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Last Online: November 17, 2017
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: Thank you so much for the book and magazines and I might just call you for help so far I have only done the log cabin I took a class 5 or 6 years ago and it is a table runner I think flying geese I never put on the border or the back I also found a lap quilt no border or back I think I might try to finish these oh the lap quilt has stars I would like to finsh that for a Christmas gift for one of my son- in-law He is so nice but I know the material will be expensive I try to buy from a shop in Chester Vt I you are ever down she has material that makes you drool Once again Thank you so much makes me want to finish my projects!
Response: I'm very glad you feel inspired. To me quilting is my "play" and I do a LOT of it.
MuddyPuddle rated for Writers Scavenger Hunt on Nov 15, 2017
Comment: Received your package of "stuff" - thanks so much.
Hugsie86 rated for Reading Log - 3rd Quarter on Nov 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your reading log and sorry it took me so long to rate!
Comment: I sure do appreciate everything you sent and I'm sorry that you had trouble finding things. I love the pumpkin hotpad! Did you make it? The other items will certainly be used this holiday season, so thank you very much. ~ I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas also.
susieq40 rated for TF ~ A scarf for the Fall! on Nov 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much, love the color of scarf.....
Response: I'm glad. I hope it will be useful
LavenderSprinkles rated for Quick Letter! #7 on Nov 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the letter and extras. Yes, I do agree about the issues we have presently due to the leader. I definitely did not choose him. I hope that all is well with you. Thank you for the letter and the extra goodies. The leaves here are changing and yes very nice atmosphere, so calming. Happy swapping.
Comment: Wow! I love these colors! Thank you so much! Hugs, Diane
Moomin rated for USA Quick Letter: Describe your day on Nov 3, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter! I was so excited to see how long it was. I love snail mail and reading letters! And I loved the photographs you shared (quilt looks amazing!!). Thank you for sharing the poem as well. :-) I saved the envelope because it was so awesome, too. :-)
jn6754 rated for Quilt Block Swap #2 - FRIENDSHIP STAR on Oct 27, 2017
Comment: I like the color. It works well . Thank you.
Comment: June, I love the pinks you used for the star. Thanks a bunch!
Tiff121 rated for Quick Letter! # 4 on Oct 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you.
Papergirl46 rated for A Simple Woman's Day on Oct 23, 2017
Comment: I loved reading your answers! Thanks so much for the postcards too
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful quilt square!im sure it will match just fine!
Comment: Thank you for the nice block.
Jjean rated for QC: 5 inch charm squares -- random on Oct 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the nice charms...love the colors......and also the extra.....fun swap... :)
annielou rated for OFAP: 3 Piece PC Portrait on Oct 22, 2017
Comment: First thank you for including your card!, I'm going to check out your blog!! The postcard is wonderful! I love it!
Comment: Thank you - I love it. And the pumpkin charm.
Response: I'm glad you like it. Thanks for the heart.
ShireSeamstress rated for Letter Swap #1 on Oct 18, 2017
Comment: Hi June. Enjoyed your letter about your trip to D.C. Liked the poem about driving home in the pouring rain in interstate between tractor trailers. Have done that many times driving from Pa out to see my daughter and her family out near St Louis. That is the worst! Loved the map paper you used ( and thanks for the map you sent) 😊
Response: I'm happy you liked it. Thanks for the heart.
pattiairel rated for TF: World Smile Day on Oct 18, 2017
Comment: Thanks June for a really cute swap!! ♥♥♥

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perkl8r on Jun 28, 2017:

Thank you Junie for your letter sharing the pictures of two of your projects. You do wonderful work and I love looking at it.

I hope you are enjoying your summer and doing lots of fun swaps.


draco on May 14, 2017:

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

anrtist on Dec 3, 2015:

Blessings, cc

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