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Jack of all trades; master of none :) 57 years old, married, no human children, but countless ‘kids’ of the feathered, furred, and scaled varieties – LOL

Back in the Stone Age, I worked a ‘real job’ in biomedical and radiopharmaceutical research. My passion is for animals of all kinds (undergrad. degree in Veterinary Medicine/grad. work in Biochemistry – would love to have been a vet, but didn’t have enough brains).

Have been a wildlife ‘rehabber’ and educator for decades.
Love all of God’s Creation and am most comfortable amongst the ‘lesser brethren’ :) Love to share the message with people of all ages.

Hubby and I have a small ‘hobby farm’ with a plethora of rescue animals of several species. Moved back to Maine in early 2000′s to care for ailing parents who had retired here. Brought our ‘kids’ with us.

We call AZ our ‘adopted home state’ and hope to return soon. Will bring all our ‘kids’ who remain back with us when we go :) – another cross-country “Noah’s Ark” road trip.

Love beading and jewelry making and focus on bead embroidery when my hands allow that kind of work. Admire all here on LB – such talent – and enjoy viewing their creations :)

No web site yet, but may in the near future.

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  • Lois D commented on the Design “Summer Lariat”   4 months ago

    This is as stunning as your “Down By the Frozen Stream”. I am in love with lariat necklaces for all the reasons you’ve mentioned, and admire your sense of style and design.
    May I ask what you used for your necklace’s stringing material? Thanks in advance

  • Lois D commented on the Fresh Pick “Holiday in Barcelona”   6 months, 1 week ago

    Congratulations on your beautiful POD! Such a beautiful choice of components. They are as colorful as the story behind the pick. Love it!

  • Lois D commented on the Fresh Pick “New England Coastline”   7 months, 4 weeks ago

    Congratulations on your gorgeous depiction of the NE coastline. This is a mirror image of what our Maine coast looks like at this moment. We still have snow on the ground, the wind is fierce and the ocean water (at this time) has the same hues as the KP pendant. Looking forward to when the waters [...]

  • Lois D commented on the Fresh Pick “Winter Antidepressant”   7 months, 4 weeks ago

    WOW, Donnaleigh, this is a beautiful Fresh Pick, and so very needed here in New England right now. I just came across this one while doing the 2015 Egg Hunt!
    Just gorgeous! Straight to my Favorites.

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  • daisymae
    On December 21, 2013 coffeebeans said:

    Hey Lois! I returned your message! :D

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