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spinweaver

spinweaver
Date Joined: October 4, 2008
Last Online: June 24, 2019
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 41 years and we have 3 daughters, one of which is still local. We consider ourselves Californians, but have been living in 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, the Most Dangerous Catch, Castle, bicycle racing like Tour de France

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 2017, I had 28 bottle babies here at once! Getting 4 bottles each, per dayt They graduate to 3 bottles per day when they get to be about a pound and a half in weight. There are 2 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 3 beehives.

Stuff I Do

I volunteer at the local animal shelter once a week, feeding and cleaning up after about 50 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: The forwarded post is here safe and sound. I will pass it on. Yes the kids are bi-lingual. I'm impressed with them because they also know Albanian. Thank you for your note and the extra that you sent. have a lovely day
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Comment: Thank you!
Johkup rated for Profile based postcard on May 20, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for this lovely card :)
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Comment: Hi Wendy thank you for the Proverbs PC. I love that you translated it for me :) I love Bill Bryson's books . Happy Spring swapping peace love light
veronicallama rated for Creatures Great and Small #13 on Apr 12, 2019
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Comment: I've never thought of a longhorn as cute before, but this postcard was! Thanks!
PostcardAl rated for Creatures Great and Small #13 on Apr 10, 2019
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Comment: Hello Wendy -- thanks for the card of the armadillo. Not sure I've ever seen a live one, but driving through Oklahoma one summer, I sure saw plenty who had not survived encounters with traffic. :) Best to you and your bees! Al
Ramoontje78 rated for Happy April on Apr 9, 2019
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Comment: Thank you very much for your postcard. I'm glad that Springtime came!!
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Comment: Lovely extra pc for me to keep. Thank-you! Enjoy Spring. Update. I thought i added the heart, but didn't , so updated the rating. I have no computer right now and doing this on my phone is a slow-go.
Response: Thank you for the heart, you're kind to go to the extra effort. All the best to you!
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Comment: It arrived at last. Thank you for the goodies.
Response: Wow! That was a long time... so glad it finally arrived.
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Comment: Thank you for the postcards! I'll keep them moving!
Hyshu rated for OFAP Quick Notecard swap - February on Mar 3, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely note and the stickers!
Fabriqueen rated for Bit of history PC #4 on Feb 17, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the WWI postcard! We need to come visit this museum. We visited the WWII museum in New Orleans so we need to complete our history lesson. Hugs, Diane
sabbysteg rated for Happy February on Feb 15, 2019
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Comment: What a nice card and thanks for the chatty card, I love fully filled cards :)
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Comment: Thanks for the stickers! Baby raccoons sound really cute but that's a lot of work - kudos to you for doing it!
RooBaRoo rated for Bit of history PC #4 on Feb 8, 2019
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Comment: You're right, it's a woman's piece of history, & it's strikingly beautiful! Thanks for the neckpiece PC! Yes ... Jaipur is quite beautiful ... is your daughter on Swap-Bot too?
itsnobody rated for Happy December on Feb 5, 2019
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Comment: I really love your Christmas Card! Really beautiful and it melts my heart that it's made just for me. I'm wishing you luck with the yarn and your garden. I like knitting too, but mostly gloves and scarfs. I have never done sweaters. Wishing you great 2019 too
banjobraids rated for NYUP Vintage PC #2 on Jan 20, 2019
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Comment: This Easter card is so cool! I'm trying to think of a way to make it into some kind of decoration. My daughter said it looks like her brother, lol. Thanks! :):):)
Response: Her brother . LOL!
pernie123 rated for NYUP Vintage PC #2 on Jan 19, 2019
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Comment: Card is crinkled, but love seeing home of Mark Twain.Was home only small house on right,or both buildings? Who has not read Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn? I would love to go there. Thanks! I have seen home in Hartford, Ct.
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Comment: Thanks for the fun extras you included!
marinda rated for NYUP Vintage PC #1 on Jan 3, 2019
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Comment: Thank you! I love vintage postcards.

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Comments

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:

♥♥

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!

Snuggles555 on Apr 6, 2015:

I had a blast Wendy. Thanks for everything, especially the picture you texted to me. Give me a shout when you are ready again :-)

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