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spinweaver

spinweaver
Date Joined: October 4, 2008
Last Online: September 15, 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: Loved the ATC very much! TYVM for all the extra goodies. You were very generous!!! TYVM for doing this swap with me!!!
Response: It was my pleasure, thank you for the private swap invitation. I am looking forward to your ATC!
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RealRhinoMan rated for SNACK BOX AROUND THE WORLD! on Jul 29, 2021
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Comment: Wow! This is an amazing package, thank you! Little man's eyes went wide when he saw the Reeces. I'm looking forward to working through each item, but we tasted the orange square biscuits with peanut butter, and I wondered what they are-other than delicious!
Response: I'm so glad you are pleased! Those orange squares are cheesey peanut butter snacks, available everywhere and often added to lunchboxes. One can also get them where the cracker is normal and the filling is cheese.
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Comment: Thank you very much Wendy for the lovely bonus cards. I think the cat birthday is so funny! I can't wait to send it to someone.
Response: I'm so pleased that you like it all! Best wishes to you
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Comment: Thanks, Marc
esalas73 rated for Playing Card Swap~Round #3~Swap #8 on Jun 3, 2021
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Comment: Great cards for my deck….thank you for the awesome extras!
Karen07 rated for Playing Card Swap~Round #3~Swap #12 on Jun 3, 2021
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Comment: Very cool cards! Thanks! Also like the stamps!
aligurl75 rated for Playing Card Swap~Round #3~Swap #9 on May 18, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the cards you sent. I don't have any of those designs yet. I agree with you that the larger card from Denmark is beautiful. Thank you for sending it. I've completed one Franken deck so far and I am working on the next one. Would you believe that so far I don't have a single double design???!!!
tam2016 rated for My wishlist PC on May 9, 2021
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Comment: Oh my goodness, I wish I could give you more than one heart. The black and white postcard of Johnny Depp was just the right one! Thank you!
Eulegirl rated for Hello January on May 8, 2021
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Comment: I did a bunch of bank shops for a while--the hard part is that some employees go from branch to branch and you know they are super confused because they met you with a different name and story just last week! 2021 has been better for me--I finally found a teaching job!
Johkup rated for My wishlist PC on May 4, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for this lovely pink card.
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Comment: Received! Thanks for following through, and the little notes!
Response: Thank you for being a good sport and communicating with me <3
Rita rated for Playing Card Swap~Round #3~Swap #5 on Apr 25, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the playing cards and the stamps too!
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Comment: Very funny, Wendy. And the post office cancelled it on the picture side, which got blurred and added even more "melting stuff" to the camel's back! Thanks for a good laugh n these decidedly unfunny times!
AmyMarie rated for Playing Card Swap~Round #3~Swap #7 on Apr 24, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the playing cards and postage stamps. I appreciate the info on where you purchased the card decks. It's fun to know where they came from. Take care.
uiltje rated for NYUP: PC - back into history on Apr 22, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for joining my swap. Ooh, thank you so much for this PC. I love the card ánd your memories about the 2 Alpha Romeos. I'm curious how it looked like, you in the toy metal one ;-)
ayahsantos rated for Hello April on Apr 22, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much!! Take Care always!
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Comment: The envelope & card set you sent are beautiful! Thank you for the dog stamps, that is a great addition to any swap! The playing cards are great and I really appreciate the information behind where you got the cards, such a fun idea. I may 'copy' that idea from you. ♥️ take care!
Response: Thank you for your kind words, feel free to use any ideas you may get from me :- )
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Comment: Thanks for the playing cards and the fairy.... Have a magickal day and happy swapping....
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard from Wichita.

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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:

♥♥

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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