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spinweaver

spinweaver
Date Joined: October 4, 2008
Last Online: January 20, 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 and Taylor Swift. 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 MP3, and I download them onto my iPod. 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, Numbers, House, Naked Archaeologist, bicycle racing like Tour de France, Funniest Home Videos

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 2016, 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 a beehive.

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!

Ratings

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.
Anoekvm rated for Christmas Cards #1 on Dec 21, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the nice card
ainaignies rated for Christmas cards on Dec 19, 2017
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Comment: thank you
Minivandreams rated for Christmas cards on Dec 17, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the adorable card! The Zentangle is beautiful!
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Comment: Thank you Wendy, also for the Christmascard!
Fieke rated for wild animal-postcard on Dec 13, 2017
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Comment: Oh Wendy such a great job you have with the baby raccoons ! Thank you for sharing and for the raccoon postcard. Best wishes!
EllieBeth8 rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #56 on Dec 9, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the great postcard. Have a nice day! Shelley
Sahnetoffee rated for Christmas cards on Dec 8, 2017
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Comment: Hello Wendy, thanks so much for your card and the goodies. I am glad to get them!
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Comment: Good idea for your card! I was still pondering what to do when yours arrived. I am so glad you sent early - made it easier to make up my mind on what to do! Thanks for the card - and thanks for the owl stickers - very cute. Have a wonderful holiday season!
Response: Thank you, I'm glad the card has such a good home LOL . Merry Christmas!
Fabriqueen rated for Random PC International #11 on Nov 24, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the cool PC! My step-mother gave my sister a perm when she was younger and she looked a little like this doggie. LOL! She still talks about how much she hated that perm. Hugs, Diane
Response: LOL! I got a perm once, and my 4 year old daughter would not be seen in public with me until I put on a hat! Thank you for the heart :- )
MamaMangrove rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #56 on Nov 24, 2017
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Comment: Not only does your card satisfy my penchant for B&W photography and both hands and eyes as motifs, but it's right up my quirky little alley! Thank you very much for finding a card that so perfectly matched my profile. Love it!
Response: Yay, that's great- happy that you are pleased with the card. It's one of my favs :- ) . Thank you for the heart.
SGriffin rated for Random PC International #11 on Nov 18, 2017
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Comment: Love the card! Thank you for the work you do for the animals!
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Comment: Thank you for the happy mail.
widelo123 rated for Christmas Cards #1 on Nov 17, 2017
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Comment: Wendy, what a great little Christmas card. Thank you for the stickers too. Shirley
rngstgstll rated for HG: November Gnome Diversity on Nov 9, 2017
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Comment: Faberdoylie the Gnome is a great addition to our family. We are so thankful for such a talented gardener to advise us on the proper care of Brussels sprouts and how to prepare root vegetable soup. Hopefully Faberdoylie can stick around and introduce us to the greater gnome family! Thanks so much for a funderful and surprendous swap :)
Response: We already miss him, but we're glad he has found such a happy northern home. With luck, his travel crate held him safely thru the mail. Happy Winter!
bluehairedmary rated for NYUP Return to Me #2 on Oct 28, 2017
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Comment: What a funny card! Thanks! I'll get your card back to you asap!
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Comment: Thanks so much Wendy. I think I messed up because I sent a new postcard to my partner and now I'm not sure if I send this one to her too. Will find out! But thanks for all the extras - I love raccoons too!! (:
DaisyNY rated for Happy Anniversary to VLD♥ on Aug 22, 2017
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Comment: It was a nice postcard and a nice note, but it did not follow the specifications of the swap: "Include your username, swap name and a few short lines to your partner about Swapbot." There was a lot about NYC, but nothing about Swapbot. To answer your question: no, I live in Rockland County which is to the north and west of NYC (but I did live in the city from 15-35).
EllieBeth8 rated for Happy August on Aug 21, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the great postcard! Have a nice day!! Shelley

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Comments

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!

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 :-)

ElizabethObviously on Apr 1, 2015:

AATW! Thank you for the stamps! I actually turned around and used them to send out more wishes!

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