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spinweaver

spinweaver
Date Joined: October 4, 2008
Last Online: February 18, 2024
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

NRGordon rated for SPCP: Birds on Jan 18, 2024
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Comment: Thanks for the swap and the lovely pix. We saw Bald Eagles a lot in Maine. since moving to Cape Cod we have only seen one.
Response: I'm happy that they are making a come back
Vickyen rated for SPCP: Birds on Jan 15, 2024
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Comment: Hi Wendy! Thank you so much for the awesome share of Sterling the Starling! Very cool and how awesome that he would hangout on your shoulder! Love it! All the best! Hugs, Happy Snapping, and Swapping! ;)
Response: Thanks for the heart- yes, I felt like a Disney princess, Snow White LOL Actually, I was starting to wonder if he would EVER give up on snacks from mommy?!!
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Comment: Thanks, Wendy! Looking forward to passing these cards along, and I LOVE the zentangle. Beautiful!
Response: I'm glad you like it! Merry Christmas!
basykes rated for Surviving Summer on Nov 28, 2023
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Comment: Thanks for your story. I am not a gardener and am always impressed by those who are!
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Comment: Thank you so much for thw views! It had to be amazing to be back to childhood places.
riverwatcher rated for Surviving Summer on Nov 14, 2023
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Comment: Thanks for the letter and cute cards. I also had a large garden and lots of zinnias. My garden is on the dining tour of the deer. I also watch and plant for the bees. Have a great fall!
Response: Thanks, keep planting (especially late summer bloomers) for the bees !
Stampalia rated for Simply Postcards #3 (Free choice) on Nov 14, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the Mackay emerald necklace postcard. Just last night I was watching a Tik Tok about collections. She remarked how since time immemorial people were drawn to, and liked to keep, and look at beautiful things, like rocks. Isn't it amazing how far we've come to be able to facet and polish those rocks into a piece so stunning. :)
Response: Yes! And I protest that some are "better" than others- my green tourmaline is just a lovely as a sapphire and more sparkly than an emerald or alexandrite. Just as good!
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Comment: I am so sorry for the rating delay! Thank you for passing these along, I will do the same! Also the extra Stickers were very sweet. :)
LaureAndLucky rated for NYUP: 3 Weird Postcards #9 on Nov 9, 2023
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Comment: I LOVE these weird postcards ! I love every weird postcards ever ! Extra thanks for the beautiful halloween stamp and the baby raccoon picture ! I really really wish we had raccoons here in France, They're the cutest ever ! Thanks for taking care of them ! Have a great day !
Response: I am very happy that you like your swap! It was fun to prepare it for you- baby raccoons are so much fun to care for. They are similar to puppies LOL
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Comment: I love having been able to see your backyard and beehives! I only wish some chicken had photobombed. ;)
Response: Yes, that would have been nice! I put honey on the comb in the photo looking toward the house, so that a few bees would come land on it for a snack. Beehives should show some bees!
ReadWithMel rated for I’m not from here #5 US ONLY on Aug 22, 2023
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Comment: I hope you enjoy the book rec's! I also always have an audiobook or two going! I have been to canada, but my kids never have. I am inspired by your trip with your family!
Karinasilva rated for I’m not from here #5 US ONLY on Aug 17, 2023
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Comment: Such a sweet message! I had to add your postcard into my journal because I appreciated receiving a friendly postcard a few days before I go back to school! Thanks so much! I hope you have a good day!
Response: Hugs to you, thanks for your kind message and I'm glad I pleased you
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty feather!
Response: You're welcome, glad you liked it!
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Comment: Wendy, thank you for the Easter card! I will pass on the trav one in the next round. Enjoy your day!
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you for your kind words. I will get the postcard forwarded in the next round.
BookLover9273 rated for Ugly PC Swap #66 on Feb 6, 2023
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Comment: Thank you!
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RedheadLady rated for Not my country PC swap on Dec 16, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the Hong Kong postcard.
Northernlights rated for December Birthday Card on Nov 30, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the birthday card, I have to admit that I opened it before my birthday🙈 I loved the stickers🥰

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Comments

bluehairedmary on May 9, 2022:

Happy Monday from NYUP group!

crescendo on Dec 19, 2021:

Came to wish you a happy Winter Solstice, but just look down a few messages and recycle the one from 2017! HA! Hope you are well!

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

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