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spinweaver

spinweaver
Date Joined: October 4, 2008
Last Online: May 2, 2023
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: 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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Comment: Hi Wendy, loved this postcard! The little black cat sticker on the back looks like one of my cats, Fu! Have a wonderful holiday season! Warmly, Ginger
mchesser12 rated for December Birthday Card on Nov 22, 2022
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Comment: Received; going to until my bday (Dec. 21) to open
fromnevertoforever rated for Not my country PC swap on Nov 18, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the Hong Kong postacard (and for the follow up message letting me know you sent it). And thanks for the tip on the Conqueror Challenges app, it's very interesting!
Response: I appreciate your kindness- and happy Thanksgiving
jeka396 rated for Ugly PC Swap #63 on Oct 29, 2022
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Comment: Thanks so much for the PC and fun stickers on the back! I agree, the purse does look like a spider!!
bluehairedmary rated for Artsy Fartsy #24 on Oct 25, 2022
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Comment: Thanks!
craftynut rated for Where are you from? on Oct 24, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your town with me.
NJBird rated for Random Postcard Swap on Oct 21, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard and the fun stamps. The owl sticker is very cute. Halloween is my favorite holiday.
MissBrenda rated for Random Postcard Swap on Oct 19, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the great card! Have an epic day and Happy swapping....
Raton rated for Where are you from? on Oct 18, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the interesting postcard. It was fun to learn about the place you are from. ^^
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful butterfly note together with the owl stickers. None of my cards have returned yet ...
californiajen rated for Random Postcard Swap on Oct 15, 2022
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Comment: This postcard is so cool. I love the artwork. And thank you for the extra stamps!
paperlover rated for Random Postcard Swap on Oct 14, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the inspiring postcard. I think I will make some pin cushions for Christmas gifts, great idea! The stamps made it fine, very thoughtful of you. I never thought about sending them on a postcard before, very clever!
jay9 rated for Random Postcard Swap on Oct 13, 2022
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Comment: Thank You spinweaver, I don't get the cartoon either, maybe it's not us; it's Charles Addams? I very much appreciate the fun postage stamps you cleverly tucked in (also fun to open). But maybe my favorite thing besides your friendly note is the shark with the trick or treat pumpkin sticker! How ever, if that shark came to my house I'd have to mention that he really IS too old to be trick or treating. Thank you agian 🎃
Response: Thanks for your response, I really enjoyed it 👍

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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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