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Last Online: February 20, 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.


perkl8r rated for FF 5 inch charm swap #2 USA on Feb 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you Junie.
CraftyCrow rated for Write a Letter Quick Swap#5 on Feb 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful blocks you sent! Sorry for the late rating. It got lost in some of my unorganized stuff. Hugs, Diane
Comment: Thank you for the blue blocks, they play well with the others.
barbieloufromKY rated for FF: House Quilt Blocks #3 on Feb 15, 2019
Comment: Thanks June for the blocks....
vacths95 rated for Share Some Poetry! #2 on Feb 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you!!
Comment: Thank you for the cheerful prints. I love the pastel one with the bunny, and the green one with daisies.
Response: I'm glad you like them, I hope they'll go into a good quilt one day. Thanks for the heart.
Candace rated for Swaps ~ Dear Holiday Diary on Feb 7, 2019
Comment: Hi June! It has arrive safely, looking forward to reading it!
Response: Thanks for telling me. I know there's a lot to read, hope some of it is enjoyable.
Comment: Thanks June! Pretty!
cjmadia rated for Let's get quilty- January on Jan 30, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the cup mat pattern. I have been looking for something easy to do. So far I have been doing coasters. Now I have something else to try. I hope I get good at quilting.
Response: It's really not very hard and it's very satisfying to make useful things you can share with others. Thanks for the heart.
bluehairedmary rated for Share Some Poetry! #2 on Jan 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your poems and those of Mary Oliver! I, too, love her "Wild Geese" poem. Good to swap with you again! Hope you are doing well!
Response: I'm happy you enjoyed them.
Fifthcorner rated for 30 DAY JOURNAL WITH PROMPTS on Jan 29, 2019
Comment: A delight to read! Awesome look into to your precious and unique life. Thank you so much for sharing...and for typing it, made it much easier to read. Thank you!
Response: I'm so glad you feel that way.
Bookaunt rated for Write a letter quick swap #4 on Jan 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the letter and the extra goodies. I am writing you back today and it will go out tomorrow.
Response: I'll look forward to it.
jennyapples rated for Letter Swap: Beach Themed on Jan 28, 2019
Comment: lovely!
vlhafer54 rated for FF 5 inch charms swap #1 on Jan 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you - love the newsprint!
neea1989 rated for Letter Swap: Beach Themed on Jan 26, 2019
Comment: Thank you for such a nice letter. ♡ Cape Cod seems really interesting!
Response: Glad you liked the letter. And Cape Cod IS really interesting, I barely touched the surface.
Comment: The quilt block got here today. It did take a long time. I love the moose card and envelope. It was interesting to read about using Kenaf to making paper. That is something new to me.
Kalalinga rated for Swaps ~ BLUE on Jan 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the generous number of items in blue. I especially love the envelopes. Cheers.
perkl8r rated for QC: 5 inch charm squares -- whites on Jan 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you Junie.

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CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Dec 22, 2018:

Merry Christmas June, thank you so much for the journal, I love it. Great timing for the last few days I have been searching for the perfect journal and couldn't find one, and I look in today's mail, and BAM, their it is. I will put it to great use, I will start my creative writing class in late January, I cannot wait to use it

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.

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