Swap-bot Time: May 27, 2019 12:08 am


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Last Online: May 26, 2019
Birthday: June 7
Country: United States
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NOTE: I ALWAYS RATE, USUALLY THE DAY I RECEIVE A SWAP. I hope others treat swaps received from me the same way. I usually mail very soon after partners are assigned, so if you haven't received a swap, PM me, I'll resend.

A New Yorker for over 25 years I retired to Cape Cod spring 2009. This is a beautiful part of the country with mostly good weather. I recommended it for a vacation. If you're going to be here, PM me, I'd love to meet you.

I'm am a traveler, a writer, a quilter and quite few other things we won't go into.

TO THRIFT STORE SWAP PARTNERS Love Thrift Shopping, especially scarves, cloth tote bags, fabrics I can use in quilting, blue and white dishes, and little vases, old jars of buttons, ribbons, braid and rickrack, nice placemats, napkins, potholders, eye glasses cases.

The list below is things I'm always happy to receive, whether thrift shop or other kinds of swaps:

Things I Like:

cotton fabrics suitable for quilting. I like all colors (black and whites, red, clear bright colors, batiks). I don't like novelty prints, especially don't like cartoony ones. Buttons and ribbons and other embellishments are appreciated.

I love all kinds of,chocolate, I also like caramels, nutty candies, and fruity ones, teas but not fruit flavors and I don't like chai very much. Coffee but not flavored.

I like useful things like pens, and markers, note cards, interesting post-its, swap labels, small blank books, arty postcards, interesting computer stationary, non-cartoony stickers.

I don't like kawai or hello Kitty stuff. I don't need little odds and ends; I don't scrapbook or do small crafts.

I'm a pretty serious person. I love the writing swaps and ones including poetry. Since I quilt passionately I love the fabrics especially those with some metallic in their patterns and also sky and landscape-y designs, also fabrics with trees and realistic birds or other animals.

I really appreciate notes that tell me about who you are and where you live. Knowing what makes people individual is the fun part of any correspondence, even on postcards. I'm sad when a swapper just gives her name and says nothing else.

Favorite Music

Classical, the usual big names, Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert, and just about the whole mixed bunch. I play the piano and especially enjoy all sorts of piano music.

Favorite Movies

I prefer European movies to American, usually. Loved Lord of the Rings. Want good acting rather than entertainment or thrills or even laughs. Admire good script writing which occasionally happens in American movies, but not often. Like documentaries too.

Favorite Television

Do not have a TV, consider most of it mind numbing drek. I read A LOT! I do not read genre books, as I said I'm pretty serious and especially about literature. I like books by important foreign authors, poetry, books about nature or people's travels and many kinds of non-fiction but not self-help or new age. Please don't send me books. I'm really picky.

The only books I'd like to receive are blank journals or nice little notebooks that I can carry in a purse.

Favorite Crafts

Quilting! And writing of all sorts. I like other people's textiles but I can't knit or crochet and don't embroider or do needlepoint although I used to do both. I like and use all colors. I'm not into vintage. I rarely use lace or rick-rack but I love interesting buttons and ribbons. I sell my quilts and am open to personal swaps of my quilts for something you have or make.

All writing is craft; I write A LOT, love writing letters, as well as poetry, fiction, nonfiction and journals -- also my blogs. One is supposed to be about quilting but is also about what I'm reading or concerned about. My second blog is for my serious side and for occasional crabby rants. I'd love it if people who go to my blogs would leave a comment. I'd be thrilled if you liked it enough to recommend it or become a follower.

Pllease Don't Send

books [ see above] I'm VERY picky.

religious things from any religion and no fairies, witches, unicorns or other magic stuff

flavored coffees

anything Hello kitty or Kawai

Don't write to me in texting shorthand -- PLEASE! -- it makes my hair stand on end.


Comment: Thanks for sharing! I loved it!
Response: Good, I was worried I'd send the same poet before.
hg08 rated for Let get quilty-june on May 23, 2019
kaicee118 rated for “Tell Me” Letter #1 on May 21, 2019
Lablauri57 rated for Write a Letter Quick Swap #8 on May 20, 2019
Comment: Always good to hear from you. Hope the weather perks up soon. Quilts looks great. Appreciate the photos....
Response: Thanks for the heart. It seems this will be our first week of sun without intermittant drzzle. Ah! Spring!
widelo123 rated for TF. - Spring Flowers on May 19, 2019
Comment: June, sorry for rating so late. I have been sick and swap-bot was furthest from my mind. Thank you for the flowery scarf and all the flower notecards. I hope you are getting some good weather. It has been a cruel winter for MA. Shirley
Response: I hope you're well now. Cape Cod has its own weather (milder than most of the state) not a bad winter, but very wet and gray spring.
purrincup rated for ☆ EMAIL QUESTIONS #5 ☆ on May 12, 2019
eimn rated for ☆ EMAIL QUESTIONS #5 ☆ on May 12, 2019
Comment: I'm quite shocked that you've parked on rare occasions in handicapped spaces. That was quite uncomfortable to read.
Response: Perfect, I"m not. But there were always additional spots that were available for handicapped. I never took the only one, if that absolves me just a ilttle bit.
PrettyAlice rated for ☆ EMAIL QUESTIONS #5 ☆ on May 11, 2019
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Thanks for the nice block.
fortannam rated for My Sewing Package on May 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great stuff! Especially the buttons! The fabric will be perfect for my fabric envelopes swap coming up! And I love the local connection for you. I have a ton of magazines too, but I enjoy them all!!
mb58ca rated for Purple Swap on May 8, 2019
Comment: Beautiful purple items! Smashing notecards! Thanks so much.
Comment: Thank you.
HelenG6 rated for A Poem or two or a few for April on May 4, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the nice poems sent with photos. It's really nice!
Response: I'm glad you liked them. Thanks for the heart.
aligurl75 rated for Swaps ~ Winter Dear Diary on May 3, 2019
Comment: June!! Once again you are a wonderful swapper. Thank you so much for the extra journal. That was so thoughtful. I can't wait to get into your journal, I know from experience that they are so fun to read. Kudos!
Response: I'm happy it arrived quickly. It'll take some time to read all the stuff and some of it may be boring or just not your thing. I love writing these journals and can't wait to start the summer one.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful block! Love the hue of green you chose.
RNRISLOVE rated for A Poem or two or a few for April on Apr 24, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great poems. Loved them all. You are a great writer.
Response: I'm glad you liked the poems. And for the extravagant compliment -- good for the ego.
SillyTilly42 rated for Lets' get Quilty-May on Apr 23, 2019
Comment: I do this swap for my mom and she loves the kit you sent! Thank you!
Response: I'm glad it works for her -- or you by extention.
tonat80 rated for FF 5 inch charm swap #4 USA on Apr 22, 2019
Comment: Thanks for all the extra fabric squares.
pernie123 rated for TF: Something for your Bathroom on Apr 22, 2019
Comment: We do meet again. Thank you for great hand cream, soap, and soap dish. I am pleased.

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slewis234 on Nov 29, 2018:

Hi Junemom, thinking about you and hoping today is a good day for you dear one. I love the red, black and white quilt I found on your calendar/blog thingy I was just reading! I'm going to work on a red and black quilt for my youngest son Brett because his Texas Tech University school colors were red and black! I love those colors together like you. And in my mind, I can picture your lively quilt hanging on the back of your sofa as you described! You've always been one of my favorite people here on zb since I've been here. You e always been so kind and loving to everyone which is sometimes hard to come by these days. Just wanted to say hello. I had taken some time off but am glad to be back again and see that some of my fondest people are still here. I hope you enjoy your evening. Hugs, Shelley

ReadMoreBooks33 on Jun 21, 2018:

Happy Summer!

ContraryHousewife on Mar 20, 2018:

mgallardo68 on Apr 27, 2017:

Thank you so much for stopping by my profile June and for accepting me in your group! ♥♥!

bunsofaluminum on Apr 18, 2017:

June! I got your wonderful return letter...thanks for that. Loved that envelope made of a calendar page! very clever. I enjoyed your letter very much. A delightful surprise.

jukejan on Feb 5, 2017:

Congrats on 2000 swaps!

anrtist on Aug 12, 2016:

IF you will go into the APDG = Artistic PROFILE Deco group
There is a thread IN there with tips to post pictures ;-)
Hundreds have learned how to do it there...
it is really so easy! Just have to use this formula ...
! [ ] ( paste your saved picture info here )
then press enter;-)

& I just found this one and had to share it with you too!!! I think you will get a kick out of it,,, ☺ Blessings! cc

perkl8r on May 31, 2016:

Currently on display at work on my Mini Art Quilt Gallery is one beautiful piece of art by June Calender called "Pioneers Circles of Protection" from 2-2013.

I change my display when the urge hits me or we have a special holiday but this one has been up for 3 weeks and I love it!

jukejan on Mar 29, 2016:

My wee giftie was filled with wonderful things that I will use in my paper swaps! Thanks so much.

anrtist on Mar 4, 2016:

THANK YOU @junemoon
for the wonderful envie stuffed full of
beautiful fabrics ;-)
Blessings, cc

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