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spinweaver

spinweaver
Date Joined: October 4, 2008
Last Online: September 17, 2017
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 and Taylor Swift. 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 MP3, and I download them onto my iPod. 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, Numbers, House, Naked Archaeologist, bicycle racing like Tour de France, Funniest Home Videos

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 2016, 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 a beehive.

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!

Ratings

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Comment: Thanks so much Wendy. I think I messed up because I sent a new postcard to my partner and now I'm not sure if I send this one to her too. Will find out! But thanks for all the extras - I love raccoons too!! (:
DaisyNY rated for Happy Anniversary to VLD♥ on Aug 22, 2017
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Comment: It was a nice postcard and a nice note, but it did not follow the specifications of the swap: "Include your username, swap name and a few short lines to your partner about Swapbot." There was a lot about NYC, but nothing about Swapbot. To answer your question: no, I live in Rockland County which is to the north and west of NYC (but I did live in the city from 15-35).
EllieBeth8 rated for Happy August on Aug 21, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the great postcard! Have a nice day!! Shelley
HelenG6 rated for Weirder Than Weird #18 on Aug 8, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the funny hair card and the nice stamps used.
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Comment: Enjoyed reading your mail! Thanks for the nice words. I did went to uni in Seattle so I guess I picked up the language there on top of both my parents were English teachers!!! Thanks for the cat stickers! Have a great summer!
bluehairedmary rated for Weirder Than Weird #18 on Jul 27, 2017
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Comment: Great postcard! Yeah, he looks like he's letting loose! But weird fun is still fun, eh? Thanks for sharing!
penelopesamuel rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #51 on Jul 12, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely bird postcard :) I have not read that book series, but I've heard of the author. I will look for it when I go to the library today! Sounds like those fur babies are keeping you busy, but I imagine it is fun to watch them grow and play :) Happy Swapping!
piratejimbob87 rated for Artsy Fartsy #16 on Jul 10, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard! I love baby raccoons!
Minivandreams rated for Happy July on Jul 9, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard. I loved hearing about the baby raccoons.
katzenjammy rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #51 on Jul 8, 2017
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Comment: According to Wikipedia: [Flin Flan]'s name is taken from the lead character in a paperback novel, The Sunless City by J. E. Preston Muddock. Josiah Flintabbatey Flonatin piloted a submarine through a bottomless lake where he passed into a strange underground world through a hole lined with gold. Now you know!
Response: Wow, thanks! That sounds like a Finnish version of Jules Verne.... must find a copy of the Sunless City....
Kvwanderlost rated for Artsy Fartsy #16 on Jul 5, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the "farm/art" pc, interesting! :D
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Comment: Thank you very much for the extra cards as well, really appreciate it that you read my profile so carefully and picking those cards because of my profile! Love it!!!!
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Comment: Ha ha...100 degrees today...that snow pc looks good to me....thx!
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Comment: Hi Wendy! Love your pc and I love most music so bring on the ragtime! Wow, you have been super visit with the beds - veggie, flower or combo? The hubby has a large veggie garden and also does some container gardening - got our first green pepper and cucumber yesterday! Whoop, whoop! Thanks for the fun share! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Glad you liked the pc! I have a tomato/green pepper bed, the rest is flowers and general landscaping. I'm trying Preen this year, to reduce the sprouting weeds...
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Comment: Thank you , I will pass them on.
TamiTam55 rated for Happy May on May 19, 2017
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Comment: Canton, NY is only10-15 miles away. I'm there several times a week. It's a small world isn't it. You should come visit sometime. :)
Response: Amazing! When my mom passes on, she has asked to be taken to Canton and some of her ashes placed on her parent's graves in the Evergreen Cemetery. So, eventually, I will go there. And I have a cousin who is still there- I remember the pine trees... Thanks for your reply!
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Comment: Got it! I wish I could see your baby Coonies.
Response: Good it arrived safely :- ) I got 3 more today, now have 10!
Coss rated for OFAP - Coloring PC #2 on Apr 3, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard and nice note. When I first moved here, I didn't realize the same thing about VA.
FelinaSP rated for Happy March on Mar 24, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful postcard of white-tailed deer, they are beautiful ... and I think caring for raccoon babies is a wonderful job, and it must be very difficult to let them go when it is time, it must be impossible not to love them for a lifetime ... you are very lucky and at the same time a beautiful person... A hug from Chile
Response: Thank you! Yes, it is difficult to let them go and I worry that you are getting enough to eat!
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Comment: Thanks so much!!

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Comments

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!

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 :-)

ElizabethObviously on Apr 1, 2015:

AATW! Thank you for the stamps! I actually turned around and used them to send out more wishes!

fishsteak on Mar 31, 2015:

Thanks you for the much-needed stamps from my March wishlist. I haven't had a chance to see these stamps yet, so I really love them. :)
There's definitely not much sign of spring here in California; I wish I could see the springtime in Kansas.

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