Swap-bot Time: January 23, 2017 11:00 pm


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Last Online: January 23, 2017
Birthday: June 7
Country: United States
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About Me

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.


jandmterry rated for Write a Letter Quick Swap 2 on Jan 20, 2017
Comment: I enjoyed your letter. The special sunlight sounds beautiful. I loved seeing your quilt pictures. Thank you for the journal.
Taliesyn rated for TF- Something Silver EDITED on Jan 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you! Perhaps this will inspire me to begin writing again.
Response: I hope so, it's a wonderful way to stay balanced.
Lisapotterylady rated for TF- January on Jan 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much ~ I like everything, especially the gorgeous pink jeweled mirror, the bag it came in, and the dreamcatcher!
Response: I'm delighted you like that mirror; I've had it a while and wanted to send it to someone who would enjoy it. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Hi June! I am so sorry someone was rude about your handwriting - that is awful! I do get typing instead, thinking I will change this swap to a notecard or letter for the next time - I write on large pcs at times to get it all in!! I am glad you did not have to go out in the blizzard - yikes! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
rngstgstll rated for My Feminist Journey on Jan 14, 2017
Comment: I really appreciated the essay that you sent. It has been a very difficult time, and there were parts of it that were hard to read, but I am very glad that I did :) Thank you.
Response: Thanks for your comment, I can only guess why it might be hard to read but I'm glad you wrote your note. And thanks for the heart. I hope things are getting better.
Comment: Thank you for the card and note. Enjoy your new car.
Kvwanderlost rated for HUGE Happy Mail Swap #2 on Jan 11, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the resend June, and thank you for the notecards. And I do love the bird notecard you wrote in, cardinals are my favorite :D Enjoy your day!
petaluda rated for Write a Letter quick Swap 1 on Jan 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful letter and for the journal . I appreciate the fact that included the pictures on the back page . That quilt is so beautiful!!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the letter. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Gosh I wouldn't be able to get around to reading 100 books a year. I wish I could though. Happy 2017 :)
meganporter789 rated for Would you rather? Round #5 on Jan 5, 2017
Comment: Thanks for your answers! :)
kygirl rated for Would you rather? Round #5 on Jan 4, 2017
Comment: I loves reading ur answers for this swap, thanks!!
TangledInMegs rated for My special place. on Jan 4, 2017
Comment: Thank you June for my extra special package. I loved reading about your special beach and seeing the pictures 😊 Ps) you were right- we had a VERY white Christmas here.
Comment: Mrs June, thank you so much for sharing! I enjoyed reading about Your year and knowing more aboutb You. If I may add I am so glad to see people of Your age being so active, having passions and enjoying life. My grandmother is 80 and she had given up on everything and everyone. Have a nice week Mrs June! ☺
Response: Thanks for your note; I think it's being active that keeps people going --certainly it keeps life interesting.
geordiebaker rated for Happy Holidays Newsy card on Dec 30, 2016
Vickyen rated for Christmas Eve / Day on Dec 30, 2016
Comment: Hi June! TY for the lovely Christmas card and share about your Christmas Eve/Day! Sounds fun and I sure miss having more family around - sigh! Hope you continue to have fun in the New Year! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Thanks for kind words and heart. A wonderful new year to you.
wm rated for Image as a writing prompt on Dec 20, 2016
HannahEnilk rated for A Year's Reflection on Dec 19, 2016
Comment: Thank you for answering so thoughtfully. I loved reading about your life and your ventures. What a treasure your reading log must be! I began one about age 10, and then for some reason I cast it off. Now I track my reading on Goodreads. I almost made it to 100 books a few years ago; this year I've just crested 30.
Response: Thanks for heart and your comment. I'm at 76 so far and possibly one or two more to add. A good year. Have a happy new year and lots of good books to read.
Wildchild rated for Happy Holidays Newsy card on Dec 19, 2016
Comment: I'm so sorry for being so unbelievably late rating for this!! I got it in the middle of one of my many stressful times and it was buried on my desk. Thank you for the nice note and pic of the quilt you have planned, I like that one, too!

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perkl8r on Sep 8, 2016:

Thank you dear for the lovely polka dotted fabric, and for thinking of me!

I love your packages.


lawchick on Aug 22, 2016:

Hi June! I'm not sure what's happening but I can't seem to find this "Got Photos?" swap in order to rate you! Thank you for the photos mounted as cards. They're lovely. :)

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

anrtist on Dec 3, 2015:

Blessings, cc

EmilyT on Nov 30, 2015:

Thanks for the nice stash of squares for QnT Nov wta! I love how many of them are all swirly and Art Nouveau-esque! Then that bold pink pattern is way cool I'm not normally. A pink person but that pattern is WoW! :)

Artistic on Nov 3, 2015:

Thank you for the lovely get well card. It has brightened my spirits.

cmdunderground on Oct 26, 2015:

thank you so much for the beautiful and elegant fabric and all the fun extras you sent me for the Q&T October WTA! hugs

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