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Last Online: September 23, 2020
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.


Rapsy rated for One Week - One Letter #8 on Sep 23, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for your lovely letter and the stamps. Your quilt looks beautiful! :) We also have Labor Day in Canada.
Comment: Thank you!
BluBerry rated for One Week - One Letter #6 on Sep 21, 2020
Comment: Thanks
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely mail and the very well written Flash Fiction. I really enjoyed to read through it with a cup of coffee on a cloudy day. Thank you again! Stay creative and lots of love~
Response: Glad you enjoyed it - - thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for this, June. I highly appreciate the criticism included in your covering letter, and accompanying short story was commendable, making me reflect on the place of materials, the process of digitisation, the place of physical evidence in the contemporary world. I hope to receive further swaps from you with thanks
Response: Thanks for your note and the heart. I hope we'll be partners again -- I'd like to read your writing.
zanadelenda rated for 100 Questions on Sep 14, 2020
Comment: Thanks for your answers, they were so much fun to read!
Response: Thanks for the heart -- I'm happy when at least some answers bring a smile.
Comment: Thank you for the story. It was a very different take from my story, and that is OK> I did research on concrete and cement. I learned about many places, esp. Egypt. My friend had an upscale travel agency and a special interest in Egypt. She took folks on very expensive upscale trips and fell in love with the ground tour guide for a time. That ended, not by her part.
Eulegirl rated for Poetry Swap INTL Round 2- Midnight on Sep 13, 2020
Comment: Some of my midnight questions are so weird--why do we pronounce bicycle and motorcycle differently. Or when I woke up in a panic worried about what would happen if I didn't have ears
Response: Good to know many of us have weird dreams -- probably usually but especially during this difficult time. Be well
Comment: Love them all. So pretty! Thank you dear.
bluecrayons rated for Picture, If You Will… Porch on Sep 11, 2020
Comment: Omg, June! I am horrified... I just realized I did not rate you yet for this swap and I could have sworn I did! I am so sorry! I want to tell you... I could read letters from you all day, every day! You put so much into them and I adore your stories so much. Thank you so much for another wonderful letter! <3
susieq40 rated for Dining room or kitchen on Sep 8, 2020
Comment: Love my goodies, needed some new napkins. Needed spreaders for cream cheese...stay safe
Response: I'm especially glad the flowery little knives will have a use. Thanks for the heart.
carol rated for August 2020: What Did you Read? on Sep 8, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the great notes on the books you read! Sounds like you had to suffer through several, but at least you had two that sound great! I'm adding them to my list. LOVE Louise Erdich--I used to teach high school English and "The Red Convertible" was a favorite from our senior anthology. Elephant Company sounds fascinating too. Thanks!
Response: Thanks for note above and for note on my email. It's been quite a summer for reading.
Eulegirl rated for Poem About July on Sep 7, 2020
Comment: Really loving all of the images that are so summer!! And then the reminders of pandemic time. Sigh. I tell myself it won't always be like this.
Response: I believe it won't always be like this but I don't think "normal" is going to be the same. How I miss it!
Petaltea rated for One Week - One Letter #7 on Sep 5, 2020
Comment: Hello June! I received your letter today. Yes it sounds like you had a full week but one filled with lot’s of culture and beauty. (the picture of the sunset is amazing) I don’t believe we have corresponded before. Nevertheless I enjoyed reading about your week and hope we will be writing partners again in the future! all the best to you, Robyn (Petaltea)
Response: Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for your note, it was a good week. Keep joining writing swaps and I may be your send to partner one of these times
03Scarlett rated for Picture, If You Will… Porch on Sep 4, 2020
Comment: June, thank you so much for sharing. I loved seeing the pictures and also hearing about where you live at (and I would love to see the Canadian Geese as you get to see them on a daily basis. That's awesome!) I had never heard of Molly Pitcher but am going to go do a search on it right now. Have a wonderful day! (Hugs)
Response: Many thanks for your note. At this moment I can look out the window and see a dozen geese, mostly eating grass.
Comment: Thank you so much for the kind, welcoming letter and wonderful poetry! I’m excited to put the cute little booklet to good use. So far I’m really enjoying swapbot and getting fun surprises in the mail.
Response: Thanks for note and heart -- have a great time enjoying Swap-Bot.
EccentricNincompoop rated for Poem About May on Sep 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for your beautiful poem. It was a pleasure to read
Response: Thanks for comment. Gee, it takes a long time for the mail to get from here to there,
shiloh102 rated for Picture, If You Will… Porch on Sep 3, 2020
Comment: Love the note and pictues
traceyj rated for August 2020: What Did you Read? on Sep 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you! I will be adding Elephant Company to my reading list. :)

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manders2280 on Sep 6, 2020:

Thanks ever so much for your followup note. I've learned from my first SOC round to read SOC letters literally, without extrapolating a personal philosophy or belief.

TexyDeb on Jul 23, 2020:

Happy Birthday

parakeetmails on Jun 6, 2020:

Hey, you're my partner I receive from for the food poetry swap! I was snoopin' around and couldn't help but notice your birthday was TOMORROW!! Happy birthday! Hope it's a fun one!

FeltPrincess on May 18, 2020:

I like your profile. :) I have a thing for good literature too.

CherryBlossomLady on Jan 28, 2020:

Thank you for sharing your poetry with me June! I wrote you a note back- you should see it soon!

DixieDiane on Jun 7, 2019:


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.

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