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spinweaver

spinweaver
Date Joined: October 4, 2008
Last Online: June 20, 2022
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: Thank you, glad your birthday parties were good ones.
suepier rated for OFAP Group, FRIEND TO FRIEND LETTER on Jan 8, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for your notecard. I enjoyed reading about your holiday and how you celebrate. I also enjoyed reading about the raccoons and the bees. It sounds as if you keep very busy. I hope that 2022 brings you much happiness and peace.
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Comment: Thank you very much for the presents . Merry Xmas and I wish you a wonderful time
Stellaerrans rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #101 on Nov 26, 2021
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Comment: Your card with feline Thanksgiving put a smile on my face, vey well chosen! Thanks a lot ❤
Myself333 rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #101 on Nov 24, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the adorable cat family PC Wendy! I convinced my brother, sister, and her husband and 3 children to come to me this year (from out of state), so they're all shacked up in my house currently! The holidays almost wouldn't be the holidays for me it they weren't overwhelming, haha!
Response: Good for you! Thanksgiving isn't supposed to be easy LOL Enjoy making memories!
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Comment: Wendy, thank you for your wonderful letter. The peacock feather is beautiful, and I have a shelf with stones and found objects -- so it will live there. Thank you..
bluehairedmary rated for Black and White #22 on Oct 24, 2021
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Comment: What an awesome vintage black and white pc! Thanks so much for sharing!
pintis rated for Black and White #22 on Oct 18, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard! It just went from A/C to PJs here!
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Comment: Thanks for sending the postcard. Going to send one home and the other one out in the next round. Thanks for the notecard too.
marles rated for OFAP. Share your week - international on Oct 15, 2021
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Comment: Thanks! Enjoyed reading your letter. The bees sound interesting. Me, I hate yard work. I had wanted to be a history teacher many years ago but had a crappy guidance counselor and have been a nurse since 1972. It was probably a better decision in the long run. Enjoy your history books!
Dessie0416 rated for October Birthday (USA) #2 on Oct 4, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely birthday card and goodies! I hope you have a great birthday too and you are able to celebrate!
Jangonz rated for October Birthday (USA) #2 on Oct 3, 2021
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Comment: Hi Wendy. Thank you so much for the birthday card and goodies. Hope your birthday is full of love an fun!
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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???!!!

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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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