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spinweaver

spinweaver
Date Joined: October 4, 2008
Last Online: September 13, 2018
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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puffin902 rated for Happy July on Aug 7, 2018
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Comment: Thank you Wendy for the lovely stickers. I love those kind of flowers!! And thank you for following me on Pinterest. I'm addicted to it!!! :)
ladeebug rated for OFAP: I remember PC swap on Jul 15, 2018
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Comment: Very interesting , you sound like you had a interesting childhood, WHAT SEATBELTS? Ha ha wasn't wonderful to grow up in the times we did? No electronics, just fun we made ourselves, great memories.
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Comment: Thank you for the traveing postcards. I'll pass them on in the next round. Thank you also for the textile postcard. Very Nice!!
jukejan rated for OFAP:Altered Postcard Swap on May 7, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for some artistic collage work.
Response: Many thanks, all the best to you.
StwbyQT rated for Happy April on Apr 19, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard! That's so cool that you rehab raccoons. :)
Ivy1971 rated for Happy March on Mar 23, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely postcard you chose for me. And the beautiful stamps and the airmail sticker. Love love love it.
Response: I am happy that you are pleased, thank you for making me smile :- D
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Comment: Thanks Wendy, all signed and ready for the next round. Love the flower fairy notecard!
Jafferty rated for Weirder Than Weird #19 on Mar 12, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the great card! I love it!Unusual, indeed.
heatherknits rated for Weirder Than Weird #19 on Mar 10, 2018
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Comment: Definitely weird! I didn't know about the WWI museum, thanks for mentioning it. Glad your honeybees survived.
CurioussCass rated for wild animal-postcard on Mar 1, 2018
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Comment: I loved reading about the baby raccoons that you raise! That sounds so cool! Thank you for the cute postcard and thorough writing!
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Comment: I'll get these interesting PCs on their way next round. Thanks for the Russian paper!
widelo123 rated for Happy February on Feb 24, 2018
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Comment: Wendy, thank you for the interesting postcard. Now I know what Pancake day is in Sweden. Great! Shirley
eel rated for Happy January on Feb 15, 2018
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Comment: Hej 'Weaver, I cannot believe it took so long to get here! Must have been on a grand tour...if only they could talk. Cool pooch. My daughter, of course, had to ask why someone would put a kerchief on a dog. cheers, eel
pintis rated for NYUP: Send some Art - January on Feb 11, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard! Have fun at the conference - sounds interesting.
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Comment: Thank you for the postcards. I absolutely love the racoon notecard you sent me. I am going to use that in my journaling. :)
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Comment: You and I have something in common, we are "not makers any more". Getting rid is liberating and moving on the the next "me" feels wonderful. A year ago, I started giving away craft stuff galore, it's so freeing, though, some people are puzzled, I'm finding the new "me". You are a "maker", you're making wildlife have a better tomorrow while making a new life for yourself. Keep up the good work, our world needs you. I really enjoyed your letter and the stickers are great, thank you.
Response: Thank you so much for the understanding :- ) I hope you're finding your new "me", and you're right, it is liberating to undergo the search rather than remain in a mold cast years ago. Enjoy!
user6937 rated for NYUP: 4 pc's in an envelope #5 on Dec 28, 2017
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Comment: Thanks very much for the cards; your lifestyle sounds wonderful - just what I'd love to have!
KSENiA rated for NYUP Return to Me #2 on Dec 25, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard for me and sorry for the late rating.

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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:

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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 :-)

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