them. I also have 7 chickens in the backyard, and 10 beehives.

Stuff I Do

I volunteer at the local animal shelter once a week, feeding and cleaning up after about 40 cats- we are a no-kill shelter, and some cats have been with us all their lives. When I can, I spend some time helping out at the wildlife hospital where I get my baby raccoons- Lakeside Nature Center, Kansas City. I usually bring my camera, because we get bobcats, coyotes, vultures, foxes, eagles, owls, possums as well as raccoons- fun!

Favorites

I am fond of bee, raccoon and chicken themed items. I love ATCs, you can always send me one of those! Also chocolate, candy, crunchy salty snacks, wool yarn, anything with a spinning wheel on it, anything with a bee or a sheep on it. I love lightly scented soap and lotions. Also coffee, gnomes, fairies and elves, gardening gloves, Europe, cats, colors in the blue-to-purple-to pink range, small scissors, Nag Champra incense, new teatowels, cute socks, mittens. Black tea or cocoa is appreciated, any type of sweet or salty snack too, but not hot spicy please. I enjoy trying new things and am not picky! I am not allergic to anything. I do celebrate the usual American holidays, no religious affiliation, I'm a non-smoker. If you like it, I will like it!

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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard from Wichita.
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Comment: Thanks! I love the postcard! You're pretty far from home, I don't think I could live that far from my family.
Karmi53 rated for Playing Card Swap~Round #3~Swap #3 on Apr 1, 2021
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Comment: Cool cards and story behind them. I been England but never saw Stonehenge my son has. Betty Boop is cool too. Good luck in getting the Elvis deck that would be cool. Thanks for the cards and thank you for the dog stamps l love them. And l love the stamps on the envelope too. We are safe and l hope you stay safe too. Happy Easter
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Comment: Thank you for the great jokers. Love theBetty Boop one, bright and colourful. The stamps are cool too. This was my first set as well, not all my cards have arrived though which I sure is from the year we had last year, so I too have started the next round as well.
mamajoy rated for Playing Card Swap~Round 3~Swap # 1 on Mar 19, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the resend. Great cards and a wonderful addition to my Frankendeck. Thank you so much for the original miniature cards too.
renate rated for Hello March on Mar 19, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the card. And what a fun idea to add the memosheets on it. Yes I love Kawaii.
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Comment: Thank you a bunch for the sweet cards!!
renate rated for Hello February on Mar 8, 2021
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Comment: Thanks a lot for your postcard. I am glad spring is near.
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Comment: Cards have arrived thank you.
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Comment: Thank you for the unique cards. They will be a great addition to my frankendeck :)
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Comment: PC received and will be on its way soon to its next destination. Many thanks for the ephemera and especially for the handmade paper - it's great; I love all the Hindi text.
Response: I love the beauty of other alphabets.. glad you are pleased!
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Comment: Hi Wendy, Love the cards you sent! What fun! What is the bird the feather came from? It is so pretty! Thanks for including it. I love it! Have a magical day and happy swapping....
Response: Its a breast feather from a peacock. I have a friend who has peacocks in her yard and I stalk the ground under the tree where they roost. Breast feathers are my favorite, like little jewels!
yvonne401 rated for HG ~ Let's Make Hot Pads - USA! on Feb 6, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so very much! I absolutely loved your hot pads! They will be so very useful.
Response: I'm so pleased that you like them, and I made them to match in case you had a festive meal with lots of spots on the table needing a hot pad. Cheers!
lulu0621 rated for On a Positive Note on Feb 5, 2021
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Comment: Hello, Wendy. Thank you for the wonderful note. I hope that you enjoy DC. There are so many wonderful museums there. Thank you for the lovely peacock feather!
Aurora1 rated for Playing Card Swap~Round 2~Swap # 22 on Jan 29, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for your swap and especially for your kind note! Big hugs, Aurora
basykes rated for On a Positive Note on Jan 25, 2021
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Comment: thanks for your positive note. You have a lot of positive things to look forward to in 2021.
Response: No, I'm not Pam Nixon- hope you find her.
NRGordon rated for Playing Card Swap~Round 2~Swap # 20 on Jan 21, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the cards and your nice note. My wife and I visited London but want to get back to do a trip like you did.
hibiscus rated for Playing Card Swap~Round 2~Swap #18 on Jan 2, 2021
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Comment: Love these cards! “Show me state”. Tours! Hilarious! And love the land’s end...how nice you got to see that..thanks so much for your note about them that was nice to read..

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Comments

Ramoontje78 on Jul 10, 2019:

Please read your private messages 😀

lawchick on May 30, 2018:

Thanks for the note! I'm excited for all of us to get our decorated tote bags back...someday. :)

crescendo on Dec 21, 2017:

~~~Happy Winter Solstice~~~

piratejimbob87 on Jul 10, 2017:

Haha a cheesybob is just one of 40 names we have for a woodlouse! It depends where in the country you come from, some places call them cheeselogs, I have no idea, we are a tiny island after all, must entertain ourselves somehow! There's a funny article here: BBC America

VivaLaDiane on Jul 3, 2017:

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pahasiga on Feb 8, 2017:

Aw, thank you for the dress-up box that came today! She liked best the while hat with flower. Besides the pretty box itself, of course - I'm afraid she is still in box-liking age!

crescendo on Dec 6, 2016:

Hi Wendy! Thank you sooo much for the sparkly door with wreath and scottie dog Christmas card for my AATW December wish. I love it and will be perfect for display. I am so happy you enjoy our little garden chat group. It brings me a lot of joy knowing you guys and following along with your garden year. Have a wonderful time with your daughter and grandson! xo.

Johkup on Nov 7, 2016:

Thank you so much!! Wow such thick envelope of interesting things :D

pahasiga on Feb 14, 2016:

Thank you for the Garden Guide! It is fun!

tigerlilly327 on Nov 2, 2015:

Thank you so much for granting my October wish for AATW! I'm kind of jealous of you! baby raccoons would just be cute overload for me. :) Thank you again!

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