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spinweaver

spinweaver
Date Joined: October 4, 2008
Last Online: December 9, 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 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!

Ratings

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Comment: This card is very cute and I love the glitter on it! Thank you.
pernie123 rated for Weirder Than Weird #22 on Dec 9, 2019
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Comment: I love the card COCO Chanel! She strived to go to higher places in her life, and she surely did.Not weird at all! You must have missed what the birds represented.
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Comment: All signed, thanks
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Comment: Merry Christmas! you MADE that paper??? It's terrific! j
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Comment: Thank you so much for taking the time and making this envelope special :) I loove your red, sparkly handmade paper! Have a lovely weekend ahead :)
renate rated for Happy November on Nov 20, 2019
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Comment: thanks for your nice postcard. Here the temperature is 4 degrees at the moment later it goes up to 7-9 degrees.
renate rated for Happy October on Nov 8, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard.
KSENiA rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #78 on Nov 2, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely moomin card. We are still pretty much at summer here. Hopefully winter will come eventually.
banjobraids rated for Black and White #19 on Oct 26, 2019
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Comment: This card is so cool! I love the dog, hahaha. Can't wait to show this to my law enforcement family. :):):) That's so fascinating about all the trails converging in your area! I was born in MO, on the AFB in Knob Noster. Can't remember if I already said that. The women who originally headed west were such tough badasses. I like looking at old books of recipes that tell how they did all their cooking and preparing. Happy Fall THANKS! :):):)
ericabella rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #78 on Oct 24, 2019
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Comment: Thank you!
bluehairedmary rated for Black and White #19 on Oct 21, 2019
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Comment: Great postcard! I can't wait for Halloween! We don't really decorate, but we will get 3 pumpkins this weekend to carve! Have a good one!
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Comment: I've got one card back. It took a year to get back! BFL is the best spinning fiber!
ericabella rated for NYUP Vintage PC #5 on Oct 2, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the cool flower postcard!
uiltje rated for Creatures Great and Small #14 on Sep 29, 2019
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Comment: SORRY SORRY I rated the wrong partner in this swap.... Your PC arrived the 25th of September.... Thanks for your funny PC with the cougar. In the Netherlands we almost have no original wild nature. It sounds very sad, but we are very proud we extended our country. We have a proverb: God created the earth, but the Dutch created the Netherlands.
goinjenny rated for Creatures Great and Small #14 on Sep 23, 2019
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basykes rated for NYUP Vintage PC #5 on Sep 21, 2019
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Comment: It was interesting to see the OTHER end of the pony express. There is a big statue in Old Sacramento and I learned a lot about the pony express there. Thanks.
Allylu rated for Happy September - quick on Sep 20, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the cute PC. We will start raking leaves soon - we have a lot of them! Hope your projects keep you busy but don't wear you out! Good luck!
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Comment: Thanks so much for the extra notecard! That was sweet :)
wittmert rated for NYUP USA Only #52 on Sep 11, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the river PC!
BeHappyToday rated for NYUP USA Only #52 on Sep 7, 2019
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Comment: Hi neighbor! Wow... you live close. I enjoy the history of Jesse James! Thank you Wendy!

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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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